Institute for World Literature in Tokyo, Summer 2018: Applications now open through February 1st!
November 1, 2017
The 8th session of the Institute for World Literature will take place at the University of Tokyo at the beautiful Hongo Campus from July 2 through July 26, 2018.
Our distinguished seminar leaders include Christopher Bush (Northwestern U), Pheng Cheah (University of California at Berkeley), David Damrosch (Harvard U), Wiebke Denecke (Boston U), Ursula Heise (UCLA), Mitsuyoshi Numano (U of Tokyo), Katharina Piechocki (Harvard U), Jing Tsu (Yale U), Delia Ungureanu (U of Bucharest), Zhang Longxi (City U of Hong Kong). We've secured 40 inexpensive places at several hostels and hotels that will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. We expect to have 55 more places in an inexpensive hotel due to open in May 2018.
Our program includes also several plenary lectures offered by our faculty. Our 2018 guests are all noteworthy figures who have made major contributions to world literature, including the bilingual writer Yoko Tawada and the Seoul-based web artists Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries.
Next to seminars and guest lectures, our program includes panels on publishing and the job market, as well as colloquia for our participants to share their work and receive feedback from their peers.
Information on the seminars offered, the colloquia, transportation to and accommodation in Tokyo, library resources, outings, and many other useful things can be found on our website: