In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:

  • On the Contributors

Guest Editors:

Reiko Abe Auestad is a professor in the Department of Cultural Studies and Oriental Languages at the University of Oslo. She is the author of Rereading Sōseki: Three Early Twentieth-Century Japanese Novels (CEAS Reprint Series for Rare and Out of Print Publications, Yale University, 2016). Her recent essays include: "Invoking Affect in Kawakami Mieko's Chichi to ran," Japan Forum (2016); "Colliding Forms in Literary History: A Reading of Natsume Sōseki's Light and Dark," in The Routledge Companion to World Literature and World History (2018); and "Tsushima Yūko and the Ethics of Cohabitation," Japan Focus: The Asia-Pacific Journal (2018). (

Alan Tansman is a professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of The Writings of Kōda Aya, The Culture of Japanese Fascism, and The Aesthetics of Japanese Fascism. His Oxford Very Short Introduction: Japanese Literature is forthcoming. He is now writing a book comparing Japanese and Jewish responses to atrocity. (

J. Keith Vincent is chair of World Languages & Literatures at Boston University. His research focuses on modern Japanese literature, queer theory, translation, and the novel. He is the author of Two-Timing Modernity: Homosocial Narrative in Modern Japanese Fiction (Harvard Asia Center, 2012). His translation of Jun'ichirō Tanizaki's Devils in Daylight was published by New Directions in 2017 and his essay "Sōseki to Shiki ni totte no Murasaki Shikibu" (Sōseki and Shiki's Murasaki Shikibu) is included in the Japanese companion volume to this issue, Sōseki no ibasho (The Site of Sōseki) (Iwanami, 2019). (

Section Editors:

Ignacio Adriasola is an assistant professor in the Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory, at the University of British Columbia, where he teaches the history of art in modern Japan. He is currently finalizing a book on experimental art and politics in 1960s Japan. (

Reiko Tomii is an independent art historian and curator who investigates post-1945 Japanese art in global and local contexts for the narration of a world art history of modernisms. Her research topic encompasses "international contemporaneity," collectivism, and conceptualism in 1960s art, as demonstrated by her contribution to Global Conceptualism (Queens Museum of Art, 1999), Century City (Tate Modern, 2001), and Art, Anti-Art, Non-Art (Getty Research Institute, 2007). She is Co-Founder/Co-Director of PoNJA-GenKon, a scholarly listserv ( Her recent publication Radicalism in the Wilderness: International Contemporaneity and 1960s Art in Japan (MIT Press, 2016), which received the 2017 Robert Motherwell Book Award, was turned into an exhibition Radicalism in the Wilderness: Japanese Artists in the Global 1960s at Japan Society Gallery in New York in 2019. (


Pedro Bassoe is a visiting assistant professor at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. His first book project, Journey by Pictures: Illustration and the Visual Imagination in Japanese Literature, explores the role of illustration in the production of verbal-visual narratives in Japanese print media, particularly of the 1880s through the 1930s. His work combines elements of literary criticism, media studies, and art history as a means of exploring a shifting relationship between visual and semiotic signs. He is currently working on a second article, which explores the role of the camera in the formation of the photographic imagination in Meiji Japan. (

Andre Haag is an assistant professor of Japanese literature and culture at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. He has taught previously at the University of New Mexico and took his Ph.D. at Stanford. His current research examines popular colonial discourses surrounding Korean rebellion and "terrorism" in Japanese literary and print media narratives from the Taishō era. He is also currently collaborating on an edited volume about the massacres of ethnic Koreans following the Great Kantō Earthquake of 1923, and working on several translations of Japanese colonial literature from the 1920s and 1930s. (

Sayumi Takahashi Harb is an independent scholar who earned her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in Comparative Literature and...


Additional Information

Print ISSN
pp. 334-339
Launched on MUSE
Open Access
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.