Christopher L. Hill writes on transnational literary and intellectual history. He is the author of the books National History and the World of Nations (Duke, 2008) and Figures of the World: The Naturalist Novel and Transnational Form (Northwestern, 2020), “Conceptual Universalization in the Transnational Nineteenth Century,” in Global Intellectual History (Columbia, 2013), “Crossed Geographies: Endô and Fanon in Lyon” in Representations (Fall 2014), and other articles and chapters. He is Chair of the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan.
Hill is currently working on a book on Japanese intellectual culture in the “Bandung moment” of the 1950s and 1960s, covering topics such as Japanese writers’ responses to the decolonization of Africa and Asia, their participation in Afro-Asian solidarity organizations, and their contributions to the Afro-Asian literary journal Lotus. He publishes regularly on Japanese literature, comparative literature, and intellectual history.