Kazuo Ishiguro: New Perspectives (15th November 2014)

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The University of Tokyo (Komaba)

This is the first international conference on Kazuo Ishiguro's works to be hosted in Japan.

32 years have passed since his debut as the author of A Pale View of Hills in 1982. We are in need of assessment and evaluation of his works and achievements from fresh perspectives. The conference calls for papers on any aspect of Kazuo Ishiguro and his works and invites scholars from the world to reassess their significance in the context of contemporary literature and culture.

Possible topics include, but are surely not limited to:

Ishiguro and Posthumanist Ethics
Postmodern Pastiche in Ishiguro
Ishiguro and the Status of the Artist in Consumer Society
Never Let Me Go in the Context of Contemporary Science Fiction
Ishiguro and Haruki Murakami
Ishiguro and Yasujiro Ozu's Films
Ishiguro in the Eye of Adorno
Ishiguro and the Trauma of the A-bomb Attack
When We Were Orphans and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

Please submit 250-word abstracts for 20 minute papers and short bios to

ishiguroconference@gmail.com by 31 May 2014.

This conference is organized by Yoshiki Tajiri, Kaz Oishi and Masaaki Takeda.

Queries and Contact: ishiguroconference@gmail.com

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