Ph.D., Columbia University, 1981
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Michael Brownstein has been teaching courses on Japanese language and culture at Notre Dame since 1982. His dissertation and subsequent publications centered on the Meiji Period writer Kitamura Tokoku (1868-1894) and especially the impact of Western literary criticism on Japanese writers in the late 19th century. His current research interests concern the Tokugawa Period playwright Chikamatsu Monzaemon (1653-1725). Brownstein is working on a book-length critical study of Chikamatsu's domestic dramas.