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74th Conflicts Seminar in the Humanities -- "From the Word to the World"

2011-10-1 (Sat) 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The 74th Conflicts Seminar in the Humanities: Global COE Program, A Research Base for Conflict Studies in the Humanities -- "From the Word to the World" on Saturday, October 1.

From the Word to the World -- Collectivity from the perspective of Hoshino Literature

Outline of the book Ore Ore from the Shinchosha web site

After an unexpected turn of events, I committed an "Ore Ore" [It's me, it's me] fraud and found myself another me. My boss was me, my mother, me, I was not me but I was me too -- me! Where did all these me's come from? I don't know what is what. I'd better turn the power off, otherwise I'll snap. I can't stand all these me's multiplying. Panic-stricken me and me soon started to…

A sensational controversial story posing the question about the meaning of modern life.

How do you interpret the controversial story, winner of the 5th OE Kenzaburo Prize, Ore Ore? Researchers will present their interpretations and discuss them with the author of Ore Ore, HOSHINO Tomoyuki.

Advance registration is needed. Anyone who has read Ore Ore can participate in this seminar.

Lecturer: HOSHINO Tomoyuki, author

Venue: Student Commons, Open Seminar Room, Institute for Higher Education Research and Practice, Toyonaka Campus, Osaka University

The Student Commons is on the first floor of the Education and Research Building. This space is glass-walled and we can see the inside through the glass. To see the venue, please click the link below.

There is no charge for attending this seminar, but advance registration is needed.

Quantity: about 30

Please make application by email to the address below.

Program

1st session

Each commentator presents a 20-minute interpretation of Ore Ore. Following that, commentators will discuss with Mr. Hoshino.

M.C.: Shin Jung Myung, Modern Literary Research, Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University

Panelists

  • TSUJI Daisuke, Associate professor, Sociology of Communication, Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Osaka University
  • WATANABE Futoshi, sociology, social movement, Commons University
  • MAYUZUMI Tomoaki, Folkloristics, Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University

--intermission--

2nd session

General discussion

M.C.: TOMIYAMA Ichiro, Professor, Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University

Commentators: Commentators will present problems.

  • AZUMA Sonoko, Assistant professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Osaka University
  • KUBOTA Hiroyuki, Assistant professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Osaka University
  • FURUKAWA Takeshi, Specially appointed assistant professor, GOCE

Bio of HOSHINO Tomoyuki, author

Mr. Hoshino was born in Los Angeles in 1965. Graduating from the Faculty of Letters, he became a newspaper correspondent. After that he studied in Mexico. He won the Bungei Prize for Saigo no Toiki in 1997. He also won Mishima Yukio Prize for Mezameyo to Ningyo wa Utau and Noma Bungei Shinjin Prize for Fantasista in 2003. He published Lonely Hearts Killer, Alkaloid Lovers, Warera Nekonoko, Shokubutsu Shindan-shitsu, Mugendo, and Suizoku. (Source: Shinchosha web site)

Organized by: Crossing Popular Culture Research Project, Global COE Program, A Research Base for Conflict Studies in the Humanities

For more information, contact:

Mr. Furukawa Takeshi

Email: crossing-popularculture[a]let.osaka-u.ac.jp

When using this address, please replace [a] with @.

Date: 2011-10-1 (Sat) 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
URL: http://yokopo-osakauniv.blogspot.com/2011/09/blog-post_01.html

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