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Ph.D. Student in Japanese, admitted Autumn 2012
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy current doctoral dissertation marks the first critical examination of modern and contemporary Japanese literature through the lens of excrement as a literary and rhetorical device. I argue that excremental rhetoric, more than any other subject matter, has a unique potential to illuminate the multiplicity of discourses that play out within literary production because the stigmatized status of excrement always necessitates engagement with multiple discourses.