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Reiko Tachibana

Reiko Tachibana

Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Japanese, and Asian Studies

453 Burrowes Bldg.
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Education:

  1. B.A. Indiana University of Pennsylvania, M.A. New York University, Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University, 1991

Biography:

Reiko Tachibana is an associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Japanese, and Asian Studies.  Her research interests include postwar Japanese literature, transnational literature of Japan and Japanese diaspora, and East-West Relations.  Author of Narrative as Counter-Memory: A Half-Century of Postwar Writing in Germany and Japan, she has published articles on comparisons of the postwar writers as well as transnational writers of Japan such as Oba Minako and Yoko Tawada. She is currently working on a project on Japanese diaspora/diaspora writers in Japan such as Levy Hideo and Yi Yang.     

 

Books 

Narrative as Counter-Memory:  A Half-Century of Postwar Writing in Germany and Japan (1998)

Fields of specialization

  • Twentieth Century Japanese literature
  • Transnational writers of Japan
  • East-West literary relation
  • Japanese and German postwar fiction