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Masaki Mori

Dr. Masaki Mori
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Department Head
Asian Language Director

"How does postindustrial society in late advanced capitalism affect people through its relentless pursuit of efficiency/productivity and ubiquitous information technology? This question intrigues me, because it addresses the meaning of humanity on a fundamental level in today's reality, and I explore it in my latest book, Haruki Murakami and His Early Work: The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Running Artist (2021)."

Ph.D. degree in Comparative Literature from the Pennsylvania State University in 1990. Main research interest in modern Japanese literature, including such authors as Kawabata Yasunari, Miyazawa Kenji, and Murakami Haruki, as well as in the epic, Romanticism, and Asian-American literature. Several publications about these topics, including Epic Grandeur: Toward a Comparative Poetics of the Epic (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1997). A board member of the Southern Comparative Literature Association. Assistant Director of the Japanese Program at UGA.

Research Interests:

Modern Japanese literature, Asian-American literature, epic traditions

Selected Publications:

Camp Notes and Other Writings by Mitsuye Yamada.  Co-translated into Japanese with Prof. Naoki Ishihata.  Tokyo: Shohakusha, 2004.  293 pp.

“Kawabata's Mirrored Poetics” Japan Studies Review 8 (2004): 51-68.

“Symbiotic Conflict in Snow Country” Japan Studies Review 11 (2007)

Articles Featuring Masaki Mori

The Japanese Language Program hosted a Hanami Celebration for anyone interested in Japanese language or culture on Friday, March 29.

At the end of the fall semester, the Department of Comparative Literature presented Chuan-Haur Liu and Irina Kruchininia with a Certificate of Excellence Award for their outstanding dedication to teaching and helping the department to fulfill its mission by…

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