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SHIBA Ryotaro Memorial Academic Lecture: SHIBA Ryotaro in the Digital Age

2017-6-17 (Sat) -

On Saturday, June 17, the Osaka University SHIBA Ryotaro Memorial Academic Lecture "SHIBA Ryotaro in the Digital Age" will be held in cooperation with Sankei Shimbun Co., Ltd.

This lecture is held ever year and retraces the accomplishments of SHIBA Ryotaro, an author and graduate of the Osaka University of Foreign Studies (now Osaka University). This year marks the 20th lecture in this series.

French literary scholar KASHIMA Shigeru will deliver a lecture in Part I, and he will be joined by rakugoka [comic storyteller] KATSURA Nanko for a discussion in Part II. There will also be a "BiblioBattle," in which students will talk about and hold Q&A sessions on selected works by SHIBA Ryotaro, following the lecture in Part I.

Time and Date

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 14:00 ~ 17:40 (planned) (Doors open at 13:30)


Sankei Hall Breezé (7F, Breezé Tower, 2-4-9, Umeda, Kita-ku, Osaka)

Applications and details

For more details and to apply, please click here.

*Deadline: Monday, June 5


Part I

• Lecture

KASHIMA Shigeru (French literary scholar/Professor, Meiji University)

Title: Reading SHIBA Ryotaro from a perspective of family typology

• BiblioBattle

A battle of the books between Osaka University students on the topic of SHIBA Ryotaro

(5 Osaka University students have battled their way through the preliminary rounds and will now discuss their selected works by SHIBA Ryotaro through introductions to the work and Q&A sessions. The champion and runner-up will be decided at this lecture.)

Part II

• Discussion

  Prof. KASHIMA Shigeru • Mr. KATSURA Nanko

• BiblioBattle Award Ceremony

  The champion and runner-up will receive their awards.

Hosted by: Osaka University

Co-hosted by: Sankei Shimbun, Co.

Support by: SHIBA Ryotaro Memorial Financial Group

Sponsored by: Sakuyakai (Osaka University School of Foreign Studies/Osaka University of Foreign Studies Alumni Association)

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