search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - PHYLLIS BIRNBAUM

PF (1989), RF (1994), RF (2001)

Fellow Information:
First Name
PHYLLIS
Middle Name
 
Last Name
BIRNBAUM
Sex
Female
Organization
none
Title
writer
Contact Address:
Address Type
Home
Address 1
22 Standish Road
Address 2 (optional)
 
City
Watertown
State
MA
Zip Code
02472
Country
United States
Telephone
617 924 1340
Email
phyllis.birnbaum@gmail.com
*Survey URL
http://www.jfny.org/fellowship_survey/survey.php?id=3842&sid=4341afa54b20d00b2924d00bb773bd3a
Questions:
1. Are you enaged in Japanese Studies?

Answer: C. Yes, I am engaged in Japanese Studies personally, but not at an institution or organization.

Field of Study: Art, Creative

2. Please describe what you are currently doing. (If you have your own website or any relevant site, provide its URL.)

Answer: I am writing a biography of Kawashima Yoshiko. This will be published by Columbia University Press. I am the editor of the English translation of Shiba Ryotaro's novel Saka no ue no kumo. This translation will be completed in 2012 and probably published in 2013

3. Where did you acquire your most advanced Japanese language training for your research?

Answer: B. I learned it at a special language training school. (The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies)

4. Have you ever participated in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme?

Answer: NO

Optional Inquiry:
1. Please describe briefly how the Japan Foundation Fellowship experience influenced your career.

Answer: I received Professional fellowships from the Japan Foundation. These have all been crucial to me in being able to do research in Japan while writing my books. I certainly could not have completed these books without the help of these fellowships from the Japan Foundation!

2. The Japan Foundation is planning to create a network or forum among past Japan Foundation fellows. Please let us know if you have any suggestions in terms of themes, format, etc.

Answer: