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'Where Written Language and Literature Meet: Thinking About the Role of Script in Japanese-language Literature' with Konno Shinji, Seisen University, and Christopher J. Lowy, University of Washington
'Where Written Language and Literature Meet: Thinking About the Role of Script in Japanese-language Literature' with Konno Shinji, Seisen University, and Christopher J. Lowy, University of Washington
WhenTuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Campus locationThomson Hall (THO)
Campus room231
Event typesLectures/Seminars, Workshops
Event sponsorsUW Japan Studies Program
Target AudienceGraduate Students
Description

Shinji Konno is Professor of Japanese Language and Literature at Seisen University,Tokyo. His specialty covers the history of the Japanese language from the 7th century to medieval to early modern period (Muromachi to Meiji period). His methodology is to find the common practice within the Japanese language during different periods of history and the language usage in art and everyday culture. He was recipient of the 30th Dr. Kindaichi Kyosuke Memorial Award in 2001.

This seminar is is co-led and coordinated by Christopher J. Lowy, UW doctoral student in Japanese Literature with the Department of Asian Langauges & Literature. Mr. Lowy will be moderating the seminar as well as interpreting for Dr. Konno. This seminar is intended primarily for graduate students and faculty, and will be conducted primarily in Japanese with some interpretation. Please contact JAPAN@uw.edu for information.)

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