Day 1 (October 5, 2019) Session Program

Session 1 starts at 2:00 pm; Session 2 at 2:55 pm; Session 3 at 3:50 pm; and Session 4 at 4:45 pm. Each session includes a paper presentation (30 minutes), plus questions and answers afterward.

Room #1

TAKENO Fumiko, Moderator

1. KOMINAMI Yu, Kwansei Gakuin University(Graduate)

The Obscuration of the Plague: Non-Representation of Smallpox in The Scarlet Letter


TSUJI Kazuhiko, Moderator

2. KONO Tomoko, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (Part-time)

The Space between the Two Deaths: The Effect of Poe's Mesmerism in "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar"


NAMBA Masanori, Moderator

3. MORIMOTO Nari, Bunkyo University

The Cooperian Influence: American Republicanism in The Last of the Mohicans


4. HAYASHI Ichiro, Doshisha University

Glimmerglass Revisited: The Deerslayer, or the Source of Otsego Novels, a Circular Tale

Room # 2

    TAKAHASHI Tsutomu, Moderator

    1. TOMIZUKA Ryohei, Keio University (Graduate)

    An Aesthetics of Glance: The Ecological Imagination in Nature


    2. NISHIDA Risa, Taisho University (Graduate)

    On the Dual Use of the Word Melancholy in Walden


    FURUYA Kohei, Moderator

    3. OGUSHI Hisayo, Keio University

    Both in the East and the West: Reconsidering Manifest Destiney in Fuller, Sedgwick and de Burton


    UNO Hiroko, Moderator

    4. ASAHINA Midori, Keio University

    Emily Dickinson: Her Reception and Influence in Japan

Room # 3

    SAIKI Ikuno, Moderator

    1. JORGE García Arroyo, Kagoshima Prefectural College

    The Origins of Melville’s Symbolism Regarding Spanish Catholicism: A Way of Describing Evil.


    2. TAKAHASHI Ai, Iwate University

    Melville's "Domestic" Stories: The Representation of Housewives in "I and My Chimney" and "The Apple-Tree Table"


    NAKAMURA Yoshio, Moderator

    3. SAITO Kazuha, Waseda University

    Henry James and the Ethics of Possession and Appreciation: Dramatic Effects in The Spoils of Poynton


    4. SAITO Sonoko, The University of Kitakyushu

    Archetypal Scenes of Reading and Writing in Henry James's Watch and Ward

Room # 4

NISHIGAUCHI Marumi, Moderator

1. KOBAYASHI Ayumi, Kyoto University (Graduate)

White-painted Structures: Nature and Urbanization in Jean Toomer’s Cane


NAGASAWA Tadashi, Moderator

2. GÜNTHER Dierk, Tokushima University

Author Collaborations and Fan Exchanges in the American Pulps of the 1930s


SODA Hiroaki, Moderator

3. KAYABA Chiaki, Rikkyo University (Graduate)

Inadequate Compensation: An Analysis of the Plantation System of the South in Go Down, Moses


4. SHIGESAKO Kazumi, Hijiyama University

William Faulkner's Narrative Technique: The Distinctive Third-Person Narrator in Requiem for a Nun

Room # 5

    HATOOKA Keita, Moderator

    1. OGURA Eiji, Osaka University (Graduate)

    An Over-Story, or a Story Is Over: The Changing Interpretations of Richard Powers’s The Overstory


    OZONO Hiroshi, Moderator

    2. FUJIKURA Hitomi, Juntendo University

    Male Whore’s Prayer: Truman Capote’s Answered Prayers


    SUGIYAMA Naoko, Moderator

    3. NAGAO Mayuki, Osaka University (Graduate)

    Playing in the Dark Ecology: Toni Morrison’s Environmental Thinking in God Help the Child


    WATANABE Momoko, Moderator

    4. UESUGI Yuko, National Institute of Technology, Kure College

    Exploring the Real Face and False Masks of Sylvia Plath: Crossing the Poems and the Letters

Room # 6

    TOKO Koji, Moderator

    1. KUWAHARA Takuya, Osaka University (Graduate)

    Fiction and Facts in Aleksandar Hemon’s The Lazarus Project


    KAZAHAYA Yuka, Moderator

    2. HIRANO Mariko, Osaka Jogakuin College

    Marginalized Hawaii: Problems of Retelling Hawaiian Myths and Legends in Children’s Literature


    YOSHIDA Mitsu, Moderator

    3. LARSON Michael, University of Tsukuba

    Dystopia and Utopia: The Anticipatory Consciousness of Despair in Karen Tei Yamashita's Through the Arc of the Rain Forest


    4. ASO Takashi, Waseda University

    A Transborder Narrative of “Little Saigon”: A "Vietnamese America” Portrayed by A Post-1.5 Generation French Vietnamese Graphic Novelist


Room # 7

    OKAMOTO Tasuke, Moderator

    1. TADOKORO Akari, Osaka University (Graduate)

    Creating Venus on Stage: Reconstructing the Fragments in Suzan-Lori Parks’s Venus


    2. ANADA Rie, Osaka University (Graduate)

    Honeymoon Period for the 45th President Dramatized by Parks: Suzan-Lori Parks’s 100 Plays for the First Hundred Days


    HARA Eriko, Moderator

    3. NISHIMURA Ruriko, Osaka University (Graduate)

    Interspecies Communication in Seascape: Animality, Femininity, and Humanity


    4. No Session

Room # 8

    1. No Session


    2. No Session


    KISHI Masayuki, Moderator

    3. MINATO Keiji, Matsuyama University

    Who is the “King of the World”?: A Critical Rereading of the American Dream in Songs for a New World


    4. UCHINO Tadashi, Gakushuin Women's College

    Interrogating Sam Shepard's "Late Style"

Day 2 (October 6, 2019)


 11:55 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

 The Saul Bellow Society of Japan

Capturing the public imagination in reading Saul Bellow: Let’s read him with other writers such as Isaac Rosenfeld, Grace Paley, Paul Auster, and Shusaku Endo

                            Moderator and Panelist: SUZUKI Motoko (Shizuoka University of Art and Culture)

                            Panelists: SAKANO Akiko (Senshu University)

                                           DAIKUHARA Chinami (University of Toyama)

                                           AIHARA Yuko (Musashino Art University)


 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

 I ALSJ Kansai Branch

The Long Shadow of the Showa Era: The Post-War Experiences and the Persistent Presence of the South in American Literary Studies in Japan

                          Moderator and Panelist: KANAZAWA Satoshi (Kyoto Women's University)

                          Panelists: DEGUCHI Natsumi (Kyoto Prefectural University)

                                         IKESUE Yoko (Kansai Gaidai University)

                                         YAMANE Ryoichi (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

 II ALSJ Tohoku Branch

Forgotten (Dis)Continuity: Post-War North American Literature and the Proletarian Movement

                           Moderator and Panelist: MURAKAMI Akira (Akita University)

                           Panelists: KIHARA Kenji (Shirayuri University)

                                          HIRANUMA Kimiko (Nagoya College)

                                          CHIBA Yohei (Chukyo University)