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A Path Through the Fields

A symposium in honor of the late Michael Marra.

Friday, November 18, 2011
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
UCLA Faculty Center
Hacienda Room
Los Angeles, CA 90095


Introductory Remarks by Seiji Lippit, Associate Professor of Japanese Literature, UCLA

Tributes and Recollections

-David Schaberg, Dean of Humanities, UCLA
-Massimo Ciavolella, Professor of Italian Literature, UCLA

Panel One

  • "Michael Marra:  Japanese Poetry Seen through European Eyes" by Tom Rimer, Professor Emeritus of Japanese Literature, University of Pittsburgh
  • "Literature, Aesthetics, Ideology" by Torquil Duthie, Assistant Professor of Japanese Literature, UCLA
  • "Hikari tame, hikari ochi, hikari hae: The Continuity of Michael Marra's Light and Legacy" by Tanya Barnett, PhD Student in Japanese Literature, UCLA

Panel Two

  • "A Passion for Aesthetics:  Kuki Shūzō and Michael Marra" by Michael Bourdaghs, Associate Professor of Japanese Literature, University of Chicago
  • "Interpretation" by Eiichi Shimomissé, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, California State University
  • "Michael Marra's Last Essay:  Place (Basho) and Space (Kūkan)—Premodernity as Ground for Critique of the Modern" by Timothy Goddard, PhD Candidate in Japanese Literature, UCLA

Closing remarks by Seiji Lippit and Toshie Marra, Japanese Studies Librarian, UCLA

Download File: A-Path-Through-the-Fields-fm-yfq.doc

Sponsor(s): Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, Asian Languages & Cultures

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