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From Marilyn Monroe to Kim Jong Il: North Korean Cinema in the 1950s and 1960s

February 10th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

From Marilyn Monroe to Kim Jong Il: North Korean Cinema in the 1950s and 1960s By Dima Mironenko, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of East Asian Languages & Civilizations at Harvard University   CAS 427, Tuesday February 18, 2-3:30 pm   The talk focuses on the post-Korean War period until the late 1960s in the... More

Gillman Lunch Discussion

February 6th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Please join MLCL's Abigail Gillman for a Lunch Discussion on February 13th from 12:30-2:00pm. Discussion will be at 147 Bay State Road, Room 202, we hope to see you there!

2014 Literary Translation Seminar Schedule

January 24th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Please join us for our 2014 Translation Seminar every Friday from 1-3pm in STH 625.   Our Guest Speakers for Spring 2014 are: January 24, 2014:  Sergio Chejfec & Heather Cleary The Art of Getting Lost (in translation) Sergio Chejfec was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He writes novels, short stories and essays. Some... More

How to Market a Country

January 22nd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Sunday, January 26, 2014 7:00pm The Florence & Chafez Hillel House 213 Bay State Road Join us for a lecture by Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Consul General of Israel in New York on the emerging conversation about Israel and it's part within the modern world.

Writing Between Languages and Cultures: A Reading and Conversation with Yoko Tawada

January 21st, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 6 PM – 7:30 PM (reception + book-signing to follow) Boston University Photonics Center, 8 St. Mary’s Street, 9th floor   Join us for a reading and conversation with the internationally renowned writer Yoko Tawada. Tawada was born in Tokyo in 1960 and moved to Hamburg... More

MLCL’s Keith Vincent Organizes Soseki’s Diversity Conference in MI

January 8th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Professor J. Keith Vincent has organized a major conference on the Japanese novelist Natsume Soseki, to be held at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he is currently in residence as the Toyota Visiting Professor of Japanese Studies. Our own professor Sarah Frederick will also be giving a paper... More

Binding the Pages of the Heart: Metaphors of the Arts of the Book in the Poetry of Sa’eb Tabrizi

December 23rd, 2013 in Uncategorized.

Join us at 3 PM Friday, January 17, 2014 Room 636, 745 Comm Ave (School of Theology) for Binding the Pages of the Heart. A Lecture on Metaphors in the poetry of Sa'eb Tabrizi.

Great Turn Out for CELOP Japanese Exchange Lunch

December 9th, 2013 in Uncategorized.

MLCL Colloquium 12/4/14

December 4th, 2013 in Uncategorized.

On Wednesday, December 4, Robert Goree will be presenting his research to members our department as part of the new MLCL Colloquium.  His talk is titled "Mapping Culture: Illustrated Gazetteers in Early Modern Japan." Please join us from 4-6pm in Room 625 for the talk and a reception.

MLCL Student Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

December 3rd, 2013 in Uncategorized.

Congratulations to Comparative Literature major William Wallis, who has been elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa by the Epsilon of Massachusetts Chapter at Boston University.