Performing Gender and Place in Early Modern and Modern Japan
8 September 2018
Leiden University, Lipsius Building Room 147, Cleveringaplaats 1
Images of beauties and heroic warriors are synonymous with popular culture in early modern Japan. This workshop considers how popular images as material objects contributed to shaping ideas about women, masculinities and social place. It explores the intersections of material culture, thought and historical realities in early modern and modern Japan. Experts in art history, history, ethnomusicology, anthropology and literature will discuss how material objects and related cultural practices of looking, reading and performing invested cultural paradigms with new meanings.
Confirmed speakers in order of panels: Sawako Takemura Chang (Leiden University), Julie Nelson Davis (University of Pennsylvania), Mio Wakita-Elis (Heidelberg University), Naoko Gunji (Independent Scholar), Naama Eisenstein (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Ewa Machotka (Stockholm University), Angelika Koch-Low (University of Ghent), and Gerald Groemer (Yamanashi University).
The workshop is sponsored by the Isaac Alfred Ailion Foundation and the Heinz Kaempfer Fund/Society for Japanese Arts.
Organizer: Doreen Mueller
Attendance is free but registration is required. Please register by 6 September 2018, click here
9:30 - 9:45 Registration
9:45 - 10:00 Opening Remarks
10:00 - 11:45 Panel: Performing Beauty
11:45 - 12:00 Coffee
12:00 - 13:15 Panel: Performing Warrior
13:15 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 15:45 Panel: Gender and Material Culture
16:00 - 17:15 Panel: Performing and Transgressing Social Place
17:15 - 17:30 Discussion
* All presentations will be given in English
**Lunch will not be provided