February 2015 Archives

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Center for Gender Studies Panel Discussion
Let's talk about Parenting on Campus #04

Date: 27th, January 2015(Tue) 1:50a.m.-3:00p.m.

Place: 347, ERB-I, International Christian University

Coordinator: Natsumi IKOMA (Director, Center for Gender Studies)

Fee: Free, No Appointment Necessary

Language: Japanese/English

Do you think universities have nothing to do with parenting? Our university, ICU, is supported by a number of people who have children such as students, lecturers, and staff. What kind of institutions and facilities are needed for parents to concentrate on their studies and work on campus and for their children to grow up healthy?
While we share our various experiences and ideas with each other, we will get closer to our goal of making this university a place in which both parents and children can learn and grow. We also welcome both parents and those who wish become parents while working in future! Let's enjoy tea and confections and have a chat about parenting.

* ICU Nursing Room is now accepting user applications.
More information is available at the CGS upon request.

YoRAP 2015 Research Presentation
Idealization of Mother: Case Studies in Japanese Literature

Time and Date:
February 14th, 2015 (Sat), 13:00-16:00

ICU Alumni House, 2nd Floor Lounge

English (No Simultaneous Interpretation)

Participation Fee:
Free, No Reservation Necessary

Natsumi IKOMA (Senior Associate Professor, ICU / Director, CGS)
"To Miss the Missing Mother: Absence of Real Mothers in Japanese Literature by Male Authors"

Juliana BURITICA ALZATE (Doctoral Candidate, ICU)
"Nearer to or Farther from the Idealized Mother: Portrayals of Motherhood by Japanese Women Writers"

Lindsay R. MORRISON (Doctoral Candidate, ICU / Research Institute Assistant, CGS)
"In Search of What Is Real: the Role of Nature in Japanese Literature on the Mother and Home"

Event Details:
This panel will examine representations of motherhood in Japanese literary works from the modern period to contemporary times. In doing so, the panel will primarily explore how the male gaze idealizes motherhood in its memory or absence, and how the female gaze instead resists and subverts this ideal. The shared premise underlying the presentations is that the idealized representation of motherhood needs to be revised from critical and gender perspectives.