Registration table open | South Wing lobby






Continental breakfast (included with registration) | Starvine Ballroom corridor; seating in Peavine Creek Room and South Wing lobby






Center/Periphery, Inside/Outside: Spatial Relationships in Narrative | Starvine Ballroom 1




Monika Dix, Saginaw Valley State University

“Inclusive Exclusion: A Multi-layered Reading of Religious and Spatial Practices in Medieval Buddhist Narratives”




Tariq Sheikh, English and Foreign Languages University Hyderabad

“Can The Periphery Speak: Reading Suzuki Bokushi’s Early Modern Blockbuster Hokuetsu Seppu




Stephen Forrest, University of Massachusetts

“Inviting New Readers In: How Gōkan Made Long-form Fiction More User-friendly in Late Edo Japan”




Kristin Sivak, University of Toronto

“Inside and Outside House and Home: Servants in the Novels of Tanizaki Jun’ichiro”






Welcome Lunch (included with registration) Dining Room






Concurrent Panels



Transgressing social/national borders | Starvine Ballroom 1



Edwin Michielsen, University of Toronto

“Seizing/Ceasing Social Reproduction: Matsuda Tokiko, Birth Control Politics, and Proletarian Solidarity in ‘Chichi o uru'”



Annika A. Culver, Florida State University

“Harmonizing a Multi-Ethnic ‘Manchurian Literature’: The Manchukuo Cultural Project”




Catherine Ryu, Michigan State University

“North Korea in Mind: Rethinking Japanese Literature from Zainichi Perspectives”






Politics/performance/belonging | Starvine Ballroom 2



Gian Piero Persiani, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“Poems to Unite and Poems to Divide: What Audience Reactions Tell Us About the Ideological Roots of Waka’s Popularity”



Nina Farizova, Yale University

“Mathematics of Self: The Tropes of Numbers and Quantities in Kagerō nikki




Matthew Mewhinney, Florida State University

“Crossing the Threshold: Genre, Gender and Reading in Ema Saikō’s Poetry”



Jyana S. Browne, University of Maryland College Park

“(In)voluntary Outcasts in Chikamatsu’s Icy Blade



Jitsuya Nishiyama, University of Southern California

“Inclusivity and Exclusivity in Demon Noh: Zeami’s Demon Pacifying Noh and Nobumitsu’s Demon Killing Noh”






Break | Seating in Peavine Creek Room and South Wing lobby






Concurrent Panels



Mixing media / Science fictions | Starvine Ballroom 1



Kumiko Saito, Clemson University

“Meiji-Era Science Fiction and the Discursive Location of Zōkakiron



Brian White, University of Chicago

“Mixed Media: Early Japanese Science Fiction and Genre Inclusivity”



Anri Yasuda, University of Virginia

“Matayoshi Naoki and Dazai Osamu: Rethinking Literary Masculinity”






Imagining exile in premodern Japanese texts: lament, social order, and consequences | Starvine Ballroom 2



Beth M. Carter, Case Western Reserve University

“Parting and purification: Gendered Poetic Laments of Exile in The Tale of Genji’s ‘Suma'”



Jeremy A. Sather, Illinois Wesleyan University

“A Land Fit for Exiles: The Battle for Kyushu in the Time of the Two Courts”



Frank W. Clements, University of British Columbia

“A Double-edged Sword: Exile and Alienation in Shugendō Communities in Tokugawa Japan”



Jonathan Stockdale, University of Puget Sound







Dinner (included with registration) | Silverbell Pavilion



Plenary Session 1 | Silverbell Pavilion

Speaker: Robin LeBlanc, Washington and Lee University

“Thinking About Japan Studies from the Perspective of a Scholar of Medium Privilege”



Music Performance | Silverbell Pavilion

Fareed Mahluli Quartet












Continental breakfast (included with registration) | Starvine Ballroom corridor; seating in Peavine Creek Room and South Wing lobby






Registration table open | South Wing lobby






Concurrent Panels



Poetry in Proximity to Power: Inclusion and Exclusion in Elite Poetic Circles of Premodern Japan | Starvine Ballroom 1



Danica Truscott, University of California, Los Angeles

“Banquet Poetry and the Gendering of Social and Textual Spaces in the Man’yōshū



Matthieu Felt, University of Florida

Nihongi Banquet Poetry and the Creation of a Japanese Origin Story”



Bonnie McClure, University of California, Berkeley

“Imagined Journeys: The daiei travel poetry of Senzaishū



Malgorzata Karolina Citko, Florida State University

“‘Old Words, New Heart’ and Man’yōshū in Early Medieval Poetry Contests”






