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Michiko Wilson


Phone: 434-924-4642
Personal Website

PO Box 400781
Department of East Asian Languages, Literatures
and Cultures
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4781

Research Interests

Fields: Modern Japanese Literature (1868-Present). Author of Gender Is Fair Game: (Re)Thinking the (Fe)Male in the Works of Oba Minako (1999) and The Marginal World of Oe Kenzaburo: A Study of Themes and Techniques (1986; reprint 1994), the only book-length study of works by the 1994 Nobel Laureate. Translator of The Pinch Runner Memorandum by Kenzaburo Oe (1994). Articles on Yukio Mishima and Yuriko Miyamoto, including "Kenzaburo Oe: An Imaginative Anarchist with a Heart," The Georgia Review (Spring 1995); "Becoming or (Un)becoming: The Female Destiny Reconsidered in Oba Minako's Narratives" in The Woman's Hand: Gender and Theory in Japanese Women'sWriting (1996). Series Editor of an East Bridge Japanese Literature-in-translation series. Ms. Wilson's research interests include feminist literary theory and criticism, Japanese women writers, and cross-cultural studies.


  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Culver-Stockton College
  • Master of Arts (MA), University of Texas System : Austin
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Texas System : Austin