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.

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  • 2017
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    2018

    Columbia University, Institute for Research in Af-Am 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
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    2014

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

    USA, Graduate School, Completed, Doctoral course

  • 2006
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    2010

    Harvard, English

    USA, Graduate School, Completed, Master's course

  • 2003
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    2005

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

    Japan, Graduate School, Completed, Master's course

  • 2000
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    2001

    U of British Columbia, English, English/American literature

    Canada, University, Other

  • 1998
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    2002

    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

  • Cultural Cold War

  • Cosmopolitanism

  • Transnationalism

  • Critical Race Theory

  • Comparative Literature

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  • “Minor Dances” Gone Global (but Domesticated)?: Deterritorializing/Reterritorializing Iterations of Butoh, Voguing, and Breaking

    Michio Arimitsu

    Butoh Next: Symposium Celebrating and Furthering The Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance (City University of New York) , 2019.10, Symposium, Workshop, Panelist (nomination)

  • The Transpacific Mobility and Transformation of Blackness: Katherine Dunham and Hijikata Tatsumi

    Michio Arimitsu

    Japan Black Studies Association, 2019.10, Oral Presentation(guest/special)

  • African American Literature in the Twenty-First Century and its Redefinition of ‘Race’: Diversity within Blackness as Articulated by The Fire This Time

    Michio Arimitsu

    Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association for American Studies, 2019.06, Symposium, Workshop, Panelist (nomination)

  • What was kokujin bungaku [black literature] for post-WWII Japan?: Situating the Publication History of Complete Works of Black Literature (1961-63)

    Michio Arimitsu

    Monthly Meeting of the American Literature Society of Japan, Tokyo Branch, 2018.09, Oral Presentation(guest/special)

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

    Michio Arimitsu

    Art Summit Indonesia, 2016.08, Public discourse, seminar, tutorial, course, lecture and others

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Research Projects of Competitive Funds, etc. 【 Display / hide

  • Creating Writing Programs, Literature, and Popular Culture in East Asia in the Cold War Era

    2019.10
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    2023.03

    日本学術振興会, 科学研究費助成事業(学術研究助成基金助成金) 国際共同研究加速基金(国際共同研究強化(B)), Joint research, Co-investigator

  • American Literature and Culture during the Global Cold War

    2019.04
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    2020.03

    日本学術振興会, 科学研究費助成事業(学術研究助成基金助成金), Joint research, Co-investigator

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

    2012.06
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    2013.05

    Harvard−Reischauer Institute, Harvard−Reischauer Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Michio Arimitsu, Other, Principal Investigator

  • Harvard-Yenching Fellowship

    2007.06
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    2010.05

    Harvard-Yenching Institute, Harvard-Yenching Fellowship , Michio Arimitsu, Other, Principal Investigator

Works 【 Display / hide

  • Harvard-Yenching Fellowship

    ARIMITSU Michio

    2007
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    2011

    Other

Awards 【 Display / hide

  • The Saito Makoto Prize

    有光道生, 2020.06, The Japanese Association for American Studies

    Type of Award: Awards of National Conference, Council and Symposium.  Country: 日本

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    論文 "De-Occidentalized 'Projections in the Haiku Manner': Poetics of Indeterminacy and Transcultural Reconfiguration of 'Frog Perspectives' in Richard Wright’s Last Poems”による

 

Courses Taught 【 Display / hide

  • SEMINAR IN HUMANITIES 4

    2021

  • SEMINAR IN HUMANITIES 3

    2021

  • SEMINAR IN HUMANITIES 2

    2021

  • SEMINAR IN HUMANITIES 1

    2021

  • QUESTIONS OF HUMANITY 1

    2021

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Courses Previously Taught 【 Display / hide

  • American Studies Seminar

    Keio University, 2021, Full academic year, Other, Seminar, Within own faculty

  • Introduction to American Studies

    Keio University, 2021, Spring Semester, General education subject, Lecture, Within own faculty

  • Introduction to American American Studies

    Keio University, 2021, Autumn Semester, Lecturer outside of Keio

  • 英語 インテンシブ 1年

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

  • English I

    Keio University, 2014, Spring Semester, Lecture

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Memberships in Academic Societies 【 Display / hide

  • American Studies Association, 

    2016
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    Present
  •  The Japanese Association for American Studies, 

    2005
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    Present
  •  The American Literature Society of Japan, 

    2003
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    Present
  • 「コロキア」同人, 

    2003
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    Present
  • MLA, 

    2003
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    Present

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Committee Experiences 【 Display / hide

  • 2019.10
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    Present

    Vice-chair of the International Committee, American Studies Association

  • 2013
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    2016

    Editorial staff, The American Literature Society of Japan