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Haiku as World Literature: A Celebration of the 150th Birthday of Haiku Poet Masaoka Shiki

This symposium marks the 150th anniversary of Masaoka Shiki’s birth on October 14, 1867. It brings together scholars working on haiku in Japanese, English, Persian, Chinese, and Spanish to share their work on Shiki and on the poetics of haiku in its global dimensions. We will also celebrate the recent digitization on the “Open BU” archive of 150 back issues of of the Shiki kaishi: the journal of the Matsuyama Shiki Society, a treasure trove of original research on Shiki and his circle written by the Society’s members. Finally, because the best way to appreciate haiku is to write one yourself, we will reconvene on Friday, October 13 for a Haiku Circle, led by Nanae Tamura of the Matsuyama Shiki Society. Register for the event here:
9:00 am on Thursday, October 12, 2017
1:00 pm on Friday, October 13, 2017
BU Law School Barristers Hall / 765 Commonwealth Avenue, BU Pardee School, 121 Bay State Road