Eyes on Murakami

On this site you will find information about the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project on Japanese author Murakami Haruki.

The project is led by Dr Gitte Marianne Hansen in partnership with a diverse group of collaborators from around the world, each contributing to the project through their respective eyes—that is, perspectives and expertise—on Murakami and contemporary Japanese culture.

Through a number of publications and events that took place in early March 2018, the project examines the literary worlds of Murakami, including the gendering of his characters as well as the processes of translation and transmedial production.

The project is based at Newcastle University, located in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, the most vibrant city in the North East of England.