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Dr. Kazue Harada

Dr. Kazue Harada

Dr. Kazue Harada
Assistant Professor

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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

  • Japanese 101, Elementary Japanese

Instructor, Washington University in St. Louis, MO, Spring 2015

  • Film 431 Renegades and Radicals: The Japanese New Wave taught by Dr. Diane Lewis Giving brief presentations on Japanese literature, prostitution, and women’s liberation movements in class; monitoring small group discussions, and assisting in grading final papers.
  • Teaching 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)

Co-Instructor, University College, Washington University in St. Louis, MO, Summer 2011

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

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

  • 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

  • “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.
  • “The Symbiotic Cycle and the Parodic Performance of the Mother-Daughter in Ôhara 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 Taishô 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

  • “Posthuman Worlds: Subjectivity Entanglements and Queer Families in Ueda Sayuri’s The Ocean Chronicles” in the panel of Literature, American Association for Teachers of Japanese, Annual Spring Conference 2015 (Chicago: Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, March 2015).
  • “Posthuman Worlds: Coexistence and Coevolution in Ueda Sayuri’s The Ocean Chronicles” in the symposium: Ecology, Speculative Fiction, and Ecocriticism, The Twenty-Seventh Ecocriticism Conference in Japan (Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, August 2014).
  • 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 (Madison, WI: The Madison Concourse Hotel, May 2014).
  • “The Symbiotic Cycle and the Parodic Performance of the Mother-Daughter in Ôhara Mariko’s Hybrid Child.” in the panel of Performing Gender. Performance and Japanese Literature: Association for Japanese Literary Studies, Annual Conference 2013 (Chicago, the University of Chicago, October 2013).
  • “Having it Both Ways: Gendering Cyborgs in Ôhara Mariko’s Science Fiction” on the panel Gender and Popular Culture in Japan, Asian Studies Conference Japan (Tokyo, Ôbirin University, June 2013).
  • “Having it Both Ways: Gendering Cyborgs in Ôhara Mariko’s Science Fiction” in the panel Gender and Body, Annual Southeast Conference, Association for Asian Studies (Greenville, South Carolina, The Hyatt Regent, January 2012).
  • “Gender Performance in Ôhara Mariko’s Queer,” Panel Presentation in Physical Graffiti: Writing With the Body in Contemporary Japanese Fiction, the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (Columbus, Ohio, The Ohio State University, October 2010).
  • “Cellphone Novels Among Japanese Adolescent Girls,” Panel Discussion in The Future of the Book in the Digital Age, Comparative Literature Nineteenth Graduate Student Symposium (St. Louis, Washington University in St. Louis, March 2009).
  • “Ôhara Mariko and Gender Performance,” Presentation, in the Nineteenth Annual Graduate Student Conference on East Asia (New York, Columbia University, February 2009).
  •  “Lesbianism and the Writing of Yoshiya Nobuko in the Taishô Period,” Panel Presentation in “Yoshiya Nobuko and Women Audiences: Across Time and Genre: Reading and Writing Women’s Texts” (Edmonton, University of Alberta, Canada, August 2001).

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Japanese science fiction; science, technology, and environment in literature
  • Sex, gender, and sexualities in literature, films, anime, and manga
  • Race and ethnicity in modern and postmodern 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

  • 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)

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • Association for Teachers of Japanese
  • Association for Asian Studies
  • 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).