Professor Eiji Sekine will discuss Haruki Murakami and his persistent dialogues with the mystery of humanity (11/8)

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY - On November 8th at 5:30pm  in Taylor Hall, Room 203, Professor Eiji Sekine will discuss how and why Murakami persistently dialogues with the mystery intrinsic, in particular, to the individual and collective memories of human histories and mythologies.

Murakami Haruki’s adventurous fiction consists, in always the same manner, of his protagonist’s journey from his contemporary reality to the realm of the mysterious and surreal. By reading his major fiction, from Wild Sheep Chase to Killing Commendatore, Professor Eiji Sekine will discuss Murakami and his persistent dialogues with the mystery of humanity.

Eiji Sekine is a Professor Emeritus of Japanese literature at Purdue University. He taught Japanese literature and film at Purdue and several other universities in the States and Japan. His publications, both in English and Japanese, deal with literature from Edo through contemporary, by discussing works of a wide range of authors (such as, Ihara Saikaku, Tanizaki Jun’ichirō, Akutagawa Ryūnosuke, Edogawa Rampo, Yoshiyuki Jun’nosuke, Yasuoka Shōtarō, Murakami Haruki, and many others).

Sponsored by Chinese and Japanese Department and Co-sponsored by The Office of the Dean of the Faculty, Asian Studies Program and English Department.

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Posted by Office of Communications Wednesday, October 24, 2018