International conference at Newcastle University, March 8-9, 2018
The academic conference '40 years with Murakami Haruki' will be held at Newcastle University on 8-9 March 2018.
2018 marks the fortieth year since Murakami first decided to write a novel while watching a game of baseball at the Meiji Jingu Stadium in Tokyo (or so the story goes).
Coinciding with this anniversary, the project hosts an international conference exploring various aspects of Murakami, his literary works and characters, as well as their transmedial reach.
Submit a paper proposal now. The conference is free of charge, but registration is essential. Registration opens 13 November 2017.
To present a 20-minute paper at the conference, please submit a 250-word proposal before 27-10-2017. While papers on gender and transmediality are especially encouraged, all perspectives on Murakami are welcome. As inspiration, consider the following list of exploratory topics:
- Character construction and narrative techniques
- Transmedial productions and media mix
- Translation (Murakami as translator and translating Murakami)
- Marketing and reception
- Representations of sex and gender
- Representations of historical and political events
- Genre, ‘popular culture’ and ‘pure literature’
- Thematic investigations such as the meaning of colours, food and parallel worlds
Please contact Dr Gitte Marianne Hansen (email@example.com) with any inquiries.
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