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Between the Lines: A monthly discussion of the tale of Genji

May 17, 2022, 10:00:00 PM

About the Event:

Join us to discuss the Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu. We will be discussing chapters eleven through fifteen. This event will be held on the third Tuesday every month through September. You are welcome to read any versions you may have. Please note that Arthur Waley and Suematsu Kencho editions are incomplete.

On May 17th, we will be discussing the following five chapters (the translation of the chapter titles are from Royall Tyler's edition):

・花散里 (The Orange Blossoms)

・須磨 (Suma)

・明石 (Akashi)

・澪標 (Channel Buoys)

・蓬生(The Wormwood Patch)

Event Host

Michelle Kyoko Crowson

Michelle Kyoko Crowson

Michelle Kyoko Crowson is an award-winning writer-translator and scholar of Japanese literature. She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Oregon and an MFA from Vermont College. She is currently translating the collected works of the 18th century haikai poetess, Kaga no Chiyo.