CJS Thursday Lecture Series | Border Crossings: Transnational and Exophonic Voices in Contemporary Japanese Literature
Since the late 1980s, transnational and exophonic authors have become an increasingly prominent feature of contemporary Japanese literature. These works, often referred to in both commercial publishing and research as “border-crossing literature,” are varied in subject and style, but are loosely connected through a shared concern with the relationship between language and the self. This lecture will consider the framework that has been used to discuss border-crossing works in the broader context of Japanese literature, as well as how that framework is changing as the field continues to grow and diversify.
Gregory Khezrnejat is an Associate Professor of Modern Japanese Literature at the Hosei University Faculty of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies. His research is focused on transnational elements of modern and contemporary Japanese literature as well as second-language authorship. In 2021, his debut novel Kamogawa Runner was awarded the Kyoto Literature Award. His most recent work, Kaikonchi, was published in the November 2022 issue of the literary journal Gunzō.
This lecture is made possible with the generous support of the U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant.
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|Event Type:||Lecture / Discussion|
|Tags:||Asia, Japanese Studies|
|Source:||Happening @ Michigan from Center for Japanese Studies, International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures|
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