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MemberMaya Higashi Wakana

I am interested in a microsociological, socio-psychological approach to the close reading of British and American literature. My basic claim is that some types of fiction reflect life’s constructed, that is, fictional quality. I am presently focusing on the phenomena of intimacies, taking up works by Jane Austen, Henry James, Edith Wharton, George Eliot, and Nathaniel Hawthorne to see how these authors depicted their protagonists as they generated, maintained and dissolved their intimacies with others.

MemberAntonio Luciano Tosta

Luciano Tosta is Associate Professor of Brazilian Literature and Culture at the University of Kansas. Before joining the faculty at KU, he taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During his graduate studies at Brown University, Dr. Tosta taught at Harvard University, Boston University, and Rhode Island College. He received Harvard University’s Certificate of Distinction and Excellence in Teaching, and featured on the University of Illinois’s List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent. In Brazil he taught at the Federal and State Universities of Bahia.