ISFS2 in NAGOYA(2013.07.25)

July 25th, 2013 | Hoshigaoka Campus, Sugiyama Women's University

  • Time :14:30-17:40, July 25th, 2013
  • Title : "Towards the Frontiers of 21st Century Science Fiction: Gender & Asia"
  • Place : Media Building Room G001, Hoshigaoka Campus, Sugiyama Women's University
  • Moderator : Tadashi Nagasawa, Hideki Watanabe
  • Panelists : Paolo Bacigalupi, Pat Murphy, Yan Wu, Denis Taillandier, Touya Tachihara, YOUCHAN, Shozo Katagiri
  • Admission : Free, No reservation is needed.
  • Coordinator : Tadashi Nagasawa (Professor, Sugiyama Women's University)

Timetable

  Time Moderator, Panelists, Commentator
Opening Speech 15:00 - 15:10 Takayuki Tatsumi (Literary critic and professor of Literary Theory at Keio University. Chairman of ISFS2.)
Part1
"SF & Gender, Maiden vs. Women"
15:10 - 16:10 Moderator : Tadashi Nagasawa
Panelists : Paolo Bacigalupi, Pat Murphy
Commentator : Shozo Katagiri
Intermission (20 min.)
Part2
"Asian SF, The Possibility"
16:30 - 17:40 Moderator : Hideki Watanabe
Panelists : Yan Wu, Denis Taillandier, Touya Tachihara, YOUCHAN

Introducing Overseas Guest Writers

Paolo Bacigalupi

Paolo Bacigalupi

Highly appraised as a masterpiece recalling "both William Gibson and Ian McDonald at heir very best"(Publishers Weekly) and an important book describing "An extraordinary, virtuoso, shock-immersion rendering of a transformed world"(John Clute, SCI FI Wire), his first novel The Windup Girl (2009; tr. Kazue Tanaka & Hiroshi Kaneko, Tokyo: Hayakawa Publishers, 2011) has won incredibly numerous and prestigious awards such as: the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, the Locus Award, the Compton Crook Award, the John W. Campbell Award, and the Seiun Award. His next novel Ship Breaker (2010; tr. Kazue Takana, Tokyo: Hayakawa Publishers, 2012) was nominated for the National Book Award. His third novel The Drowned Cities (2012) is a finalist for the L.A.Times Book Prize. His short story "The Calorie Man" (2005; tr. Naoya Nakahara & Hiroshi Kaneko, Tokyo: Hayakawa Publishers, 2012) included in Pump Six and Other Stories (2008) won the Theodore Sturgeon Award.
windupstories.com - fiction by paolo bacigalupi

Pat Murphy

Pat Murphy

In 2002, her novel There and Back Again (by Max Merriwell), translated by Hisashi Asakura (Tokyo: Hayakawa Publishers), won the Seiun Award for best foreign novel in translation. Her other awards include two Nebula Awards, the Philip K. Dick Award, the World Fantasy Award, and the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award. She has published eight novels and many short stories, including Rachel in Love, The Falling Woman, The City Not Long After, Nadya, and Adventures in Time and Space with Max Merriwell, a novel that Publisher's Weekly called the "cerebral equivalent of a roller-coaster ride." Her children's novel, The Wild Girls, was awarded a Christopher Award in 2008. She also authored three science books for adults and fifteen science activity books for children, including Star Wars Folded Flyersand Paper Flying Dragons. Her science writing has been honored with the American Institute of Physics science communications award. In 1991, with writer Karen Fowler, Pat co-founded the James Tiptree, Jr. Award, an annual literary prize for science fiction or fantasy that expands or explores our understanding of gender roles.
http://www.brazenhussies.net/murphy/

Yan Wu

Yan Wu

He has many faces: a science fiction author, a science fiction anthologist and a professor and Director of the Research Center for Science Fiction and Creative Education in the Faculty of Education at Beijing Normal University, PRC. Yan Wu published the novels Xin Ling Tan Xian [Adventure in the Deep Soul, 1996] and Sheng Si Di Liu Tian [Life and Death on the Sixth Day, 1996], and nonfiction studies including Ke Huan Wen Xue Lun Gang [The Essentials of Science Fiction, 2011], and Ke Huan Ying Gai Zhe Yang Du [How to Read Science Fiction, 2012], as well as numerous edited series of fiction and criticism related to science fiction.  He is the current president of the World Chinese Science Fiction Association and vice-chair of the Science Literature Branch of China Science Writers' Association. His participation or promotion has invariably invigorated international conferences such as: "Hong Kong 2001:Technology, Identity, Futurity, East and West, In the Emerging Global Village" at the Chinese University of Hong Kong " and a Sino-US Science Fiction Summit at Beijing Normal University in 2007.

