University of Rochester

EVENT: Lecture on film depictions of rural poverty in medieval Japan

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, in the Robbins Library in Rush Rhees Library on the University of Rochester's River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

February 3, 2006

Joanne Bernardi, associate professor of Japanese, will give a lecture titled "The Obasute Legend and two Ballads of Narayama." The "Obasute" tale, about the practice of "disposing the elderly," dates back to the 14th-century. The lecture will look at popular variations of this legend and how they affect the depiction of rural poverty in medieval Japan.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact (585) 275-0110.