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Book Announcement: Ghastly Tales from the Yotsuya kaidan

Ghastly Tales from the Yotsuya kaidan, ed. with an Introduction by Takashi Saitō Perhaps the most famous and oft told tales of horror in Japan, the Yotsuya kaidan tells of a young woman named Iwa and the curse she carried … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: A Kamigata Anthology: Literature from Japan’s Metropolitan Centers, 1600-1750

A KAMIGATA ANTHOLOGY: LITERATURE FROM JAPAN’S METROPOLITAN CENTERS, 1600–1750 Edited by Sumie Jones and Adam L. Kern with Kenji Watanabe This is the first of a three-volume anthology of Edo- and Meiji-era urban literature that includes An Edo Anthology: Literature from … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Locating Heisei in Japanese Fiction and Film: The Historical Imagination of the Lost Decades

Locating Heisei in Japanese Fiction and Film: The Historical Imagination of the Lost Decades By Marc Yamada This book provides the first interdisciplinary examination of the popular fiction and film of the “lost decades” of Japan’s Heisei period (1989–2019). Presenting … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Lecturer in Japanese Literature, University of East Anglia

The University of East Anglia is looking to appoint a new Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Japanese Literature, with a specialistion in modern and/or contemporary Japanese literature and the ability to teach and research other aspects of Japanese literature. This is … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Social Trauma, Narrative Memory and Recovery in Japanese Literature and Film

Social Trauma, Narrative Memory, and Recovery in Japanese Literature and Film David C. Stahl This book provides a comprehensive analysis of major works in Japanese literature and film through the interpretive lens of trauma and PTSD studies. Focusing critical attention … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Visiting Assistant Professor in Japanese Studies, UCSB

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2019-2020 academic year. We seek applicants with expertise in Japanese literature from the … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Haiku of Basho

The Haiku of Basho, by John White and Kemmyo Taira Sato The Buddhist Society, London: 2019 See: https://www.thebuddhistsociety.org/page/5-7-5-the-haiku-of-basho-1 Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) is widely acknowledged as the greatest of all the Japanese haiku poets. In the original Japanese, the two defining features of … Continue reading

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