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International Conference 2015
queer theory
and Japanese literature
Since their emergence during
the 1990s, queer studies have
provided an active method
for scientific inquiry, opening
up new critical frameworks
and displaying an array of
possibilities. In the field of
sociology, queer studies have
developed at the intersection
with gender studies, whereas, the
potentialities of queer reading
haven't been fully articulated in
a theoretical perspective in the
field of literature, despite the
consistent presence of queer
material in literary texts . In
particular, it seems necessary to
rethink the application of queer
theory beyond the discourse
on gay and lesbian studies, to
which queer theory has been
exclusively associated so far.
As shown by several
accomplished literary analyses,
queer reading might be an
essential and extremely effective
key to understand literary texts.
Queer reading is not a mere
methodological tool : it also
functions as a key factor to
unveil and make the phenomena
embedded in literary texts
(Shigemi Nakagawa)
longing for a queer reading
dates: January 9 (Fri) 1:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
January 10 (Sat) 10:00 a.m.-6:15 p.m.
venue: Soshikan Conference Room
Kinugasa Campus, Ritsumeikan University
keynote speech
J. Keith VINCENT, Boston Univ.
Queer Reading and Japanese Literature:
The Case of Soseki
dialogue: J. K. VINCENT x Chizuko UENO, Ritsumeikan Univ.
invited speakers
guest lecture Claire MAREE, Univ. of Melbourne
Saeko KIMURA, Tsuda Coll.
Peichen WU, National Chengchi Univ.
Yuichi KUROIWA, Ferris Univ.
Cécile SAKAI, Université Paris Diderot/The Univ. of Tokyo
Stephen DODD (SOAS), Maki Michishita, Eri Miyata, Chie Iwamoto,
Shun Izutani (Ritsumeikan Univ.), Tom Rigault (Université Paris
Sorbonne et Paris Diderot), Philip FLAVIN (Osaka Univ. of Economics
and Law), Yukiko HANAWA (New York Univ.),
Christophe THOUNY (The Univ. of Tokyo), Yuko IIDA (Nagoya Univ.)
International Institute for Language and Culture Studies, Ritsumeikan University
Tel:075-465-8164 E-mail:[email protected]
Supported by Ritsumeikan University 2014 Kenkyu no Kokusaika Suishin Program
International Conference 2015
queer theory longing for a queer reading
DAY ONE : Jan. 9 (Fri)
Session Four [13:00-14:00]
Moderators: Kenshiro Kodama, Masataka Kihara
12:30 Registration
Opening remarks
Shigemi Nakagawa (Ritsumeikan Univ.)
Keynote speech [13:15-14:30]
13 :15-14:15
14 :15-14 :30
14 30-15 :15
15 :15-15 :30
Queer Reading and Japanese Literature:
The Case of Soseki
J. Keith Vincent (Boston Univ.)
Discussant: Chizuko Ueno (Ritsumeikan )
Dialogue: J. K. Vincent × C. Ueno
Coffee break
Session One [15:30-16:30] Moderator: Jiechun Zhuang
15 :30-16 :00
16 :00-16 :30
Queer Desire in Japanese Court Story
Saeko Kimura (Tsuda Coll.)
The Representation of Male-Male Sex
of Chikamatsu and Tsukioka Settei
Andrew Gerstle
Session Two [16:30-17:30] Moderator: Yuki Nakai
Kokoro as a Queer Text: Through the
Lens of Translation Studies
Stephen Dodd(SOAS)
Gender and Sexuality in the Seito
School: Along the 1910s
Peichen Wu (National Chengchi Univ.)
DAY TWO: Jan. 10 (Sat)
9:30 Registration
Session Three [10 :00-12 :00]
13:30-14 :00
Aspects of Contact and Bloodshed:
Physicality in Himeno Kaoruko s
Junan and Images
Shun Izutani (Ritsumeikan Univ.)
Yoko Tawada's work 一 In search of a
neutral gender
Tom Rigault(Université Paris Sorbonne et Paris Diderot)
Session Five [14:00-15:00] Moderator: Lixia Deng 14 :00-14 :30
Yokō Tadanori o utau (Singing Yokō Tadanori)
: humour and the presentation of male
sexuality as critique
Philip Flavin(Osaka Univ. of Economics and Law)
14 :30-15 :00
carceral body: space-time of voices
Yukiko Hanawa
Coffee break
Invited talk [15 :15-16 :00 ]
A queer reading of linguistic chaos: text/image/desire
Claire Maree(Univ. of Melbourne)
16 :00-16 :15
Coffee break
Session Six [16:15-17:15] Moderator: Yuki Takeda 16:15-16 :45
Queer Theory as Planetary Thinking
Christophe Thouny(The Univ. Of Tokyo)
The Depoliticization of Sexual
Politics: Reading Murakami Haruki's
"Chance Traveler" Yuichi Kuroiwa(Ferris Univ.)
Summary [17:15-18:15] Moderator: Shigemi Nakagawa
Commentator: Cécile Sakai(Université Paris Diderot/
The Univ. of Tokyo)
Panel discussion: Rethinking of sex/act in Japanese
Discussant: Yuko Iida(Nagoya Univ.)
Panelists: Maki Michishita, Eri Miyata, Chie Iwamoto
(Ritsumeikan Univ.)
Lunch Break