Instructor in Japanese at John Carroll University; B.A., Tsuda College, Tokyo; M.A. in English, John Carroll University; Ph.D (ABD) in Comparative Literature, Pennsylvania State University; Instructor, 1992 - present


Publications:
The Nomadic Writers in Japan and America: Language, Identity, and Home

In the era of globalization, multicultural writers have come to prominence in various countries. They use the choice of language as an effective literary weapon to describe their multi-layered identities and their search for “home” in their trans-cultural background. In order to examine this literary phenomena, two transnational writers’ works will be compared; Kyoko Mori’s The Dream of Water: a Memoir and Hideo Levy’s The Room Where the Star-Spangled Banner Can’t be Heard. Mori, though born in Japan, writes her works in English, while Levy, a Jewish American, writes his works in Japanese.

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The New Direction in the National Literature: In the Case of Japanese Literature

Article: Electronic

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