Maria Elena Tisi

University of Bologna - University for Foreigners of Perugia

Maria Elena Tisi is a scholar of Japanese children’s literature and she published several articles on the subject in Italy and in Japan as well. She holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. from Shirayuri College (Tokyo) and a degree from Bologna University. Her current research focuses on Miyazawa Kenji, Japanese Fantasy and Fairy Tales, translating Japanese children’s literature.

As Adjunct Lecturer she teaches courses on Japanese language and Literature at University of Bologna and Japanese Language and Culture at the University for Foreigners of Perugia.

Japanese Children’s Literature beyond Stereotypes