• Social Outcast, Rebellious Critic: The World of Daizai Osamu (1909-1948)

A Rosenberg Lecture by Dr. Sara Dillon, Suffolk Law School

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Poetry Center, 3rd floor Sawyer Library
73 Tremont St, Boston

太宰治の世界. Dr. Sara Dillon is a professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School. She has lectured and published in many different fields of law, including European environmental law, global trade regulation, and international trade law. Prior to law school, she received her Ph.D. in Japanese literature with a minor in Japanese intellectual history from Stanford University, and also taught Japanese at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Dillon will be discussing Daizai Osamu, the Japanese author considered to be one of the foremost fiction writers in 20th century Japan. Daizai published a number of novels and short stories critical of Japanese society. His writing style was autobiographical and showed a life marred by alcoholism, drug addiction, and several suicide attempts. He committed suicide in 1948.

Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Dr. Ronald Suleski at rsuleski@suffolk.edu.

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