Wuthering Heights in Japan with Damian Flanagan

Building 'Stormy House'

Showing:
July 01st 2018 02:15pm - 03:00pm

Building 'Stormy House'

Stormy House is an exciting project led by Whitestone Arts, bringing together Japanese artists with young people from across West Yorkshire, to explore the ghostly elements of Wuthering Heights in relation to the kaidan (Japanese ghost tales) collected and translated by Greco-Irish writer and traveller, Patrick Lafcadio Hearn. In this special development day curated by Whitestone Arts, we offer a window into the creation of this innovative project. You can find out more about Stormy House here.

Why does Wuthering Heights have such particular resonance for Japanese readers?  In this engaging and informative talk, Damian Flanagan will explore possible literary and landscape connections between Emily Brontë’s work and the islands of the North Pacific where she set her Gondal fantasies. He will also discuss his own creative collaborations with calligrapher Misuzu Kosaka. Damian Flanagan is a writer and literary critic specialising in Japanese culture. He read English at the University of Cambridge and completed his MA and PhD in Japanese Literature at Kobe University. He has published several books on Japanese literature  and writes for magazines and newspapers internationally.

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