German-Japanese Joint Lecture by Prof. ŌURA,Yasusuke in Heidelberg

Fiction and Fictionality in Japanese Culture
– Shishōsetsu (I-Novel) and “
Otaku” Culture –

22nd February 2017, 18:00–20:00
Heidelberg University, Karl Jaspers Centre, Room 212

(optional/ due to 21st)


18:15 Opening Speech
Prof. Harald Fuess, Centre for Transcultural Studies, Heidelberg University
(Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context”)
18:30 Lecture
19:15 Comments and Discussion
Prof. Judit Árokay, Institute for Japanese Studies, Heidelberg University
19:45 Reception

Ms. Sabine Schenk (Heidelberg University Kyoto Office)
Mr. Tamaki Suzuki(Kyoto University European Center Heidelberg)



Professor Ōura Yasusuke

Professor at the Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University; BA and MA from Kyoto University, PhD from Université Paris 7. He specializes in French and Japanese literature, as well as literary and cultural theory, in particular theory of fiction, sexuality, media and communication. He published numerous books and articles about literary theory and criticism, Japanese modern literature (focusing on Sōseki and Tanizaki), and other related topics.



German-Japanese Joint Lecture
The lecture series “German-Japanese Joint Lecture” is organized in close cooperation of the Heidelberg University Office, Kyoto, and the Kyoto University European Center, Heidelberg Office, the liaison offices of both universities in Japan and Germany. It aims at promoting and strengthening research exchange between Heidelberg University and Kyoto University.