Arimitsu, Michio

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Affiliation

Faculty of Law (Hiyoshi)

Position

Associate Professor

E-mail Address

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  • My interests include the transnational diffusions of literary and cultural capital (multi-directional flows that traverse Africa, Asia and North America since the dawn of modernity), critical race theory, gender studies, ethnic studies, postcolonialism, comparative histories of the Asian and African diaspora, and the politics and poetics of translation. My PhD dissertation, "Black Notes on Asia: Composite Figurations of Asia in the African American Transcultural Imagination, 1923-2013," sheds new light on the hitherto neglected engagements of African American writers and thinkers with various literary, cultural, and artistic traditions of Asia in general and on African American poets adaptations of haiku in particular.

Career 【 Display / hide

  • 2017.08
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    2018.03

    Columbia University, Institute for Research in African-American Studies, Visiting scholar

  • 2016.06
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    2017.06

    Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok, Thailand), Department of Dramatic Arts, Visiting Researcher

Academic Background 【 Display / hide

  • 2006.09
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    2014.03

    Harvard University, African & African American Studies, Literature(s) in English

    USA, Graduate School, Completed, Doctoral course

  • 2006.09
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    2010.06

    Harvard University, English, English

    USA, Graduate School, Completed, Master's course

  • 2003.04
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    2005.03

    Keio University, English Language and Literature, English and American Literature

    Japan, Graduate School, Completed, Master's course

  • 2000.09
    -
    2001.05

    University of British Columbia, English, English/American literature

    Canada, University, Other

  • 1998.04
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    2002.03

    Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Faculty of Foreign Language, English

    Japan, University, Graduated

Academic Degrees 【 Display / hide

  • PhD, Harvard University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Coursework, 2014.03

    Black Notes on Asia: Composite Figurations of Asia in the African American Transcultural Imagination, 1923-2013.

  • MA, Harvard University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Coursework, 2010.06

  • Keio University, Keio University, Coursework, 2005.03

    “The Weight of Complex Physicality: Pleasure, Pain, and Pugilism in Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man.”

 

Research Areas 【 Display / hide

  • Literature in English

  • Literature in English (African American Studies)

  • Literature in English (Literature in General (including Literary Theory and Comparative Literature))

  • Gender

  • Area studies (Area Studies)

Research Keywords 【 Display / hide

  • Cosmopolitanism

  • Transnationalism

  • Critical Race Theory

  • Comparative Literature

  • Poetics

 

Books 【 Display / hide

  • The Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance

    ARIMITSU Michio, Routledge, 2018.08

    Scope: “From Vodou to Butoh: Hijikata Tatsumi, Katherine Dunham, and the Trans-Pacific Remaking of Blackness.”

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    This essay sheds light on the meaning of early ankoku butoh’s “blackface,” reading it as an embodiment of the crucial, if ambivalent, impact of Afro-diasporic cultures on the birth of post-WWII Japanese “dance of darkness.” Going beyond the stereotypical binary of Japan and the white West in the existing butoh scholarship, it demonstrates the extent to which Tatsumi Hijikata, the legendary founder of ankoku butoh, along with other avant-garde dancers, choreographers, and artists in his circle owed their counter-cultural aesthetics to the black diaspora.

  • Sonia Sanchez’s Poetic Spirit through Haiku

    ARIMITSU Michio, Lexington Books, 2017

    Scope: “‘The Color of Your Song’: Sonia Sanchez’s African American Haiku as Cosmopolitan ‘Green’ Poetry.”

  • Traveling Texts and the Work of Afro-Japanese Cultural Production: Two Haiku and a Microphone (New Studies in Modern Japan). Ed. William H. Bridges IV and Nina Cornyetz.

    ARIMITSU Michio, Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.06

    Scope: “Playing the Dozens on Zen: Amiri Baraka’s Journey from a ‘Pre-Black’ Bohemian Outsider to a ‘Post-American Low Coup’ Poet.” 79–98.

  • Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man

    ARIMITSU Michio, Chelsea House, 2009

    Scope: 111-26

  • 『文化の受容と変貌』

    ARIMITSU Michio, Tokyo:Minerva Shobo, 2007

    Scope: 255-74

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Papers 【 Display / hide

  • "De-Occidentalized ‘Projections in the Haiku Manner’: Poetics of Indeterminacy and Transcultural Reconfiguration of ‘Frog Perspectives’ in Richard Wright’s Last Poems."

    ARIMITSU Michio

    The Japanese Journal of American Studies 29 (2018): 45-65. Print.  2018

    Research paper (scientific journal), Single Work, Except for reviews

  • “From Voodoo to Butoh: Katherine Dunham, Hijikata Tatsumi, and Trajal Harrell’s Transcultural Refashioning of ‘Blackness.’”

    ARIMITSU Michio

    Exhibitions: Trajal Harrell: In One Step are a Thousand Animals. (The Museum of Modern Art, New York)   2015.10

    Research paper (bulletin of university, research institution)

  • Black Notes on Asia: Composite Figurations of Asia in the African American Transcultural Imagination, 1923-2013

    ARIMITSU Michio

    PhD dissertation  2014.03

    Doctoral Thesis, Accepted

  • “Re-Reading African American Literature Beside Blackness.”

    ARIMITSU Michio

    American Literature (American Literature Society of Japan, Tokyo Branch)   ( 75 ) 24 - 34 2014

    Research paper (scientific journal), Except for reviews

  • “The Realm of an Empire and the Reach of Empathy: Reconsideration of Humanism in Mark Twain’s ‘the War-Prayer.”

