Luncheon to look at Japanese literature

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- At 12:30 p.m. Sept. 16, Michael Bourdaghs, professor of modern Japanese literature and chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago, will present “Theorizing Literature from Japan, 1907,” in Room 102 of the Kern Building.

This event is a part of the Comparative Literature Luncheon lecture series, a weekly, informal lunchtime gathering of students, faculty and other members of the University community. Each week the event begins at 12:15 p.m. – participants are encouraged to bring lunch; coffee and tea are provided free-of-charge. At 12:30 p.m. there will be a 20-minute presentation, by a visitor or a local speaker, on a topic related to any humanities discipline. All students, faculty, colleagues and friends are welcome.  Jon Abel ( and Shuang Shen ( are coordinators for the series. For a full list of Comparative Literature lunches visit

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Last Updated January 09, 2015