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Takao Hagiwara (B.A. in English, Sophia University, Tokyo; M.A. in Comparative Literature and Ph.D. in Modern Japanese Literature, The University of British Columbia) is Associate Professor of Japanese and Comparative Literature in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Case Western Reserve University. Before joining the faculty at Case, he taught at the University of British Columbia, the University of Florida at Gainesville, and Smith College in Massachusetts. His numerous publications include books, chapters in books, articles, and reviews, the most recent books being Characteristics of Modern Japanese Literature (in Japanese) (Maebashi: Kankodo, 2000), The Mother in Japanese Literature (in Japanese), co-edited with Sukehiro Hirakawa (Tokyo: Shinyosha,1997) and The Idea of Innocence in Kenji Miyazawa (in Japanese) (Tokyo: Meijishoin, 1988).
Professor Hagiwara's recent research interests are the feminine/mother sensibilities in Japanese culture and literature and their relationships with (post)modern sensibilities.
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