Tag Archives: Japanese Literature

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

A Review of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston, Massachusetts, United States) My research interests lie at the intersection of book studies and the…

Constructing the “Author” in Meiji Japan

A review of Editing Identity: Literary Anthologies and the Construction of the Author in Meiji Japan, by Molly Des Jardin. Molly Des Jardin’s dissertation provides…

Early Japanese Poetry

A review of Uta Mokkan: a History of Early Japanese Poetry through Inscription, by Joshua Frydman. Joshua Frydman’s dissertation, Uta Mokkan: a History of Early…

Iwase Bunko Library, Japan

A review of Iwase Bunko Library 西尾市岩瀬文庫 (Nishio City, Japan) A staggering number of manuscripts as well as printed books produced in pre-modern Japan remain outside…

Sharebon, the Demimonde & Edo Aesthetics

A review of Sharebon and the Courtesans: A Phase of Edo Aesthetics as the Dispersal of Ideology, by Nahoko Fukushima. The aesthetics Fukushima finds in…

Hansen’s Disease & Japanese Literature

A review of Through the Hospital Gates: Hansen’s Disease and Modern Japanese Literature, by Kathryn Tanaka. Kathryn Tanaka’s dissertation examines the rise of “leprosy literature”…