Glynne Walley started the topic Suggestions for Japanese to 1900 panels for MLA 2023 in the discussion LLC Japanese to 1900 on MLA Commons 10 months, 2 weeks ago
The exco is currently in the process of planning panels for next year’s MLA. We have some ideas but are eager to hear suggestions and proposals from you. If you would like to organize a panel, or to suggest a topic for one, please contact me.
Glynne Walley started the topic Japanese to 1900 Forum Executive Committee membership in the discussion LLC Japanese to 1900 on MLA Commons 10 months, 2 weeks ago
As most of you know, forum executive committee members serve five-year terms; each year one new member joins the exco as one leaves. Historically, new members have been elected by the forum membership. However, beginning this cycle MLA is experimenting with a new policy.
Here’s MLA’s explanation:
The Program Committee has implemented a change t…
Edward B. Kamens started the topic Nominee statement for forum election (LLC Japaanese to 1900) in the discussion LLC Japanese to 1900 on MLA Commons 1 year, 1 month ago
Diversity, equity and inclusion are and for the foreseeable future should be high priority concerns for all manner of organizations, institutions and associations, including and perhaps especially those in the academic sphere, a space from which we believe, as humanists, meaningful changes in understanding and purposeful can emanate. Recognition…[Read more]
I am pleased to stand for election as a forum representative. My work centers on Japan, but for me, this means Japan embedded in larger regional, intellectual, and cultural networks. In particular, preoccupations with classical China and Chinese haunt many of the texts that draw me. My recent monograph, Reflecting the Past: Place, Language, and…[Read more]
We’ve just posted the following call for papers for a panel for MLA 2022:
Title: The Translation’s Semivisibility: Interlingual, Intralingual, and Other Kinds of Translation in Premodern Japan
Description: We invite papers exploring translation in premodern Japan, with particular emphasis on types of linguistic rendering that challenge or bro…[Read more]
Gian Piero Persiani started the topic "Pre-1900 Japanese Literature: What Next?" Post-panel Discussion in the discussion LLC Japanese to 1900 on MLA Commons 1 year, 10 months ago
Perhaps someone is interested (hopefully many are) in continuing the conversation on the directions of our field? There is so much to say. I share Paul’s concern about the shrinking of premodern, which is why I was stressing the importance of history and studying the past as past. But that’s just one angle. Anyway, just creating a space to…[Read more]
Tariq Sheikh deposited This Side of the Long Tunnel: The Emergence of the Idea of Japan’s ‘Snow Country’ in the Nineteenth Century in the group LLC Japanese to 1900 on MLA Commons 1 year, 11 months ago
In Nobel laureate Kawabata Yasunari’s novel Snow Country, the protagonist Shimamura refers to an “old book” which gave him in-depth knowledge about the region known in Japan as the “Snow Country”. The name of the book is not disclosed by Kawabata, but it is now known that the “old book” is Hokuetsu Seppu (first published in 1837), written by Su…[Read more]
Ryan Hintzman started the topic MLA 2021: Pre-1900 Japanese Literature: What Next? (9 Jan, 10:15am; Session 382) in the discussion LLC Japanese to 1900 on MLA Commons 1 year, 11 months ago
Saturday, 9 January 10:15AM-11:30AM EST (Session #382)
Scholars at various career stages from the United States, Europe, and Japan think together with the audience about strategies for ensuring the vitality of pre-1900 Japanese literary studies given the field’s distinctive history and configuration and the challenges of teaching and conducting r…[Read more]
Leigh A. Neithardt started the topic Membership Suggestions for 2021 Forum Delegate Election in the discussion LLC Japanese to 1900 on MLA Commons 2 years, 1 month ago
The next election for this forum’s Delegate Assembly representative will be held in the fall of 2021, and the forum’s executive committee will take up the matter of nominations for this election when it meets in January 2021. Though the executive committee is responsible for making nominations, it is required to nominate at least one candidate who…[Read more]
Brian Steininger started the topic MLA 2021: Paratext and Literary Apparatus in Medieval and Early Modern Japan in the discussion LLC Japanese to 1900 on MLA Commons 2 years, 2 months ago
Thursday, 7 January 1:45 PM-3:00 PM EST
