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: 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
UMAC Tokyo Seminar: "University Museums as Cultural Commons: Interdisciplinary Research and Education in Museums", at Keio University Art Center (9-10 September; deadline for registration is 18 August).
"A University encompasses diverse cultures. Research and education in various disciplines generate autonomous collections which reflect unique cultural backgrounds of each academic field. A university museum is a place where these collections meet. Practices in museums — exhibitions, conservation, research, learning and so on — further reveal the cultural backgrounds of collections. Museums also gather and connect the members of communities surrounding the university ― students, faculties, researchers, alumni/ae, visitors.
"In this two-day seminar, we will explore the power of university museums which trigger the interchanges of people and knowledge from different cultures, through a keynote panel, paper presentations and poster sessions. We also offer visits to university museums and collections in Tokyo."
9-10 September 2019, Keio University Art Center
For more details, see https://www.umactokyoseminar.info, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration at the links below:
https://umactokyo-tours.peatix.com (guided tours)
Three Events with Richard Calichman (Japanese Literature and Thought, CCNY) in Tokyo
Richard Calichman (Professor, Japanese Studies, CCNY) will take part in three events in Tokyo this month. He'll talk about Takeuchi Yoshimi and Lu Xun at the Hitotsubashi-Meiji joint symposium where two philosophers (Masato Goda and Kazuisa Fujimoto) along with Mayumo Inoue will also present around the theme of deconstructing "japan" studies, give a talk on the theme of death in Kurosawa's films at Waseda, and lead a grad workshop at Hitotsubashi.
His two talks will be given in Japanese while the grad workshop will be conducted in English.
Date, Time, and Location:
July 14 2pm (Meiji Univ. Surugadai Campus, Global Front 2F 4021)
July 16 3pm (Hitotsubashi Univ. Higashi Campus, 国際研究館 3F 大会議室）
July 19 4pm (Waseda Univ. Toyama Campus, 36号館第７会議室）
No reservation required. All events are free and everyone is welcome to attend.
For more details, please click on the image above for the flyer.
(click image above for flier / CFP)
Gothic Spaces: Houses, Landscapes, Bodies
October 19-20, 2019
The University of Tokyo, Komaba Campus (Tokyo, Japan)
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Dara Downey (Trinity College Dublin)
Ruth Franklin (author/writer)
This two-day conference aims to reconsider the importance of the house, its environs, and its occupants in Gothic fiction. The house is an image vital to Gothic fiction, yet it is often taken for granted as the site of haunting and the home of monsters. From the castles of Ann Radcliffe that conceal violence and threaten the protagonist with economic and physical ruin, to the sites of domestic murders in Edgar Allan Poe’s tales of the grotesque, to the uncanny homes in the works of Shirley Jackson, readers encounter inhabited Gothic spaces constantly. Yet published works and lectures that specifically consider the Gothic house as a locus of haunting and monsters remain few.
Building upon theoretical works such as Gaston Bachelard’s The Poetics of Space, Diana Fuss’s The Sense of an Interior and Anthony Vidler’s The Architectural Uncanny and Warped Space that allude to architectural spaces in literature as the locus of cultural haunting, this conference will expand the dialogue on Gothic houses in literature and media studies. The conference welcomes papers from a range of perspectives on the Gothic house, but papers on other aspects of the Gothic will be accepted as long as space and spatial dimensions remain the focus. With sufficient interest, the conference organizers intend to publish a volume of collected essays from presenters; details to follow on the conference website.
We welcome proposals for papers from academic scholars in all stages of their careers. Topics of interest that presenters might write on (but are by no means limited to):
-Gothic houses and homes
- Haunted landscapes surrounding or near to houses (forests, farms, roads)
-Gendered readings of Gothic texts
-Urban, suburban, or rural spaces
-Specters/ghosts and spectral histories
-Houses as monstrous spaces
-Cultural studies examinations of urban legends and ghost stories focusing on the house
-Phenomenologies/philosophies of space and the Gothic
-Uncanny inhabitants/occupants of Gothic spaces
-Gothic spaces that endanger their inhabitants
*Critical readings of the Gothic house in relation to social issues are especially welcome.
*Examinations of lesser-known and/or contemporary literary works, and visual/media works are also welcome.
Further details will be available soon on the conference website: https://gothicspacestokyo.wordpress.com/
Proposals should be received by July 15th, 2019.
Acceptance emails will be sent on or before August 1st, 2019.
To make a conference proposal, please submit an abstract of 150-200 words and presentation title along with your name, title, and affiliation, and a brief bio of less than 100 words.
Proposals for panels are also accepted; please submit an abstract of 150-200 words and presentation title along with your name, title, and affiliation, and a brief bio of less than 100 words for each of the panel organizers.
Please submit all proposals and direct any inquiries to the conference chair, Samantha Landau: email@example.com
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