Narrating Bodies: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Breastfeeding in Japanese LiteratureFriday,October 22,2021
Date and Time
November 13 (Sat.), 2021 17:00-20:30 JST
Online via Zoom Webinar. Please pre-register.
English and Japanese (with interpretation)
17:00-17:10 Opening Remarks
17:10-18:00 Presentations I
Saeko Kimura (Tsuda University)
"Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Breastfeeding in Classical Japanese Literature"
Amanda C. Seaman (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
"Hurt Locker: The Problem of Pain in Kawakami Mieko's Pregnancy Diary"
18:00-18:10 Coffee Break
18:10-19:25 Presentations II
Juliana Buriticá Alzate (International Christian University)
"Breastfeeding, Folklore and Nature: Reading Oyamada Hiroko’s 'Spider Lilies' and Matsuda Aoko’s 'Enoki'"
Anna Specchio (University of Turin)
A/Void Pregnancy? Yagi Emi's Diary of a Void and Fake Pregnancy as a Means to Explore Women's Struggles"
Letizia Guarini (International Christian University)
"'Breast-is-Best' and Care in Fukazawa Ushio's In the Country of Breasts"
19:25-19:45 Coffee Break
19:45-20:30 Discussion and Q&A
Discussant: Natsumi Ikoma (International Christian University)