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Osaka City University-University of Illinois Exchange Symposium: Focus on Japanese Literature
Through the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS), the University of Illinois and Osaka City University (Osaka Ichiritsu Daigaku) co-host an annual exchange symposium at which faculty and graduate students present their latest research.
(2018-03-06)The present study is a textual analysis of Rōka Tokutomi’s novel, The cuckoo (Hototogisu). Under the theoretical framework of Judith Butler’s gender performativity, the study analyzes the intersection of gender, body and ...
(2018-03-06)Scholars often view later works of Akutagawa Ryūnosuke through the lens of madness, but they neglect to explain what this concept meant to Akutagawa himself. Through an in-depth look at the later works of Akutagawa Ryūnosuke, ...
Tanizaki Junichiro’s Futen Rojin Nikki: Medicalization of Aging Body in the early 1960s Japanese Family (2018-03-06)This paper examines the relationship among medicine, family, and elderly in the postwar Japan by looking at Tanizaki Junichiro’s Futen Rojin Nikki (Diary of an Old Mad Man, 1961). Futen Rojin Nikki tells an old man’s ...
Waka Poetry and Preface based on Sightseeing Excursions on the Oigawa River during the Heian Period: Concerning the Succession of Authority (2018-03-06)The Oigawa River flowed from south to north through the western part of the Heian capital. Like nearby Sagano and Arashiyama, during the Heian Period it was a sightseeing excursion area that capital aristocrats frequently ...
(2018-03-06)The Pastel Dragon (Human, 1922.1)（「パステルの龍」:『人間』1922.1） is a collection of five western poems translated by Ryunosuke Akutagawa（芥川龍之介）. It begins with “works that I translated while sick in Shanghai（上海）,” which explains the ...