Christine Marran (University of Minnesota), “Japanese Literary Studies in an Age of Rising Seas” (Council on East Asian Studies)

Event time: 
Monday, October 14, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Rosenkranz Hall, Room 241 See map
Event description: 

In this talk, Christine Marran, Professor of Japanese Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Minnesota and co-convener for the UMN’s Environmental Humanities Initiative, will discuss how environmental phenomena associated with climate change inherently test the capacities of particular modes of writing and literary analysis. Starting with author Amitav Ghosh’s claim that the imaginary of the modern realist novel is incompatible with the representation of climate, Marran will discuss forms of Japanese writing to suggest how literary studies can address environmental issues in a range of literary forms.