SOAS University of London

Japan Research Centre

JRC Seminar Programme

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Forthcoming Events

Kumo (work in progress): sci-fi, folklore and disaster in future Japan

Kirsten Irving (Editor at Sidekick Books) and Renee O'Drobinak (Co-founder at Ladies of the Press)

Post-apocalyptic poet and artist discuss their WIP poetry/illustration sci-fi collaboration, Kumo.

27 November 2019, Russell Square: College Buildings, Djam Lecture Theatre (DLT), 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Overcome by the Present: The Tyranny of the Immediate in the Literature of Takahashi Gen’ichirō

Dr Filippo Cervelli (SOAS)

This talk argues that immediacy and the longing to forge new communal ties are a fundamental theme in the literature by postmodern writer Takahashi Gen’ichirō, especially in light of recurring critical debates theorising the “end of literature” in the contemporary age.

27 November 2019, Russell Square: College Buildings, Djam Lecture Theatre (DLT), 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Art and Engagement in Early Postwar Japan

Assoc. Prof. Justin Jesty (University of Washington)

Justin Jesty presents the talk "Art and Engagement in Early Postwar Japan" based on his recent book by the same title.

4 December 2019, Russell Square: College Buildings, Djam Lecture Theatre (DLT), 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM