Junna Hiramatsu currently studies censorship and economic representation in Russian and Soviet literature using such theoretical frameworks as the New Economic Criticism and the New Censorship Theory. Her papers deal with the novels of Dostoevsky, Platonov, Sholokhov, Makarenko, Solzhenitsyn and others. Her academic interests also include memory culture in contemporary Russia. After receiving her PhD in literature from The University of Tokyo in 2008, she studied as a visiting junior research fellow at The Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre, St. Antony’s college, University of Oxford, for one and half a years. She is at present Associate Professor at the Institute of Liberal Arts and Science of Kanazawa University, Japan.
Associate Professor, Kanazawa University
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