Abstract: The paratext, a supplement to the supposed original body of a literary work, has proven a useful rubric for examining processes of mediation that comprise both discursive (e.g. interpretive traditions) and material (e.g. formatting and binding) aspects. This panel considers how paratextual…[Read more]
Naomi Fukumori started the topic CFP: Journal _Women & Language_ (editor: Leland G. Spencer) in the discussion LLC Japanese to 1900 on MLA Commons 2 years, 5 months ago
Call for Papers | Women & Language
Editor: Leland G. Spencer, PhD | Miami University
Women & Language, an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal publishes original scholarly articles and creative work covering all aspects of communication, language, and gender. Contributions to Women & Language may be empirical,…[Read more]
Gian Piero Persiani started the topic CFP for MLA2021 "The Location of Culture: Places/Spaces of the Asian Imaginary" in the discussion LLC Japanese to 1900 on MLA Commons 2 years, 9 months ago
We invite proposals for the following, non-guaranteed session of the LLC Japanese to 1900 Forum @ MLA 2021:
Session title: The Location of Culture: Places and Spaces of the East Asian Imaginary
As either unmovable physical locations or portable culturally-mediated psychological spaces, places are an essential feature of our world. Throughout…[Read more]
Edward B. Kamens replied to the topic CFP for MLA2021: Text and/in/as Image and Vice-Versa in the discussion LLC Japanese to 1900 via email on MLA Commons 2 years, 9 months ago
Hello, Glynne. I would like to submit the attached abstract—on tekagami—for your consideration. I know that Akiko is working on the Oregon album and I look forward to exchanging findings and ideas with her at any and all future opportunities.
As you may have heard from Naoki Fukumori, I also plan to submit a proposal for a roundtable on a ver…[Read more]
Katsuyo Motoyoshi started the topic Tutorial Video “What is the MLA International Bibliography?” now in Japanese in the discussion LLC Japanese to 1900 on MLA Commons 2 years, 9 months ago
The MLA International Bibliography is an online database that covers literature, language and linguistics, folklore, film, literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts, as well as the historical aspects of printing and publishing. Listings on rhetoric and composition and the history, theory and practice of teaching language and literature are also…[Read more]
Edward B. Kamens replied to the topic CFP for MLA2021: Text and/in/as Image and Vice-Versa in the discussion LLC Japanese to 1900 on MLA Commons 2 years, 10 months ago
Dear Glynne (if I may): Thank you for proposing such a capacious topic. I am sure you will receive many fine paper proposals. Having served on the MLA program committee for three years recently, I am aware of how few strong panel proposals that originate in or can accommodate papers from the pre-1900 part of the Japanese literary studies field…[Read more]
Glynne Walley started the topic CFP for MLA2021: Text and/in/as Image and Vice-Versa in the discussion LLC Japanese to 1900 on MLA Commons 2 years, 10 months ago
We invite papers exploring relationships between text and image (broadly defined) in premodern Japan. Scholars from a variety of disciplines welcome. 250-word abstracts to Glynne Walley (email@example.com) by February 29, 2020.
Naomi Fukumori started the topic Call for Candidates: Japan to 1900 Executive Committee Election in the discussion LLC Japanese to 1900 on MLA Commons 2 years, 10 months ago
The Japan to 1900 forum’s executive committee seeks nominations (self-nominations are welcome!) for alternate candidates to stand for election for the 2021-2026 term on the committee. Please contact Naomi Fukumori (firstname.lastname@example.org) by January 24. The election will be held at the end of 2020, with results announced in December.
Naomi Fukumori started the topic MLA 2020: Open Business Meeting, Saturday, Jan. 11, 10:15-11 in the discussion LLC Japanese to 1900 on MLA Commons 2 years, 10 months ago
The Japanese to 1900 forum will hold an open business meeting on Saturday, Jan. 11, 10:15-11, at the Greenwood, in the Sheraton. All members of the forum are cordially invited.
Molly Des Jardin started the topic CFP: SHARP 2019 (Indigeneity, Nationhood, and Migrations of the Book) in the discussion LLC Japanese to 1900 on MLA Commons 4 years, 3 months ago
Forgive this non-MLA post (cross-posting on top of it!) but I was thinking of proposing something for SHARP 2019 in Amherst, MA. If anyone has interest in doing a panel on Japanese book history, I’d love to hear from you. Here is the very broad CFP, entitled Indigeneity, Nationhood, and Migrations of the…[Read more]
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