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Prof. Leith Morton: Contemporary Japanese Poetry - The Female Voice

V ponedeljek 8. oktobra bo ob 13.00 v predavalnici 2-Rim. gostujoče predavanje prof. Leitha Mortona o ženskem glasu v sodobni japonski poeziji. Predavanje bo v angleškem jeziku. Vljudno vabljeni!

Vsebina predavanja

This lecture will discuss the female voice (in poetry written by women) as it has appeared and evolved in Japanese poetry over the past two or three decades. Some reference will be made to earlier women poets who created the template for poets who came later. The chief focus will be on the genre of poetry known as ‘shi’ (free verse), but some mention will be made of such other genres of contemporary verse as tanka and haiku. Out of hundreds of women poets who wrote important collections of poetry in the 20th century, a few will be selected for analysis in an attempt to demonstrate the contours of the literary field established by Japanese female poets.


O predavatelju

Leith Morton (Professor Emeritus, Tokyo Institute of Technology; Research Fellow, Trier University) has written many books on modern Japanese literature and culture, including: Modernism in Practice: An Introduction to Postwar Japanese Poetry, (Hawaii UP, 2004); Yosano Akiko no “Midaregami” wo Eigo de Ajiwau [Enjoying Yosano Akiko’s “Tangled Hair” in English] (Chūkei shuppan, 2007); The Alien Within: Representations of the Exotic in Twentieth-Century Japanese Literature, (Hawaii UP, 2009); Masayo Koike, Ishigaki Rin, Tanikawa Shuntaro: Selected Poems, (Vagabond Press, 2014); Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese Literature, co-edited with Rachael Hutchinson (Routledge, 2016) and Minashita Kiryū, Yotsumoto Yasuhiro and Soh Sakon: Selected Poems (Vagabond Press, 2017). His career has included lecturing in Japanese at the University of Sydney and holding the chair of Japanese at the University of Newcastle. He is also a poet and translator, with over 12 volumes of poetry and poetry translations published, including Tokyo: A Poem in Four Chapters (Vagabond Press, 2006).