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MATSUDA Hironori, (Professor) [KUID]

Personal Background

MATSUDA Hironori received his B.A.(1978) and M.A.(1983) in Literature from Tokyo University and DEA (1984) in Contemporary French literature from Montpellier III University. In 1994, he became a member of Kobe University.

Fields of Specialization

French symbolism
Contemporary French literature
(Patrick Modiano, Éric Faye, Nina Bouraoui, Laurent Mauvignier, etc)

Selected Publications

  • Valéry or the portrait of a « comedian of the culture », Lettres modernes Minard, Paris, 1998.
  • The drawing of Paul Valéry in his « Cahiers », Chikuma-chobo, Tokyo, 2012.
  • « Mon Faust » or a two-headed snake, Chikuma-chobo, Tokyo, 2012.