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）
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