The Dickens Fellowship: Japan Branch

Annual General Meetings

2011 2012 2013 2014
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000


2014 Programme (Virtual Conference)

  • 11 October 2014
  • Aichi Prefectural University, Aichi

  • Programme

    • Opening Address & Annual Report (13:30-14:00)
      • Toru SASAKI (Kyoto University)

    • Short Paper Session (14:10-15:30)
      • Chair: Takashi NAKAMURA (Yamagata University)
        1. Yui NAKATSUMA (Tokyo Woman's Christian University), "Running away from the Domination of Printed Words: Oliver Twist in the Victorian Literary Culture"
        2. Tomoko HASHINO (Kansai Gaidai University), "Dickens and Collins over Pre-Raphaelitism and Aesthetic Issues"

    • Lectures(15:50-17:30)
      • Chair: Megumi ARAI (Sophia University)
        1. Takeshi TOTTORI (Tsukuba University), "Surprised by "Patent It" in "A Poor Man's Tale of a Patent""
        2. Nobumitsu, UKAI (Kyushu University), ""Indelibly Written": How Writing Is Written in Bleak House"

2013 Programme (Virtual Conference)

  • 19 October 2013
  • Seinan Gakuin University, Fukuoka

  • Programme

    • Opening Address & Annual Report (12:30-13:00)
      • Toru SASAKI (Kyoto University)

    • Short Lecture (13:00-13:30)
      • Chair: Sozo UMEMIYA (Waseda University)
      • Lecturer: Hiroaki SENBA, "With Dickens"

    • Joint Review(13:30-14:10)
      • Robert L. Patten, Charles Dickens and 'Boz': The Birth of the Industrial-Age Author (Cambridge University Press, 2012)
        • Reviewers
          • Ayako TANI (Fukuoka University)
          • Kotaro MURAKAMI (Kyoto University)

    • Symposium (14:30-17:00)
      • "A View of the East End: From Dickens to the fin de siècle"
        • Chair: Takanobu TANAKA
        • Panelist: Keiji KANAMEDA (Hiroshima University)
        • Panelist: Takanobu TANAKA (Osaka City University)
        • Panelist: Chieko ICHIKAWA (Ibaragi University)
        • Panelist: Takeshi AOKI (Meiji Gakuin University)

    • Special Guest Lecture(17:10-18:10)
      • Chair: Toru SASAKI (Kyoto University)
      • Guest Speaker: Dr Florian Schweizer, Director of the Charles Dickens Museum
      • "A Life in 12 Rooms - a virtual tour of Dickens's home in Doughty Street"

2012 Programme (Virtual Conference)

  • 20 October 2012
  • Tenri University, Nara 

  • Programme

    • Opening Address & Annual Report (13:00-13:40)
      • Toru SASAKI (Kyoto University)

    • Symposium Session (13:50-15:50)
      • "New Dickens Biographies: Bicentenary Points of View"
        • Chair: Takumi KATO (Meiji University)

        • Panelist: Tomoya WATANABE (Otani University)
          Claire Tomalin, Charles Dickens: A Life (Viking, 2011)

        • Panelist: Takumi KATO (Meiji University)
          Simon Callow, Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World (HarperPress, 2012)

        • Panelist: Keiko INOKUMA (Tokyo Medical and Dental University)
          Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Becoming Dickens: The Invention of a Novelist (Harvard UP, 2011)

    • A Bicentenary Trialogue(16:10-17:30)
      • "Personal Histories, Experiences and Observations on Dickens after 1970"
        • Chair: Eiichi HARA (Tokyo Woman's Christian University)

        • Kensuke UEKI (Hiroshima University)
        • Takao SAIJO (JDF Ex-President)
        • Masaie MATSUMURA (Otemae University)

2011 Programme (Virtual Conference)

  • 15 October 2011
  • Kyoto University, Kyoto 

  • Programme

    • Opening Address & Annual Report (13:00-13:40)
      • Eiichi HARA (Tokyo Woman's Christian University)

    • Lecture Session (13:45-14:45)
      • Chair: Eiichi HARA (Tokyo Woman's Christian University)

        Toru SASAKI Kyoto University)
        "On Great Expectations"

