Lafcadio Hearn’s ‘Celtic Lullaby’ and the Resonance of Irish Aesthetics: From his Essay ”By the Japanese Sea”

Thursday, 14 September 2017

The UCD Humanities Institute welcomes Professor Hideki Kuwajimawho will give a lecture entitled:

Lafcadio Hearn’s ‘Celtic Lullaby’ and the Resonance of Irish Aesthetics: From his Essay ”By the Japanese Sea”

on Thursday 14 September 2017

at 2pm

in the Humanities Institute seminar room (H204)

Prof. Kuwajima holds a BA in aesthetics and literary science at Osaka University, an MA in art science at Osaka University, and a PhD on Edmund Burke’s Aesthetics and his Irish Background from Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University. He was a Visiting Research Associate on Irish History at Trinity College, Dublin (April 2011- March 2012). From February 2016, he is full Professor, teaching aesthetics and culture philosophy at the Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University, and also serving as the Director of International Exchange Affairs at the School level from April 2016. He is an editorial board member of several Japanese academic societies (e.g. the Japan-Ireland Society, the Japanese Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies). He published two books concerning aesthetics: Sukō no Bigaku (Aesthetics of the Sublime), Tokyo: Kodansha, May 2008, and Sei to Shi no Keruto Bigaku: Airurando Eiga ni yomu Yōroppa bunka no Kosou (Aesthetics of the Irishness: Analysing Four Irish Cinemas and the Old ‘Celtic’ Layer in Europe), Tokyo: Hōsei University Press, September, 2016. He is the recipient of the 14th Shigenobu Kimura Award from Japanese Society for the Ethno-Arts, April 2017 for the second book mentioned above.