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  Thursday, November 08, 2012, 04:30 PM- 06:00 PM

    Amanda Seaman, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Languages, Literatures & Cultures In 1994 Matsuo Yumi created a minor sensation with her series, Murder in Balloontown, which parodied the childbirth culture in Japan. Several years later, Aoi Natsumi created a detective series with a midwife detective. Through the exploration of these two series, I will explore changes in attitudes toward childbirth in low fertility Japan and offer some thoughts on why detective fiction is a genre which allows this kind of analysis.
    Location: FEAS Seminar Room (Mary Houghton Freeman Room)
    Admission: Free
    Sponsor: East Asian Studies Program
    Contact: Ann Gertz, agertz@wesleyan.edu or ext.