From Abject Horror to Witty Play: The Oscillating Modes of the Supernatural in Nineteenth Century Japan
Starts: Nov 15 2012 - 4:30pm
Ends: Nov 15 2012 - 7:00pm
Daniel McKee, adjunct assistant professor and Japanese Bibliographer, Cornell University
Japanese prints from the Edo period (1600 - 1868) often feature haggard ghosts, vengeful demons, and mischievous beings. Collector McKee will discuss these prints in connection with literary, theatrical, and political discourses, reading them as a medium of socio-political critique.
Fantastic Stories: The Supernatural in Nineteenth-century Japanese Prints is organized on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Asian Studies at Bowdoin College. The exhibition features forty prints by well-known artists such as Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Kawanabe Kyosai, Utagawa Kunisada, and Katsushika Hokusai. November 9, 2012 through March 3, 2013
Brunswick, ME 04011