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Thursday, January 17

Meppi Japan Lecture Series
Beyond Haiku: Japanese Poetry In Time and Art
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Elizabeth Oyler
Alphabet City Word Cellar, 40 W North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, 15212
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center

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.