Rebecca Copeland received her Ph.D. in Japanese Literature from Columbia University in 1986. This study was subsequently published as The Sound of the Wind: The Life and Works of Uno Chiyo (1992.) Dr. Copeland’s study of Meiji women writers, Lost Leaves: Women Writers of Meiji Japan was published in 2000 and was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2001. Her edited volume Woman Critiqued: Translated Essays on Japanese Women’s Writing was published in 2006. Copeland co-edited a collection of essays concerning the relationship between women writers and their fathers – both biological and cultural – with Dr. Esperanza Ramirez-Christensen of the University of Michigan, The Father-Daughter Plot: Japanese Literary Women and the Law of the Father (2001) and a collection of translations, Modern Murasaki: Writing by Women of Meiji Japan with Dr. Melek Ortabasi of Hamilton College (2006). Grotesque, Copeland’s translation of a Kirino Natsuo title, was published in 2007.