Prof. Jane Thrailkill is embarking on a lecture tour in Japan, which has a vibrant community of scholars who study nineteenth-century American literature. Her first stop is Kagoshima University, which is hosting the annual meeting of the American Literature Society of Japan.
In Kagoshima City, Jane will deliver two talks. The first, a keynote entitled "Strange Bedfellows? American Literature and Neuroscience," will be followed by a panel discussion and Q & A with local scholars. While in Kagoshima she will also present a lecture on her work in Health Humanities to an interdisciplinary group of researchers and students across the university.
Dr. Thrailkill will then travel by bullet train to Kobe, Kyoto, and Tokyo to deliver talks based on her current book project on the eccentric and brilliant siblings of a famous nineteenth-century American family: Alice, William, and Henry James.
She will be hosted by scholars at at Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, Ritsumeikan University, and Rikkyo University. The attached flyer announces her talk while in Kobe, a lecture that will focus on Henry James's famous tale "The Turn of the Screw."
Funding for Dr. Thrailkill's lecture tour has been generously provided by the Japanese universities, with support from Carolina Asia Center, UNC 's Center for Global Initiatives, the Institute for the Arts and Humanities' Schwab Opportunity Fund, and Department of English and Comparative University.