Abe Kodai

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Abe Kodai
The University of Tokyo
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Aug 2017
SUNY Binghamton Comparative Literature
Apr 2014
English Langage and Literature, The University of Tokyo
Apr 2012
Mar 2014
Contemporary Literary Studies, The University of Tokyo
Apr 2010
Mar 2012
Contemporary Literary Studies, The University of Tokyo

Research Areas


Published Papers

The Possibility of Non-Identitarian Solidarity in Spike Lee's Films: From Malcolm X to Blackkklansman
Abe Kodai
Eureka   210-219   May 2019   [Invited]
Sloth and Care in Thomas Pynchon's V.
Abe Kodai
Studies in American Literature   (55) 1-18   2018   [Refereed]
Deconstruction and Reconstruction of Ethics: Magical Representation in Tim O’Brien’s Going After Cacciato
Abe Kodai
Renyxa   (7) 2-15   2017   [Refereed]
Masculinity of War and Citationality of Love in Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms
Abe Kodai
STRATA   (30) 1-13   2016   [Refereed]
Irony as the Return of the Repressed: on Stephen Crane’s The Red Badge of Courage
Abe Kodai
STRATA   (29) 1-13   2015   [Refereed]
The Limit of Naturalism and Utopia: on Frank Norris’ The Octopus
Abe Kodai
STRATA   (28) 18-27   2015   [Refereed]
Escaping from Entropy: on Thomas Pynchon’s V.
Abe Kodai
Renyxa   (5-2) 329-348   2014   [Invited]
Solitude and Machismo: Community and Others in García Márquez’s Works
Abe Kodai
Renyxa   (4) 285-297   2013   [Invited]

Conference Activities & Talks

Postwar, Trauma, and Response-Ability in Murakami Haruki's The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle [Invited]
Abe Kodai
New York Conference on Asian Studies   22 Sep 2018   
Magical Realism and Pre-Modern, Anti-Modern, and Post-Modern
Kodai Abe
4 Jun 2017   
Imperialism, America, Biopolitics: Thomas Pynchon’s V. as a Post-WWII Novel
Abe Kodai
The American Society of Literature in Japan   24 Sep 2016   
War, Globalization, Magical Realism: In the Case of Tim O’Brien’s Going After Cacciato [Invited]
Abe Kodai
Cross-Lingual Network   9 Apr 2016   

Research Grants & Projects

Involvement and Response-Ability in War Literature
Japan Student Services Organization: Graduate Study Program
Project Year: Aug 2019 - Jul 2022    Investigator(s): Abe Kodai
War Writings in the Age of Globalization
Fulbright Grant: Graduate Studies
Project Year: Aug 2017 - Jul 2022    Investigator(s): Abe Kodai
Outsider's Response-Ability: Postwar Narrative and Other People's Trauma
Japan-United States Educational Exchange Promotion Foundation: Fellowship for Graduates
Project Year: Sep 2019 - May 2020    Investigator(s): Abe Kodai
Study on Thomas Pynchon's "Character"
JSPS: Research Fellow (DC1)
Project Year: Apr 2014 - Mar 2017    Investigator(s): Abe Kodai

Books etc

Assassination Classroom: Korotan C, Grammer
Matsui Yusei, Kuma Ataro, Abe Kodai (Part:Joint Work)
Shueisha   2016   
Assassination Classroom: Korotan B, Phrasal Verbs
Matsui Yusei, Kuma Ataro, Abe Kodai (Part:Joint Work)
Shueisha   2015   
Assassination Classroom: Korotan A, Basic Words
Matsui Yusei, Kuma Ataro, Abe Kodai (Part:Joint Work)
Shueisha   2014   


Abe Kodai
Renyxa   (7)    2017   [Invited]