Final programme (March, 2017)


9:40-10:10 Registration & Tea

10:10-11:10 Introduction & Keynote Lecture 1: Vanessa Joosen (University of Antwerp) (Chair: Mayako Murai) @Room 3
Re-Orienting the Fairy Tale, Revising Age?

11:20-12:50 Panel 1: The Politics of Wonder (Chair: Murai) @ Room 3

1. Lewis C. Seifert (Brown University)
Dis-Orienting Wonder: Tahar Ben Jelloun Rewrites Charles Perrault
2. Ku‘ualoha ho‘omanawanui (University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa)
Mo‘olelo Kamaha‘o 2.0: The Art and Politics of the Modern Hawaiian Wonder Tale
3. Danielle Wood (University of Tasmania)
Australia’s Problem with “Once Upon a Time”

12:50-13:50 Lunch

13:50-15:40 Parallel Panels 2A/B
Panel 2A: Female Shape-Shifters in Japanese Tales (Chair: Daniela Kato) @ Room 3

1. Barbara Hartley (University of Tasmania)
Shape-shifting, Foxes and Cultural Production in Modern Japan
2. Emerald L King (Victoria University of Wellington)
Stepping Out of the Parlour—Spider Women in Japanese Myth, Manga, and Literature
3. Masafumi Monden (University of Sydney/University of Tokyo)
Magical Bird Maidens: Reconsidering Romantic Fairy-Tales in Japanese Popular Culture
4. Lucy Fraser (University of Queensland)
Ogawa Yoko’s Ant-Nest Alice: Girl-Animal Fairy Tale Transformations in Japan 

Panel 2B: Fairy Tales and Real Life (Chair: Murai) @ Room 4

1. Carmen Sǎpunaru Tămaș (Kobe University)
Who Wants to Live Forever?: The Myth of the Rejection of Immortality
2. Natsumi Ikoma (International Christian University)
Monstrous Marionette: The Introspective (Japanese) Fairy Tale of Angela Carter
3. Asako Nobuoka (Toyo University)
I’ll Eat You Up!: Fairy Tales and Cultural Backgrounds of Adult Readers’ Anxiety about “Cruelty”
4. Mayako Murai (Kanagawa University)
(De)Formed and Abandoned: Seizo Tashima’s Installation Based on “The Little Mermaid” in a Former Dormitory for People with Hansen’s Disease

15:40-16:00 Tea Break

16:00-17:30 Panel 3: Tales of the Non-Human (Chair: Luciana Cardi) @ Room 3

1. Daniela Kato (Kyoto Institute of Technology)
Vegetable Transmutations: Rethinking Sexual and Ecological Entanglements in the Contemporary Fairy Tale
2. Lizanne Henderson (University of Glasgow)
Bear Tales: Ways of Seeing Polar Bears
3. Laura Imai Messina (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
Shoes and Typewriters: Fairy-tale Oriented Analysis of Magical Objects in Ogawa Yoko’s Works

17:40-18:40 Keynote Lecture 2: Hatsue Nakawaki (writer/storyteller) (Chair/Interpreter: Murai) @ Room 3
Japanese Heroine Tales: Storytelling, with Some Thoughts on Its Significance in Contemporary Society

19:10 We will leave the conference venue for the reception

19:30-21:30 Welcome Reception @ Sennoniwa HANARE, 4th floor of Sakuragicho Washington Hotel


9:40-9:50 Tea

9:50-11:20 Parallel Panels 4A/B
Panel 4A: The Many Faces of the Snow Queen (Chair: Murai) @ Room 3

1. Auba Llompart and Lydia Brugué (Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya)
The Snow Queer?: Love and Desire in Walt Disney’s Frozen
2. Alexandra Gushurst-Moore (University of Oxford)
White Witches: Women, Weather, and Wonder in the Stories of Hans Christian Andersen, C. S. Lewis, and Lafcadio Hearn
3. Katsuhiko Suganuma (University of Tasmania)
When Princess(es) Will Sing: Girls Rock and Equivocal Feminine Voice 

Panel 4B: Fairy-Tale Films across Cultures (Chair: Natsumi Ikoma) @ Room 4

1. Michael Brodski (University of Mainz)
Child Protagonists as Critical Signifiers of Fairy Tale Tropes in Transnational Contemporary Cinema
2. Aleksandra Szugajew (University of Warsaw)
Adults Reclaiming Fairy Tales through Cinema: Popular Fairy Tale Movie Adaptations from the Past Decade
3. Nieves Moreno (Autonomous University of Madrid)
Trespassing the Boundaries of Folktales: Pablo Berger’s Silent Film Snow White

11:30-13:00 Panel 5: Intermedial Possibilities (Chair: Cardi) @ Room 3

1. Lina Iordanaki (University of Cambridge)
Silent Red Riding Hood: The Classic Fairy-Tale Retold through the Power of Illustration and the Absence of Words
2. Shuli Barzilai (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Who’s Afraid of Derrida & Co.? Modern Literary Theory Meets Three Little Pigs in the Classroom
3. Sadhana Naithani (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
When Story Becomes Space and Time

13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-15:50 Panel 6: East-West Hybridisation (Chair: Murai) @ Room 3

1. Roxane Hughes (University of Lausanne)
From China to America: Ai-Ling Louie’s Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China and Its TV Adaptation
2. Emma Whatman (Deakin University)
“A Girl. A Machine. A Freak”: Feminism, Cyborg Subjectivity and Fairy-Tale Adaptation in Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles
3. Alina-Elena Anton (Kobe University)
“You Know You Can Change the Story”: Weaving the Fairytale in Japanese Canadian Fiction
4. Luciana Cardi (Osaka University)
Cross-Cultural Folktales: Japanese “Fox Wives” in Contemporary American Narratives

15:50-16:10 Tea Break

16:10-17:10 Keynote Lecture 3: Cristina Bacchilega (University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa) (Chair: Cardi) @ Room 3
Fairy Tales in Site: Wonders of Disorientation, Challenges of Re-Orientation

17:10-17:20 Conclusion (Cardi and Murai)

18:00 We will leave the conference venue for the dinner cruise

18:30-21.00 Yakatabune (traditional Japanese boat) Dinner Cruise (optional)