NEWS FROM THE THOMAS HARDY SOCIETY OF JAPAN

Organized by President Norimitsu Ayuzawa (Prof. at Tokyo Women's Christian University)

Submitted by Sumiko Inoue (TTHA VP)

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The 47th Annual Meeting of the Thomas Hardy Society of Japan at Seinan Gakuin University, Fukuoka invited by Ass. Prof. Yukio Kaneko. October 30, 2004

 

I. Welcome Address by Prof. Hidemitsu Yasukochi (Dean of the Department of Literature, Seinan Gakuin University)

 

IIa. Two research papers were read chaired by Yumiko Hirono (Ass. Prof. at Kyoto University)

 i.  "Men's Eyes and Women's eyes in Far from the Madding Crowd", by Noriko Yano (Lecturer at Yamaguchi University)

 ii. "The Influence of the City in Thomas Hardy's Work-Especially in The Return of the Native and Jude the Obscure", by Kayoko Tsutsui (Lecturer at Osaka City University)

 

IIb. Two research papers were read chaired by Kiyoto Shiotani (Prof. at Gakushuin University)

 i  "Passion and Its Damaging Power in Far from the Madding Crowd" by Ya Chen (Lecturer at Brighton College)

 ii. "Text is Fate: Spirits as Having an Ancient Mariner's Role in Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge" by Jun Suzuki (Graduate student at Tohoku University)

 

III. Business Meeting was held chaired by Kyoko Nagamatsu (Prof. at Chuo University).

  Seventy members participated in the business meeting. It was decided that the 48th Annual Meeting will be convened at Tokyo University of Science invited by Yukimitsu Namiki (Ass. Prof. at Tokyo University of Science )

 

IV. A Report was read by Suguru Fukasawa (Prof. at Chuo University)

  “The 16th International Thomas Hardy Conference: A Report”

 

V. Two research papers were read chaired by Akira Tamai (Prof. at Osaka University)

 i. "Representations of Stonehenge in Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Fanny Burney's The Wanderer" by Hidetada Mukai (Ass. Prof. at Matsuyama University)

 ii. "The Representation of Cousin Relationships in Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure" by Tomomi Nagatomi (Ass. Prof. at Sophia University)

 

VI. The Symposium: Title: "The 'Englishness' We See in Thomas Hardy's Literature" chaired by Hiroyuki Ide (Prof. Emeritus at Tokyo Metropolitan University)

 i. "Thomas Hardy and 'English Humour'" by Hiroyuki Ide (Prof. Emeritus at Tokyo Metropolitan University)

 ii. "Time in Hardy's Narrative; Peculiarity of His Plots, with Particular Reference to The Well-Beloved" by Akira Sano (Prof. at Musashi University)

 iii. "After Tess: The 'Englishness' in accepting single mothers" by Yoriko Iwata (Prof. at Chukyo University)

 iv. "Assimilation and Antipathy in the Relationship between Hardy's Text and Helen Paterson Allingham's Illustrations in Far from the Madding Crowd" by Takako Kihara (Ass. Prof. at Nagoya Women's University)

 

VII. Closing Address by Suguru Fukasawa (Prof. at Chuo University and Executive Adviser of the Thomas Hardy Society of Japan)

 

 


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