June 13, 2018

Diva Nation

co-edited by Laura Miller and Rebecca Copeland

Rebecca Copeland's new book Diva Nation: Female Icons from Japanese Cultural History is hot off the press.

Co-edited with Dr. Laura Miller, Eiichi Shibusawa-Seigo Arai Endowed Professor of Japanese Studies, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Diva Nation explores the constructed nature of female iconicity in Japan. From ancient goddesses and queens to modern singers and writers, this edited volume critically reconsiders the female icon, tracing how she has been offered up for emulation, debate or censure.

May 4, 2018

Never Done Learning

Robert Hegel on a career in Chinese literature

Robert E. Hegel, professor of Chinese language and literature and the Liselotte Dieckmann Professor of Comparative Literature, retires at the end of this semester. We sat down with Hegel to talk about his love of Chinese literature, watching students become colleagues, and the joy of sharing the stories you love with students.

August 24, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
September 12, 2018 - 5:00pm
Qiu Xiaolong, poet and novelist
September 15, 2018 - 8:00pm
presented by UMSL International Studies and Programs