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Licentious Fictions: Ninjō and the Nineteenth-Century Japanese Novel (Nov.11, 2021)

Licentious Fictions

11 November 2021, Virtual Event, Columbia University

Licentious Fictions: Ninjō and the Nineteenth-Century Japanese Novel

Please join us next month and welcome Professor Daniel Poch of the University of Hong Kong. The starting time on Zoom will be 7:00 PM EST.

Professor Daniel Poch
Associate Professor, Japanese Studies, The University of Hong Kong
Licentious Fictions: Ninjō and the Nineteenth-Century Japanese Novel
Thursday, 11 November, at 7:00 PM EST
followed by a roundtable discussion with Wei Shang (Columbia), Peter Flueckiger (Pomona), and Tomi Suzuki (Columbia), moderated by Haruo Shirane (Columbia)
Pre-register by clicking here to receive Zoom link.
A copy of the book may be purchased here. Use discount coupon code: CUP20

Why did Natsume Sōseki, today canonized as one of Japan’s most important novelists, start writing novels in the early twentieth century despite his suspicion, if not dislike, of the genre? The talk explores the clash between premodern and modern conceptions of “literature” within Sōseki’s novels, asking what consequences the intersection of the modern novel with older, didactic conceptions of literature held for his representation of love, desire, and emotion. It also contextualizes the contradictions inherent in Sōseki’s literary project within the broader contentions surrounding “human emotion” (ninjō) in the nineteenth-century Japanese novel, across the early modern-modern divide—the subject of my recently published book Licentious Fictions (Columbia University Press, 2020).

Daniel Poch is an Associate Professor in Japanese Studies at the University of Hong Kong, specializing in early modern and modern Japanese literature. He earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 2014. His first book, Licentious Fictions: Ninjō and the Nineteenth-Century Japanese Novel, was published by Columbia University Press in 2020. Other recent peer-reviewed publications include the article “Reclaiming Ethics Through Love: ‘Literature’ in Natsume Sōseki’s Novel Sorekara (Japan Forum 2020), as well as articles on Sōseki’s literary theory and early Meiji translation published in such journals as Monumenta Nipponica and Japanese Language and Literature.

Free and open to the public. www.keenecenter.org

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Brooklyn SciFi Film Festival Streaming 3 Japanese SciFi Films (Sep.21, 2021)

Japanese SciFi

FREE TICKETS: https://watch.brooklynscififilmfest.com/event-japanese-scifi

STREAMING TUESDAY  9/21 – 7:00 PM ET

Brooklyn SciFi Film Festival in association with Jimbocho Movie Festival presents three Japanese SciFi short films.  Filmmaker interviews to be announced.  Special thanks to Hiroshi Kono of the New York Japan CineFest for curating the evening. Go to watch.brooklynscififilmfest.com to begin viewing films.

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Metrograph: Kurosawa X 11

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Akira Kurosawa

The Metrograph will be presenting a selection of Akira Kurosawa’s films through September 8th. Screenings include Ikuru, Red Beard, The Bad Sleep Well, and Hidden Fortress.
Details and Tickets
Location: Metrograph
No.7 Ludlow Street
New York NY 10002

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MoMA: Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Happy Hour

Happy Hour. 2015.

Happy Hour. 2015. Directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi.

The Museum of Modern Art will present Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s film Happy Hour, a “wise, precisely observed, compulsively watchable drama of friendship and midlife awakening,” through August 30th.

Times and Details
Location: MoMA,
11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

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Classic Japanese Films at the Metrograph

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Kuroneko, directed by Kaneto Shindo

Seven Samurai, directed by Akira Kurosawa

On Friday, July 29, the Metrograph will bring Kuroneko (1968), a feline ghost story and a tale of revenge, to the screen.

On Sunday, July 31, Metrograph will present Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai (1954), introduced by Helen DeWitt, whose novel The Last Samurai details “the story of a precocious eleven year old who sets out on a quest, inspired by countless viewings of the Kurosawa epic, to find his lost father.”

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MoMA: Naomi Kawase series

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Still in the Water, 2014, directed by Naomi Kawase.

The Museum of Modern Art will showcase the works of one of the “most renowned contemporary Japanese filmmakers”, Naomi Kawase. The program will begin with a master class, featuring a discussion with the director herself on June 26. The series runs through July 14.

Details
Dates: 6/26 – 7/14
Location: Museum of Modern Art,
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019

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JAPAN CUTS 2016

the Japan Cuts film festival celebrates its 10th anniversary with “eleven days of impossible-to-see-anywhere-else screenings of the best new movies made in and around Japan with special guest filmmakers and stars, post-screening Q&As, parties, giveaways and much more.” It has an “expansive and eclectic slate of cinematic offerings that includes crowd-pleasing blockbusters, peerless independents, arthouse gems, influential classics, radical documentaries and avant-garde animations.”
Tickets go on sale for the public on Monday, June 13.
Details & Schedule
Special Guests
Time: July 14- 24, 2016
Location: Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017

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Monkey Business in New York

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Yoga in Japanese

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Starting April 21th, Hosh Yoga in Brooklyn will be offering Japanese Yoga classes on Thursdays. It wishes to support Japanese residents who want to start yoga (but may not fully understand English) and students of Japanese who would like to practice the language.

Website: Details
Time: Thursdays (beginning 4/21), 3-4 PM
Location: 55 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn NY, 11221
Fee: Drop-ins $10

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Naomi Kawase’s Sweet Bean at Lincoln Plaza Cinema

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From acclaimed director Naomi Kawase (The Mourning Forest, Still in the Water), the 2015 film Sweet Bean (あん) is a poignant and exquisite intergenerational drama about three characters finding connections in the most unexpected ways. It begins with a introverted loner Sentaro (Matoshi Nagase) who runs a “dorayaki” shop (pancakes filled with sweet bean paste) in the suburbs of Tokyo. A 76 year old Tokue (Kirin Kiki) persistently asks Sentaro to work in his shop and eventually he accepts. The acceptance is the start of change for Sentaro, Tokue and Wakana (a regular at the shop) as they begin to open their hearts to reveal old wounds and painful secrets.

Dates : Until March 24th

Showtimes & Tickets

Location: Lincoln Plaza Cinema
1886 Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets, New York, NY 10023

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