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Thomas McDonald

I research modern German-language, South Slavic, and Japanese literature.  My dissertation deals with the Austrian writer Peter Handke and Japanese aesthetics (Inoue Yasushi, Ozu Yasujiro)   

Courses taught at Stanford: Japanese film for advanced speakers

2020 - (forthcoming) Fabiola Morales' "Tokyo, 1923" (from Spanish)
2020  - Ninth Country Revisited -  Peter Handke's "The Dreamer's Farewell to the Ninth Country" (from German) and Drago Jančar "Report from the NInth Country" (from Slovenian)
2020 - Edward Davidson "The Beginning" (into Slovene and Serbo-Croatian)
2020 - Adolfo Costa du Rels' "La Miskki-Simi" (from Spanish)
2020 - Dimitri Analis' "A Wall of Light" (from French)
2013 - Julia Engelmann's "One Day / Reckoning Text" (from German)
2010-pres lyrics of popular songs

Memberships/affiliations include  Society for Slovene Studies,  American Slovene Education Foundation, Slovenian Academy of Arts and Sciences,  German Economics Institute Cologne, the first Polyglot Conference (Budapest, Hungary 2013); Fonbec USA Inc (board member, 2020- pres).  

Interview with Radiotelevizija Slovenija (2019)


2014: MBA, International Business, University of South Carolina
2013: Vienna University of Economics and Business
2007: Sophia University, Tokyo 
2007: BA, Comparative Literature, University of South Carolina Honors College