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722. Faces, Masks, Maps: World Literature and the Russo-Japanese War

Sunday, 8 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Ravenna C, Sheraton

A special session

Presiding: Steven Lee, Univ. of California, Berkeley

1. "The Masked Boy as Geisha: The Rise of Japonisme in Russian Decadence," Katy Sosnak, Univ. of California, Berkeley

2. "Behind the Japanese Smile: Natsume Sōseki's Kusamakura and Anglo-American Depth Psychology," Andrew Way Leong, Northwestern Univ.

3. "Hypnotic Faces and Counterfeit Maps: The Political Economy of Vision and Diplomacy in Zeng Pu's Flowers in a Sea of Retribution," Roy Chan, Coll. of William and Mary

Responding: Steven Lee

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  • Genre, Theory, Method – Cultural Studies, Folklore, and Popular Culture

  • Comparative Literature – Twentieth and Twenty-First Century

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