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Call for Papers: The 6th Annual Midwest Conference on Asian History and Culture [forwarded]
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio: May 4-5, 2002
The Midwestern Conference on Asian History and Culture is an
interdisciplinary conference organized by graduate students at the Ohio
State University. Graduate students in any discipline are invited to submit
papers on any time period from a wide range of fields including history,
politics, literature, social change, gender, international relations,
intellectual history, medicine, science and technology, and culture. The
focus of the conference is Asia, encompassing China, Japan, Korea, South and
Papers should be of twenty-minute delivered length. Complete
were welcomed but are not required. Full panels should be three-twenty
minute papers or a round table format. Submit one-page abstract by FRIDAY,
MARCH 22, 2002
All participants should submit a written version of their presentation
to 12 pages) by April 15, 2002. Keynote Speaker: Professor William Johnston,
Wesleyan University (CT)
To send a proposal: E-mail to Robert-Padilla: email@example.com
Or mail to: Robert Padilla
Midwest Conference on Asian History and Culture
106 Dulles Hall
230 W. 17th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Ph. D Student
Department of History
The Ohio State University
Office: Room 322, 106 Dulles Hall
230 West 17th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210, U.S.A.
Office TEL: (614) 292-2216
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 21:53:37 -0500
From: eiji sekine <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [pmjs] ajls news 15/call for papers
Our apology for cross-listing. Printed copies of our newsletter
available in a couple of weeks. A formatted electronic copy is available
at our web site: http://www.sla.purdue.edu/fll/AJLS.
Any inquiry regarding the association, its publications, and
for this year's conference papers should be sent to the AJLS office.
Association for Japanese Literary Studies
No. 15 (Spring, 2002) Edited by Eiji Sekine
AJLS E Purdue University E1359 Stanley Coulter Hall E W. Lafayette,
765.496.2258 (Tel) E 765.496.1700 (Fax) E email@example.com (Email)
http://www.sla.purdue.edu/fll/AJLS (Web site)
Eleventh Annual Meeting
JAPANESE POETICITY AND NARRATIVITY REVISITED
October 4-6, 2002 Purdue University
CALL FOR PAPERS
Last year at Boston, we had a wonderful tenth annual meeting,
we ex-plored dialogues with Japanese American writers and native
Japanese writers who live and work abroad. This association has always
had the type of innovativeness that is ready to try new and different
ap-proaches to understand and ponder over Japanese literature, Japan,
and literature itself. Without contradicting this spirit, we would like
to return, this time, to the basics of our interests in Japanese
literature in such a way as to stress the beginning of our next ten
years. We will come back to Purdue, a location where our activities
started, and will feature the theme, "Japanese Poeticity and Narrativity
Revisited," which recaptures the topics of our first and
meetings. We will examine the old and basic topics from new and
different standpoints and approaches.
Three keynote speakers from Japan have accepted our invitation:
Professor Mizuta Noriko, a leading feminist critic and Josai
International University President; Mr. Yoshimasu Goozoo a poet who has
authored Oogonshihen (Golden poems), Ooku (Kingdom), and many other
books of po-ems and essays; and Professor Kojima Naoko, a productive
researcher on the studies of heian monogatari from Rikkyo University.
They will provide us with broad and insightful ideas and perspec-tives
in order to stimulate our discussions on this year's theme.
Any papers dealing with Japanese poetic and narrative
tradition/characteristics are welcome. We are particularly interested in
discussing Japanese poetry and narrative in relationship with
that have been less elaborated so far. Let us propose the following
topics to consider: 1) Issue of translation: Japanese literature/culture
has established itself largely internalizing mainstream foreign
literatures/cultures through translation. What kind of new and different
awareness/understandings of poeticity and narrativity have been added by
translation practices? 2) Issue of comedic/playful literary
While the mainstream literary values are centered around the tragic
and/or melancholic quality of mononoaware and mujoo another tradition
coexists in Japanese literature--Sei Shooagon's okashi, haikai's karomi,
gesaku spirit's satirical/parodic humor, and modern humor from
through Inoue Hisashi, via Ibuse, Yasuoka, and others. What are critical
impacts of these comedic and playful factors in the overall formation of
Japanese poeticity/narrativity? 3) Examination of critical
Japanese literature includes a variety of critical writingsclassical
theories of poetry by Tsurayuki and others, Zeami's theatrical theory,
hermaneutical practices in Edo by Jinsai, Sorai, Norinaga, and others,
and modern criticism by Kobayashi, Etoo, Yoshimoto, Karatani, and
Hasumi. What can we learn from these writings on poetry, monogatari, and
literature? 4) Finally, the fundamental and general issue of literature:
What are differences and commonalities of Japanese poeticity
narrativity, especially in terms of understanding the relationships
between literary writing and visuality and between literatures
fictionality/virtuality and re-ality?
