Soseki's Diversity: A Workshop

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Co-sponsored by:

The Institute of East Asian Studies, and the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities, of the University of California, Berkeley, and Boston University.

ABOUT

May 21 - 24, 2015 | Soseki's Diversity: A Workshop, is a three day workshop event in which 16 scholars who have written essays on various aspects of the work of the novelist Natsume Sôseki gather to closely read and critique one another's work. This follows upon a conference held in 2014 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The purpose of the workshop is to transform the essays into publishable work to be included in a volume edited by the workshop conveners, Keith Vincent and Alan Tansman, to be published in English, and also in Japanese translation, by Iwanami Press.

SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, MAY 21

3:00-4:00PM  WELCOME COFFEE HOUR

4:00-7:00PM  GENDER
     4:00-5:00PM  Robert Tuck, University of Montana, Doubled Visions of Desire: Gender Ambiguity, Homosociality, and Fujimura Misao in Kusamakura
          COMMENTATORS: Keith Vincent, Boston University; Sayumi Harb, Cornell University
     5:00-6:00PM  Sayumi Harb, Cornell University, Penning the Mad Man in the Attic: Women Writers and Imperial Subjects in Soseki’s Fiction
          COMMENTATORS: Alan Tansman, UC Berkeley; Kristin Sivak, University of Toronto
     6:00-7:00PM  Seth Jacobowitz, Yale Univeristy, In the Key of Minor Literature:  Mortification in the Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas and Kokoro
          COMMENTATORS: Alan Tansman, UC Berkeley; Angela Yiu, Sophia University (in absentia)

DINNER AT TOWNSEND CENTER

FRIDAY, MAY 22

9:00AM-NOON  
     9:00-10:00AM  Hitomi Yoshio, Florida International University, National Literature, Authorship, and the New Woman in Sôseki's Kusamakura
          COMMENTATORS: Brian Riley Hurley, UC Berkeley; Leslie Winston
     10:00-11:00AM  Kristin Sivak, University of Toronto, Domestic Servants and the Narration of Character  in Natsume Sōseki's Higan sugi made
          COMMENTATORS: Reiko Abe AuestadUniversity of Oslo
     11:00AM-NOON  Leslie WinstonModernity, Boredom, and Decadence in Natsume Sôseki’s Sorekara and Mon and the      
     Exorcising/Exercising of Morality
          COMMENTATORS: Hitomi Yoshio, Florida International University; Brian C. Dowdle, University of Montana

1:00-2:00PM LUNCH AT TOWNSEND CENTER

2:00-5:00PM KOKORO

     2:00-3:00PM  Ken Ito, University of Hawaii, Kokoro in the High School Text
          COMMENTATORS: Stephen Poland, Yale University; Andre Robert Haag University of New Mexico
     3:00-4:00PM  Reiko Abe Auestad, University of Oslo, Affect that disorients Kokoro
          COMMENTATOR: Chris Weinberger, San Francisco State University; Sayumi Harb, Cornell University
     4:00-5:00PM  Brian Riley Hurley, UC Berkeley, Kokoro Confidential:Literary Language in the Conservative Mind of 1930s Japan 1950s America
          COMMENTATORS: Seth Jacobowitz, Yale University; Stephen Poland, Yale University

SATURDAY, MAY 23

10:00AM-NOON  SOSEKI AND MEDIA
     10:00-11:00AM  Sarah Frederick, Boston University, Arriving in Sōseki’s Kyoto: A Digital Humanities Approach in Sōseki?”
          COMMENTATORS: Reiko Abe Auestad, University of Oslo; Chris Weinberger, San Francisco State University
     11:00AM-NOON  Brian C. Dowdle, University of Montana, Judging Books by Their Covers 表紙を見た目で評価している:夏名漱石と書物の描写表現
          COMMENTATORS: Sarah Frederick, Boston University

NOON-1:00PM LUNCH AT TOWNSEND CENTER

1:00-4:00PM  SOSEKI AND ASIA
     1:00-2:00PM  Matthew Mewhinney, UC Berkeley, The Poetics of Suspension in Omoidasu koto nado
          COMMENTATORS: Robert Tuck, University of Montana
     2:00-3:00PM  Stephen Poland, Yale University, I Am A Dog: Toward a Deimperial Reading of Natsume Sōseki’s Here & There in Manchuria and Korea
          COMMENTATORS: Brian Riley Hurley, UC Berkeley; Ken Ito, University of Hawaii
     3:00-4:00PM   Andre Robert Haag, University of New Mexico, Why Was He...Well, Killed? -- Natsume Sōseki Between Empire, Nation and (Anti-) Colonial Violence
          COMMENTATOR: Matthew Mewhinney, UC Berkeley; Robert Tuck, University of Montana

DINNER OFF-CAMPUS, CHENGDU STYLE RESTAURANT

SUNDAY, MAY 24

Breakfast and WRAP-UP for those who are around 

PARTICIPANTS

Reiko Abe Auestad | University of Oslo
Brian C. Dowdle | University of Montana
Sarah Frederick | Boston University
Andre Robert Haag | University of New Mexico
Sayumi Harb | Cornell University
Brian Riley Hurley | UC Berkeley
Ken Ito | University of Hawaii
Seth Jacobowitz | Yale University
Matthew Mewhinney | UC Berkeley
Stephen Poland | Yale University
Kristin Sivak | University of Toronto
Alan Tansman | UC Berkeley - ORGANIZER
Robert Tuck | University of Montana
Keith Vincent | Boston University - ORGANIZER
Chris Weinberger | San Francisco State University
Leslie Winston
Angela Yiu | Sophia University
Hitomi Yoshio | Florida International University

LOCATION

GEBALLE ROOM
THE DOREEN B. TOWNSEND CENTER FOR THE HUMANITIES
220 STEPHENS HALL

MAP - STEPHENS HALL

Finding Stephens Hall
Stephens Hall is located in the central part of the campus near Sather Tower (the clock tower). It is a cream-colored stucco building with a large arched breezeway in its center.

From the south entrance at Telegraph Avenue, proceed across the plaza to Sather Gate and turn right, walking up the hill past Wheeler Hall and South Hall. Stephens Hall is on your right, directly south of the clock tower. Once you are in in the breezeway of Stephens Hall, take the door on the right, walk through the hallway, and exit to the terrace; walk across the terrace to the Center’s entrance.