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Seven University of Missouri Students Receive the Gilman Scholarship – This is Happening!

Greetings & ようこそ It is my immense pleasure to welcome you to the airy, the eerie, the all-at-once sensual, hysterical, and downright phenomenal Floating World of East Asian literature Oh, but that’s not all we’re doing, we’ll venture across the foothills of Southern China, encountering wandering monks, greedy children, and blushing princes. We’ll see just how lethal […]

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9 Short Stories by Egyptian Women, in Translation

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Scribes and Sake: Kasa-Jizo (かなじぞ)

Reading fairytales within the origin language. Contextual agreements between time and place, emotions and aesthetics. We might localize our hearts out but truth be told we humans are too complex to translate. #japanese #japaneselanguage #folklore #fable

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Fast Times at Ilium: The Glorious Lives & Deaths Homer’s Iliad

Keeping with the dualistic nature of Epic literature to be a hero requires great tragedy. One must all at once bring and preserve life while taking it. Within this text, war is clearly demarcated as a symbol of achieving glory.

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The Grandeur of Ordinary Life: James Joyce on Literature About You, Me, And Everyone In Between

What. A. Quote! Now, here we have the a monolith in name, diction, style, form, class, you name it who’s greatest achievement is rekindling the fire of what makes a novel a novel, or bending, no, rewriting the rules of literature and yet despite all that here he is claiming that all he’s written is […]

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Book Announcement: Agents of World Renewal: The Rise of Yonaoshi Gods in Japan