Articles and Chapters

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“American Naturalism’s Worldly History,” New Centennial Review 20:3 (Winter 2020)

“Misreading Provincializing Europe,” Práticas da História 11 (2020)

“Haven’t We Met? On the Scales of Comparison,” Verge 3:2 (Fall 2017) (Or read the full “critical renga” on Asia and Latin America edited by Andrea Bachner and Christpher Bush)

“Crossed Geographies: Endô and Fanon in Lyon,” Representations 128 (Fall 2014)

“Conceptual Universalization in the Transnational Nineteenth Century,” Global Intellectual History, ed. Samuel Moyn and Andrew Sartori (New York: Columbia University Press, 2013)

“Nana in the World: Novel, Gender, and Transnational Form,” Modern Language Quarterly 72.1 (Mar. 2011)

“The Travels of Naturalism and the Challenges of a World Literary History,” Literature Compass 6.6 (Nov. 2009)

“What’s the Matter with Saying ‘The Orient’?,” About Japan (, (Mar. 2009)

“Exhausted by Their Battles with the World: Neurasthenia and Civilization Critique in Early Twentieth-Century Japan,” Perversion and Modern Japan: Experiments in Psychoanalysis, ed. Nina Cornyetz and Keith Vincent (London: Routledge, 2009)

“The Naturalist Novel and the Boundaries of Japanese Literature,” Proceedings of the Association for Japanese Literary Studies 9 (2009)

“How to Write a Second Restoration: The Political Novel and Meiji Historiography,” Journal of Japanese Studies 33.2 (Summer 2007)

“The Body in Naturalist Literature and Modern Social Imaginaries,” Tradition and Modernity: Comparative Perspectives (Beijing: Peking University Press, 2007)

“Mori Ôgai’s Resentful Narrator: Trauma and the National Subject in ‘The Dancing Girl’,” Positions 10.2 (Fall 2002)

“National Histories and World Systems: Writing Japan, France, the United States,” Turning Points in Historiography: A Cross-Cultural Perspective, ed. Q. Edward Wang and Georg G. Iggers (Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2002)

“Ideologies of Novelty and Agedness: Narrating the Origins of the Meiji Nation,” New Directions in the Study of Meiji Japan, ed. Helen Hardacre and Adam L. Kern (Leiden, New York, and Köln: Brill, 1997)

“Fashizumu to hyôshô no shutai–Maruyama, Adoruno, yûtopia [Fascism and the Subject of Representation: Maruyama, Adorno, Utopia],” trans. Takeuchi Takahiro, Hihyô kûkan 2.4 (Jan. 1995)


Justin Jesty, Art and Engagement in Early Postwar Japan; in Modern Language Quarterly 82:1 (Mar. 2021)

Gavin Walker, The Sublime Perversion of Capital: Marxist Theory and the Politics of History in Modern Japan; in American Historical Review 123:3 (June 2018)

Robert Thomas Tierney, Tropics of Savagery: The Culture of Japanese Empire in Comparative Frame; in Journal of Japanese Studies 38:1 (Win. 2012)

Sebastian Jobs and Alf Lüdtke, eds., Unsettling History: Archiving and Narrating in Historiography; in Social History 36:3 (Aug. 2011)

Mark Anderson, Japan and the Specter of Imperialism; in Journal of Japanese Studies 37:2 (Sum. 2011)

Jonathan Zwicker, Practices of the Sentimental Imagination: Melodrama, the Novel, and the Social Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Japan; in Journal of Japanese Studies 43:2 (Sum. 2008)

Maeda Ai, Text and the City: Essays on Japanese Modernity, and Kamei Hideo, Transformations of Sensibility; in Modern Language Quarterly 66:2 (June 2005)

Massamiliano Tomasi, Rhetoric in Modern Japan: Western Influences on the Development of Narrative and Oratorical Style; in Journal of Asian Studies 64:2 (May 2005)

Ayako Kano, Acting Like a Woman in Modern Japan: Theater, Gender, and Nationalism; in Journal of Japanese Studies 29:2 (Sum. 2003)

James A. Fujii, Complicit Fictions: The Subject in the Modern Japanese Prose Narrative; in Modern Fiction Studies 40:1 (Dec. 1994)