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Waka Workshop

Waka Workshop

Waka and the Imperial Imagination, a workshop organized by Torquil Duthie, UCLA ALC.

Friday, March 12, 2010
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10383 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

To register, please email, with your name, affiliation, contact information, and days you plan on attending.


8:30-9:00 Breakfast

9:00-9:15 Welcome and Opening Comments

9:15-9:35 Presentation I: Torquil Duthie, UCLA. “Early Japanese Poetry and the Imperial Imagination
9:35-10:00 Discussion

10:00-10:20 Presentation II: Shinada Yoshikazu, University of Tokyo. “The Man’yōshū as a National Poetry Anthology: ‘Folklore’ and Interpretation” (presentation in Japanese)
10:20-10:45 Discussion (in Japanese/English)

10:45-11:00 Coffee break.

11:00-11:20 Presentation III: Daniel Poch, Columbia University. “Immortalizing ‘Our Times’: Poetic Language, History, and the Imperial Anthology up to Ki no Yoshimochi.”
11:20-1145: Discussion

11:45-12:05 Presentation IV: Ariel Stilerman, Columbia University. “Poetry, Narrative, and Imperial Imagination in the Gosenshū.”
12:05-12:30 Discussion

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-14:20 Introduction to the Shinkokinshū (1205) prefaces (Paul Atkins, University of Washington)
14:20-15:30 Close reading and discussion of Shinkokinshū prefaces

15:30-15:45 Coffee Break

15:45-16:05 Introduction to Daijōe Waka (Ed Kamens, Yale University)
16:05-1700 Close reading of Daijōe Waka selections

Download File: Fifth Waka Workshop.doc

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