Influences: A Reading -
3/23 (Sat) 19:00 - 21:00, at Faro Coffee & Catering
Come and enjoy the poems of RYAN DZELZKALNS, MICHAEL FRAZIER, ZORIA PETKOSKA, and XIAO YUE SHAN. In addition to sharing their own work, each reader will "cover" a poem, introducing a poet that has influenced their craft. Socialization is highly encouraged.
Light refreshments will be provided; snacks and one drink ticket are included with admission (¥2,000). The event will be in English.
7 PM door; 7:30 PM start. Beer and wine (from ¥500) will continue to be available from the cash bar until 10 PM (close).
〒113-0033 Tōkyō-to, Bunkyō-ku, Hongō, 2 Chome−39−７ エチソウビル204
On Friday 8 March Isobar Press will be hosting a bilingual talk and reading, featuring the major contemporary poet Nomura Kiwao, who will speak about his predecessor, the modernist poet Naka Taro, and Andrew Houwen, co-translator of Naka’sMusic: Selected Poems (Isobar Press, 2018).
Nomura-san will speak about the influence Naka has had on the contemporary Japanese poetry world, before giving a reading of some of his poems in Japanese; Andrew Houwen will read English translations of Naka’s work and discuss how he and co-translator Chikako Nihei approached the challenge of rendering Naka's intense musicality into another language.
The event will be held in Nomura-san’s poetry café in the El Sur Foundation near Shin Daita on the Inokashira Line – a delightful space, with beautiful furniture and walls lined with poetry-bearing bookshelves!
TITLE: Reading Naka Taro in Japanese and English
SPEAKERS: Nomura Kiwao and Andrew Houwen
PLACE: El Sur Foundation, Hanegi 1-5-10, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 156-0042
Tea, coffee and other drinks are available at the bar.
"George Makari’s Revolution in Mind: The Creation of Psychoanalysis is a brilliant foregrounding of Freud as a cunning and careful editor, who cites, edits, and deviates from foregoing discourses—most importantly, Charcot—thereby drawing upon their strengths, yet creating a new psychiatric and psychological discourse: “psychoanalysis” as he puts it.
Taking a cue from Makari, this workshop also aims to do the same thing about Freud: re-interpreting his language in a variety of historical contexts and revealing previously undiscussed aspects and possibilities of his theories. This session aims to be a re-historicization and re-evaluation of psychoanalysis as a radical “anti-psychology”—a persistent and daring resistance to modern institutionalizations of the human “mind”—in British, French, American, and Central-European contexts."
George Makari (Cornell University)
Kazuyuki Hara (University of Tokyo)
Tomoko Sato (Kanazawa University)
Barnaby Ralph (Seikei University)
Chair and speaker:
Fuhito Endo (Seikei University)
21 March 2019: 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Seikei University, Tokyo
Building 10, 2nd Meeting Room on the 2nd Floor
Location, Access, and Campus Map here
*This workshop is financially supported by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science（基盤研 究(B)「英国モダニズムにおける反心理学の系譜に関する学際的かつ国際的研究」18H00653）
"Artist Talks: Winter Edition"
19:30-22:00, Monday 14th January. Doors open from 7pm
Good Heavens British Bar, Shimokitazawa
Artist Talks are informal events where artists get together to discuss art and ideas. They take place every few months in Shimokitazawa, in Tokyo. At each event, guest artists give short talks followed by a few questions from the audience.
For this event, we're pleased to announce that Deanna Gabiga, Sam Stocker, and Utako Shindo will give artist talks, as well as artists-in-residence Ragnhild May & Kristoffer Raasted, from 3331 Arts Chiyoda.
If you are just starting out in the Tokyo art world or if you have been making art here for decades, you are welcome to join us. But it isn’t only artists who are invited, all are welcome. Entrance is free. The only cost is the price of your drink.
Facebook page is here.
Saturday 15th December 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 pm.
Waseda University, Building 3, 7th Floor, Room 704
"Run by the Institute of 20th Century Media at Waseda Institute of Political Economy, Waseda University, this Symposium will hold three sessions on the theme “Journalism and propaganda on the Second Sino-Japanese War”. Japanese, Chinese, British, American and Soviet propaganda and journalism will be discussed in nine presentations during this day-long Symposium.
"The Symposium represents an attempt to examine the transnational agencies and actors operating to influence Chinese and Western publics during a conflict that was, debatably, the precursor to WWII. Journalistic actors and entrepreneurs worked in the gaps between multiple overlapping imperialisms, as defined by the accumulation of over 40 treaties between China and the world since the 1840s.
"Given the liberation of China by the Communist Party of China that followed the defeat of Japan by the Western Allies, the pronouncements and positions of the competing wings of Communism, and the increasingly defensive voices of Nationalist China were all in contention across the broad spectrum of political choices and voices that will be considered in this forum."
Language: Japanese, with some English support.
No fees, all welcome, and no registration is required - but please email email@example.com if you plan to attend, to give us some idea of numbers.
The Drones Club - an informal academic group, meeting at Sophia University - will hold its next meeting on Monday 19th November, from 17:15 to 19:30 (drinks afterwards).
"Professor Keith Hanley of Lancaster University, UK will talk about Victorian representations of Jerusalem, and Peter Robinson of Aoyama University will talk about the travel notes of Mason Sears. As usual, these will be fairly short presentations, with discussion. The proceedings will last longer than usual (until 19:30), and and we will adjourn to the Sophians' Club afterwards for refreshment and further chinwagging."
Event is held at Sophia University, Yotsuya Campus, Building 6, Room 501. Free and open to all! Details at the Drones Club Facebook page.
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