Liminal Existence in Art and Literature


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Center for Gender Studies / Institute for the Study of Christianity and Culture Joint Symposium
Liminal Existence in Art and Literature

ジェンダー研究センター・キリスト教と文化研究所 共同企画シンポジウム

12th November(Sat)2016 10:00〜17:30 / Includes Intermission
Doors Open 9:30

H-116, International Christian University

Free, No Appointment Necessary


10:00 Opening Remark: Natsumi Ikoma

10:10-11:30 Keynote Speech, Q&A
Mariko Enomoto (Keisen University)
'The Fascination of the 'Uncanny': From The Book of Judith to Player Piano'

11:30-12:30 Lunch

12:30-14:00 First Session
Yoshinori Sano (ICU/ICC)
'The Allure of the Sirens: Ancient Greek Texts, Iconography, and Beyond'

Christopher Simons (ICU/CGS)
'Wanderers, Outcasts, and Necromancers: The Poet as Liminal Magician'

Natsumi Ikoma (ICU/CGS)
'De-Sexing Vampires / Slayers: Angela Carter's Caricature of Vampire Narrative'

14:00-14:15 Break

14:15-15:25 Second Session
Daniela Kato Kyoto (Institute of Technology)
'Liminality in Translation: Metamorphic Landscapes in Contemporary Japanese Women Visual Artists Living in the West

Mayako Murai (Kanagawa University)
'Liminality and Human-Animal Metamorphosis in Ana Maria Pacheco's Works'

15:25-15:40 Break

15:40-17:10 Third Session
Munehito Moro (Master Candidate, ICU)
'When a Woman Goes Rogue: Interrogation of Female Identity in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (2015)'

Yuh-Chain Hung (Master Candidate, University of Tokyo / Research Associate,CGS)
'Zombie: a weak monster and our strong body'

Olivier Ammour-Mayeur (ICU/CGS)
'The Vampire as a Political Minority: From Jews to Muslims in Vampire Television Dramas (The Strain and Penny Dreadful)'

17:10-17:30 Closing

Literature and Art are populated with things that are regarded as not fully human. This symposium investigates the reasons for, and functions and possibilities of, suchexistences, through the perspectives of gender and sexuality.

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