CFP • Matsumoto Seichō: Media, Adaptation, and Middlebrow Literature

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Matsumoto Seichō: Media, Adaptation, and Middlebrow Literature

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

UCLA and Waseda University are pleased to issue this call for papers for a symposium titled “Matsumoto Seichõ: Media, Adaptation, and Middlebrow Literature to be held at UCLA on February 12–13, 2020.

 

The fifth in a series of symposia sponsored by the Tadashi Yanai Initiative for Globalizing Japanese Humanities, this event will consider the works of Matsumoto Seichō in relation to the contexts and media into which they have been introduced over the decades. Confirmed speakers include Ku Mina (Meijigakuin University), Saitō Ayako (Meijigakuin University), Shimura Miyoko (Tsuru University), Tanaka Yukari (Nihon University), Toeda Hirokazu (Waseda University), Cecile Sakai (Paris Diderot University), and Wang Cheng (Tsinghua University). Proposals for additional individual papers in Japanese or English will be accepted until January 3, 2020. Please send a CV and a 250-300 word proposal to Michael Emmerich at emmerich@humnet.ucla.edu. Travel, lodging, and meals during the symposium will be covered by the Yanai Initiative.

 

Advanced PhD students and junior scholars whose research is closely related to the theme of the symposium may also apply to participate in the symposium, even if they do not yet have research they are prepared to present. Please submit a CV and a brief description by January 3.

 

Sincerely yours,

 

Michael Emmerich

Tanaka Yukari

Toeda Hirokazu

 

Dear Colleagues,

Please note that the original CFP incorrectly stated that “Matsumoto Seichõ: Media, Adaptation, and Middlebrow Literature” will take place on February 12 and 13, 2020. The correct dates are February 14 and 15 (Friday and Saturday).

Best wishes,
Michael Emmerich
Tanaka Yukari
Toeda Hirokazu