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Contributor’s profile: Barbara Hartley

Barbara Hartley.

Barbara Hartley is on the staff of the Japanese language and studies program in the School of Asian Languages and Studies at the University of Tasmania in Australia. With a doctorate in Japanese literary studies, her research areas relate to text, gender and nation in twentieth century Japan.

Barbara’s recent publications include the 2010 collection entitled Girl Reading Girl in Japan, which she co-edited with Tomoko Aoyama; a chapter on Ôishi Seinosuke (1867–1911) and the “Shingu group” in a collection marking the centenary of the notorious High Treason Incident in Japan; and a discussion of the novel, Shangai Firefly (1976)—the last work of post-war writer, Takeda Taijun (1912–1976)—in a collection edited by Anne-Marie Brady and Douglas Brown. With Tomoko Aoyama, she has recently had a translation of Kanai Mieko’s 1989 novel entitled Indian Summer released in the New Japanese Horizons collection from the Cornell East Asia Series.

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