Proposal Deadline: May 1, 2002
- Panel proposals and individual ones are equally considered.
- Only the members of the AJLS are eligible.
- Papers selected for the conference will be published in our
Send your proposals to:
Eiji Sekine, AJLS, Purdue University, 1359 Stanley Coulter
Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
APER/PANEL PROPOSAL FORM
Japanese Poeticity and Narrativity Revisited
DEADLINE: MAY 1, 2002
Please attach a 250-words proposal to this form and send to;
Sekine, AJLS, Purdue University, 1359 Stanley Coulter Hall, West
Lafayette, IN 47907, USA.
2001 MEETING REPORT
The Tenth Annual AJLS Meeting, "Japan from Somewhere Else,"
November 9-11, 2001, at Tufts University and Wellesley College. Eight
guest creative artists provided us with enjoyable, moving, and
thought-provoking reading/lecture sessions. Three conventional panels
discussing elsewhere-ness of Japanese literature completed this
innovative conference. The first attempt to dialogue with Japanese/Asian
American artists proved to be particularly inspiring. This
anniversary conference was meticu-lously organized by the Conference
Co-Chairs, Professors Hosea Hirata, Charles Shiro Inouye, and Eve
Zimmerman, and their staff members from Tufts University and Wellesley
College. All participants and audience members truly appreciated their
thoughtful and generous efforts for this suc-cessful gathering.
An annual meeting is organized by an elected Conference Chair(s)
held at the Chair(s)'s institution. A call for papers is an-nounced in
the spring issue of the AJLS Newsletter. A program of the meeting is
published in the fall issue of the Newsletter.
All papers presented during the annual meeting can be included
officially reg-istered serial titled PAJLS (Proceedings of the
Association for Japanese Literary Stud-ies).
The annual fee is $25.00 for regular, student, and institution
($35.00 for overseas members outside North America). Membership for
2002-2003 provides you with:
E Panel participation for the 2002 meeting to be held at Purdue
University (if your pro-posal is selected).
E Two newsletters
E One copy of the proceedings of the year 2001 Meeting to be published
in Fall, 2002.
E One free copy of a back or additional cur-rent issue of the
proceedings if you are a student member.
Our publication activities depend on your membership support.
have not yet joined us, please do so this time. Inquiries and orders
(with checks payable to AJLS) should be sent to: AJLS, Purdue
University, 1359 Stanley Coulter Hall, W. Lafayette, IN 47907, USA.
UCLA FOR THE 2003 CONFERENCE
Professor Michele Marra will host our 2003 conference at UCLA.
are interested in hosting the AJLS meeting for the year 2004 or later,
contact Professor Ann Sherif at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 440.775.8827
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A 2000 conference proceedings, "Acts of Writing," PAJLS, vol.2, has been
published. See its table of contents on our web site:
Back issues of the proceedings are available. Each copy is
AJLS members and $15.00 for non-members. Orders should be sent to the
AJLS office. (Add $10 for mailing if you order from outside the North
E Poetics of Japanese Literature: vi + 207pp, 1993. Nine essays
addresses by Kawamoto Kooji and Watanabe Kenji.
E Desire for Monogatari: vi + 133 pp, 1994. [out of print]
E Japanese Theatricality and Performance, PMAJLS, vol. 1: v
+ 218 pp,
1995. Eleven essays and address by Donald Richie.
E Revisionism in Japanese Literary Studies, PMAJLS, vol. 2: vi + 336pp,
1996. Ten es-says and addresses by Earl Miner and Taka-hashi Tooru.
E Ga/Zoku Dynamics in Japanese Literature, PMAJLS, vol. 3:
vii + 458
1997. [out of print]
E The New Historicism and Japanese Literary Studies, PMAJLS,
xxiii + 432 pp, 1998. Twenty-four essays and addresses by Karatani Kooin
and Komori Yoochi, with an introduction by Esperanza
E Love and Sexuality in Japanese Literature, PMAJLS, vol.5:
vi + 352
1999. Twenty-seven essays and addresses by Saeki Junko and Inaga
E Issues of Canonicity and Canon Formation in Japanese Literary
PAJLS, vol. 1: vi + 532 pp, 2000. Thirty-one essays and addresses by
Kubota Jun, Takahashi Mutsuo, and Suzuki Sadami.
E Acts of Writing, PAJLS, vol. 2: ix + 428 pp, 2001. Twenty-two
and addresses by Zdenka Avarcova and Ohsawa Yoshihiro.
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