Lawrence Kominz - Japanese
Laurence R. Kominz (1983) Ph.D.
Professor of Japanese. Ph.D. 1984
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.
- Mishima on Stage: The Black Lizard and Other Plays
- Avatars of Vengeance: Japanese Drama and the Soga Literary Tradition
- The Language of the Puppet
- The Stars Who Created Kabuki:
Their Lives, Loves and Legacy