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Professor, Nagoya City University
会長, 名古屋比較文化フォーラム

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PROFILE: Tatsushi NARITA

Tatsushi Narita was born in Nagoya, Japan in 1942. A specialist in T. S. Eliot, he discovered a biographical piece of evidence entitled “Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, 1904: Stockholder’s Coupon Ticket,” a kind of seasonal ticket booklet which the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Company issued to “T. S. Eliot.”

His early papers discussing the finding include “Fiction and Fact in Eliot’s ‘The Man Who Was King’” (Notes and Queries, 1992) and “The Young T. S. Eliot and Alien Cultures: His Philippine Interactions” (The Review of English Studies, 1994). His papers include “How Far is T. S. Eliot from Here?: Eliot and his Imagined World of Matahiva” in How Far is America from Here? (Rodopi, 2004) and “The T. S. Eliot of 1905 and Transpacific American Studies: Prolegomenal Considerations” in America’s Worlds and the World’s Americas (Legas/ University of Ottawa, 2006).

As late as 2009, he published “Young T. S. Eliot as a Transpacific ‘Literary Columbus’: Eliot on Kipling’s Short Story” in Beyond Binarisms; Comparative Literature (Rio de Janeiro: Aeroplana, 2009). A drastically revised version of this article was published in book form in 2011, complete with 33 original photographs supporting the thesis, as T. S. Eliot and his Youth as “A Literary Columbus” (Nagoya: Kougaku Shuppan). Ronald Bush refers to Narita’s discoveries in his Prehistories of the Future (Stanford 1995).

Narita has been actively concerned with international conferences. During 2003-2007 he served the International American Studies Association (IASA) not only as an Executive Council member but also as Co-chair, Committee of Membership, Finance and Development and Co-Convener, Working Group entitled Asia/ Pacific/ America(s). Focusing on transpacific American studies, he organized relevant sessions. Narita is Founding President, Nagoya Comparative Culture Forum, Japan (NCCF-Japan).

In 2006, at the request of Professor Emory Elliott, Distinguished Professor, University of California at Irvine and Director, Center for Ideas and Society, UCR, Narita participated in the Presidential Forum dealing with internationalization of American Studies, a forum which was organized and chaired by Professor Elliott as President, American Studies Association (ASA) at its Annual Meeting.

In the same year, Professor Ronald Bush, St. John’s College, Oxford University invited Narita to his Oxford Graduate Seminar on American Literature. The lecture Narita delivered was entitled “The Young T. S. Eliot and his Virtual Transpacific Crossings: His 1905 Composition of Short Stories.”

Marsh and Däumer characterized part of Narita’s theses in the following terms: “The larger significance…is, first of all, that the cross-cultural interest shaping the older Eliot’s conviction that ‘poetry begins…with a savage beating a drum in a jungle’ importantly antedates his anthropological studies at Harvard, and second, that Eliot’s seemingly autochthonous modernization (as Pound described it) had a source in his early and critical cognizance of the treatment of indigenous people. While short and rather sketchy at times, this essay provides invaluable support to the growing sense, among scholars of modernity, of the profound enmeshment of modernist technique with cross-cultural and transnational awareness, whether empathetic or inimical” (American Literary Scholarship, 2005: 181-82). (As for Dennis Dutton on Tatsushi Narita, see http://denisdutton.com/prehistories_review.htm/.)

He is author and editor of several books. He has given conference papers in Japan, the UK, the USA, the Netherlands, Poland, Korea, India and Cyprus. He was Visiting Scholar at Harvard University at more than several different occasions working with the late Professor Walter J. Bate, Professor James Engell and Ronald Bush, now at St. John's College, Oxford.

For years he worked at Nagoya City University and is at present Professor Emeritus. He has long focused attention on T. S. Eliot's links with the 1904 World Fair of St. Louis. He is right now working on a new project, drawing on another biographical discovery of equal importance, a project in which he includes an attempt to cast an entirely new light on The Waste Land.

