Schedule

Check-In Begins in Campus Inn @ 4:00 PM, April 17th

Friday, April 18th

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
BREAKFAST & OPENING REMARKS


9:40 AM – 10:30 AM
OPENING KEYNOTE: “Estimating Sōseki” John Nathan
(University of California, Santa Barbara)


10:40 AM – 12:30 PM
A Three-Cornered World: Japan, China, and the West in Kusamakura


12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
LUNCH BREAK


1:40 PM – 3:30 PM
Sōseki Translating The World and the World Translating Sōseki


3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
COFFEE BREAK


4:10 PM 6:00 PM
Asymptotic Intimacies: On the Possibility of Communication in Sōseki's Narrative Practice


6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
WELCOME RECEPTION @ the Regency Room (Campus Inn)

Saturday, April 19th

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
BREAKFAST


8:40 AM – 10:30 AM
Sōseki and Others


10:40 AM – 12:30 PM
Sōseki's Narratology


12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
LUNCH BREAK


1:40 PM – 3:30 PM
Women in the Middle: Re-Centering the Feminine in Sōseki's Novels


3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
COFFEE BREAK


4:00 PM – 5:50 PM
Sōseki's [Dis]Orientation


6:30 PM
DINNER
@ Apse of the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)


8:00 PM
KEYNOTE
@ Helmut Stern Auditorium, UMMA:
「漱石ってどんな石?自分ではないものになる方法」
Yoko Tawada
  "What Sort of a Stone Was Sōseki? How to Become What You are Not"

  (In Japanese with English translation provided via Powerpoint)

Important Notes

  • Presenters are requested to limit their presentations to a maximum of 15 minutes.
  • Full papers should be submitted to the conference organizers by April 4 and will be made available to participants only on the conference website.
  • All conference sessions will take place in the Forum Hall on the 4th Floor of Palmer Commons.
  • Breakfast will be provided daily in the lobby outside of the Forum Hall until 9:30 AM. There will be coffee breaks in the same location at or around 3:00 PM each day.
  • Lunch for speakers and discussants will be served on all three days in the Atrium adjacent to the Forum Hall on the 4th Floor of Palmer Commons. Other refreshments can be purchased from the Glass House Café on the first floor of the building.
  • The welcome reception on Friday night will take place in the Huron Room in the Campus Inn.
  • All presenters and discussants are invited to a dinner on Saturday at 6:30 PM in the Apse of the University of Michigan Museum of Art.
  • Tawada Yoko's keynote will follow dinner at 8:00 PM in the Helmut Stern Auditorium of the University of Michigan Museum of Art, just downstairs from the Apse. All are welcome to attend, but please register here.