2017 IASIL Japan Bibliography Compilation

Please submit bibliographical information about the books and articles you published in 2017 (January 1 – December 31) for inclusion in the 2018 Journal of Irish Studies and the Autumn/Winter 2018 issue of the Irish University Review. Your data should be sent to Prof. Yoriko Kitagawa at the following e-mail address by March 31st, 2018.  続きを読む

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IASIL 2018: Extended Call for Papers

The organisers have extended deadline for Call for Papers to 17 March, 2018.
For details go to: http://www.iasil.org/2018/02/iasil-2018-extended-call-for-papers/

Reimagining Traditions 23-27 July 2018
Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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Shiga U Arte: Kyogen, Music and W.B. Yeats

Shiga University is producing one-night performance of Kyogen version of W.B. Yeats’s The Cat and the Moon along with classical music of Debussy, Britten and cotemporary Japanese composers on 28 March at Biwako Hall.

Shiga U Arte 『狂言と音楽の夕べ-W.B. Yeatsとの邂逅-』
滋賀県立芸術劇場 びわ湖ホール(小ホール)

180111-Shiga U Arte(おもて)
180112-Shiga U Arte(うら)


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Talk Event: “Traducendo Ungaretti”. Il porto sepolto tra parola e immagine.

Il poeta Andrew Fitzsimons e l’artista Sergio Maria Calatroni hanno entrambi tradotto Il porto sepolto, il primo da una lingua a un’altra e il secondo dalla parola all’immagine.
Insieme al comparatista Tsuji Masahiro, ciascuno dal suo punto di vista leggono e commentano alcune delle più celebri poesie di Ungaretti.
L’incontro si tiene in inglese e italiano con traduzione consecutiva in giapponese.


Data: Mar 30 Gen 2018  (2018 年 1月 30 日)
Orario: Dalle 18:30 alle 20:00 (18:30~20:00)   
Organizzato da : イタリア文化会館
Ingresso : Libero (入場無料)



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Institute of Irish Studies, Waseda University: New Year’s Talking Session

National Identity in Ireland: From the Foundation of the Free State to the Troubles in The North

PART I (From the Free State to the Republic) 15:00~16:30
Chair Kazuo Oikawa (Waseda University): Rural Community in the 1930s in Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel
Hironao Kobayashi (Hitotsubashi University): 1922–James Joyce and the Free State
Rieko Yamashita (Musashino University, Seijo University): Shaping of Irish Dance as  National Identity
Hitoshi Ebishima (Seijo University): Changing Sports in Ireland—The Symbol of the Vacillation of National Identity

PART II (Perspectives from Ulster) 16:40~18:00
Toru Sato (Aoyamagakuin University): Poetic Imagination of Ulster
Yuko Chiba (Aoyamagakuin University): Ulster Seen from the Stand-Points of Minority Groups
Hiroko Mikami (Waseda University): The Troubles and Theatre—From a Perspective of Post-9.11
Date: 27 January (Sat.) 15:00~18:00
Place: No.16 Building (16 Gou-Kan) Waseda University (Close to the West Gate of the Main Campus)

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Banville Project

An EFACIS project of translating Banville is on the move: http://www.johnbanville.eu/content/translating-banville.

Those who are interested are welcome to participate in the project.

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Book Launch and Lecture “Ireland and Japan 1957-2017″

The year 2017 is commemorating the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Ireland. In this coming December, Waseda University will be hosting a lecture, inviting Dr Michael Kennedy from the Royal Irish Academy.

Date: December 5, 2017: 18:15-19:45 (Registration Desk Opens at 17:45)
Venue: Okuma Small Auditorium, Waseda University
Lecturer: Dr Michael Kennedy (Executive Editor of the Royal Irish Academy)
Address:1-104 Totsukacho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo (MAP)

*Admission free
Registration (until 27th November) recommended: A copy of the 60th anniversary commemorative publication by Dr. Kennedy, will be provided at the venue to everyone who pre-registers. https://goo.gl/QEiNZw

Organisers: Embassy of Ireland, Waseda University (Institute for Irish Studies, Intercultural Communication Center, International Office)

Enquiries: International Office, International Affairs Division, Waseda University TEL 03-3203-7747 / E-mail wint-euro@list.waseda.jp

★Flyer Ireland-Japan 60th Anniversary @Waseda

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“Ireland Meets Japan: W.B. Yeats, Lafcadio Hearn and Kyogen” in Tokyo

After the successful tour in Ireland and in the west of Japan, Shigeyama Sengoro Kyogen performs of W.B. Yeats’s The Cat and the Moon and Lafcadio Hearn’s Chin Chin Kobakama in Tokyo on 1 March 2018.

千作千五郎の会 第3回ーイェイツと八雲に愛された狂言ー
2018年3月1日(木)19:00 国立能楽堂
Programme: 「猫と月」茂山千五郎・茂山茂・松本薫

For details refer to: Flyer; Flyer (back)


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Japan-Ireland 60 at Toyo: Commemorative Lectures

The Department of English and American Literature, Toyo University, is pleased to invite IASIL-Japan members to the following event:

Japan-Ireland 60 at Toyo Commemorative Lectures
Date: 18 November (Starts at 14:15-)
Venue: 125 Hall, Toyo University (Hakusan Campus)
H E Ms Anne Barrington, Amassador of Ireland to Japan
Mr Peter MacMillan, Irish Artist
*See the attached file for the details: 18nov_lectures

If you are interested, please email Prof Yasuhito Sato  as soon as possible as the seats are limited.

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2017 International Conference of KEASTWEST (The Korean Society of East West Comparative Literature)

This coming November, 2017, The Korean Society of East West Comparative Literature (Keastwest) is going to hold the second international conference in commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of her Foundation on November 11-12, 2017 at Dongguk University, Seoul, Korea. The theme is “Comparative Literature, World Literature and Digital Humanities.” Call for Papers is open aroud until mid-October.

Time: November 11 (Saturday) – 12 (Sunday), 2017.
Venue: Dongguk University, Seoul, Korea
2017 KEASTWEST Call for Papers


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