Symposium: Worlds of the Tale of Genji

  • 05 Nov 2016
  • 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Barrister's Hall, 765 Commonwealth Ave. Boston University

Symposium: Worlds of the Tale of Genji 

A Full Description of the Symposium can be found in the link above. 


November 5, 9:30AM - 6:30PM

Barrister's Hall, 765 Commonwealth Ave. Boston University 

SPEAKERS: Dennis Washburn (Darmouth College), Catherine Yeh (Boston University), Anna Elliot (Boston University), Elizabeth Goldsmith (Boston University), Melissa McCormick (Harvard University), Timon Screech (SOAS, University of London), Alice Y. Tseng (Boston University), Carrie Preston (Boston University), J. Keith Vincent (Boston University), Sarah Frederick (Boston University) 

DESCRIPTION: The Tale of Genji may be the world's first novel. It is most definitely the first written by a woman. In the thousand years since it was written, it has transcended the narrow world of the Japanese court to become the core text of the entire Japanese literary tradition. Over the past century, Lady Murasaki's tale has been translated into dozens of languages to become a classic of World Literature Join us for a day of cross-disciplinary conversation as we celebrate Professor Dennis Washburn's "immensely scholarly" and "uncannily readable" new translation of Lady Murasaki's masterpiece.

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