The University of Tokyo Graduate
School of Arts and Sciences

Language and Information Sciences

東京大学大学院総合文化研究科言語情報科学専攻

The University of Tokyo

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Department of Language and Information Sciences

3-8-1, Komaba, Meguroku, Tokyo 153-8902 Japan

TEL: 81-3-5454-6376

FAX: 81-3-5454-4329

吉国 浩哉 / Yoshikuni Hiroki(Associate Professor)

Research Interests

My research has been concerned with understanding the American Renaissance in relation to European intellectual history. The guiding thread linking these two different traditions is a negotiation between the idea of freedom and the idea of the novel. By tracing the path paved by the mutual interventions of freedom and the novel from the European Enlightenment and Romanticism to such American writers as Poe, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, and Melville, a new significance of the American Renaissance emerges.