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Medford, MA 02155
Director of Japanese Program and International Literary & Visual
B.A., McGill University; Major, English Literature (1979)
MFA, University of British Columbia; Creative Writing (1981)
PhD., University of British Columbia; Comparative Literature (1987)
Modern Japanese Literature, fiction, poetry, criticism. Literary and Film
theory. Postmodernism. Avant-garde art. Experimental film.
- "Created hibakusha poet Araki Yasusada: Does poetry require truth?" in
Plagiarism, Imitation, Originality: Questioning the Imagination of Japanese Literature.
Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Japanese Literature, Nov. 2003
(Tokyo: National Institute of Japanese Literature, 2004), 155-168.
- "Dear Yasusada-san," Also, With My Throat, I Shall Swallow Ten Thousand Swords:
Araki Yasusada's Letters in English, by Tosa Motokiyu, eds. Kent Johnson and Javier Alvarez
(Cumberland, RI: Combo Books, 2005), 50-53.
- "Nostalgia for the real: The poetic discourse surrounding the Araki Yasusada
Modern Japanese Literature (Nihon Kindai Bungaku) no.70 (May 15, 2004): 187-196.
- "The poetry of Nishiwaki Junzaburo and
Gengo bunka 19, (March 2003), 79-87.