Miyabi Goto

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  • Assistant Professor
  • Japan Studies
  • Modern & Classical Languages Literatures & Cultures
  • Japan Studies
1065 Patterson Office Tower
Research Interests:
Education

Ph.D. in East Asian Studies, Princeton University

M.A. in Japanese Language and Literature, University of Massachusetts Amherst

B.A. in Foreign Studies, Sophia University

Research

Goto's research focuses on modern Japanese literature during and since the Meiji period (1868–1912), with a particular interest in the emergence of criticism as an intellectual practice. She is currently working on her book project, Critical Failures: Theory and Practice of Literary Criticism of Late Nineteenth-Century Japan.

 

Selected Publications: 

 

Articles:

  • "'Maihime' and the Space of Criticism in Meiji Japan." The Journal of Japanese Studies 46, no. 2 (2020): 345-368. muse.jhu.edu/article/761142.

  • "Constitutive Aporia of Literature: The Case of Kitamura Tōkoku's Theory of Literature." Japan Forum (2019). DOI: 10.1080/09555803.2019.1676290.

Translations:

  • Hirano Ken. "Establishing Criteria." In Politics and Literature Debate: Postwar Japanese Criticism 1945–1952, edited by Atsuko Ueda et al., 93–96. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2017.

  • Hirano Ken. "Politics and Literature I." In Politics and Literature Debate: Postwar Japanese Criticism 1945–1952, edited by Atsuko Ueda et al., 97–103. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2017. Co-translation with Sara Allen and Mariko Takano.

  • Hirano Ken. "What is the 'Primacy of Politics'?" In Politics and Literature Debate: Postwar Japanese Criticism 1945–1952, edited by Atsuko Ueda et al., 115–126. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2017. Co-translation with Ron Wilson.

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