13th International Symposium ‘European Discourses on Japan’ will be held at VMU (Updated!)


On September 10 – 12, the International Symposium "European Discourses on Japan" will be held at Vytautas Magnus University Centre for Asian Studies. This 13th annual symposium is jointly organized by several European universities and is held at different European Cities. This year the symposium will dwell upon the topic ‘Speaking and spoken language in Japanese’.

Professors from Europe and Japan will contribute presentations:
•    Prof. Dr. Masako Satô (Tôkyô):  Hidden Dialogue – Poetical Motif and Intermedial Communication;
•    Prof. Dr. Eduard Klopfenstein (Zürich): How to read and recite tanka  –  With examples of 20th century tanka-poets reading their own poems;
•    Prof. Dr. Yoshihiko Ikegami (Tokyo University/Showa Womens’ University): The Ego-centric Perspective and the Speaker/Writer’s Invisible Presence in Text – ‘Subjective Construal’ as a Translation Problem;
•    Dr. Kyoko Koma (Vytautas Magnus University): Foreign Words as Argumentative Device: Japanese Words in French Newspapers.

The Symposium is sponsored by Momoyo Okura Memorial Foundation

Please see the programme for more information.

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