June 22 (Wed) 2011
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Room 921, 9F, Library Building, Sophia University
Shunga has recently been the subject of a great deal of scholarly research in Japan and outside. It is now some dozen years since Dr. Screech’s book on the subject, Sex and the Floating World: Japanese Erotic Imagery, 1700-1820, first appeared. This is a good time to reflect on the subject of shunga, and also on the history of thinking about it, and sum up the achievements of the past decade.
Dr. Timon Screech received a BA (Hons.) from Oxford and Ph.D from Harvard. He has taught at SOAS, University of London since 1991, and in 2006 was elected to a chair in the History of Art. He is concurrently Permanent Visiting Professor at Tama Art University, Tokyo, and has authored several books on the visual culture of the Edo period. Sex and the Floating World is now available in a second expanded edition from Reaktion Books.
Lecture in English / No registration necessary
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