UE’s Fusae Ekida to Discuss Japanese Noh Plays in Andiron Lecture


As part of the University of Evansville’s Andiron Lecture Series in the liberal arts and sciences, Fusae Ekida, assistant professor of Japanese and director of the Japanese Studies Program in the Department of Foreign Languages, will present “Secret Noh Plays: History and Tradition.”

Ekida will speak at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 14 in Eykamp Hall, Room 252 in the Ridgway University Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.

“Noh plays, a popular form of Japanese entertainment originating in the 13th century, are today revered as theatrical art,” said Ekida. “This presentation will provide the history and tradition of the Noh plays in addition to the secret plays, which are some of the most highly ranked plays in the modern Noh repertoire.”

Ekida earned her PhD at the University of Washington. She has a wide range of research interests, from historical linguistics to Japanese classical literature. She is a coauthor of “Historical Development of the Accusative Case Marking in Japanese as Seen in Classical Literary Texts,” published in the Journal of Japanese Linguistics.

Established in 1982, the Andiron Lectures offer stimulating research, commentary, and reflection from many fields of study. Presenters are primarily drawn from the faculty of UE’s College of Arts and Sciences but also include faculty members and administrators from across the University campus and contributions from the regional community. The Andiron Lectures are sponsored by the University of Evansville College of Arts and Sciences and supported by a generous gift from Donald B. and Jean Korb.

For more information, contact series coordinator M. Christine Mohn at 812-488-2585 or the College of Arts and Sciences at 812-488-2589.

Source: Evansville.edu