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Tanka Poems as the Strongest Liberal Art - Critical Thinking Edition: Designing Words (Transdisciplinary Learning "Fusion!!!!!!")

2015-11-27 (Fri) - 2015-12-4 (Fri)

Last year's well-received "Tanka Poems as the Strongest Liberal Art" is back. In order to deepen last year's topic of "creativity," we'll try our hand at critical thinking through tanka poems, and hopefully obtain a new way of seeing things along the way. Prior knowledge is not required for this seminar. This is a chance to receive guidance directly from the poets themselves, so don't miss out!

Date and Time:

Friday, November 27, 2015 - 17:00 ~ 20:00

Friday, December 4, 2015 - 17:00 ~ 20:00

Venue:

Seminar Room 2, 2F, Building I, Center for Education in the Liberal Arts and Sciences

Guest:

NAKASHIMA Yusuke, Poet

Born in Ono, Hyogo in 1978, NAKASHIMA Yusuke completed the Master's program at the Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University in 2004. He is currently affiliated with the Mirai Tankakai.

His written works include oval/untitleds, If Nietzsche Wrote Tanka Poetry (with Kadokawa Corporation), and Starving Stargazer (Nagarami-shobo). On the side of his usual work as an officer, he contributes reviews of tanka poetry and other works, as well as essays on topics such as stage performances, manga, and anime to magazines and other media.

Coordinators:

MATSUYUKI Terumasa, YAMAUCHI Yasunori (Graduate School Division, Center for Education in the Liberal Arts and Sciences)

Capacity:

15 (Priority will be given to those who can attend both days.)

Overview:

Friday, November 27, 2015

1. Introduction of the fun of words and remarkable tanka poems

2. Discussion about our favorite tanka poems and our favorite words in a kakai* style game

3. Why do you like the poems and words that you do?

Friday, December 4, 2015

1. Let's have a kakai*

2. Designing words

3. The "creativity" continues

*A kakai or "poetry party" is a place where we discuss the quality of tanka poems together. At this workshop, we have prepared a place for everyone to participate in a kakai on both the first and second day, and we will make sure that even those with no experience in tanka poetry or kakai will be able to participate.

Attendees are required to submit assignments prior to participating in this workshop. We will inform attendees about the submission process at a later time.

The assignments are as follows:

Assignments for the first workshop (November 27) must be received by 12:00 noon on Saturday, November 21.

1. If you have a favorite tanka poem, please submit one (1) poem that is not your own work. If you don't have a favorite tanka poem, please submit a line from a novel, movie, play, drama, manga, advertisement, or anything other form of media. When submitting, we ask that you keep your submission to around 30 characters (max 100), and that you please cite your material.

2. Tell us why you like the tanka poem or line that you quoted in question 1 in about 100 characters (max 400).

The assignment for the second workshop (December 4) must be received by 12:00 noon on Saturday, November 28.

Please write your own tanka poem. (This poem can be either published or unpublished, but if possible, we would like you to submit a brand new, unpublished work.) If you have never written a tanka poem before, you may simply quote a tanka poem that you enjoy. In the case that you do quote a tanka poem that is not your own, please cite the source of the poem.

Applications/Contact

E-mail: zenkyo-daigakuin@office.osaka-u.ac.jp

Tel: 06-6850-6652

Date: 2015-11-27 (Fri) - 2015-12-4 (Fri)
Organizer: Cross Boundary Education Division, Center for Education in the Liberal Arts and Sciences (CELAS); Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University
Venue: Seminar Room 2, 2F, Building I, Center for Education in the Liberal Arts and Sciences
Registration: Registration by email is required for this workshop.
Contact: Graduate School Division, Center for Education in the Liberal Arts and Sciences, Osaka University
zenkyo-daigakuin@office.osaka-u.ac.jp

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