Kyoto Symposium 2018

2018 International Yeats Society Symposium, Kyoto

The 54th Annual Conference of the Yeats Society of Japan


Dates and Venues


Call for Papers





Directions and Maps


Dates :December 15ー16, 2018


Clock Tower Centennial Hall of Kyoto University

36 Yoshidahonmachi, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture (Kyoto University Clock Tower)

and Kashokaku Noh Theatre

160-1, Saihojicho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture (Kashokaku, 嘉祥閣)


Themes:  Any topic on Yeats is welcome, but the following theme is particularly encouraged:

               Yeats and Laughter “ 


   Topics may include:

-thematic concerns on laughter in Yeats poems/plays
-cultural considerations on Yeatsean humor and Modernism
-laughter in post-Yeats poets/writers
-Yeats and Kyogen
-laughter in Irish folklore and mythology


Call for Papers: Please submit your abstracts (250 words) to the Yeats Society of Japan by 31 July: info[at]the-yeats-society-of-japan[dot]jp


Schedule: Details will be announced soon.


Accommodation: The Yeats Society of Japan has secured 50 single rooms in the hotel “Co-op Inn Kyoto” for anyone who intends to attend the conference. 

For the information about Co-op Inn Kyoto, check the website:  

It takes about 15 min to get to Kyoto University by taxi. Taxi sharing will be the best option.  Hotel charges: 6700 yen + tax per night except Saturday night (11000 yen + tax) 

For the booking of Co-op Inn Kyoto:

Please fill out this Booking Form and send it to Prof. Hiroko Ikeda, who is in charge of the accommodation,  by e-mail by the end of October 2018:  (on a first-come-first-served basis)

If you do not get the mail of confirmation in two days, please do not hesitate to contact her again.
There are only limited number of smoking rooms available. Please ask her if you need one. Otherwise, please try other hotels.
You can pay either in cash or by credit card at check in.


Restaurants: To be announced soon.


Registration: To be announced soon.


Directions and Maps:  

For access to Kyoto University Clock Tower. please see  Main Campus map and the map below.

Kashokaku Noh Theatre (嘉祥閣) is located near Exit 4 of Marutamachi Station on the Karasuma Subway Line. Please see the maps below.

Kyoto University Clock Tower  ←Kyoto University (large)


Kashokaku (large)   ←Kashokaku (large)


Kashokaku, Marutamachi  ←Kashokaku (small)


(updated 18 Feb. 2018)