“When ‘Monogatari’ Take Their First Breath: Insights Gleaned from My Writing Process”
The word “monogatari,” which in Japanese literally means “the telling of things,” encompasses everything from myths, legends and oral traditions to modern novels and children’s literature.
When the seed of a “monogatari” quickens inside oneself, something other than a usual thought process is involved. Using examples from her own writing process, Professor Uehashi will share her observations concerning the mysterious experience of how “monogatari” come to life.
Professor Uehashi will be joined by her translator, Cathy Hirano.
The Tetsuo Najita Distinguished Lecture series was launched in 2007 by the CEAS Committee on Japanese Studies to honor the legacy of Tetsuo Najita, Robert S. Ingersoll Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of History and of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, and his contribution to the university during his long career.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
For more information on this series, visit the CEAS website.
This event is co-sponsored by the UChicago Center for East Asian Studies and the International House Global Voices Program.