PhD, modern Japanese literature and culture, University of California Los Angeles, 2020
Mariko Takano received an MA from Waseda University in Tokyo, and a doctorate in modern Japanese Literature and Culture from the University of California Los Angeles. Her dissertation and continuing research focuses on the intersection of literary and art criticism in 20th-century Japan as it relates to the wider global context.
Takano is particularly interested in the histories and critique of the avant-garde movement and the discourse of form and object in Japan.
At Oberlin College, she teaches intermediate and advanced Japanese, postwar Japanese literature, and film and labor in Japanese literature.
Fantasy in Modern Japanese Literature and Film — EAST 106