(July 31, Pre-registration Required) IGS Seminar “The Anthropology of Hope and Futurity”

IGS Seminar will be held as follows.

■ Date and time : Wednesday, July 31st 2019, 16:20-17:50
■ Venue: K203 lecture room, School of Integrated Arts and Sciences
■ Lecture title : The Anthropology of Hope and Futurity
■ Lecturer : Dr. Hirokazu MIYAZAKI, Kay Davis Professor, Professor of Anthropology, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University, USA and Professor (Special Appointment), Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Hiroshima University
■ Language : English
■ Online registration : https://forms.gle/kvjMJXsQdbG4TULy5 (Register online by July 26th)
■ Abstract : What is hope? How is it different from optimism? How is it related to knowledge, doubt and fear? How does it address the past, the present and the future? The lecture investigates these questions through an ethnographically informed analysis of two recent Japanese novels - Tawada Yoko’s “The Emissary” (2014) and Seirai Yuichi’s “Fake Comedy”(2018).