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Atsuko Sakaki

Professor
Department of East Asian Studies
University of Toronto
Canada

Biography

She is working as Professor in the Department of East Asian Studies at the university of Toronto

Research Interest

Her previous SSHRC-funded project, corporeality and spatiality in modern Japanese literature,” has culminated in a number of publications and several invited lectures and papers read at international conferences. She completed a project (a book manuscript and several journal articles) on the rhetoric of photography in modern Japanese literature, for which she has received another SSHRC standard research fellowship and a Jackman Humanities Institute faculty research fellowship, and translation of short stories by Horie Toshiyuki. Among the authors she has published on are: Kurahashi Yumiko, Tanizaki Jun’ichirō, Abe Kōbō, Gotō Meisei, Kanai Mieko, Arakida Rei, Ema Saikō, and Tōkai Sanshi. With sustained interest in the corporeal and material aspects of production and reception of literary texts, currently she is working on: photographic books as a site of translation; literature of deterritorialization; and sports as narrated.

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