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Job Opening: Visiting Assistant Professor in Japanese Studies, UCSB

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2019-2020 academic year. We seek applicants with expertise in Japanese literature from the … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Heaven’s Wind (Amatsukaze) – a dual language anthology of contemporary Japanese writing

Edited and translated by Ekuni, Kaori, Kakuta, Mitsuyo, Kuroda, Natsuko, Matsuda, Aoko, Mukoda, Kuniko, Turvill, Angus Heaven’s Wind is a collection of short stories by five of Japan’s leading contemporary authors: Kuniko Mukoda – The Otter; Natsuko Kuroda – Ball, Kaori Ekuni – Summer … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Murakami Haruki Conference

40 Years with Murakami Haruki International conference at Newcastle University, March 8-9, 2018 2018 marks the fortieth year since Japanese author Murakami Haruki first decided to write a novel while watching a game of baseball (or so the story goes). Coinciding … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Uses of Literature in Modern Japan

The Uses of Literature in Modern Japan Sari Kawana SOAS Studies in Modern and Contemporary Japan The Uses of Literature in Modern Japan explores the varying uses of literature in Japan from the late Meiji period to the present, considering how … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: A Playlist of Music in Haruki Murakami’s Novels

For fans of novelist Murakami Haruki, check out this article on the music in his novels and the linked playlists of music appearing in his works. (More than just “Norwegian Wood”!) At times, reading Murakami’s work can feel like flipping … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Intersection of Modern Japanese Literature

International Research Conference: Intersection of Modern Japanese Literature http://amjls.web.fc2.com/oshirase20140901.html This conference aims to encourage links and connections between the research emerging around the world on modern Japanese literature and research activities within Japan. We hope to offer the opportunity for researchers in other … Continue reading

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Call For Papers: Bundan Snark: Writing and Fighting in Modern Japan Workshop Conference

University of Iowa, May 10-11, 2014 Proposal Submission Deadline: January 15, 2014 This workshop conference, which will result in an edited volume, will examine key instances in modern Japanese literary history (nineteenth through twenty-first centuries) in which personal arguments changed the face … Continue reading

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