    • Symposium Session (15:00-17:30)
      • Chair: Mitsuharu MATSUOKA (Nagoya University)

      • Panelist: Mitsuharu MATSUOKA (Nagoya University)
        "Introduction: Repressed Violence and Its Expressions"

      • Panelist: Tomoko KANDA
        "Death Penalty as Public Violence: Eliza Meteyard the Uninvited Writer"

      • Panelist: Aya YATSUGI (Matsuyama University)
        "Violence as an Expression of Female Desire, Madness, or Dissatisfaction over Marriage"

      • Panelist: Fumie TAMAI (Doshisha University)
        ""The times are levelling times"": Democracy and Violence in The Mystery of Edwin Drood"

2010 Programme (Virtual Conference)

  • 23 October 2010
  • Tokyo Woman's Christian University, Tokyo 

  • Programme

    • Opening Address & Annual Report (13:20-14:00)
      • Eiichi HARA (Tokyo Woman's Christian University)

    • Short Paper Session (14:10-15:30)
      • Chair: Yasuhiko MATSUMOTO (Tokyo University of Science)

        Yoshiko FUKUSHIMA (Kwansei Gakuin University)
        "Light and Darkness in A Christmasn Carol": A Phantasmagoric Illusion of Guidance to Light"

        Yusuke WAKAZAWA (University of Tokyo)
        "China in the Works of Dickens"

    • Short Lecture Session (15:45-17:15)
      • Chair: Fumie TAMAI (Doshisha University)

        Nanako KONOSHIMA (Kyoto University)
        "Dickens and Ruskin": What the Landscape Means"

        Ayaka KOMIYA (Meiji University)
        "Soyer's Symposium"

2009 Programme (Virtual Conference)

  • 4 October 2009
  • Tokyo Woman's Christian University, Tokyo 

  • Programme

    • Opening Address & Annual Report (13:20-14:10)
      • Eiichi HARA (Tokyo Woman's Christian University)

    • Short Paper Session (14:30-15:50)
      • Chair: Toyoko MATSUMURA (Edogawa University)

        Kazuho YOSHIDA (Konan University)
        "Dickens's Criticism of Slavery and America before and after the Civil War"

        Akiko KAWASAKI (Komazawa University)
        "First Person Narrative in Great Expectations and Kofu by Soseki Natsume: Viewpoint and the Hero in non-Bildungsromane"

    • Special Lecture (16:30-17:30)
      • Chair: Eiichi HARA (Tokyo Woman's Christian University)

        Masatoshi OGINO (Emeritus Professor of Nanzan University)
        "The Idea of "Space" in Dickens: A Study of Little Dorrit"

2008 Programme (Virtual Conference)

  • 4 October 2008
  • Room B1-04, Bldg. 2, 2-36-1, Kishibe-minami, Suita-shi, Osaka-fu 564-8511 

  • Programme

    • Opening Address & Annual Report (14:00-15:00)
      Eiichi HARA (Tohoku University)

    • Short Paper Session (15:00-16:20)
      • Chair: Shiro YAMAMOTO (University of Tokyo)

        Yoshiyuki OHMAE (Nihon University)
        "The Author and the Illustrator: Contrasted Ideas in Oliver Twist"

        Nanako KONOSHIMA (Kyoto University)
        "The Picturesque and Reality in Pictures from Italy"

    • Special Lecture (16:30-17:30)
      • Chair: Nobumitsu UKAI (Kyushu University)

        Toru SASAKI (Kyoto University)
        "The Rise of Modern Dickens Criticism: Miller, Marcus, and Leavis"

    Contact Details
    Kiiko Nagaoka, Osaka Gakuin Junior College
    nagaoka at ogu.ac.jp

2007 Programme (Virtual Conference)

  • 6 October 2007
  • 7th Lecture Room, Faculty of Letters, Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501 

  • Programme

    • Opening Address & Annual Report (13:50-14:30)
      Eiichi HARA (Tohoku University)

    • Papers (14:40-15:45)
      • Chair: Mitsuharu MATSUOKA (Nagoya University)

        Aya YATSUGI (Ube National College of Technology)
        "Dickens and History of England: A Child's History of England"

