YIU Angela

Professor
Modern Japanese Literature
B.A., Cornell University
M.A., Ph.D., Yale University

Research and Teaching Interests:

I studied Comparative Literature as an undergrad at Hong Kong University and Cornell University, and my dissertation at Yale University was on Natsume Sôseki.  My current research interests include modernism, utopian studies, postwar literature, urban studies, and women writers. These are themes that I cover in my undergraduate and graduate courses, which include readings from Meiji to contemporary Japan.  In all my classes, I encourage students to read carefully, think deeply, and write thoughtfully via the long and meaningful detour of literary texts.

Selected Publications:

Books
Chaos and Order in the Works of Natsume Soseki (University of Hawaii Press, 1999)

Three-Dimensional Reading: Re-Imagining Time and Space in Japanese Modernist Fiction (University of Hawaii Press, 2012), forthcoming.

Book Chapters
“Okuizumi Hikaru and the Mystery of War Memory” in Imag(in)ing the War in Japan:Representation and Responding to Trauma in Postwar Literature and Film, David Stahl and Mark Williams (ed). Boston and Leiden: Brill, 2010.

Journal Articles
“Atarashikimura—the Literary Context of a Taishô Communal Village,” Japan Review (International Research Center for Japanese Studies-Nichibunken), No. 20 (2008), pp. 199-227.

“A New Map of Hell: Satô Haruo’s Dystopian Fiction” in a special issue titled “Tokyo Nonsense in the Interwar Era.” Japan Forum Vol. 20, No. 3 (March 2009)

COURSES

Courses NoTitle2017 Semester Offered
LIT347 ASIAN LITERATURE Not Offered
LIT231 INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE LITERATURE Spring
LIT337 MODERN JAPANESE FICTION Autumn
LIT308 REMEMBERING THE WAR IN JAPANESE LITERATURE Spring
LIT405 SEMINAR IN MODERN LITERATURE Not Offered
Tel:
03-3238-4030
Email:
a-yiu@sophia.ac.jp
Office:
10-647