BioKyowa Visiting Japanese Scholar to Present Lecture

by News Bureau on Friday, Sep. 07, 2012

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Sept. 7, 2012 — Dr. Kazumi Shigesako, professor of English at Hijiyama University and the 2012 BioKyowa Visiting Japanese Scholar at the Center for Faulkner Studies at Southeast Missouri State University, will explore the relationship between literature and music in a public lecture on Thursday, Sept. 13.

The lecture is scheduled for 3 p.m. in the third floor reading room in Kent Library.

Professor Shigesako’s lecture is entitled, “Counterpoint as a Unifying Principle―Faulkner’s ‘The Wild Palms’ and Schoenberg’s Twelve-Tone Technique.” The public is invited to the lecture, and admission is free.

Shigesako holds a doctoral degree in literature from Hiroshima University. She is co-editor of a book, “Class in American Literature,” and author of several entries in “A Reader’s Encyclopedia of William Faulkner,” published by the William Faulkner Society of Japan.

A member of the American Literature Society of Japan as well as the William Faulkner Society of Japan, Shigesako has published articles, translations, and reviews in a number of scholarly journals, including 20 essays on Faulkner.