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MEPPI Japan Lecture Series – Beyond Haiku: Japanese Poetry in Time and Art

  • Thursday, January 17, 2019
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Alphabet City Word Cellar, 40 W North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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  • Registration deadline is January 14, 2019

Matsuo Basho, the traveling poet.

Haiku, arguably Japan’s most recognized form of poetry, developed into the poetic form we know and love today through hundreds of years of evolution. Inseparably integrated with Japanese history, Haiku has a notable influence on Japanese poetry, art, and society.

Elizabeth Oyler is Associate Professor of pre-modern Japanese Literature at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research is motivated by a fascination with the way historical and cultural memory are represented in literature and performing arts from Japan’s medieval period, particularly the fifteenth century. She is currently working on a book-length study of Noh drama, specifically how the staging of a set of plays by early playwrights simultaneously codify and undermine spaces of the poetic and social landscapes of the early fifteenth-century.

Join the JASP for this free evening at the on January 17, 2019. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided.

Please register for this event at Alphabet City.
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Lecture Series Sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.

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