NAKATANI Takashi

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Name
NAKATANI Takashi
E-mail
nakataniyokohama-cu.ac.jp
Affiliation
Yokohama City University
Section
International College of Arts and Sciences Arts and Cultures Graduate School of Urban Social and Cultural Studies Department of Urban Social and Cultural Studies

Profile

I am studying contemporary American literature, i.e., American literature after World War I, the first "total war". My main fields of interests are William Faulkner and John Updike.
Although the methodology of my research is text-oriented and/or text-centered, I do not define the "text" in the way New Critics did: I regard the language in a text as something that generate meanings when they are put in a socio-political and historical context.
Recently I am also working on textual scholarship in a group supported by the Grand-in-Aid, with a view to establishing "reliable" texts that can a ground for evidence-based literary arguments and researches.

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 1995
 - 
Today
Associate Professor, Yokohama City University
 
Apr 1995
 - 
Mar 2006
Part-Time Lecturer, Joshibi University of Art and Design
 
Apr 1994
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Mar 1995
Assistant Professor, Yokohama City University
 
Apr 1991
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Mar 1995
Part-Time Lecturer, Women's Junior College of Fine Arts
 

Education

 
Apr 1988
 - 
Mar 1994
English and American Literature, Humanities, The University of Tokyo, Graduate School
 
Apr 1984
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Mar 1988
English and American Literature, Faculty of Letters, The University of Tokyo
 

Published Papers

 
Metamorphosis of Yoknapatawpha Leading to Absalom, Absalom!: What the "Water" and the "Mask" Explored in Faulkner's Experiences in New Orleans
NAKATANI Takashi
Faulkner   (19) 75-87   May 2017   [Refereed]
"Sense of the Place" and "Historical Sense" in the Works of William Faulkner and John Updike
NAKATANI Takashi
Faulkner   (15) 35-48   Apr 2013   [Invited]
Repetition and Eqivocality: Reversal of Savageness Discourse in James Baldwin's "Going to Meet the Man"
NAKATANI Takashi
The Bulletin of Yokohama City University, Humanities   61(3) 231-262   2010

Misc

 
Book Review: Koichi SUWABE, Lectures on The Maltese Falcon
NAKATANI Takashi
The American Studies Newsletter   (180) 5-5   Nov 2012   [Invited]
NAKATANI Takashi
Web Rising generation   156(9) 49-52   Dec 2010   [Invited]
Book Review: Satoshi KANAZAWA, Faulkner's A Fable: the Legacy of an Unknown Soldier
NAKATANI Takashi
Studies in American Literature   (45) 120-126   2008   [Invited]
Book Review: Linda Wagner-Martin, William Faulkner: Six Decades of Criticism
NAKATANI Takashi
Faulkner   (6) 153-154   2004   [Invited]
Book Review: Akiko SUZUE, A Study of John Updike: Centering on His Early Works
NAKATANI Takashi
The American Studies Newsletter   (151) 5-5   Oct 2003   [Invited]

Books etc

 
What Is a Text?: An Introduction to Textual Scholarship
NAKATANI Takashi (Part:Joint Work, "Chapter 8 Modernist Tests: Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury")
The University Press of Keio University   Oct 2015   ISBN:978-7664-2280-1
An Arena of American Literature: Romance, the Masses, Literary History
HIRAISHI Takaki, GOTO Kazuhiko, SUWABE Koichi, eds. (Part:Contributor, The Distance between Faulkner and the Southern Agrarianism: The Paradox of Popular Novels Hard to Read)
Shohaku-sha   Apr 2013   ISBN:978-7754-0189-7
A Reader's Encyclopedia of William Faulkner
Shohaku-sha   2008   ISBN:978-4-7754-0141-5
Nine Studies around Today's Reality and Sexuality: Approaches from Linguistics, Sociology, and Literature
KODAMA Ryoko, ed. (Part:Contributor, Two Contemporary Aspects of "Defamiliarization/Alienation Effect": To Make Literature and Literary Critical Theories Effective in Society)
Shunpu-sha   2007   ISBN:978-4-86110-117-5
Rereading American Literature
WATANABE Toshio, ed. (Part:Contributor, Updike's Rabbit Redux and Pennsylvania)
Kenkyu-sha   1996   ISBN:4-327-47183-6

