Matsumoto Seichō: Media, Adaptation, and Middlebrow Literature
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 email@example.com. 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.