        Yumiko HIRONO (Kyoto University)
        "The Origins of the Detective Story: Poe and Dickens"

    • Special Lecture (16:00-17:15)
      • Chair: Yasuhiko MATSUMOTO (Tokyo University of Science)

        Jan Baker GORDON (Kyoto Women's University)
        "The Soft Time of Hard Times"

    Contact Details
    Toru SASAKI, Kyoto University
    tsasaki at bun.kyoto-u.ac.jp

2006 (Virtual Conference)

  • 7 October 2006
  • Bunkakei Sogo Kenkyuto, Kawauchi South Campus, Tohoku University, 27-1, Kawauchi, Aoba, Sendai 980-8576 
  • Tel: 022-795-5959

  • Programme

    • Opening Address & Annual Report (14:00-14:45)
      Eiichi Hara (Tohoku University)

    • Papers (14:50-15:50)
      • Chair: Takanobu Tanaka (Osaka City University)

        Tomoya Watanabe (Kyoto University)
        "Sleep in Oliver Twist"

        Yukitaka Ohmori (Konan University)
        "How Sydney Carton's Self-Consciousness Works in A Tale of Two Cities"

    • Special Lecture (16:30-17:50)
      • Chair: Eiichi Hara (Tohoku University)

        Takao Saijo (Konan University)
        "Dickens and his Amateur Theatricals"

    Contact Details
    Eiichi Hara, Tohoku University
    TEL: 022-795-5959
    E-mail: hara_ei at sal.tohoku.ac.jp

2005 (Virtual Conference)

  • 8 October 2005
  • #141, Bldg. One, Konan University, 8-9-1, Okamoto, Higashinada, Kobe 658-8501
  • Tel: 078-431-4341

  • Programme

    • Opening Address & Annual Report (13:45-14:45)
      Tetsuya Hisatake (Kyoto University) Takao Saijo (Konan University)

    • Papers (14:50-15:50)
      • Chair: Takashi Nakamura (Yamagata University)

        Akemi Yoshida (Kitasato University)
        "Balance and Imbalance in The Mystery of Edwin Drood"

        Kazuho Yoshida (Konan University)
        "Great Expectations: The Theme of the Text and the Context of Self-Help"

    • Lecture (16:10-16:50)
      • Chair: Shiro Yamamoto (University of Tokyo)

        Ryota Kanayama (Niigata University)
        "A Train Wrecked to the Left: Dickens and His Cerebral Infarction"

    • Special Guest Lecture (16:50-18:00)
      • Chair: Toru Sasaki (Kyoto University)

        Professor Michael Slater (University of London)
        "Dickens's Lives" (the history of Dickens biography from his own lifetime to the present day and the changing perceptions of Dickens the man and the writer)

      Contact Details
      Takao Saijo, Konan University
      TEL: 078-435-2343
      E-mail: saijo@center.konan-u.ac.jp

2004 (Virtual Conference)

  • 3 October 2004
  • A-44, Otemae University, 6-42, Ochayasho-cho, Nishinomiya-shi, Hyogo 662-8552, Japan
  • Tel: +81-798-34-6331

  • Programme

    • Opening Address (10:30)

    • Papers (10:50)
      • Chair: Kensuke Ueki (Hiroshima University)

        Akiko Nakajima (Otemae University)
        "The Role of Syssy Jupe in Hard Times"

        Fumie Tamai (Doshisha University)
        "The Old Curiosity Shop: City, Town, and Empire"

    • Symposium (14:20-16:20)
      • Theme: Dickens and Gaskell as "Social-Problem" Noveists
        • Chair: Takao Saijo (Konan University)

        • "Dombey and Son" by Takao Saijo (Konan University)
        • "Mary Barton" by Masuko Adachi (Notre Dame Seishin University)
        • "Hard Times" by Takanobu Tanaka (Osaka City University)
        • "North and South" by Tomoko Kanda (Nihon University)

    • Annual General Meeting (15:15)

    • Special Lecture (16:15)
      • Chair: Mitsuharu Matsuoka (Nagoya University)

