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work in modern Japanese literature and culture, my
creative writing, my everchanging musical likes and
dislikes, and other useless information.  All opinions,
rational conclusions, emotional outbursts, etc., are my
own.  All errors are the fault of someone else.  
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Artwork by Versea Bourdaghs (1941-2008)
All contents copyright 2003-2015 by Michael K. Bourdaghs
Workshop: New Perspectives on Early Postwar Japanese Culture, University of
Chicago, November 14, 2015. Discussion moderator for workshop with
presentations by TOEDA Hirokazu (Waseda University) and Seiji Lippit (UCLA).

"Two Japanese Novelists:  Soseki and Toson," at
 Séminaire transatlantique,
"East and West: Traditions of Representation," University of Chicago, December
4-5, 2015.

Shiso toshite no Happii Endo: 70-nendai no toshi kukan ron to rokku
" (Happy End as intellectual history: 1970s theories of urban space and rock
music" (in Japanese), Yamagata University, Yamagata (Japan), December 17, 2015.
Recent Fiction and Creative Writing:
(Complete listing available here. Updated 9/16/2015)
"When a Derelict Angel Speaks," short story,
forthcoming in
Valpraiso Fiction Review (2015)

"This Hallowed Ground," short story, published  in
Prime Number Magazine #43 (2013).

"In My Room (Ganz Allein)," novella, published
Eunoia Review (2013).

"Timing is Everything," short story, published in
Temporary Infinity #2 (2011).

"Invasive Species," short story, published in
An Anthology of New Fiction
, #4 (2009).  The
Emperor of Japan takes historical responsibility, one
fish at a time.  

Translations of haiku by Kikaku that I did for the
February 2004
special "Japan" issue of, which I guest-edited together with
Tomer Inbar.

"Memoirs of a Geist," short story, published in
Hawai'i Pacific Review, Vol. 16 (2002).  Man
walks into a bar; turns out he's Hegel's Geist.

"Disorientation Day," short story, published in
Colere, Vol. 2 (2002).  Rockabilly meets Husker Du
on the streets of Tokyo, circa 1987.  

"A Hazard of New Fortunes," short story, published
Elysian Fields Quarterly, Vol. 19, No. 1 (2002).  
Kuki Shuzo and the Minnesota Twins, together at
last.... You can read a sample and order a copy
Upcoming and Recent Public Lectures and Conferences:
   (Updated on 11/4/2015)