Name

YOSHIO, Hitomi

Official Title

Associate Professor

Affiliation

(School of Culture, Media and Society)

Sub-affiliation

Affiliated Institutes

ジェンダー研究所

研究所員 2017-

On-campus Research System

Special Research Project

Translating the Classics:Gender,Authorship,and the Canon in the Anthology of Japanese Literature(2014-2018)

2016

Research Results Outline:My research project examines issues of authorship, translation, and canonizMy research project examines issues of authorship, translation, and canonization of Japanese literature (particularly women’...My research project examines issues of authorship, translation, and canonization of Japanese literature (particularly women’s literature) in contemporary Japan, focusing on the ongoing publication of the thirty-volume Anthology of Japanese Literature (Kawade shobo). There has been increasing interest in rethinking the notion of authorship in the field of literary studies, particularly since the emergence of new media has altered the meaning and boundaries of the “author” as a stable and unified origin of the text. This current research expands the time frame of my book project, Female Authorship and the Cultures of Publishing and Translation in Japan: 1895-1935. A distinctive feature of the anthology are the “contemporary translations” of classical works, which aim for a supposed reinvigoration of the classics through the signature stamp of modern-day writers. While translation is never merely a mimetic linguistic transfer, the emphasis on the translator brings to light what is normally rendered invisible, subverting a series of hierarchies between the original and translated texts. My project considers the rich history of translation and the dynamics of authorship in modern Japan, while focusing particularly on Kawakami Mieko’s rendition of Higuchi Ichiyo’s “Takekurabe.” I presented part of my research at two international conferences in March 2017.

Lecture Course

Course TitleSchoolYearTerm
Required Core Seminar (JCulP) 3School of Culture, Media and Society2019winter quarter
Core Lecture 1School of Culture, Media and Society2019spring semester
Core Lecture 2(RE)School of Culture, Media and Society2019fall semester
Academic Skills in English 4School of Culture, Media and Society2019an intensive course(spring)
Academic Skills in English 5School of Culture, Media and Society2019an intensive course(spring)
Forgotten Histories of Japan and the WorldSchool of Culture, Media and Society2019spring semester
Forgotten Histories of Japan and the WorldSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences2019spring semester
Contemporary Japanese Fiction in English Translation (TCS Advanced Seminar)School of Culture, Media and Society2019spring quarter
Women's Coming-of-Age Narratives (TCS Advanced Seminar)School of Culture, Media and Society2019fall quarter
Global Tokyo (TCS Advanced Seminar)School of Culture, Media and Society2019winter quarter
Seminar on Diversity in Japanese Culture (Spring)School of Culture, Media and Society2019spring quarter
Seminar on Diversity in Japanese Culture (Fall)School of Culture, Media and Society2019fall semester
Intensive Studies 11 (Survey of Japanese Literature 3)School of Culture, Media and Society2019spring quarter
Intensive Studies 11 (Survey of Japanese Literature 3)School of Humanities and Social Sciences2019spring quarter
Intensive Studies 18 (Introduction to Japanese Visual and Performing Arts 1)School of Culture, Media and Society2019fall quarter
Intensive Studies 18 (Introduction to Japanese Visual and Performing Arts 1)School of Humanities and Social Sciences2019fall quarter
Intensive Studies 11 (Survey of Japanese Literature 3)Graduate School of Letters, Arts and Sciences2019spring quarter
Intensive Studies 18 (Introduction to Japanese Visual and Performing Arts 1)Graduate School of Letters, Arts and Sciences2019fall quarter
Global Japanese Literary and Cultural Studies 1-1: Research SeminarGraduate School of Letters, Arts and Sciences2019spring semester
Global Japanese Literary and Cultural Studies 1-2 : Research SeminarGraduate School of Letters, Arts and Sciences2019fall semester
Global Japanese Literary and Cultural Studies 1Graduate School of Letters, Arts and Sciences2019spring semester
Global Japanese Literary and Cultural Studies 2Graduate School of Letters, Arts and Sciences2019fall semester