Poster for Professor George Hughes's paper on Elizabeth Bowen's 1926 short story "The Back Drawing-Room" at Gakushuin at 2:30pm on Wednesday 22nd February. The lecture is in English and open to all. Professor Hughes (formerly at UTokyo) and Professor Clair Hughes (formerly at ICU) will be giving a series of lectures, beginning this Saturday 18th at the University of Tokyo: see here for their full timetable.
Professor Kate Hodgkin (UEL) speaking on historiography and C17th autobiography (Toyo University, Feb 23/25)
Professor Kate Hodgkin (University of East London) is visiting Toyo University in late February to give two papers on historiography and seventeenth-century literature: 1) "Constructions of the self: memory, time and space in seventeenth-century English autobiography" (23 Feb, 14:30pm) and 2) "Unofficial Histories: Raphael Samuel and the History Workshop movement" (25 Feb, 13:30pm). Details at the Toyo University Institute of Human Sciences website. English with Japanese interpretation.
Haruki Murakami's first multivolume novel in seven years - perplexingly titled Killing Commendatore in English (騎士団長殺し) - is released in Japan on February 24th, and Kinokuniya bookstore in Shinjuku is already starting their countdown: from tomorrow (February 4th), those who pre-order the book can pick up tickets for the midnight launch on the 23rd (presumably, as this is after the last train, to be followed by reading it in the store until dawn...). Details on Kinokuniya's website.
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