116th Annual Conference - Bellingham, Washington
Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11, 2018

Theatricalities of Ethnographic Heritage

Session Chair: 
Maki Sadahiro, Meijigakuin University
Time: 
Session 7: Sunday 8:15 am – 9:45 am
Location: 
Miller Hall 115

Presenters/Papers:

  1. Mikayo Sakuma, Gakushuin Women's College
    Emerson’s lectures in U.S. and England provide us with an insight into making the American identity. His lecture hall is a theatre for the audience to witness the moment of making a shared identity. This paper considers how possible for Emerson to embrace the ethnographically-diversified audience in his lecture hall.  
  2. Eunhyoung Kim, Seoul National University
    This presentation examines how the founding ideal of the American civilization—John Winthrop’s vision of a “city upon a hill” based on Christian love and brotherhood—is appropriated as a devious mask behind which the three male characters in The Blithedale Romance vigorously pursue their self-interests.
  3. Yoshiko Uzawa, Keio University
    This paper examines Wallace Irwin’s Hashimura Togo columns. The column featuring an imaginary Japanese schoolboy started in 1907Ten years later, Togo was a household word. Mark Twain publicly appreciated Togo’s “Japanned” English, finding in it an ideal means to wreak havoc on all fronts. The paper demonstrates how Togo’s and Twain’s worlds overlapped in their strategic uses of yellowface, and how the gist of Togo’s columns went through a vital mutation in the silent film adaptation.
Session Cancelled: 
No