10th International Conference - Tokyo 2015

June 25-29, 2015 - Photos by Naochika Takao and Dennis Berthold
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  • Opening remarks: Samuel Otter with Takayuki Tatsumi (left), Arimichi Makino (behind Tatsumi), and Ken Sekine, the Dean the Faculty of Letters at Keio.
  • The Final Gathering: Clearly, the Tenth International Melville Conference was an event for all ages. We are listening to John Bryant read from his Melville biography in progress.
  • A moment of repose - Maki Sadahiro (Meiji Gakuin) takes her time off at the table.
  • After the lecture - akayuki Tatsumi introduces prestigious Japanese commentators, Ryuta Imafuku (Tokyo U of Foreign Studies), Rie Makino (Nihon), Keijiro Suga (Meiji), with Karen Tei Yamashita (from left to right).
  • The participants pose in from of the Perry memorial. The rock plate says
  • Martin Kevorkian, University of Texas, illustrates the energy and interest that drove so many of our discussions.
  • Caitlin Smith, a graduate student at Notre Dame, explains Clarel to Tony McGowan, our Executive Director.
  • After the comment session - Keijiro Suga, Rie Makino, Karen Tei Yamashita, Ryuta Imafuku, and Takayuki Tatsumi pose for the camera.
  • Session 6B:
  • Having a good time? Chris Edison (left), with Erin Pearson and Kevin Riordan, prepare for the hard days ahead.
  • Two Reliable Assistants: Ayumi Fujiwara (left) and Erika Kato were always ready to help with IT, directions, translations, and myriad other necessities during the entire conference. Thanks to them and the rest of the staff everything worked!
  • Session 1B:
  • Germany meets Wisconsin. Martina Pfeiler of Technical University of Dortmund and Don Dingledine of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh share a smile after another stimulating round of papers.
  • Wyn Kelley (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) thinking about her presentation on the
  • A riveting discussion: Jennifer Greiman is intent on Dawn Coleman's question at an early session of the conference.
  • A typical audience at the larger hall
  • Kamakura Excursion - John Bryant enjoys the view and ruminates before the rock garden.
  • Joel Pfister and Jeanine DeLombard listen to a question from the audience. Discussions were frequent, rich, and probing, making our panelists think long and hard, as you can see. Roundtable #2,
  • John Bryant listens carefully to a question after presenting
  • Session 10A:
 
Opening remarks: Samuel Otter with Takayuki Tatsumi (left), Arimichi Makino (behind Tatsumi), and Ken Sekine, the Dean the Faculty of Letters at Keio.
 
 
The Final Gathering: Clearly, the Tenth International Melville Conference was an event for all ages. We are listening to John Bryant read from his Melville biography in progress.
 
 
A moment of repose - Maki Sadahiro (Meiji Gakuin) takes her time off at the table.
 
 
After the lecture - akayuki Tatsumi introduces prestigious Japanese commentators, Ryuta Imafuku (Tokyo U of Foreign Studies), Rie Makino (Nihon), Keijiro Suga (Meiji), with Karen Tei Yamashita (from left to right).
 
 
The participants pose in from of the Perry memorial. The rock plate says "In memory of the landing of Commodore Perry, the United States Naval officer."
 
 
Martin Kevorkian, University of Texas, illustrates the energy and interest that drove so many of our discussions.
 
 
Caitlin Smith, a graduate student at Notre Dame, explains Clarel to Tony McGowan, our Executive Director.
 
 
After the comment session - Keijiro Suga, Rie Makino, Karen Tei Yamashita, Ryuta Imafuku, and Takayuki Tatsumi pose for the camera.
 
 
Session 6B: "Transpacific Studies." Etsuko Taketani of Tsukuba University takes her job moderating the panel seriously. This is one reason we had time for so many post-panel discussions. Thank you, Etsuko!
 
 
Having a good time? Chris Edison (left), with Erin Pearson and Kevin Riordan, prepare for the hard days ahead.
 
 
Two Reliable Assistants: Ayumi Fujiwara (left) and Erika Kato were always ready to help with IT, directions, translations, and myriad other necessities during the entire conference. Thanks to them and the rest of the staff everything worked!
 
 
Session 1B: "Moby-Dick, Pierre, and Philosophy": Eitetsu Sasaki of Momoyama Gakuin University as he presents his paper on "Messianic Others in Pierre" at the first session of the conference.
 
 
Germany meets Wisconsin. Martina Pfeiler of Technical University of Dortmund and Don Dingledine of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh share a smile after another stimulating round of papers.
 
 
Wyn Kelley (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) thinking about her presentation on the "'Implacable Sea': Melville and the Posthuman Gaze" at Session 7A: "The Posthuman and Monsters."
 
 
A riveting discussion: Jennifer Greiman is intent on Dawn Coleman's question at an early session of the conference.
 
 
A typical audience at the larger hall
 
 
Kamakura Excursion - John Bryant enjoys the view and ruminates before the rock garden.
 
 
Joel Pfister and Jeanine DeLombard listen to a question from the audience. Discussions were frequent, rich, and probing, making our panelists think long and hard, as you can see. Roundtable #2, "Rethinking the Local and the Global in Pierre."
 
 
John Bryant listens carefully to a question after presenting "Translating the Translated: Imagining a Digital Tool for Studying the Critical Act of Translation" at Session 5A: "Translation."
 
 
Session 10A: "Melville and the Visual Arts." Robert K. Wallace of Northern Kentucky University explains how he inspired students to create visual representations of Moby-Dick and then exhibited their work in New Bedford, Northern Kentucky, Kitakyushu Japa