Donnerstag, 19. Januar 2023, 18:30 - 20:00 iCal

u:japan lectures s05e12 - Ivan Rumánek

Nō from Anthropological Perspective: Zeami vs present - tradition vs practice

19.01.2023 18:30 - 20:00

A hybrid u:japan lecture by Ivan Rumánek (Masaryk University).

Department of East Asian Studies, Japanese Studies (2.4), Seminarraum 1
Spitalgasse 2, Hof 2.4 (Campus) , 1090 Vienna

Hybrider Event (an einem physischen Ort und online)

| Abstract |

The theoretical introduction, the nō drama, including its farce companion kyōgen, is analysed from the broader anthropoligical perspective. Its various aspects are characterised according to biological, social, cultural and linguistic anthropology.

The second part focuses on embodiment and performativity as observed in amateur nō training and in the practice of using the nō mask.


| Bio |

Ivan Rumánek is a Japanologist and linguist coming from Slovakia. He deals predominantly with premodern Japan, classical literature of the Heian period, and classical Japanese theatre. His translation publications include poetry, prose and drama. His research output includes his major Slovak monograph Japanese Noh Drama – an Evolving Genre (2010) and other studies on the evolution of classical theatre (Nō Sumidagawa and jōruri Futago Sumidagawa: genesis of a story and of a genre, 2017) and prehistory of the Japanese language (Where did the principal Japanese Ama tsu kami (“celestial deities”) come from? – an analysis of the Nihon Shoki with ethnic and etymological Japanese-Okinawan-Ainu implications, 2021 and On some parallels in the verbal systems of Manchu-Tungusic and Old Japanese, with possible genealogical implications, 2016).

He has done research at Slovak Academy of Sciences (Bratislava), Hōsei University (Tokyo), Waseda University (Tokyo) and University of London. He has been lecturing for Masaryk University (Brno, Moravia) since 2010.


| Date & Time |

u:japan lecture | s05e12

Thursday 2022-01-19, 18:30~20:00

max. 50 participants (on site) + max. 300 participants (online)


| Place & Preparations |

LIVE @ Campus of the University of Vienna

Department of East Asian Studies, Japanese Studies

Seminarraum JAP 1, 2K-EG-21, Ground floor to the left

Spitalgasse 2, Hof 2.4 (Campus), 1090 Vienna, Austria


Please bear in mind, that strict Covid19-precautions are enforced, therefore bring and wear a FFP2-mask and comply to university's house rules. Please visit these links for university's special and general information regarding the current restrictions.


| Plattform & Link |

Meeting-ID: 699 3860 9105 | PW: 082870


| Further Questions? |

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Institut für Ostasienwissenschaften/Japanologie und AAJ (Akademischer Arbeitskreis Japan)


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