Miyabi Goto

Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in East Asian Studies, Princeton University; M.A. in East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; B.A. in Foreign Studies, Sophia University
157 New Cabell Hall
Office hours: Monday 2:00 -- 3:30 PM Tuesday 3:15 -- 4:45 PM
434-924-4642

Miyabi Goto, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of East Asian Languages, Literatures and Cultures, specialises in modern Japanese literature and culture. She received her Ph.D. in East Asian Studies from Princeton University in 2017. Her research interests include literary history, literary criticism, modernity studies, and film and media studies.

In her dissertation-based book project, The Criticality of Criticism: Visions of "Literature" in Meiji Japan, she emphasises the centrality of criticism (language, style, and technic with which to discuss literature) in the formation of a modern national literature in late nineteenth-century Japan. While tracing the debate processes through which modern Japanese literature came into being, she also investigates how criticism, which was setting in motion the boundaries of modern Japanese literature, simultaneously clashed with and thereby enacted an inadvertent critique against Japan's modernisation discourses.

In addition to Japanese literature, her teaching interests include Japanese film and media, Japanese popular culture, and translation theory.

 

Publications:

Translation

Hirano, Ken. "Establishing Criteria." In Politics and Literature Debate: Postwar Japanese Criticism 1945–1952 (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2017).

Hirano Ken. "Politics and Literature I." In Politics and Literature Debate: Postwar Japanese Criticism 1945–1952. (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2017) (with Sara Allen and Mariko Takano).

Hirano Ken. "What is the 'Primacy of Politics'?" In Politics and Literature Debate: Postwar Japanese Criticism 1945–1952. (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2017) (with Ron Wilson). 

Specializations

Japanese Literature and Culture

Department Faculty

Assistant Professor
Associate Professor of Chinese Literature
Lecturer of Korean
Lecturer of Chinese
Visiting Assistant Professor
Associate Professor of Japanese Literature
Lecturer of Chinese
Lecturer of Japanese
Lecturer of Korean
Professor of Chinese
Lecturer of Chinese
Ellen Bayard Weedon Chair Professor of East Asian Studies and Department Chair
Associate Professor of Chinese
Lecturer of Japanese
Lecturer in Chinese Literature
Lecturer Emeritus
Lecturer of Tibetan
Lecturer of Japanese
Associate professor of Chinese and Inaugural Director of the Institute of World Languages
Professor Emeritus
Assistant Professor