Section 2: Japanese and Korean Studies: Culture and Literature

Date & Time: Thursday, 7.04.2016; 14.00–18.00

Location: University Main Building, room 128

Moderators: Jinseok Seo (University of Latvia, Riga), Maret Nukke (Tallinn University, Estonia)

Participants and papers (click on the title for an abstract):

Part 1 (14.00–15.40):

  1. Adam Bednarczyk (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland) “Geopoetics as a New Approach to Japanese Medieval Travel Accounts (kikō)”
  2. Maret Nukke (Tallinn University, Estonia) “The Structure of Japanese Kawaii Aesthetics: An Attempt of Definition Through the Concepts of iki and kitsch”
  3. Jungran Park (University of Tartu, Estonia) “North Korean Residents’ Viewing of South Korean Video Productions: The Creation and Implications of “Subculture””

Part 2 (16.00–18.00):

  1. Agnese Hajima (University of Latvia, Riga) “The Humor of Fearful and Filthy in Japanese Art: The Hell Scenes”
  2. Margit Juurikas (Tallinn University, Estonia) “Death and Mourning in Post-Fukushima Literature”
  3. Jinseok Seo (University of Latvia, Riga) “The Vernacularity of Korean Shamanism in the Perspective of Korean Christianity”