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Lecture by Folklorist OTSUKI Takahiro -- What is Folkloristical Intelligence?

2011-9-19 (Mon) 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The 73rd Conflict Studies in the Humanities Research Seminar -- "What is Folkloristical Intelligence?" will be held on Monday, September 19 as a part of the "Traversing Popular Culture" Research Project of Osaka University's Global COE Program. The lecturer at this seminar, OTSUKI Takahiro, has been active in a variety of fields such as local horse races, modern history, manga, and mass media discourse. Through his activities he has consistently expressed his opinions as a folklorist whenever he discussed any topics. However, he has sharply criticized the current situation in folkloristics.

Why has he chosen to study folklore out of the various areas of culture? In this seminar, he will discuss what folkloristical intelligence is and what kind of attitude should be taken toward it with participants. 

Individuals interested in folklore and other aspects of culture as well as those who are interested in fields such as horse racing and manga are cordially invited to this seminar.

Date: 2011-9-19 (Mon) 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Organizer: Crossing Popular Culture Research Project, Osaka University Global COE Program, A Research Base for Conflict Studies in the Humanities
Venue: Student Commons, Research and Education Building, Institute for Higher Education Research and Practice, Toyonaka Campus, Osaka University
Contact: Furukawa

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