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Lecture: Staging Enslavement: Gestural Economies and the Question of Personhood in Medieval Japanese Performance
Lecture: Staging Enslavement: Gestural Economies and the Question of Personhood in Medieval Japanese Performance
WhenFriday, Feb. 2, 2018, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Campus locationThomson Hall (THO)
Campus room317
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsUW Japan Studies Program
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Examination of the relationship between slavery, personhood, and performance in medieval Japan. What physical exertions, gendered relations, and affective investments does the slave figure activate—and toward what ends?

Reginald Jackson is Assistant Professor of premodern Japanese literature and performance at the University of Michigan. His research appears in Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory, Mechademia, and the Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies.

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