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Dr. Kazue Harada

Dr. Kazue Harada

Dr. Kazue Harada
Assistant Professor

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Miami University, Oxford, OH
August 2015-Current
Assistant Professor of Japanese
Department of German, Russian, Asian, and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures

Courses Taught:

  • JPN 260C - Introduction to Japanese Civilization - Spring 2016-Fall 2017
    designed syllabus, gave lectures, facilitated discussions
  • JPN 101 - Elementary Japanese - Fall 2015-Fall 2017
    taught conversation in performance-based approach, reading and writing in first-year-level Japanese language (Genki I &II)   
  • JPN260 E - Japanese Popular Culture - Spring 2017
    designed syllabus, giving lectures, facilitating discussions
  • JPN 301 & 302 - Third Year Japanese - Fall 2016-Spring 2017
    taught intermediate and upper level conversations, grammar, reading and writing.
  • JPN 102 Elementary Japanese -  Fall 2015-Spring 2016
    taught conversation in performance-based approach, reading and writing in first-year-level Japanese language (Genki I &II)    

Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Spring 2015
Assistant Instructor of Japanese

  • Film 431 Renegades and Radicals: The Japanese New Wave taught by Dr. Diane Lewis
    gave brief presentations on Japanese literature, prostitution, and women's liberation movements in class; monitored small group discussions, and assisted in grading final papers.

Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
2009-2014
Assistant Instructor of Japanese

  • Taught conversation, reading and writing in first-year-level Japanese language (Japanese: The Spoken Language), grading first- to- fourth year Japanese (hiragana/katakana, kanji, grammatical usage, listening)

University College (Professional and Continuing Education), Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Summer 2011
Co-Instructor

  • Images of East Asia: Japanese Popular Culture; designed syllabus, gave lectures, facilitated discussions, and grading.  

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
1999-2002
Assistant Instructor of Japanese

  • Taught conversation, writing, reading, and grammar in the first- and second-year level, designed kanji tests and grammar exercises and graded compositions and exams.   

EDUCATION

Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, 2008-2015
Ph.D., Japanese Language and Literature
Women, Gender, Sex, and Sexuality Certificate
Dissertation Title: “Japanese Women’s Science Fiction: Posthuman Bodies and the Representation of Gender.”

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
M.A., Modern Japanese Literature, May 2003
Thesis Title: “Good Bad Girls: Male Writers’ Romanticization of Prostitutes in the Postwar Era.”

Hiroshima Women’s University (Currently Prefectural University of Hiroshima), Hiroshima,
B.A. Japan, Japanese Literature and Language, March 1996.

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

  • “A Challenge to Reproductive Futurism: Queer Families and Nonhuman Companionships in Ueda Sayuri’s The Ocean Chronicles,” U.S-Japan Women's Journal, Fall 2017, No. 52: 46-66.

Book Chapter:

  • “Posutohyūman wārudo: Ueda Sayuri no Ōshan kuronikuru shirīzu ni okeru kuia kazoku” [Posthuman world: Queer Family in Ueda Sayuri’s Queer Family] in Ekokuritishizumu no nami o koete: Jinshinsei no chikyū o ikiru [Crossing the Waves of Ecocriticism: Living During the Antropocene], Otowa shobo Tsurumi shoten: Tokyo, Japan, 2017; pp 275–290.

Translation:

  • Translation of Dr. David Farnell’s book chapter “A Brief Look at the Long History of Ecological Themes in Science Fiction” in Japanese (“SF ni okeru ekorojīteki tēma no rekishi no gaikan”) in Ekokuritishizumu no nami o koete: Jinshinsei no chikyū o ikiru [Crossing the Waves of Ecocriticism: Living During the Antropocene], Otowa shobo Tsurumi shoten: Tokyo, Japan, 2017; pp 200–215.
  • The translation of the artist Rokudenashiko's manga (2 pages) in the “Afterward” for the book, Diva Nation: Female Icons from Japanese Cultural History, edited by Laura Miller and Rebecca Copeland. Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2018, forthcoming.

Invited Journal:

  • “Posthuman Worlds: Coexistence and Coevolution in Ueda Sayuri’s The Ocean Chronicle,Ecocriticism Review No.8, The Society for Ecocriticism Studies in Japan, July 2015, pp. 26-35.

 Proceedings:

