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Articles by Noriko Mizuta

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Noriko Mizuta is a poet, translator, comparative literature scholar, former professor at the University of Southern California, former president of Jōsai International University, chancellor of Jōsai Educational Corporation, and current chancellor and director of the International Institute for Media and Women’s Studies. Along with Kyoko Selden, Dr. Mizuta was a pioneer in the translation of works by modern Japanese women writers, beginning with the anthology Japanese Women Writers: Twentieth Century Short Fiction (1991). She also forged the field of feminist literary criticism in Japan, as represented by her 1981 study Hiroin kara hiiroo e: josei no jiga to hyōgen (From Heroine to Hero: Female Self and Expression), and she was among the first to explore the metaphorical power of the yamamba.