TAKAI, Shiho



Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences, School of Culture, Media and Society

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Associate Professor

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  • Affiliated organization   Global Education Center


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  • Creating Cultural Icons:Adapting Classical Tales in Early Modern Popular Literature and Theater


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    p { margin-bottom: 0.1in; line-height: 120%; }This project is to conduct research on how heroines of medievalsetsuwa anecdotes were adapted into early modern populartheater and other popular genres. I mainly focus on demonic womendepicted in anecdotes and how magical elements in the tales ofreligious miracles are rewritten into stories addressing tragicsacrifices in the human world. The result of my research waspresented as “Rewriting Magic and Miracles in the Human World:Adaptations of Medieval Buddhist Tales in Early Modern Jōruri PuppetTheater” at The American Association of Teachers of Japanese 2018Annual Spring Conference on March 22, 2018 in Washington D.C., USA. p { margin-bottom: 0.1in; line-height: 120%; }


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