  • “The Symbiotic Cycle and the Parodic Performance of the Mother-Daughter in Ōhara Mariko’s Hybrid Child,Proceedings of Association for Japanese Literary Studies: Performance and Japanese Literature Vol.15. Ed. Michael Bourdaghs, Hoyt Long, and Reginald Jackson. Chicago: University of Chicago, Summer 2014, pp.163-171.
  • Lesbianism and the Writing of Yoshiya Nobuko in the Taishō Period,” Across Time and Genre: Reading and Writing Women’s Texts, Conference Proceedings. Ed. Janice Brown and Sonja Arntzen. Edmonton: University of Alberta, Canada, 2002, pp. 65-68.
PRESENTATIONS
  • “Perceivable Radiation in the Post-Fukushima Japan,” East Asia Faculty Forum Fall, October 2017, Miami University.
  • “A New Kinship in Murata Sayaka’s The Vanishing World,” Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, September 2017, University of Notre Dame. 
  • “Perceivable Radiation in Kobayashi Erika’s Luminous in Post-Fukushima Japan,” The Twenty-First Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ), July 2017, Rikkyo University, Tokyo.
  • “Reimagining Women’s (Re)productive Bodies: New Kinship in Shirai Yumiko’s WOMBS,” WisCon 41: The World’s Feminist Science Fiction Convention, May 2017, Madison, WI.
  • “Queer Families: Nonhuman Companionships in Ueda Sayuri’s The Ocean Chronicles,” Midwest Japan Seminar, November 2016, Michigan State University.
  • “Radio/Luminescence Lives in the Post-Fukushima Japan,” Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, October 2016, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne.
  • Invited Talk. “The Early Boy’s Love Manga in Japan: Queering the Heteronormative World,” September 2016, University of Cincinnati.
  • “Alternate (Re)productive Bodies in Shirai Yumiko’s WOMBS.” Asian Studies in Asia, June 2016, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan.
  • Panel Discussions on “Transnational Fan Studies and Fandom: Research, Methodology, and Ethics” and “Japanese Fans Discuss Recent Trends in Japanese SF.” WisCon 40: Leading Feminist Science Fiction Convention May 2016, Madison.
  • “(Re)productive Bodies in Shirai Yumiko’s WOMBS.” American Association of Teachers of Japan, Annual Spring Conference 2016 conjoined with the Annual Association for Asian Studies Conference, March 2016, Seattle.
  • “Alternate (Re)productive Bodies in Shirai Yumiko’s WOMBS.” Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, October 2015, St. Louis.
  • “Posthuman Worlds: Subjectivity Entanglements and Queer Families in Ueda Sayuri’s The Ocean Chronicles.” American Association for Teachers of Japanese, Annual Spring Conference, March 2015, Chicago.
  • “Posthuman Worlds: Coexistence and Coevolution in Ueda Sayuri’s The Ocean Chronicles.” The Twenty-Seventh Ecocriticism Conference in Japan, August 2014, Kobe, Japan. 
  • Panel Discussion on “International Science Fiction Symposium II (Japan, 2013): Con Reports and the Sense of Gender Award.” WisCon 38: Leading Feminist Science Fiction Convention May 2014, Madison.
  • “The Symbiotic Cycle and the Parodic Performance of the Mother-Daughter in Ōhara Mariko’s Hybrid Child.” Association for Japanese Literary Studies, Annual Conference, October 2013, Chicago.
  • “Having it Both Ways: Gendering Cyborgs in Ōhara Mariko’s Science Fiction.” Asian Studies Conference Japan, June 2013, Tokyo, Japan.
  • “Having it Both Ways: Gendering Cyborgs in Ōhara Mariko’s Science Fiction.” Annual Southeast Conference, Association for Asian Studies, January 2012, Greenville, South Carolina. 
  • “Gender Performance in Ōhara Mariko’s Queer.” Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, October 2010, Columbus, Ohio.
  • “Cellphone Novels Among Japanese Adolescent Girls.” Comparative Literature Nineteenth Graduate Student Symposium, March 2009, St. Louis.
  • “Ōhara Mariko and Gender Performance.” The Nineteenth Annual Graduate Student Conference on East Asia, February 2009, New York. 
  • “Lesbianism and the Writing of Yoshiya Nobuko in the Taishō Period.” Across Time and Genre: Reading and Writing Women’s Texts, August 2001, Edmonton, Canada.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Japanese science fictioN
  • Science, technology, and environment in literature
  • Feminism and science studies, sex, gender, and sexuality in literature, films, anime, and manga
  • Race and ethnicity in literature
  • Popular culture in East Asia

 TEACHING INTERESTS

  • Modern Japanese literature
  • Japanese popular culture
  • Japanese films
  • Manga and anime
  • Gender in East Asia

FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, AND AWARDS

  • Summer Research Grant in the College of Arts and Science, Miami University (2016)
  • The Graduate School Dissertation Fellowship in Washington University in St. Louis (2013-2014)
  • The Japan Foundation Japan Studies Fellowship for Doctorial Candidates (2012-2013)
  • Mellon Sawyer Fellowship (2010-2011)
  • International Predissertation Research Grant, Washington University in St. Louis (2010)
  • International Student Fellowship, University of British Columbia (1999-2002)
  • The Annual Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (2012-2013)
  • The third prize for the Graduate Student Travel Awards from the Annual Southeast Conference, Association for Asian Studies (Jan. 2012)

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

  • East Asian Studies Committee, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, August 2015—Present
  • Japanese Culture and Language Club Advisor, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, August 2015-Present
  • Faculty Work Group for Student Career Development, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, May-December, 2017

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • Association for Asian Studies
  • Association for Teachers of Japanese
  • Science Fiction Research Association
  • Midwest Japan Seminar
  • Society for Ecocriticism Studies in Japan  

LANGUAGES

  • Fluent in Japanese and English
  • Studying Mandarin and Korean

INTERPRETING AND TRANSLATING

  • International Science Fiction Symposium II in Japan (July 21-July 29, 2013), consecutive interpreter.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

  • Japanese Culture and Language Club Advisor, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, August 2015-Present

CERTIFICATIONS

  • TESOL Diploma (Vancouver Community College, Vancouver, BC, Canada)
  • High School Teacher Certificate of Japanese (Japan).