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Replacement Advisor, English Declaration of Major Representative
Ph.D., Columbia University
MA, The University of Tokyo
BA, The University of Tokyo
Takayoshi is a historian specializing in American literature and social thought
in the modern period. He is also interested in methodology and literary theory.
His current research centers on a literary and intellectual history of the
interwar decades (1914-1945).
- American Literary History
- American Intellectual History
- Political History
- Harlem Renaissance (undergraduate)
- Literature of the Jazz Age (undergraduate)
- American Culture during the Great Depression (undergraduate/graduate)
- Hemingway, Faulkner, Fitzgerald (undergraduate)
- War and American Values (undergraduate)
- Archeology of Form (graduate)
- American Moderns (graduate)
Editor. American Literature in Transition: The 1920s
(Cambridge University Press, under contract)
Literature in Transition: The 1930s(Cambridge University
Press, under contract)
American Writers and the Approach of World War II, 1935-1941:
A Literary History(Cambridge University Press, 2015)
and the 'Open-Minded but Essentially Untrained Fiction Reader'."
July 2013. Post45. Co-authored with Seth Studer.
"The Wages of War: Liberal Gullibility, Soviet Intervention, and
the End of the Popular Front." Representations115
(summer 2011): 102-29.
"Can Philosophy Explain Nazi Violence?: Giorgio Agamben and the
Problem of the Historico-Philosophical Method," Journal of
Genocide Research 13 (May 2011): 47-66.
"Bungakushi no Kihon Gainen: Keisiki to Rekisi" ("Basic Concepts
of Literary History: Form and Historicity"). Hyosyo 3
(spring 2009): 74-86.
"Burroughs, Aruiwa Chudoku to Houhou" ("Burroughs, or Addiction
and Method") in Kei Hibino ed., Karada wa dokoni aru?(Tokyo:
Sairyu-sha, 2004): 165-86.
"Mark Twain no Ningen Towa Nanika? to William Dean
Howells no Altruria Karano Tabibitoni okeru Ningen no
Joken" ("On Human Condition: Mark Twain's What Is Man?and
William Dean Howells' Traveler from Altruria"), Pacific
and American Studies, 4 (March 2004): 133-53.
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