Sijo Workshop: Comparison of Korean, Chinese, and Japanese Poetry

Co-organized by the East Asian Studies Center at Indiana University

Saturday, October 21, 2017
8.30am–3.30pm (performance and reception 4–7pm)
Newberry Library
60 W Walton Street
Chicago, IL

Program includes overviews and comparisons of sijo, Chinese quatrain, and Japanese haiku, and discussions on how to teach sijo in a high school setting. Speakers include David McCann, professor emeritus, Harvard University; Daniel Hsieh, associate professor, Purdue University; Elizabeth Jorgensen, Arrowhead Union High School, WI.

Lodging, meals, and a modest travel/personal stipend will be provided. 7.5 hours of Continuing Education Credit is available from Indiana University.

After the workshop, participants are invited to the Poetry Foundation to attend Music Inspired by Korean Poetry: Sijo Poems in Settings from Classical to Hip-Hop and the following reception, which will include Korean food and drinks.

Flyer and application form available here.
Applications may be submitted to by August 20th.

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