Conference Activities & Talks

 
The “Personal” in John Updike’s Pennsylvania and His “Dialogues” with Kenzaburō Ōe: The “I-Novel” Tradition of Japan and the Writers’ Reading in the Societies Divided
NAKATANI Takashi
American Literature Association 28th Annual Conference on American Literature   26 May 2017   American Literature Association
End of the Cold War and Changes in the Updikean Middle Class [Invited]
NAKATANI Takashi
The Tokyo American Literature Society   10 Dec 2016   
Updike in Japan: His Initial Reception and Literary Assumptions in the Late-Sixties and the Seventies
NAKATANI Takashi
The Fourth Biennial John Updike Society Conference   14 Oct 2016   
Updike’s Visions of the South: From the U. S. South in The Poorhouse Fair toward the Postcolonial Caribbean South
NAKATANI Takashi
American Literature Association (ALA) 27th Annual Conference   26 May 2016   
Echoes of J. D. Salinger and Ernest Hemingway in John Updike’s The Centaur: An Alternative to Contemporary Canonical American Discourse
NAKATANI Takashi
American Literature Association (ALA) 26th Annual Conference   22 May 2015   
NAKATANI Takashi
The Third Biennial John Updike Society Conference   3 Oct 2014   
John Updike’s Patriotism in Terrorist: The Power of the “Novel” in the Twenty-First Century
NAKATANI Takashi
American Literature Association (ALA) 22nd Annual Conference   25 May 2013   
The "Sense of a Place" and the "Historical Sense" in the Works of William Faulkner and John Updike [Invited]
NAKATANI Takashi
The 15th Conference of the William Faulkner Society of Japan   12 Oct 2012   
A "Reading" Boy Goes to New England: Conflicting Literary Contexts for Updike at College in the Early Fifties
NAKATANI Takashi
The Second Biennial John Updike Conference   14 Jun 2012   
Thinking of the Realist Novel and “Inappropriate” Attitudes of Faulkner’s Narrators: Reenactments of the Nineteenth-Century Novel in Absalom, Absalom!
NAKATANI Takashi
The 9th Conference of the William Faulkner Society of Japan   13 Oct 2006   
Updike’s Representation of Contemporary America as He Knows It: Effects of His Pennsylvanian Environment [Invited]
NAKATANI Takashi
The Updike Symposium (at Reading Public Library, Pennsylvania)   18 Mar 2001   
John Updike's Attempts to Represent Post-World-War-II America and "People at a Loss" [Invited]
NAKATANI Takashi
The Tokyo American Literarure Society Regular Meeting   25 Mar 2000   
John Updike and Fiction as Nationalism [Invited]
NAKATANI Takashi
The Tokyo American Literarure Society Regular Meeting   26 Jun 1999   
America/The South in Absalom, Absalom!: Politics of Repression of the Caribbean
NAKATANI Takashi
The 35th National Conference of the American Literature Society of Japan   5 Oct 1996   
Education against Decay in John Updike's The Poorhouse Fair
NAKATANI Takashi
The Tokyo American Literarure Society Regular Meeting   30 May 1992   

Research Grants & Projects

 
Japan Society for the Promotion of Research: Grant-for-Aid for Scientific Research (A)
Project Year: Apr 2016 - Mar 2021    Investigator(s): MYOJO Kiyoko (Project Leader)
Japan Society for the Promotion of Research: Grant-for-Aid for Scientific Research (A)
Project Year: Apr 2011 - Mar 2016    Investigator(s): MYOJO Kiyoko