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CJS Thursday Lecture Series | Reading Japanese Hihyō in the Postcritical Age

Miyabi Goto, Assistant Professor, Dept of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University of Kentucky
Thursday, January 27, 2022
12:00-1:30 PM
Off Campus Location
Please note: Due to updated guidance from the university in regards to the COVID policy, this lecture will be only in a webinar format. Please register here to attend:

If we are to read and criticize a piece of writing, how would we do it? For contemporary academics in the humanities, the question emerges urgently. This talk tracks the rise of hihyō as a critical reading practice in late nineteenth-century Japan and conjectures about what "being critical" might mean and could become.

Prof Goto's research focuses on modern Japanese literature during and since the Meiji period (1868–1912). She is particularly interested in the emerging process of criticism as an intellectual practice in late nineteenth-century Japan. She is currently working on her book project, Critical Failures: Theory and Practice of Literary Criticism in Late Nineteenth-Century Japan. Goto received her doctoral degree in East Asian Studies at Princeton University. Before joining the University of Kentucky, she taught at the University of Virginia and the City University of New York.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required if you intend to participate virtually. Once you've registered, the joining information will be sent to your email. Webinar registration link to be announced. The Center for Japanese Studies will follow state, local, and University of Michigan guidelines for in-person events.

If there is anything we can do to make this event accessible to you, please contact us. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Japanese Studies
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for Japanese Studies, International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures