Ichiro Leopold Hanami
Assistant Professor of Japanese Language and Literature
801 22nd Street, N.W.
Areas of Expertise
Japanese Language, Classical Japanese (Bungo), and Japanese Court poetry and poetics
Professor Hanami received his Ph.D. in Japanese in 1997 from Stanford University, where he concentrated on medieval Japanese poetry. He teaches advanced Japanese, both modern and classical, as well as Japanese culture through film. His research interests include Late Heian poetics, renga linked poetry, and Japanese film and popular culture. He has a forthcoming article entitled, "Re-Reading Renga: A Consideration of Intention and Its Consequences". He is currently compiling a reference handbook on bungo, literary Japanese, and is also actively developing methods of Japanese instruction and testing through the Internet.
Ph.D., Stanford University