[Joint Event] Professor Toshio Kawai speaks at the fifth lecture of Kyoto University’s Lecture Series 1: Reading the Works of Haruki Murakami.
Professor Toshio Kawai speaks at the fifth lecture of Kyoto University’s Lecture Series 1: Reading the Works of Haruki Murakami.
Excerpt from the website of Kyoto University Original Co., Ltd.
We will hold a lecture series called “Kyoto University Lectures.” In these lectures, critics active in various academic fields will present their opinions on famous writers and their works. Series 1 will discuss Haruki Murakami, the world famous author who was born in Kyoto. His name is mentioned every year around the time of the Nobel Prize nominations and his works are typically bestsellers. However, his reputation in Japan has not been determined by the public or by the literary world.
In this part of the lecture series, five top researchers in Japan from different areas of research (such as classical literature, contemporary novels, French philosophy and clinical psychology) will read his works and present their interpretations to act as true test of Haruki Murakami’s value.
Associate Professor Motohiro Kojima, an up-and-coming scholar in the humanities at Kyoto University, will moderate the discussion.
Toshio Kawai (Director of KRC, Professor)
The fifth lecture in Series 1
Title: The Small / Big Story of Haruki Murakami
Dates & Time:
March 2 (Mon), 2020: 18:30-20:30
Kyoto Academia Forum in Marunouchi, Conference Room
Shin-Marunouchi Bldg. 10th Floor
5-1, Marunouchi 1-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Capacity: about 100 people
Application: now accepting applications
Deadline: February 27 (Thu), 2020
For more information about this lecture series or Lectures 1 – 4, see the website of Kyoto University, Original Co., Ltd. (Only in Japanese)
Hosted by Kyoto University, Original Co., Ltd.
Co-organized by the Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, the Kokoro Research Center, and the Unit of Kyoto Initiatives for the Humanities and Special Sciences