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12:00AM 12:00AM AJLS 2020 Conference: School: Emory CollegeDepartment / Organization: Russian and East Asian Languages and CulturesEvent Open To: All (Public)Cost: FreeContact Name: Cheryl CrowleyContact Email: ccrowle@emory.eduThe 27th annual conference of the Association for Japanese Literary Studies will be held at Emory University in Atlanta, GA on January 24–25, 2020 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel. This year’s main theme is Inclusivity and Exclusivity in Japanese Literature. From Prince Shōtoku’s seventeen-article constitution to the present era of Reiwa, the figure of “harmony” has often been invoked in Japanese literary and cultural history. At the same time, estrangement from the collective has been an equally prevalent theme: experienced by both the exiled courtiers of ancient myths and by the alienated protagonists of modern novels. How has the dynamic of inclusivity and exclusivity functioned as an enduring focus of literary texts? How might we relate the processes of inclusion and exclusion to other questions of interest in literary study such as canonicity, periodization, and identity formation (including national, gender and sexuality, and ethnicity)? What are the stakes involved in drawing boundaries and forging definitions for categories such as center and periphery, or ga/high culture and zoku/popular culture? How might we extend these questions into more meta-level issues such as interdisciplinary and cross-regional studies, definitions of Japanese literature, forms engagement with diverse communities, and accessibility of research materials and other resources? + Emory Conference Center Hotel Campus Events
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12:00AM 12:00AM AJLS 2020 Conference: School: Emory CollegeDepartment / Organization: Russian and East Asian Languages and CulturesEvent Open To: All (Public)Cost: FreeContact Name: Cheryl CrowleyContact Email: ccrowle@emory.eduThe 27th annual conference of the Association for Japanese Literary Studies will be held at Emory University in Atlanta, GA on January 24–25, 2020 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel. This year’s main theme is Inclusivity and Exclusivity in Japanese Literature. From Prince Shōtoku’s seventeen-article constitution to the present era of Reiwa, the figure of “harmony” has often been invoked in Japanese literary and cultural history. At the same time, estrangement from the collective has been an equally prevalent theme: experienced by both the exiled courtiers of ancient myths and by the alienated protagonists of modern novels. How has the dynamic of inclusivity and exclusivity functioned as an enduring focus of literary texts? How might we relate the processes of inclusion and exclusion to other questions of interest in literary study such as canonicity, periodization, and identity formation (including national, gender and sexuality, and ethnicity)? What are the stakes involved in drawing boundaries and forging definitions for categories such as center and periphery, or ga/high culture and zoku/popular culture? How might we extend these questions into more meta-level issues such as interdisciplinary and cross-regional studies, definitions of Japanese literature, forms engagement with diverse communities, and accessibility of research materials and other resources? + Emory Conference Center Hotel Campus Events
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