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:

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.

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

★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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Lia Mills Readings at Kyoto and Tokyo

This year’s guest artist at IASIL Japan Conference, Ms. Lia Mills is giving readings at Doshisha University (16 October) and Gakushuin University (18 October). You are most welcome to the readings.

【Reading at Doshisha University】
In other words (Life, translated)
Time and Date: 15.00-16.30  Monday, 16 October
Venue: Meeting Room, Floor 1, Tokushokan (徳照館), Imadegawa Campus

Lia Mills 16102017

【Reading at Gakushuin University】
“In Other Words: Writing Life”
Time and Date: 18.00-19.30, Wednesday, 18 October
Venue: International Conference Hall, 12th Floor, Central Educational Research Building (No. 16 on Map)

Lia Mills poster (18102017)


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Margaret Kelleher Lectures at Kyoto and Tokyo

This year’s plenary speaker at IASIL Japan Conference, Professor Margaret Kelleher is giving lectures at Kyoto University (13 October) and Meiji University (18 October). You are most welcome attend any of these lectures.

【Lecture at Kyoto University】
“James Joyce and Nineteenth-Century Irish Bilingualism: the Maamtrasna Murders Revisited”
Time and Date: 14.45-16.15  Friday, 13 October
Venue: Room B06 (Basement Floor), Faculty of Integrated Human Studies Bldg (No. 84 on the map)

Flyer Lecture 13-10-2017

【Lectures at Izumi Campus, Meiji University】
(1) “An Introduction to Irish Culture”
Time and Date: 10.50-12.30, Wednesday, 18 October
Venue: Room 007 (classroom is changed), Bldg. No. 1, Izumi Campus

(2) “Irish Literary Studies and Digital Humanities”
Time and Date: 13.30-15.10, Wednesday, 18 October
Venue: Room 706, Media Building, Izumi Campus

【ポスター】Prof. Kelleher


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Martin O’Leary, Lecture-Concert at Rikkyo University

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Ireland Japan Diplomatic Relationship, the pianist and composer Dr. Martin O’Leary of Maynooth University will be visiting Japan for the first time. Rikkyo University hosts a lecture-concert as follows: 

Date and time: Tuesday, October 31, 18:30-20:30 (doors open at 18:15)
Venue: Room 5324, Building 5, Ikebukuro Campus, Rikkyo University
Admission free  

For further details, please refer to the flyer as well as visit the university website.
flyer 20171031; flyer backside with programme9.12

All are welcome, free seating and no need for reservation.

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