English and Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
Panel discussion: War and PoetryPanel discussion
Poets from Ireland and Cyprus and Japanese experts in Hungarian and Greek literature join to share their views on War and Poetry.
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Paula Meehan was born in 1955 in Dublin where she still lives. She studied at Trinity College, Dublin, and at Eastern Washington University in the U.S. She has received many awards, including the Marten Toonder Award for Literature, The Butler Literary Award for Poetry, the Denis Devlin Memorial Award and the PPI Award for Radio Drama. She has published seven collections of poetry, the most recent being Geomantic (Dedalus Press, 2016).
Mehmet Yashin is one of the internationally best-known contemporary poets and authors from Cyprus. He has published 10 poetry collections, 3 novels, 3 essay collections, 3 anthologies and literary studies of multilingual Cypriot poetry and literature. His books have played an important role in re-defining the literary traditions of Cyprus, as well as the Turkish and Greek writing literatures. His work has been translated into more than 20 languages and his prize-winning books have been published in various European countries.
Professor, Graduate School of Humanities, Osaka University. Specialises in Hungarian language and literature.
Born in Ehime in 1990. He studied the history of Western Philosophy at Department of History of Western Philosophy in Kyoto University (mainly Spinoza) and History of Modern Greek Literature at Department of Modern Cultural Studies in Kyoto University (M.A., Ph.D.) and Faculty of Philosophy in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (visiting scholar) (mainly Kazanzakis' thoughts and works). He is currently a part-time lecturer at the Faculty of Letters in Kyoto University. His writings in Greek include "Kazanzakis and Greekness (ο Καζαντζάκης και η Ελληνικότητα)" (Νίκος Καζαντζάκης, Η απω-ανατολική ματιά " (Επιμέλεια Έλενα Αβραμίδου, Ένεκεν, 2019)), and his main translations include Ascesis (Ασκητική) (Kyōritsu, 2018).