|Next @ the Forum|
|4/18/2020, 2:00||St Mary's|
|CANCELLED||Dr. Fumihiko Kobayashi|
|Afternoon Topic:||Lion Symbols in Biblical and Other Holy Storytelling Worlds|
|Bio:||Fumihiko Kobayashi has a PhD in comparative folklore from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. He is currently an independent scholar working on comparative folklore and culture studies. His book Japanese Animal-Wife Tales: Narrating Gender Reality in Japanese Folktale Tradition (New York: Peter Lang, 2015) scrutinizes the gender-specific behaviors of both the animal woman and her human husband in terms of Japanese premodern sociocultural and historical contexts. His approach to analyzing folkloristic and sociocultural texts highlights how people tend/ed to verbalize, visualize, and symbolize their cosmology as a form of folklore by using their socio-culturally limited knowledge. His latest article is “Playing with Nezumi Rats Toys, Dreaming of Unattainable Utopia: Unique Portrayals of Nezumi in Japanese Folk Tradition” (2019).|
|Notes:||The April meeting has been cancelled due to health concerns with Covid-19. Watch for announcements if we are able to reschedule at a later time.|
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