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Michiko Hirata


FacultyGeneral Education Division
Commentator Guide
Last Updated :2020/01/15

Education and Career


  • Kwansei Gakuin University, Graduate School, Division of Letters
  •  - 1998 , Kwansei Gakuin University, Faculty of Literature

Research Activities

Research Areas

  • Literature, Literature in English

Research Interests

  • American Literature

Published Papers

  • Hank Morgan's Inevitable Fate of Ruin and Oblivion: A Study of the Ending of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, HIRATA Michiko, Journal of the Society of English and American Literature, 63, 21 - 36, Mar. 2019 , Refereed
  • “The Mission of the Innocent Stranger: Aspects of Humor and Its Climax of Mark Twain’s Travel Books", HIRATA Michiko, Mar. 2010 , Refereed
  • “Finding ‘America’ in Mark Twain’s Travel Books”, HIRATA Michiko, City University of New York, Queens College, Jun. 2005 , Refereed

Conference Activities & Talks

  • “Mark Twain’s New Zealand in Following the Equator”, HIRATA Michiko, London 2015: The International Journal of Arts & Sciences’ (IJAS) International Conference of Social Sciences and Humanities,   2015 11 03
  • “Unfamiliar Themes and Styles of The Innocents Abroad to Japanese Readers”, HIRATA Michiko, The Thirteenth Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities,   2015 01 11

Research Grants & Projects

  • Study on Travel Writings in American Literature
  • Mark Twain's Travel Writings, Religion, Science, Technology, and Humor