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Osaka & Kyoto Culture Classes for the first half of 2011 -- The Image of Osaka and Kyoto as seen in Literature

2011-5-9 (Mon) - 2011-6-27 (Mon)

Kaitokudo for the 21st Century of Osaka University, the College of Letters of Ritsumeikan University, and Ritsumeikan's Osaka Office are jointly sponsoring a course consisting of 8 classes. Classes will be held on Mondays, starting on May 9th on a common theme -- the history and culture of Osaka and Kyoto.

Specifically, the theme for this semester is literature. Osaka and Kyoto were referred to as "Kamigata" during the Edo Period and both cities nurtured various aspects of literature such as waka poetry, belles-lettres, kabuki, ukiyo-e, and bunraku. Thus, in this course, through examining the essence of the aforementioned, we will attempt to define Kamigata literary culture.

Curriculum

  • Class 1: Monday, May 9, 2011, 2:00 - 3:40 p.m., "Language used in the Kansai region spread nationwide",  HIKOSAKA Yoshinobu, Professor, College of Letters, Ritsumeikan University
  • Class 2:  Monday, May 16, 2011, 2:00 - 3:40 p.m., "The Tale of Genji and Sumiyoshi", KATOU Yousuke, Professor, Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University
  • Class 3: Monday, May 23, 2011, 2:00 - 3:40 p.m., "Travel writing in 1845 -- Reading about Kyoto and Osaka and their surrounding areas", NAKANISHI Kenji, Professor, College of Letters, Ritsumeikan University
  • Class 4: Monday, May 30, 2011, 2:00 - 3:40 p.m., "Chinese Literature and Poets in Kyoto and Osaka during the last days of the Edo Period and Meiji Period", GOYAMA Rintaro, Lecturer, Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University
  • Class 5: Monday, June 6, 2011, 2:00 - 3:40 p.m., "Drawings of famous places in Kyoto -- Literature drawn in Ukiyo-e", AKAMA Ryo, Professor, College of Letters, Ritsumeikan University
  • Class 6: Monday, June 13, 2011, 2:00 - 3:40 p.m., "Myohouinnomiya creative writing salon -- the unique imperial prince and people around him", IKURA Yoichi, Professor, Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University
  • Class 7: Monday, June 20, 2011, 2:00 - 3:40 p.m., "MORI Ogai and Kyoto -- the World of Takasebune", TAKIMOTO Kazunari, Professor, College of Letters, Ritsumeikan University
  • Class 8: Monday, June 27, 2011, 2:00 - 3:40 p.m., "Image of Osaka and Kyoto in Modern Literature", IZUHARA Takatoshi, Professor, Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University

Please note that in the case of unforeseen circumstances, the above schedule may be modified.

Tuition fee: ¥2,000 per class, or ¥13,000 for 8 classes (lump-sum payment)

Sponsored by: 21st Century of Osaka University, Ritsumeikan University, Ritsumeikan Osaka Office

In cooperation with: Osaka Prefecture, Osaka Board of Education

Venue: Ritsumeikan Osaka Campus -- 5th floor, Osaka Fukoku Seimei Building, 2-4, Komatsubara-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka

Date: 2011-5-9 (Mon) - 2011-6-27 (Mon)
Registration: Registration by email is necessary.
URL: http://www.ritsumei.jp/life-09/e09_10kyo.html
Contact: For more information or questions, contact: Ritsumeikan Osaka Campus
osaka-of@st.ritsumei.ac.jp

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