Assistant Professor of Japanese
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures, Literature
Biography:B.A., Stanford University; M.A., Waseda University, Tokyo; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University. His teaching interests include modern Japanese literature and culture; modern Asian literatures and cinemas; pre-modern Japanese literature; and history of Asian literatures and civilizations. Additional areas of research interest include publishing history and the economics of literary production, urban space and critical theory, and the history of advertising. His publications and translations include “Words Within Walls: Reading Hayama Yoshiki’s Prison Diaries,” in Tomi Suzuki and Hirokazu Toeda, eds., Censorship, Media, and Literary Culture in Japan: From Edo to Postwar; “Gyaku-fudaraku to shite no Nakagami bungaku” [The Literature of Nakagami Kenji as Pure Land Pilgrimage in Reverse], Gô-ô (2010); and “Interview with Hirasawa Gô” in Adrienne Carey Hurley, ed., Documentary History of Anarchism in Japan (forthcoming); among others. Expertise in modern Japanese, classical Japanese, modern Chinese, and Kanbun. At Bard since 2012.