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Lawrence Kominz - Japanese

Laurence R. Kominz (1983) Ph.D.
Professor of Japanese. Ph.D. 1984
Columbia University

Professor Kominz received his Ph.D. in Japanese literature from Columbia University under the supervision of Donald Keene. Prof. Kominz' writing and research specialty is Japanese drama, and he has also taken performance lessons in Japan in noh, kyogen, kabuki, and gidayu bushi (recitation for Bunraku puppet theatre). In Portland he studies nihon buyo under Fujima Kanriye as a member of the Fujinami-kai. Kominz serves as Director of the PSU Center for Japanese Studies and teaches courses in Japanese language, literature, drama, and film. Dr. Kominz' most recent book is Mishima on Stage: The Black Lizard and Other Plays.

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Contact Information:
Phone: 503-725-5288
Email: kominzl@pdx.edu