Friday, 29 December
595. Premodern Japanese Comedic Techniques: Across Cultures and Genres
7:15–8:30 p.m., Congress C, Loews
Program arranged by the Division on East Asian Languages and Literatures to 1900
Presiding: Robert Khan, Univ. of London, School of Oriental and African Studies
1. “Social Inversion in Kyogen Plays and the Western Tradition,” Timothy Moore, Univ. of Texas, Austin
2. “Comedy, Death, and the Grotesque in Kabuki,” Alan Cummings, Univ. of London, School of Oriental and African Studies
3. “The Popularity of Kyogen and Shakespeare,” Frances Causer, Seijo Univ.