"Franz Kafka - Inspirations, Translations, and Adaptations" - A two-part symposium on Kafka's continuing influence on writers and artists, including Kafka's works in translation, in dance performance, and his influence on contemporary fiction.
Sophia University, Central Library
14 December (10am - 6pm) and 22 December (1.30 - 6pm)
Part 1: Wrestling with Kafka, Dancing with Kafka (14 December)
Takashi Kawashima (Associate Professor, Kyoto University)
Jitti Chompee (Choreographer)
Anucha Sumaman (Principal Dancer at the Thai National Theatre)
Part 2: Ghosting Kafka, Following Kafka (22 December)
Nicole Krauss (Novelist)
(Film Director, Professor, Sophia University)
Free / no registration required: see the website for more details.
Sandra Clark (Professor Emerita of Renaissance Literature, Birkbeck, University of London) will give two back-to-back lectures at Aoyama Gakuin University on November 16th.
1) "Shakespeare and Domestic Economy"
This lecture will discuss Shakespeare’s handling of domestic economy in four plays, three comedies and a tragedy. Clark uses the terms economy and economics to refer to the management of resources within the household.
2) "Culture in Translation in Early Modern England"
This lecture will consider how modern foreign languages were taught and learnt in early modern England and how the writings of two Protestant language teachers, Claudius Hollyband and John Florio, religious refugees from continental Europe, contributed to these processes.
Both lectures will be given in English, and the workshop will be conducted in English.
Date, Time, and Location:
November 16（Saturday）Tokyo Workshop
Aoyamagakuin Univ. 17号館17603教室
Lecture①（14:30～15:30）Shakespeare and Domestic Economy
Lecture②（16:00～17:00）Culture in Translation in Early Modern England
Reservation required on the ATND site below. All events are free and everyone is welcome to attend.
Downloadable flier on the following website:
ArchitecTalk! by Jorge Almazán
2019/10/03, 18:30-19:30 Ex Noguchi Room
Keio University (Mita) South research building 3rd floor, Ex Noguchi Room.
We are launching a new talk series for the Architecture Open Day! In ARCHITECTALK, architects and experts in various fields of architecture will give short talks in Mita campus.
This year, Jorge Almazán from the faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University, will talk about architecture in the city of Tokyo.
Talk is in English. This event is open to anyone. You can join without booking in advance. But if you’d like to reserve a seat, please make a booking. Free of charge.
About Jorge Almazán (https://www.almazan.sd.keio.ac.jp/)
Graduated from the School of Architecture, Polytechnics University of Madrid in 2003. In 2001 he studied at the Technische Universität Darmstadt. He completed the Doctoral Degree at Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2007. In 2008 he held the position of Invited Professor of Architectural Design at the University of Seoul. Since April 2009 he teaches in Keio University, where he leads Studiolab: a university-based collaboration platform that works as architecture design studio and research laboratory.
Keio University Art Center (Yu Homma)
Dissociation/Nation: Narratives of Ruin and Repair in Contemporary American Culture (9th October)
DFG Leibniz Prize Lecture
Dissociation/Nation: Narratives of Ruin and Repair in Contemporary American Culture
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize awardee, Prof. Dr. Heike Paul (Erlangen-Nürnberg University), will give a lecture about “Dissociation/Nation: Narratives of Ruin and Repair in Contemporary American Culture” at Sophia University in Tokyo.
The Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize is the most prestigious scientific honour awarded in German research. Established in 1985, the prize provides an unparalleled degree of freedom to outstanding scientists and academics to pursue their research interests. The Leibniz Prize honours the well-known scientist and humanist Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716), who was a leading figure in the fields of philosophy, mathematics, physics and theology. Prize awardees present their research in the worldwide Leibniz Lecture series.
Wednesday 9th October, 17:20-18:20
L-821, 8F, Central Library, Yotsuya Campus, Sophia University
(7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 102-8554)
Organiser: Institute of American and Canadian Studies, Sophia University / Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation)
Supported by German Centre for Research and Innovation (DWIH)
Free of charge.
Registration is recommended (https://ssl.form-mailer.jp/fms/2788829d572967) but on the day registration is also welcome.
For more information, please see:
https://www.dfg.de/en/dfg_profile/head_office/dfg_abroad/japan/reports/2019/190815_leibniz_lecture/index.html or in Japanese 日本語 https://www.dfg.de/jp/aktuelles/berichte/2019/191009_ll_paul/index.html
Contact and registration
German Research Foundation (DFG) Office Japan Tel: 03‐3589-2508
Aiko Sato: firstname.lastname@example.org
Myra Bauersachs: email@example.com
German-Japanese Joint Symposium: Cultures in Translation (University of Tokyo, 10-11 October)
"German-Japanese Joint Symposium
Cultures in Translation: World History – World Literature – World Society.
Japan, Germany and the World in a Transcultural Comparison."
Following on from the German-Japanese joint DFG symposium in November 2017 (supported by SCJ), the discussion is to be continued and taken further. The two-day symposium will include a research policy session on the first day morning followed by an academic session.
One aim of the follow-up symposium is to present Japanese contributions to the humanities, which are little known outside Japan due to the language barrier, through translation and interpretation. The presentations and panels will provide an insight into the research interests and achievements of Japanese and German scholars and create starting points for further academic dialogue and new collaborations.
The problems outlined give rise to the following key questions:
Thursday 10th October, 9:30-17:15 (9:00 doors open)
Friday 11th October, 9:00-12:30 (8:30 doors open)
Ito Hall, Ito International Research Center, The University of Tokyo
(7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033)
Organiser：Section I, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science Council of Japan (SCJ), German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG)
Free of charge, registration is recommended but on the day registration is also welcome.
For more information, please see: https://www.dfg.de/en/dfg_profile/head_office/dfg_abroad/japan/reports/2019/190815_kultur/index.html, or in Japanese 日本語https://www.dfg.de/jp/aktuelles/berichte/2019/191010-11_geiwi/index.html
Contact and registration:
German Research Foundation (DFG) Office Japan Tel: 03‐3589-2508
Aiko Sato: firstname.lastname@example.org Myra Bauersachs: email@example.com
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