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East Asian Lunch Seminar: Natsume Sôseki and World Literature

October 23, 2014 - 12:15-13:15

Annette Vilslev, University of Copenhagen, will give a talk on Natsume Sôseki and World Literature.  

This talk will concentrate on Soseki’s early novels, I Am a Cat and Kusamakura. Following Karen Thornber’s 2009-publication on the circulation of modern literature in East Asia, Annette Vislev uses the concept of transculturation to investigate his novels in relation to the world literary space of which they are part. Vislev does so to show how different styles, art forms and genres are critically appropriated, or transculturated in his work. With his background as a literary scholar and theorist, Soseki, she believes, provides us with extremely useful insights on how literature itself continues to negotiate its positioning in such world literary contact zones.

The seminar is open for everybody: students, teachers and people from society at large. Bring your lunchbox.

Venue: Seminarroom 15 in P. A. Munchs house

East Asian Lunch Seminar: Natsume Sôseki and World Literature


October 23, 2014