MLCL's own Professor Wiebke Denecke recently sat down for an interview discussing her recent publication of the Norton Anthology of World Literature. Learn about the process and read about one of BU's own renowned experts in East Asian literature here!
Conference volume on the changing faces of the concept of “literature” in East Asia and Japan, edited by Wiebke Denecke (BU, MLCL) and Kimiko Kono (Waseda University, Director of the Institute of Japanese Classics, Tokyo). This volume is the first attempt to recapture the adventurous history and future critical potential of... More
April 3, 2013 5-7pm 725 Commonwealth Ave. Room 116
April 11, 2013 5-7pm 565 Commonwealth Avenue Room 101 Sushi Reception to Follow!
Binding the Pages of the Heart: Metaphors of the Arts of the Book in the Poetry of Sa’eb Tabrizi Talk by Paul Losensky (Indiana University) April 8, 2013, 5 pm 725 Commonwealth Ave, CAS 303A (Sponsors: Dept. of MLCL, Dept. of History of Art & Architecture, Comparative Premodern Initiative, BUCH, SMSC)
Join Sassan Tabatabai at the Museum of Fine Arts for an engaging talk about the Nowruz celebration in Persian history and myth, and discuss its contemporary manifestations through its associated rituals and ceremonies. Sunday, March 24, 2013 2:00 pm MFA Riley Seminar Room, 156 Free with Admission - No... More
Interdisciplinary conference in medieval studies 28 February & 1 March 2013 Boston University, 725 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 200 This 2-day international conference brings together scholars in literature, theology, law, art history, history, and musicology, to examine the practices and values attached to the human voice in medieval cultures. The topic of voice and... More
In the 1920s and early 1930s Japanese audiences often did not go to the theater to see a certain film, they went to enjoy the electrifying art of a benshi. Benshi were stars that commanded huge salaries for their masterful use of voice for both subtle effects and dramatic fireworks... More