Language of Inclusivity: Paradigm Shift in the Style of Japanese Literature in the 1980s | Starvine Ballroom 2



Masaki Mori, University of Georgia

“Murakami Haruki on La Petite Planète



Ikuho Amano, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

“Wicked Aesthetics of Hon’ne: Hayashi Mariko’s Nonfictional Essays on Jealousy”



Yoshihiro Yasuhara, Carnegie Mellon University

“The Poetic Montage as Bodily Experience: Tanikawa Shuntarō’s Coca-Cola Lessons and Amano Yūkichi’s Theory of Advertising”






Break | Seating in Peavine Creek Room and South Wing lobby






Public Education and Society: Dynamics of Social Norms in Early-Modern Japan | Starvine Ballroom 1



Motoi Katsumata, Meisei University

“Was Ono no Komachi a ‘Virtuous’ Woman?: Changing Ideology, Changing Interpretation”



Toshifumi Kawahira, Kyushu University

“Kenkō’s Theory of Kōshoku”



Yoshiaki Murakami, Saga University

“‘Classical Japanese Literature’ in the Early-Modern Period: A Study of the Commentaries on the Wakan rōeishū



Jingyi Li, University of Arizona

“Confucian Funerals under the Danka System through Moral Textbooks”



Jonathan Zwicker, University of California, Berkeley







Inside / Outside Genres | Starvine Ballroom 2



Ben Whaley, University of Calgary

“When Your City is Your Prison: Social Withdrawal in The World Ends with You”



Steven Ridgely, University of Wisconsin-Madison

“Matsui Shigeru’s “Quantum” Poetry and the Puzzle of Literary Algorithms”




Lindsey Stirek, The Ohio State University

“Obscenity, Art, and Manga: The Boundary-challenging Work of Rokudenashiko”




Brian Hurley, Syracuse University







Lunch (included with registration) | Dining Room



Plenary Session 2 | Starvine Ballroom I

Discussion Leader: Christina Laffin, University of British Columbia

“Cultivating an Inclusive Japanese Literary Studies”






 Concurrent Panels



The Shōjo Genre and Gendered Discursive Practices: The Rise and Decline of Girls’ Novels in Japan | Starvine Ballroom 1



Wakako Suzuki, Bard College

“Writing Girls: (En) gendering Childhood through Children’s Magazines, 1895-1912”



Hiromi Dollase, Vassar College

“Teenage Love and Sex as Depicted in Junior Fiction”



Luciana Sanga, Northwestern University

“From Girls’ Novels to Love Novels –The Case of Yuikawa Kei”



Yoriko Kume, Nihon University

“The Countdown of Girls’ Novels is Starting”



David Boyd, University of North Carolina Charlotte







The Long Postwar in Tōhoku and Okinawa: Migration, Labor, and Exclusion | Starvine Ballroom 2



Kyle Ikeda, University of Vermont

“Outside the Okinawa-Japan/ Okinawa-US Binaries: Inclusivity and Exclusivity in Literature from Okinawa via Global Migration”



Saeko Kimura, Tsuda University

“The Vulnerability of Women’s Bodies though Postwar and Post-Fukushima Literature”



Davinder Bhowmik, University of Washington

“The Emperor and his People in Post-3/11 and Post-Reversion Okinawan Fiction”



Doug Slaymaker, University of Kentucky

“Dead Man Dreaming: Yū Miri’s JR Ueno eki kōenguchi






Break | Seating in Peavine Creek Room and South Wing lobby






Inclusion / alienation / hegemony | | Starvine Ballroom 1



Kathryn Hemmann, George Mason University

“The Gentle Inclusivity of Mental Illness in Kawakami Hiromi’s ‘Summer Break'”



Christopher Smith, University of Florida

“Giving up on Authenticity: Alienation, Estrangement, and Performance in Wataya Risa’s Insutōru



Shelby Oxenford, Randolph-Macon College

“Harm and Belonging in Furukawa Hideo’s Horses, Horses, in the End the Light Remains Pure



Thomas Daniel, Purdue University

“Murakami in Context: Modern Japanese Literature and the Postcolonial Thought”






Adaptation, translation, retelling | Starvine Ballroom 2



Saida Khalmirzaeva, Gakushuin University

“Old Stories, Original Retellings: The Japanese Tale of the Wicked Stepmother”



Patrick Carland, University of Pennsylvania

“How We Speak of Who They Are: Valences of Queer Identity in English Translations of Japanese Fiction”



Michele Eduarda Brasil de Sá, Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

“Researching Adaptation: Famous Characters from Japanese Literature in the Anime Aoi Bungaku