NICHOLAS ALBERTSON

NICHOLAS ALBERTSON
Assistant Professor of Japanese

 

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Telephone: (336) 758-5665
Office: 27D Carswell Hall

Email: albertne@wfu.edu

CURRICULUM VITAE 

CURRICULUM VITAE

B.A. – Brown University, 1999
(East Asian Studies)

M.A. – University of Chicago, 2008
(East Asian Languages and Civilizations)

Ph.D. – University of Chicago, 2013
(East Asian Languages and Civilizations)

Nick is thrilled to be joining the Wake Forest faculty in 2014. He has previously taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago and at Smith College. His teaching interests include modern Japanese novels, poetry, and film; concepts of nature in Japanese culture; tensions between tradition and modernity; and literary translation. Nick’s dissertation research and current book project focus on nature, idealism, and intertextuality in Romantic poetry of the Meiji period (1868-1912).

COURSES TAUGHT

COURSES TAUGHT

EAL 219 Major Works of Japanese Literature

EAL 241 Gender in Japanese Literature

EAL/HMN 253 Japanese Film: Themes and Methods

EAL/HMN 270 Contemporary Japanese Culture

EAL 375 Senior Research Seminar

FYS Natural and Unnatural Disasters in Modern Japanese Literature and Film

JPN 231: Fourth-year Japanese I

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

“Tangled Kami: Yosano Akiko’s Supernatural Symbolism,” in U.S.-Japan Women’s Journal (2014)

Translation: “Flower on a Grave,” by Doi Bansui, in Transference (2013)

Translation: “Evening Bell,” by Doi Bansui, in Inventory (2012)

Translation: “Lament,” “Poet,” “Untitled,” by Doi Bansui, in Inventory (2010)

OTHER ACTIVITIES

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Upcoming: “Love’s Religious Purity and Guilt in Yamakawa Tomiko’s Tanka,” AAS-in-Asia Conference, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, June 2016

“Butterfly’s Words and Deeds: Yamada Bimyō and the Heroines of Meiji Historical Fiction,” Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, January 2016

“White Chrysanthemum: A Dutiful Daughter’s Odyssey in the Wake of the Meiji Restoration,” The Civil Wars of the Meiji Restoration and National Reconciliation: Global Historical Perspectives, conference at Wake Forest University, January 2015

“Into the Woods: The Aesthetics and Ethics of Modern Japanese Poetry,” invited talk, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, October 2014

 “Doi Bansui and the Dialogue Between Literary Magazines and Poetry Collections,” Conference Presentation at Association for Asian Studies, Philadelphia, March 2014

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