Calligraphy is an art form through which human emotions are expressed. While it may seem like a formal and serious practice of the nobility, in reality Japanese people of all walks of life have long used calligraphy to express their thoughts and feelings. To take us through this fantastic journey of self-expression is Dr. Doreen Mueller from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)! She will take to the HYPER Theatre stage on Friday and Sunday so don’t miss it.
Calligraphy just got a hefty dose of 2016 modern society!
Dr. Doreen Mueller
A Senior Teaching Fellow at SOAS, University of London, Dr. Mueller has been teaching BA and MA courses on the History of Japanese Art since 2012. She recently completed her PhD on nineteenth century Japanese painting. She has given public lectures and organised international conferences and workshops on pre-modern Japanese media and text cultures. Her main research interest is the interaction between text and image in Japanese painting and the pictorial narration of stories.