Tokyo College Event “Japanese Literature in the World” by Prof. David DAMROSCH
|Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 4:30-7:00 pm
Sanjo Conference Hall, The University of Tokyo (Hongo Campus)
|Pre-registration required (120 seats - First come, first served)
|English (English-Japanese simultaneous translation available)
With the rise of interest in world literature during the past two decades, scholars in many parts of the world have begun to situate national traditions within broader networks of production, exchange, and reception. This talk will discuss Japanese literature in relation to the wider world, taking as examples the work of Higuchi Ichiyo and Akutagawa Ryunosuke in the late Meiji and Taisho eras, the foreign reception of Basho in midcentury, and Yoko Tawada’s global writing today.
Session 1: Lecture by Prof. David DAMROSCH
David Damrosch is the Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Comparative Literature and Chair of the Department of Comparative Literature at Harvard University. He is a past president of the American Comparative Literature Association, and is the founder of the Institute for World Literature. He received his doctorate degree from Yale and then taught at Columbia University from 1980 to 2009. His works include the six-volume Longman Anthology of World Literature (2004), of which he served as the founding general editor.
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