      • Prof. Alan Shelston (University of Manchester)
        "The Eagle and the Dove: Dickens, Mrs. Gaskell and the Publishing Culture of the Mid-Nineteenth Century"

      Contact Details
      Takao Saijo, Konan University
      TEL: 078-435-2343
      E-mail: saijo@center.konan-u.ac.jp

2003 (Virtual Conference)

  • 4 October 2003
  • #131, Bldg. One, Konan University, 8-9-1, Okamoto, Higashinada, Kobe 658-8501
  • Tel: 078-431-4341

  • Programme

    • Opening Address & Annual Report (13:45-14:45)
      Takao Saijo (Konan University)

    • Paper (14:45-15:15)
      • Chair: Yumiko Hirono (Kyoto University)

        Takako Kihara (Nagoya Women's University)
        "Victorian Women Illustrators"

    • Special Lecture 1 (15:20-16:00)
      • Chair: Ken Aoki (Seijo University)

        Kensuke Ueki (Hiroshima University)
        "Dickens' Conductorship and Editing the Christmas Special Number in 1862"

    • Special Lecture 2 (16:20-17:50)
      • Chair: Eiichi Hara (Tohoku University)

        Professor Adrian Poole (Cambridge University)
        "The Martyr in Dickens"

      Contact Details
      Takao Saijo, Konan University
      TEL: 078-435-2343
      E-mail: saijo@center.konan-u.ac.jp

2002 (Virtual Conference)

  • 5 October 2002
  • #141, Bldg. One, Konan University, 8-9-1, Okamoto, Higashinada, Kobe 658-8501
  • Tel: 078-431-4341

  • Programme

    • Opening Address & Annual Report (14:00-14:50)
      Takao Saijo (Konan University)

    • Paper (14:50-15:20)
      • Chair: Keiji Kanameda (Hiroshima University)

        Takashi Terauchi (Kasugaoka High School)
        "Excelsior: A Point of Contact between Dickens and Longfellow"

    • Public Reading (15:20-15:50)
      • Chair: Ken Aoki (Seijo University)

        Professor David Rycroft (Konan University)
        "Reading from A Christmas Carol"

    • Special Lecture (16:20-17:50)
      • Chair: Graham Law (Waseda University)

        Dr. Lillian R. Nayder (Bates College, U.S.A.)
        "Unequal Partners - On Collaboration Between Dickens and Collins"

      Contact Details
      Takao Saijo, Konan University
      TEL: 078-435-2343
      E-mail: saijo@center.konan-u.ac.jp

2001 (Virtual Conference)

  • 6 October 2001
  • Conference Room, Neiseikan 5th Floor, Doshisha University,
    Imadegawa-Karasumaru-Higashi-iru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8501

  • Programme

    • Opening Address & Annual Report (13:30-14:20)
      Takao Saijo (Konan University)

    • Symposium (14:20-16:20)
      • Theme: Dickens Criticism -- Classic Period
        • Chair: Takao Saijo (Konan University)
        • "On G. K. Chesterton" by Toru Sasaki (Kyoto University)
        • "On George Gissing" by Shigeru Koike (President Emeritus)
        • "On George Orwell and His Predecessors" by Masaie Matsumura (Otemae University)

    • Lecture (16:40〜17:50)
      • Chair: Yumiko Hirono (Kyoto University)

        Professor Graham Law (Waseda University)
        "Slimming or Slumming?----Dickens and the Shift from Monthly to Weekly Serialization"

      Contact Details
      Fumie Tamai, Doshisha University
      TEL: 07746-5-7202
      E-mail: ftamai@mail.doshisha.ac.jp

2000

  • 7 October 2000
  • #131, Bldg. One, Konan University, 8-9-1, Okamoto, Higashinada, Kobe 658-8501

  • Programme

    • Opening Address & Annual Report (13:45-14:25)
      Takao Saijo (Konan University)

    • Papers (14:25-15:00)
      • Chair: Midori Niino (Kobe City University of Foreign Studies)
        Tomoko Kanda (Nihon University),
        Dickens's Editorial Policy in Household Words: Comparing Representations of the Preston Strike in "On Strike," "Locked Out" and Hard Times, and Other Journals

