Research Interests:

  • Classical Japanese fiction and memoir
  • Gender in pre-modern Japanese culture
  • Theory and practice of literary translation
  • Eco-criticism and the literature of place
  • Japanese language; classical Japanese literature; feminist literary theory

In addition to her research on Heian court fiction and memoir literature, Sarra’s interest in the theory and practice of literary translation has recently taken her into the study of contemporary Japanese poetry.

Literature, Language Studies, Asian Studies, Gender Studies, Chinese, Japanese
PhD, Harvard University, 1988
asian studies