Lecture: Shōjo Girls

You are cordially invited to a lecture:

Shōjo Girls/Ladies/Gag and More: Japanese Manga Comics Looks at the 11th Century Tale of Genji

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010 4 p.m.
PL-4005
Presenter: Lynne K. Miyake

Lynne K. Miyake, professor of Japanese in the Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies at Pomona College, received her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, where she specialized in 11th-century Heian prose narratives. Her work in narratology, gender and women’s studies informs her exploration of manga versions of the Tale of Genji, an 11th-century classical tale about a wonderfully elegant romantic hero and his progeny. Her talk will introduce a few of these graphic novels and examine their richness, their special vision and their contemporary “take” on the beloved tale.

This event is sponsored by the CSUSB English Department, John M. Pfau Library, the College of Arts & Letters, and the University Diversity Committee.

Questions? please contact: Dr. Joe S. Sanders 909-537-5856 or joess@csusb.edu

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