Arimitsu, Michio

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Affiliation

Faculty of Law (Hiyoshi)

Position

Professor

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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
    -
    2014

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

    United States, Graduate School, Completed, Doctoral course

  • 2006
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    2010

    Harvard, English

    United States, Graduate School, Completed, Master's course

  • 2003
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    2005

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

    Graduate School, Completed, Master's course

  • 2000
    -
    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

    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

  • Humanities & Social Sciences / English literature and literature in the English language

  • Humanities & Social Sciences / Gender studies

  • Humanities & Social Sciences / Area studies (Area Studies)

Research Keywords 【 Display / hide

  • Cultural Cold War

  • Cosmopolitanism

  • Transnationalism

  • Critical Race Theory

  • Comparative Literature

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  • African American Literature as World Literature: Continentalism, Archipelagic American Studies, and the Big Sea of African American Literature

    有光道生、吉田恭子、都甲幸治、温又柔

    The Tokyo American Literature Society (慶應義塾大学三田キャンパス) , 

    2021.12

    Symposium, workshop panel (nominated), 日本アメリカ文学会東京支部

  • Translating Blackness: Quadrangulated Imaginings of Race and Ethnicity in the Pacific-Rim

    Michio Arimitsu

    The 55th International Conference organized by the American Studies Association of Korea (ASAK) (Seoul(Zoom)) , 

    2021.10

    Oral presentation (invited, special), The American Studies Association of Korea (ASAK)

  • “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 panel (nominated)

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

    Michio Arimitsu

    Japan Black Studies Association, 

    2019.10

    Oral presentation (invited, 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 panel (nominated)

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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, Coinvestigator(s)

  • 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, Coinvestigator(s)

  • 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

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  • The Saito Makoto Prize

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

    Type of Award: Award from Japanese society, conference, symposium, etc.

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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

    2022

  • SEMINAR IN HUMANITIES 3

    2022

  • SEMINAR IN HUMANITIES 2

    2022

  • SEMINAR IN HUMANITIES 1

    2022

  • QUESTIONS OF HUMANITY 1

    2022

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Courses Previously Taught 【 Display / hide

  • American Studies Seminar

    Keio University

    2021.04
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    2022.03

    Full academic year, Other, Seminar, Within own faculty

  • Introduction to American Studies

    Keio University

    2021.04
    -
    2022.03

    Spring Semester, Lecture, Within own faculty

  • Introduction to American American Studies

    Keio University

    2021.04
    -
    2022.03

    Autumn Semester, Lecturer outside of Keio

  • 英語 インテンシブ 1年

    Keio University

    2014.04
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    2015.03

    Full academic year, Lecture, Within own faculty

  • English I

    Keio University

    2014.04
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    2015.03

    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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    2021.10

    Vice-chair of the International Committee, American Studies Association

  • 2013
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    2016

    Editorial staff, The American Literature Society of Japan