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Janet Walker - Guest Researcher at Graduate School of Literary Studies of the Free University Berlin

Professor Janet Walker has been invited to be a Guest Researcher at the recently founded Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies of the Free University Berlin from May 16 to July 9, 2010. While in residence at FSGS, she will pursue her own research, which will issue in a public lecture entitled "The Imperial I/Eye: Travel and Identity in Shiga Naoya's Novel An'ya koro (A Dark Night's Passing, 1912-1937)." She will also conduct a mini-course of 1 1/2 days for graduate students, who are writing essentially Comparative Literature dissertations, on Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak and Ranajit Guha's subaltern theories in relation to the short story of the contemporary Bengali writer Mahasweta Devi entitled "Draupadi." In addition, she will join faculty members of the East Asian Institute in participating in a workshop on translation, presenting a paper on the transculturation of the novel form in Meiji-period (1868-1912) Japan.