    ARIMITSU Michio

    Journal of Transnational American Studies. 1 ( 1 )  2009

    Research paper (scientific journal), Single Work, Accepted

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Papers, etc., Registered in KOARA 【 Display / hide

Reviews, Commentaries, etc. 【 Display / hide

  • 峯真依子 『奴隷の文学誌:声と文字の相克をたどる』(青弓社、2018年)、

    ARIMITSU Michio

    『図書新聞』 第3362号 2018.08

    Book review and document introduction, etc.

  • Review of The Black Pacific Narrative: Geographic Imaginings of Race and Empire Between the World Wars, by Etsuko Taketani.

    ARIMITSU Michio

    African American Review (Winter, 2016) 49 ( 9 ) 397 - 399 2016

    Book review and document introduction, etc., Single Work

  • <書評>黒崎真『アメリカ黒人とキリスト教』(神田外語大学出版局、2015年)

    ARIMITSU Michio

    『図書新聞』  ( 第3231号 )  2015.11

    Book review and document introduction, etc.

  • <書評>大森一輝 『アフリカ系アメリカ人という困難:奴隷解放後の黒人知識人と「人種」  (彩流社、2014年)』

    ARIMITSU Michio

    『図書新聞』  ( 第3171号 )  2014.08

    Book review and document introduction, etc.

  • 「教員紹介」

    ARIMITSU Michio

    三色旗 (慶應義塾大学通信教育部)     18 - 18 2014.03

    Other article

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Presentations 【 Display / hide

  • “From Voodoo to Butoh: Hijikata Tatsumi, Katherine Dunham, and Trans-Pacific Diffusion of Blackness.”

    ARIMITSU Michio

    Art Summit Indonesia (Universitas Sanata Dharma (Yogyakarta, Indonesia),) , 2016.08, Public discourse, seminar, tutorial, course, lecture and others, Art Summit Indonesia 2016

  • “The End of Minorities?: The U.S. in Search for a More Perfect Union in the Post-Civil Rights Era.”

    ARIMITSU Michio

    アメリカ文学慶友会 (Keio University, Hiyoshi Campus) , 2015.04, Public discourse, seminar, tutorial, course, lecture and others, アメリカ文学慶友会

  • “Un-Manifest Destiny: The Frog Perspective and the Poetics of Decolonization in the Poetry of Kobayashi Issa, Gerald Vizenor, and Richard Wright.”

    ARIMITSU Michio

    Native American Literature After Manifest Destiny: Gerald Vizenor’s Literary Works (Symposium) (Keio University, Mita Campus) , 2014.07, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research B, “The Affective Impact of Manifest Destiny and the Planetary Imagination of the 21st Century.”

  • “Beside Blackness―A Future of African American Literature Beyond the Black-White Dialectics.”

    ARIMITSU Michio

    An Annual Symposium of American Literature Society of Japan, Tokyo Branch (Keio University, Mita Campus) , 2013.12, Symposium, Workshop, Panelist (nomination), American Literature Society of Japan, Tokyo Branch

  • “A Globe-Fish and a Watermelon: The ‘Revolutionary Encounter Between Haiku and Blues.”

    ARIMITSU Michio

    At the Forefront of Academic Research (Keio University, Mita Campus) , 2013.10, Public discourse, seminar, tutorial, course, lecture and others, Keio Research Center for Liberal Arts

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Works 【 Display / hide

  • Harvard-Reischauer Dissertation Completion Fellowship

    ARIMITSU Michio

    2012
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    2013

    Other

  • 日本アメリカ学会、アメリカ学会年次大会(サンアントニオ)への参加助成金

    ARIMITSU Michio

    2011

    Other

  • 日本アメリカ学会, Organization of American Historians年次大会(シアトル)への参加助成金

    ARIMITSU Michio

    2009

    Other

  • Harvard-Yenching Fellowship

    ARIMITSU Michio

    2007
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    2011

    Other

 

Courses Taught 【 Display / hide

  • SEMINAR IN HUMANITIES 3

    2019

  • SEMINAR IN HUMANITIES 2

    2019

  • SEMINAR IN HUMANITIES 1

    2019

  • KEIO UNIVERSITY SUMMER SCHOOL AT COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY: AMERICAN STUDIES

    2019

  • ENGLISH4-LEVEL2

    2019

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Courses Previously Taught 【 Display / hide

  • English I

    Keio University, 2014, Spring Semester, Lecture

  • 英語 インテンシブ 1年

    Keio University, 2014, Full academic year, General education subject, Lecture, Within own faculty

  • English Intensive

    Keio University, 2014, Full academic year

  • English IV Level 2

    Keio University, 2014, Full academic year, General education subject, Lecture, Within own faculty

  • Introduction to American Studies

    Keio University, 2014, Spring Semester, General education subject, Lecture, Within own faculty

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Memberships in Academic Societies 【 Display / hide

  • 「コロキア」同人, 

    2003
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    Present
  • MLA

     
  •  The English Literary Society of Japan

     
  •  The American Literature Society of Japan

     
  •  The Japanese Association for American Studies

     

Committee Experiences 【 Display / hide

  • 2014.04
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    Present

    Member, editorial staff, The American Literature Society of Japan

  • 2003
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    Present

    Member, 「コロキア」同人

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    会員, MLA

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    会員, 日本英文学会

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    会員, アメリカ学会

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