THE 33RD ANNUAL MEETING, JUNE 5-6, 1999
June 5 (Saturday)
10:00-12:30 Presentation of Papers A
Masaaki Kusano (Nara Medical University)
"Lafcadio Hearn: The Mainspring of His Writing"
Satoru Takashina (Akita Prefectural University)
"The Choice of F. Harper, a Black Woman in the 19th Century"
10:00-11:15 Presentation of Papers B
Mutsuko Hoshino (University of Tsukuba)
"Yasuo Kuniyoshi and Katherine Schmidt: The Image of Women in the 1930s"
11:15-12:30 Presentation of Papers C
Yasuo Sakakibara (Professor Emeritus, Doshisha University)
Kazusei Kato (Kansai Gaidai University, Junior College Division)
** "'Intermodalism': Could It Become the Established Principle in American Transportation in the 21st
10:00-12:30 Presentation of Papers D
Risako Ide (Chung-Ang University, Korea)
"'Small Talk': The Sense of Self and the Image of Community in America"
Zeng Wing (International Christian University)
"Conflicts and Cooperation: The Diverse Chinese American Communities"
Yumiko Mizuno (Hitotsubashi University)
"'Traditional Culture' in Native American Educational Reform in the 1930s"
David Zmijewski (Baika Women's University)
** "A Kingdom for the Taking: Political Intrigue in the Sandwich Islands"
John R. Wennersten (Tokiwa University)
**"Cosmopolitan Elites, Citizenship, and Democracy's Future: The Expatriate Future"
K. Sandra Lucore (University of Tokyo)
** "The Sleeping Faun: Harriet Hosmer's Spirit of the Antique"
12:40-13:30 Lunch/Board and Trustees Meeting
13:40-14:10 General Assembly
14:15-15:00 Presidential Address
Janice Radway (ASA President; Duke University)
** "What's in a Name?: Rethinking the 'American' in American Studies for the Twenty-First Century"
Chair: Hiroko Sato (JAAS President; Tokyo Woman's Christian University)
15:00-17:30 Symposium: "Is a Comprehensive View of America
June 6 (Sunday)
10:00-12:30 Session A: "On the American President"
Haruya Anami (Aichi Prefectural University)
"Multiple Dimensions and the Paradox of the Post-modern Presidency: The Present Status of
'Presidential Studies' and Clinton"
"What Have the American People Wanted in the President?:The Image of the President in Films and Novels"
Comments: Takeshi Igarashi (University of Tokyo)
10:00-12:30 Session B: "Culture Wars"
Masaki Kawashima (Nanzan University)
"Revisiting African American Politics, Economy, and Cultural Conflict since the Black Power Movement:
Between 'PC' and the 'Underclass'"
Kumiko Shindo (Toyo Eiwa Women's University)
"Culture Wars from the Gender Perspective"
Brian Hayashi (Kyoto University)
"Nationalism and Women: The Case of Japanese Americans, 1900-1942"
Yujin Yaguchi (University of Tokyo)
"Community, Memory, and Ethnic History Museums in the Age of Globalization: Revisiting 'From Bento to
Comments: Norio Akashi (University of Tsukuba)
12:30-14:00 Group Meetings
Masashi Shimakawa (Rikkyo Jogakuin Junior College)
"The Internet as a People's Media"
Yoneyuki Sugita (Osaka University of Foreign Studies)
"Impact of the Information Revolution on American Medical Care Systems"
14:20-16:50 Session D: "Multiculturalism and American Literature"
Tadashi Uchino (University of Tokyo)
"The Horizon of Queer Politics: The 'Bodies' of Tim Miller and Karen Finley"
Junko Furomoto (Nara Women's University)
"Old Women of the Caribbean"
Comments: Kazuko Takemura (Ochanomizu University)
14:20-16:50 ** Workshop B: "Globalization and American Studies:Gender"
Yuko Takahashi (Tsuda College)
"Gendered Americanization: The First Japanese Women Students in the U.S. and 'Civilization'"
Hoonsung Hwang (Dongguk University)
"Three Fragile Females' Suicidal Gesture to Shatter the Male Mirror: A Postcolonial Reading of
Machinal, The Debutante Ball, and Sarita"
Keiko Ikeda (Doshisha University)
"De-centering America in American Studies"