J. Keith Vincent

Associate Professor of Japanese & Comparative Literature and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

  • Title Associate Professor of Japanese & Comparative Literature and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Office STH 606
  • Phone 617-358-6669
  • Education BA, University of Kansas
    MA, Columbia University
    PhD, Columbia University

ON LEAVE 2018-2019 ACADEMIC YEAR

J. Keith Vincent’s 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). Recent articles include “Takemura Kazuko: On Friendship and The Queering of American and Japanese Studies” published in Rethinking Japanese Feminisms (2017) and in Japanese in the journal of the Women’s Action Network (2018) ; “Better than Sex?  Masaoka Shiki’s Haiku on Food” in Devouring Japan: Global Perspectives on Japanese Culinary Identity (2017) ; and  “Queer Reading and Japanese Literature,” in the Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese Literature (2016). Recent edited volumes include Sōseki Great and Small (Tai-shō no Sōseki), a “mini” special issue of the Japanese journal Bungaku (Nov-Dec, 2014), co-edited with Alan Tansman, and Honoring Eve, a Spring 2010 issue of Criticism co-edited with Erin Murphy, on the work of queer theorist Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick. His translation of Okamoto Kanoko’s A Riot of Goldfish (Hesperus Press,  2010) won the 2011 U.S. Japan Friendship Commission Prize for the  Translation of Japanese Literature, and his translation of Tanizaki Jun’ichirō’s novella Devils in Daylight was shortlisted for the Lucien Stryk Asian Translation Prize in 2018. He is currently working on two edited volumes on Sōseki, in Japanese and English, and a book on haiku and the Japanese novel, with a focus on Masaoka Shiki and Natsume Sōseki.

Vincent CV 10-10-18

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