November 2015 Archives


Date & Time:
November 9th (Mon) 6:00p.m. - 8:30p.m.

Coming in the middle or leaving early are both OK.
No entrance fee; no reservation necessary(but we accept donations towards tea and snacks!).

Center for Gender Studies(CGS)
ERB-I 301

Everyone, Let's Do a Fashion*Check!

Maybe there are clothes you actually want to wear. Or maybe there are clothes you absolutely don't want to wear. Maybe you feel uncomfortable having "femininity" or "masculinity" determined by clothes...etc. This month, let's gather together to talk about clothes, hair, makeup, and everything else related to fashion from a gender and sexuality perspective.

We'll enjoy tea and coffee and snacks as we talk about gender and sexuality in a relaxed atmosphere. Worries we've discussed before include:

"I might be attracted to people of the same sex as me"
"I might be attracted to both men and women"
"I have no interest in romance"
"I have a woman's body, but I want to be seen as a man"
"I have a man's body, but I want to be seen as a woman"
"I don't want others to determine my gender for me"
"I don't want to put a label on my sexual identity."

Besides these examples, if you have something else in mind and want to talk it over, please feel free to bring it up. With beverages and snacks prepared, we are waiting for you to come chat with us!

(Coordinators: Lindsay Morrison / Kato Yuji)

Center for Gender Studies / Institute for the Study of Christianity and Culture Joint Symposium
Fairy Tales - Their Legacy and Transformation: Gender, Sexuality, and Comparative Literature

7th November (Sat) 2015 13:00-18:00
Doors Open 12:30 / Includes Intermission

H-116, International Christian University


Free, No Appointment Nessesary

13:00-14:00 Key Note
Mayako MURAI (Professor, Kanagawa University)

Konoike Tomoko's Wolf Girls in the Woods: Contemporary Japanese Fairy-Tale Adaptations in Conversation with the West

14:00-16:00 Presentations
Lindsay R. Morrison

Doctoral Candidate, ICU / Research Institute Assistant, CGS
O Mother, Where Art Thou?: Motif of Disappearing Women in Japanese Mythology

Christopher E. J. SIMONS
Senior Associate Professor, ICU
Foot-Loose and Fancy-Free: Song and Dance as Representations of Gender and Sexuality in Shakespeare's Fairy Plays

Daniela KATO
Associate Professor, Hiroshima Jogakuin University
"By the side of the beast": Animal Iconography and Iconoclasm in the Work of Paula Rego

Natsumi IKOMA
Senior Associate Professor, ICU / Director, CGS
Wolves and Witches: Sexual Outcasts in Angela Carter's Fairy Tales

16:00-18:00 Round Table
Moderator: Natsumi IKOMA

Mysterious existences wander about the world of fairy tales. This symposium analyzes these motifs in literature and art, through the perspectives of gender and sexuality.