Tag: japanese literature
“Cross-Cultural Mystery: Exploring the Literary Worlds of Edgar Allan Poe and Edogawa Ranpo.” New Course Launching Summer 2023
As a comparative and media scholar, I celebrate the cultural exchange between two of the most prominent writers in the mystery genre, Edgar Allan Poe and Edogawa Ranpo. While Poe’s works have had a significant impact on Western literature, Ranpo’s writings have contributed greatly to the development of Japanese mystery fiction. This article explores the…
SPRING READING: FROM STRANGE WORLDS TO LIFE BETWEEN WORDS
Be mindful of books in translation and Make time for reading this spring. The world will thank you. I would love to hear your recommendations!
FLCL Retrospective: The Hero’s (Horny) Journey
FLCL, oh gimme that foo-ri coo-ri. The early 2000’s found me sneaking into my mom’s tv room to catch Adult Swim’s broadcast of a bizarre six-episode… what I would call event, about yet another boy caught up in mecha-madness. Now, before I managed to write this off as some offbrand random wannabe EVA, I found…
Kamishibai: The magical art of Japanese “paper play”
Kamishibai: how the magical art of Japanese storytelling is being revived and promoting bilingualism Kamishibai Performer In Japan. Géraldine D Enjelvin, University of York In a world where technological advancement seems to be at the forefront of almost everything, it can sometimes feel like if it doesn’t have a screen or a keyboard, it isn’t…
What was the last great book you read?
I’m currently invested in the throes of Heian Era Japan, wandering the lose streets of Heian-kyō with the enchanting Sei Shōnagon (清少納言, c. 966 – 1017 or 1025) in her sensual, prosaic work the Pillow Book (c. 1000). And all the while I’m sharing stolen time between with her literary rival Murasaki Shikibu (紫 式部, English: Lady…
Go Folk Yourself: A Semester Abroad, Japanese, Folklore, & the Glorious Spirit Realm – Call to Arms!
Call to Arms: I am a full-time student and researcher with a passion for the cultures and people that diversify and energize our world. I believe that literature and the stories we tell the world contain a multitude of interpretations and gemstones waiting to be mined. I’m launching this campaign to raise funds for a…