Atsuko Ueda, Associate Professor of East Asian Studies, specializes in modern Japanese literature and culture. She received her Ph. D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Michigan in 1999. Her research interests include literary historiography of modern Japan; linguistic reforms of Meiji Japan and the production of a "national" language; postwar literary criticism and its relationship to war responsibility; bilingual and bicultural literature of contemporary Japan, such as returnee literature and resident Korean literature. She is currently working on a book manuscript entitled Voices of Language: Linguistic Reform Movements in Meiji Japan, which explores the many proposals for linguistic reforms prevalent in the Meiji period. Her recent publications include Concealment of Politics, Politics of Concealment, Stanford University Press, 2007; “Bungakuron and ‘Literature’ in the Making” in Japan Forum vol. 20, no. 1, March, 2008; “Sound, Scripts, and Styles: Kanbun kundokutai and National Language Reform of 1880s Japan” in Review of Japanese Culture and Society, a special issue on “Translation and Japanese Modernity,” December, 2008. She also recently co-edited the following volumes: Literature and Literary Theory, PAJLS (Proceedings of the Association for Japanese Literary Studies) vol. 9 (with Richard H. Okada), February, 2009; and Natsume Sōseki, Theory of Literature and Other Critical Writings of Natsume Sōseki, (with Michael Bourdaghs and Joseph Murphy), Columbia University Press, 2009.
1. Concealment of Politics, Politics of Concealment
2. Natsume Soseki, Theory of Literature and Other Critical Writings