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Medford, MA 02155
Professor of Japanese Literature and Visual Culture
Director of Japanese Program
Co-Director of International Literary and Visual Studies
B.A., Stanford University (1978)
M.A., Kobe Daigaku (1982)
Ph.D., Harvard University (1988)
Premodern and modern Japanese literature, figurality and the development
of modern consciousness, gothic studies, realism, lyricism, animism.
- Evanescence and Form, An Introduction to Japanese
Culture, (Palgrave Press, 2008).
- "Unburying Figurality: Japan's Contribution to the
Globalgothic," in Glennis Byron, ed., Globalgothic
(University of Manchester Press, 2012).
- "Japanese Gothic," in David Punter, ed., New Companion to
the Gothic (Blackwell Press, 2012).
In Light of Shadows: More Gothic Tales by Izumi Kyoka (University of Hawaii Press, 2004)
Japanese Gothic Tales by Izumi Kyoka (University of Hawaii Press, 1996)
- The Similitude of
Blossoms -- a Critical Biography of Izumi Kyoka, Japanese Playwright and
Novelist (Harvard University Press, 1998)
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