CJS Upcoming Events

Winter 2021 the PSU Center for Japanese Studies presents

Re-discovering The Work of Mishima Yukio, Fifty Years Out

A free remote delivery series of speakers and panels, using Zoom

Made possible by a grant from the Toshiba International Foundation
Co-sponsored by PSU Department of World Languages and Literatures
and the PSU Institute for Asian Studies

Each presentation is approximately 50 minutes, followed by 30 minutes of Q & A

Keynote Presentation
Mishima Yukio: Performance Artist?
Professor Susan Napier, Tufts University
January 26, 2021 | 6pm Pacific Time
Japan Time January 27, 2021 11am

Roundtable #1
Mishima's Popular Literature- Travesty and Entertainment"
(Issues in Publication, Reception, and Translation)

Moderated by Professor Laurence Kominz, Portland State University
Nathaniel Bond, University of Washington
Sam Bett, Independent Translator
February 4, 2021 | 6pm Pacific Time
Japan Time February 5, 2021 11am

Roundtable #2
Yukio Mishima and Right Wing Politics in Japan
Professor Tomomi Yamaguchi, Montana State University
Professor Ken Ruoff, Portland State University
February 11, 2021 | 6pm Pacific Time
Japan Time February 12, 2021 11am

Presentation
Sun and Celluloid: The Films of Mishima Yukio
Professor Patrick Terry, Portland State University
February 25, 2021 | 6pm Pacific Time
Japan Time February 26, 2021 11am

Roundtable #3
Directing Plays by Mishima: Appeal, Challenges and Rewards
Moderated by Professor Laurence Kominz, Portland State University
Miyamoto Amon, Theater Director - Toyko
David Kaplan, Theater Director - New York
Jerry Mouawad, Theater Director - Portland
March 9, 2021 | 6pm Pacific Time
Japan Time March 10, 2021 11am