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Margaret Atwood Symposium Held in Tokyo

Ichi-Ban Dai-Kyoshitsu, University of Tokyo, Hongo: A Symposium on Margaret Atwood will be held at the University of Tokyo on June 6, 2008. It is being organized in co-operation with the Canadian Embassy (as part of their E. H. Norman Speaker Series) and has the support of departments in the University of Tokyo. The event is expected to be endorsed by the Canadian Literature Society of Japan. The feature speaker is Margaret Atwood’s Japanese translator, Ayako Sato of Meiji Gakuin University, who has just published a translation of Alias Grace. The other speakers are Dr. Tristanne Connolly (who teaches at St. Jerome’s University, Waterloo; runs the Canada Council reading series there; and is a poetry editor for The New Quarterly) and Steve Clark (University of Tokyo), a British scholar who has published, reviewed and taught extensively on travel writing and postcolonial literature.  For further information, contact atwood.symposium@hotmail.com.

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