Liminal Spaces in Sadakichi Hartmann's 'My Rubaiyat and Tanka and Haikai: Japanese Rhythms'
My thesis on the modernist poet Sadakichi Hartmann challenges my perceptions of Asian American literature and my own self-perception as a Filipino-American. Active during the 19th and 20th century, Hartmann pushed the boundaries of American literature and participated in several areas of writing including dramas, plays, short stories, articles on Asian art, and poetry. For the purpose of “Liminal Spaces in Sadakichi Hartmann’s My Rubaiyat and Tanka and Haikai: Japanese Rhythms,” I focus on Hartmann’s relationship with his Asian identity through his poetry.
Thesis completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Alfred University Honors Program.
Honors thesis, Hartmann, Sadakichi, Poetry, Asian identity