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Narita's works include the follwing:

[1] "Fiction and Fact in T. S. Eliot's 'The Man Who Was King'". Notes and Queries(Pembroke College, Oxford University), 39 (2), June, 1992: 191-92.

[2] "The Young T. S. Eliot and Alien Cultures: His Philippine Interactions". The Review of English Studies (Oxford University Press), New Series, 45 (180), November, 1994: 523-25.

[3] T. S. Eliot and his Cross-Cultural Interactions: His American Years. Nagoya: Kogaku Shuppan,1999.

[4] "How Far is T. S. Eliot from Here?: Eliot and his Imagined World of Matahiva". How Far Is America from Here?: Proceedings of the International American Studies Association First World Congress. Ed. Paul Giles, Theo D'Haen, Djelal Kadir and Lois Parkinson Zamora. Amsterdam: Rodopi, April, 2004: 271-82.

[5] "The T. S. Eliot of 1905 and Transpacific American Studies: Prolegomenal Considerations". America's Worlds and the World's Americas. Ed. Amaryll Chanady, George Handley and Patrick Imbert. Ottawa: Legas/University of Ottawa, September, 2006: 53-62.

[6] "Tsukuba Exposition 1985". Encyclopedia of World's Fairs and Expositions. Ed. John E. Findling and Kimberly D. Pelle. Jefferson, NC and London: McFarland, 2008: 364-67.

[7] "Young T. S. Eliot as a Transpacific 'Literary Columbus': Eliot on Kipling's Short Story". Beyond Binarisms: Discontinuities and Displacements: Studies in Comparative Literature. Ed. Eduardo F. Coutinho. Rio de Janeiro: Aeroplano, 2009: 230-46.

[8] T. S. Eliot and his Youth as "A Literary Columbus". Nagoya: Kogaku Shuppan, 2011.

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成田興史(NARITA Tatsushi)は、1942年名古屋市御器所生まれの英文学者。比較文学とアメリカ学の研究者でもある。新出資料を自分の手で掘り起こし、それを主軸に新たな英米文学の道を構築することをライフワークとする。現在、名古屋比較文化フォーラム(Nagoya Comparative Culture Forum: NCCF)を主宰。名市大名誉教授。

国際アメリカン・スタディーズ協会(International American Studies Association: IASA)の理事として、非西欧からの「太平洋横断アメリカ研究」を主導した。マクルーハン/オングのメディア論とか梅棹忠夫の文明論に傾倒したことがある。メディア文明論のあり方を念頭に、かつてコンピュータ支援教育ソフトウェアづくりチームに加わり、英語ソフト制作履歴あり。

ノーベル文学賞の詩人T. S. エリオットについて、アメリカ各地を一次資料の洗い出しに訪ね歩く。その結果、1904年のセントルイス万国博覧会を若きエリオットが探訪していたことを、欧米に先駆けてつきとめる。フィリピン会場イゴロット村に魅せられたエリオットは翌1905年、短編「昔は王様の男」("The Man Who Was King")において白人と南海の島民との異文化遭遇を展開することとなる。この展開はイゴロット村探訪を反映したものとの結論に、成田は到達することとなった。

代表的論文・著作
[1]「エリオットとセントルイス万国博: 株主クーポン切符帳について」名古屋市立大学教養部紀要『人文社会研究』26巻, 1982年3月: 1-24.

[2]「エリオットの一断面, マタヒヴァ遠望:<昔は王様>管見」名古屋市立大学教部紀要『人文社会研究』 30巻, 1986年3月: 59-82.

[3]「T. S.エリオットと<未開>との遭遇: 新しい資料の発見にふれつつ」『英語青年』(研究社)135巻10号, 1988年1月.

[4] "Fiction and Fact in T. S. Eliot's 'The Man Who Was King'". Notes and Queries(Pembroke College, Oxford University), 39 (2), June, 1992: 191-92.

