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40 Years with Murakami Haruki
October 27, 2017
International conference at Newcastle University, March 8-9, 2018
2018 marks the fortieth year since Japanese author Murakami Haruki first decided to write a novel while watching a game of baseball (or so the story goes). Coinciding with this anniversary, the School of Modern Languages, Newcastle University (UK) is hosting an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project on Murakami. Scholars and other professionals are invited to submit a paper proposal for an international conference that explores various aspects of Murakami, his literary works and characters as well as their transmedial reach. Confirmed keynote speakers include four prominent Murakami scholars, Dr Rebecca Suter (University of Sydney), Professor Matthew C. Strecher (Sophia University), Emeritus Professor Shibata Motoyuki (Tokyo University) and Emeritus Professor Katō Norihiro (Waseda University).
Deadline for proposals: 27-10-2017