3rd Tanaka Symposium in Japanese Studies | Poetry, translation, education: A celebration of the work of Prof. Noriko Mizuta

Date and time

17 Jun 2019 09:45 to 18:45

Location

The Harold Lee Room, Pembroke College, Oxford

Poetry, translation, education: A celebration of the work of Prof. Noriko Mizuta

(in memoriam Dr Kenji Tanaka)

This event is free and open to all, for further particulars, please contact the organisers:

Linda Flores linda.flores@orinst.ox.ac.uk (Pembroke College and Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford)

Laurence Mann laurence.mann@orinst.ox.ac.uk (Pembroke College and Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford)

Following the success of our previous meetings, we are happy to announce the 3rd Tanaka Symposium in Japanese Studies held at Pembroke on Monday 17th June. This year’s symposium will celebrate the work of Noriko Mizuta, whose long career in Japan and the United States has scoped over wide-ranging contributions to the worlds of American literature, comparative literary studies, women’s writing and feminist criticism, translation, higher education and poetry. It will also pay tribute to educator and philanthropist Kenji Tanaka, who sadly passed away earlier this year. The Tanaka UK Japan Educational Foundation kindly supports this event, alongside many other Japanese Studies activities in Oxford and throughout the UK.  After her keynote address, Mizuta will give a reading of her own poetry, to begin a workshop dedicated to the translation of poetry. The second part of the day will also include general discussion of roles poetry and translation can play in safeguarding minority voices. 

This Symposium is kindly supported by the Tanaka UK Japan Educational Foundation.