The Mysterious Misinterpretation of Japanese Naturalism
Date: Wednesday 23 November 2011
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location: Room 401 Modern Languages Building
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Assoc.Prof. Ken Henshall by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 364 2987 Extn. 8228
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Audience: University staff and students
Associate Professor Ken Henshall of the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics examines Japanese naturalist literature and the Western influences on it.
For many years Japanese naturalism was believed to be a failed attempt to imitate Zola, but this presentation makes it clear that in fact it was based primarily on German naturalism, which advocated freedom of the natural individual.