Denis Taillandier

Denis Taillandier

Being a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute for Transtextual and Transcultural Studies of Lyon 3 Jean-Moulin University, France, he studied Japanese science fiction at Keio University in 2009 and started teaching French as a fulltime non-tenure lecturer at Ritsumeikan University in 2010. He is also giving an introductory course on Japanese science fiction at Otemon Gakuin Univeristy. Taillandier delivered a number of papers with special emphasis on the interactions between literature and advanced technology such as: "Nanotechnology Through the Lenses of Science-Fiction: How Japanese Manga Acts as a Critical Translation of Science Worldviews" presented at the International Convention of Asia Scholars ICAS 6, Daejeon Convention Center, Korea in August, 2009. What makes his career conspicuous is that he made a debut as a science fiction critic in Japan by winning the 8th Japan Science Fiction Criticism Award with his ambitious article "Aramaki Yoshio's Flabby Engineering: Science Fiction, Surrealism and the Nano Imagination " written in Japanese and published in the May 2013 issue of Hayakawa's SF Magazine.

Introducing Japanese Guest Writers

Touya Tachihara

Touya Tachihara

Author of Science fiction, fantasy and horror. Translator of Chinese science fiction. Associate Professor of Hokusei Gakuen University teaching Chinese literature. She made her debut with "Eggs of Dream Trader," the winner of Shueisha's Cobalt Novels Readers' Award poll in 1991. Recently she keeps writing a horror series entitled "One Hundred Ghost Stories as Narrated by a Psychic" (Media Factory Publishers, 2010-). Her major works include: Dark Prince (Enterbrain Publishers, 2000) and Dragon and Space (Gentosha Publishers, 2008), which was translated into Chinese in 2013.

YOUCHAN

YOUCHAN / Yuko Ito

Artist. In 2000 She and her husband established their own art and design studio Togoru Company. In 2006 she began exhibiting original artworks inspired by major science fiction and fantasy novels. Now you can find YOUCHAN's signature works in a variety of books, magazines, company calendars, and pop music albums as follows: John Collier, Midnight Blue, Ed. Masahiko Inoue (Fusosha Publishing, 2013); Glyn Carr, The Youth Hostel Murders, Tr. Eiji Horiuchi (Tokyo Sogensha, 2013); Joji Hayashi, Mystery of Object2162DS (Iwasaki Shoten Publishers, 2013); Hiroyuki Namba, Childhood's End (King Records, 2013). Being a big fan of Kurt Vonnegut, she also co-edited A Reader's Guide to Kurt Vonnegut (Sairyusha Publishers, 2012).

Shozo Katagiri

He majors in comparative literature at the Graduate School of Language and Culture, Nagoya University. He has broad concerns ranging from contemporary postmodernist fiction to Japanese YAKUZA movies. Being an active member of the Science Fiction Club at Nagoya University, he has published numerous essays and reviews on science fiction, detective fiction and film.

Introducing the Moderators

Tadashi Nagasawa

Tadashi Nagasawa

Majoring in American Literature and science fiction, he teaches literature and culture at Sugiyama Women's University in Nagoya, Japan. Since his undergraduate days at Keio University, where he joined the Keio Science Fiction Club, he has enjoyed participating in various activities and events for science fiction lovers. He co-authored Wars in American and Japanese Movie Literature (2002), to which he contributed an essay on Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five. He also published a number of essays and papers on Postmodernism/Avant-Pop and science fiction such as: "Postmodernists Dream of Science Fiction--A General Survey on the Science Fiction Studies" (2007), as well as newspaper book reviews in a diversity of genres ranging from science nonfiction to avant-garde or postmodernist fiction.

Hideki Watanabe

Hideki Watanabe

Science Fiction critic. He is a long-time aficionado of science fiction who has participated in fanacs since his high-school days and one of the founders of the Science Fiction Club at Nagoya University, one of the most established university science fiction societies in the past three decades in Japan. Teaching Japanese and Literature at a high school in Aichi prefecture, he published a variety of reviews and essays in Hayakawa's SF Magazine, especially introducing brand-new trends and titles of overseas science fiction since 1995. He also contributed many introductions to numerous science fiction novels.

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