[5]「T. S. エリオットの異文化体験と習作期区分の問題:言語文化研究の行方」『読みのパノラマ:英米文学論集』(荻野昌利編), こびあん書房, 1994年3月: 96-106.

[6] "The Young T. S. Eliot and Alien Cultures: His Philippine Interactions". The Review of English Studies (Oxford University Press), New Series, 45 (180), November, 1994: 523-25.

[7]「若き日の詩人:T. S. エリオットとセントルイス万博」『異文化への視線』(佐々木英昭編), 名古屋大学出版会1996年3月:185-99.

[8]『T. S. エリオットの比較文化的研究』名古屋:晃学出版, 1996年9月.

[9] T. S. Eliot and his Cross-Cultural Interactions: His American Years. 名古屋:晃学出版, 1999年4月.

[10] "How Far is T. S. Eliot from Here?: Eliot and his Imagined World of Matahiva". How Far Is America from Here?: Proceedings of the International American Studies Association First World Congress. Ed. Paul Giles, Theo D'Haen, Djelal Kadir and Lois Parkinson Zamora. Amsterdam: Rodopi, April, 2004: 271-82.

[11] "The T. S. Eliot of 1905 and Transpacific American Studies: Prolegomenal Considerations". America's Worlds and the World's Americas. Ed. Amaryll Chanady, George Handley and Patrick Imbert. Ottawa: Legas/University of Ottawa, September, 2006: 53-62.

[12]「T. S. エリオットとトランスパシフィック・イマジネーション:若き日の詩人をめぐる仮説設定を主軸に」『英米文学・英米文化試論:太平洋横断アメリカン・スタディーズの視座から』(名古屋比較文化フォーラム [NCCF]), 成田興史編、名古屋:晃学出版, 2007年2月: 111-37.

[13] "Tsukuba Exposition 1985". Encyclopedia of World's Fairs and Expositions. Ed. John E. Findling and Kimberly D. Pelle. Jefferson, NC and London: McFarland, 2008: 364-67.

[14] "Young T. S. Eliot as a Transpacific 'Literary Columbus': Eliot on Kipling's Short Story". Beyond Binarisms: Discontinuities and Displacements: Studies in Comparative Literature. Ed. Eduardo F. Coutinho. Rio de Janeiro: Aeroplano, 2009: 230-46.

[15] T. S. Eliot and his Youth as "A Literary Columbus". 名古屋:晃学出版, 2011年9月.

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参考資料
名古屋比較文化フォーラム内規(案)

名古屋比較文化フォーラム(Nagoya Comparative Culture Forum: NCCF-Japan)の目的は、東西の文学・文化を対象とした比較文化研究の向上である。会員相互の情報と意見の交換を促進するため、年・数回、研究発表会を開く。と同時に、本フォーラムは、国際アメリカン・スタディーズ協会(International American Studies Association: IASA)との連携を深めることとする。
本フォーラムのグローバル目標は、世界のひのき舞台と直結した形で、(1)情報と意見の交換をすること、(2)口頭発表すること、(3)セレクティッド・プロシーディングズでのペーパー採択を実現すること、(4)セッションないしパネルをオーガナイズすることである。さらに近い将来の目標として、(5)国外の組織と連携して国際フォーラムを主宰し、(6)欧米基盤のジャーナル等にその成果を収録することを目指す。
以上の活動によって会員は高度なレベルでその成果を世界に向けて問うこととする。NCCF-Japanは役員として会長と執行理事に加え評議員をおく。会員のほか会友(賛助会員をふくむ)をおくことができる。通称はNCCFとする。連絡先は〒467-0049 名古屋市瑞穂区下山町2-49-5 成田興史(会長)。

◎NCCF-Japanの活動情報:
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2012年4月10日 (文責:成田)
(NCCF-Japan Draft Bylaws written by Tatsushi NARITA)

Papers

  38

Books and Other Publications

  16

Presentations

  24

Research Projects

  3