Sophia University

Academics Professors Information

Email: a-yiu[at]sophia.ac.jp
Tel: 03-3238-4030
Office: 10-647
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)

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 No Title 2018 Semester Offered
LIT231
INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE LITERATURE
Spring
LIT308 REMEMBERING THE WAR IN JAPANESE LITERATURE
Not Offered
LIT337
MODERN JAPANESE FICTION
Autumn
LIT347
ASIAN LITERATURE
Spring
LIT405 SEMINAR IN MODERN LITERATURE
Autumn