2006 Biokyowa Scholar to Speak at Southeast

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Sept. 5, 2006 — The 2006 BioKyowa Visiting Japanese Scholar at Southeast Missouri State University’s Center for Faulkner Studies will deliver a lecture on “Faulkner and Post-World War II Japan” Sept. 7.

The lecture is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. in the Grauel Language Arts Building Room 317.

Nobuaki Namiki, professor of English at Senshu University in Kawasaki City, Japan, and the eighth recipient of the annual travel grant awarded by BioKyowa, Inc., is spending this week using the resources of the Louis Daniel Brodsky Collection of Faulkner materials and visiting classes in the Department of English.

Namiki, a member of the governing board of the William Faulkner Society of Japan, has published numerous articles in Japanese journals on Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, American movies and Christian culture.

Namiki, who holds a master’s degree from Rikkyo University in Tokyo, was a 1992 research fellow at the University of North Carolina, having received a grant from the American Council of Learned Societies.

Admission to Namiki’s lecture is free. The public is invited.