James (Jim) Dorsey

Associate Professor of Asian Societies Cultures and Languages
Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Japanese literature, culture, and language

209 Anonymous Hall
HB 6191
Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages
B.A. Colgate University
M.A. Indiana University
Ph.D. University of Washington
research affiliations at Hosei University, Keio University, Kanda University of International Studies, Waseda University (Japan)

Selected Publications

"Literature at War's End: The 'Prosecution' of Writers in Bungaku Jihyō." In Literature Among the Ruins: Postwar Japanese Literary Criticism, ed.Ueda, Atsuko, et al. Lantham, MD: Lexington Book, 2018, pps 159-175.

“Breaking Records: Media, Censorship, and the Folk Song Movement of Japan’s 1960s.” In Asian Popular Culture: New, Hybrid, and Alternate Media, ed. John A. Lent and Lorna Fitzsimmons. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2013, 79~107.

“Manga and the End of Japan’s 1960s.” In Graphic Subjects: Critical Essays on Autobiography and Graphic Novels , ed. by Michael A. Chaney.  Madison, WI: U of Wisconsin Press, 2011.

Literary Mischief: Sakaguchi Ango, Culture, and the War, eds. James Dorsey and Doug Slaymaker, with translations by James Dorsey.  Lanthan, MD: Lexington Books, 2010.

Critical Aesthetics: Kobayashi Hideo, Modernity, and Wartime Japan.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard East Asia Center, 2009.

No More Hiroshima, Nagasaki.  Translation of book edited by Shimizu and Kuroko (Tokyo: Nihon Tosho Sentaa, 2005).

“A Personal View of Japanese Culture,” translation of “Nihon bunka shikan” (1942) by Sakaguchi Ango.  In The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Literature, eds. T. Rimer and V Gessel.  New York: Columbia UP, 2005.

“The Internet and Japanese Conceptions of Privacy,” with M Mizutani and J H Moore.  In Ethics and Information Technology , 6:2 (June 2004).

“Culture, Nationalism, and Sakaguchi Ango.” In Journal of Japanese Studies, 27:2 (Summer 2001), 347-379.

“Sakaguchi Ango.”  In Modern Japanese Writers, ed. Jay Rubin. New York: Scribners, 2000, 31-48.

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Works in progress

Book length manuscript on the political folk song movement of Japan in the late 1960s.

Translations from, and a critical essay on, postwar critic Odagiri Hideo.