    • Symposium (15:15-17:10)
      • Theme: Dickens and Empire
        1. The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Takanobu Tanaka (Osaka City University)
        2. Dombey and Son by Toyoko Matsumura (Edogawa Women's University)
        3. Bleak House by Keiji Kanameda (Hiroshima University)

      • Public Reading (17:20-17:50)
        • "Mr. Chadband" from Bleak House by Professor David Rycroft (Konan University)

      Contact Details
      Takao Saijo, Konan University
      TEL: 078-435-2343
      E-mail: saijo@center.konan-u.ac.jp

1999

  • 20 November 1999
  • Hirao Kinen Seminar House, Konan University, 2-29-15, Sumiyoshihonmachi, Higashinada, Kobe 658-0051

  • Programme

    • Opening Address & Annual Report (2:00-2:40)
      Takao Saijo (Konan University)

    • Papers (2:50-3:30)
      • Chair: Eiichi Hara (Tohoku University)
        Kiyotaka Kai (Kyoto University),
        "Melodramatic Self-Expressions in Nicholas Nickleby"

    • Lecture and Public Reading (3:30-5:00)
      • Chair: Matsuto Sowa (Kinjo University)
        Michael Slater (University of London),
        "The Artistry of Our Mutual Friend" followed by a reading from Our Mutual Friend

1998

  • 3 October 1998
  • Tokyo Women's Christian University, 2-6-1, Zenpukuji, Suginami, Tokyo 167-8585

  • Programme
    • Opening Address & Annual Report (2:00-2:30)
      Shigeru Koike (Tokyo Women's Christian University)
    • Papers (2:30-3:20)
      • Chair: Masatoshi Ogino (Nanzan University)
      • Risa Kotera (Kyoto Women's University),
        "Amy Dorrit Reconsidered in comparison to Dostoevsky's Sonya"
    • Lecture (3:30-5:00)
      • Chair: Toru Sasaki (Kyoto University)
      • Andrew Sanders (University of Durham),
        "Dickens and Class"

1997

  • 4 October 1997
  • Seikei University, 3-3-1, Kichijoji-Kitamachi, Musashino, Tokyo 180
  • Programme
    • Opening Address & Annual Report (2:00-2:30)
      Shigeru Koike (Tokyo Women's Christian University)
    • Papers (2:30-3:20)
      • Chair: Hisanori Hisada (Aichi University of Education)
      • Akira Ono (Shinshu University),
        "Bondage in Little Dorrit and the Emancipation of Little Dorrit"
    • Lecture & Public Reading (3:10-5:00)
      • Chair: Kensuke Ueki (Hiroshima University)
      • Malcolm Andrews (University of Kent),
        "Charles Dickens and His Performing Selves: Dickens the Actor as Novelist and Public Reader"

1996

  • 12 October 1996
  • Department of English and American Literature, School of Letters and Science, Tokyo Women's University, 2-6-1, Zenpukuji, Suginami, Tokyo 167
  • Programme
    • Opening Address & Annual Report (2:00-2:45)
      Shigeru Koike, Tokyo Women's University
    • Papers
      • Hideo Kawazumi, Seikei University
        Discover America - Dickens on the Britannia
      • Midori Niino, Kobe Municipal University of Foreign Languages
        "Reading" in Bleak House - Time/Text/Subject
      • Matsuto Sowa, Kinjo Gakuin University
        Why is Dickens Videoized? - Fiction and Film

1995

  • 14 October 1995
  • Room 312, Bldg. 3, School of Modern Cultures, Tokyo Women's University, 4-3-1, Murei, Mitaka, Tokyo 181
  • Programme
    • Opening Address & Annual Report (2:00-2:45)
      Shigeru Koike, Tokyo Women's University
    • Papers (2:45-3:30)
      Shinji Sato, Komazawa University
      Dickens's "Brave New World"--Dickens Viewed from the Reading Scenario of "Doctor Marigold"
    • Lecture (3:45-5:15)
      Kensuke Ueki, Hiroshima University
      Dickens and The Daily News--Railway Policy
  • Contact Details
    Fumio Hojo: Voice (+81) 422-45-4145

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