2014/09/01

VITA

  • Name: Takayuki Tatsumi
  • Born: 15 May 1955, Tokyo, Japan
  • Religion: Roman Catholic (baptized as Jean-Baptiste de LaSalle)
  • Parents: Toyohiko Tatsumi (1916-2013)* and Chizuko (Kurita) Tatsumi (1926-2009)  *professor emeritus of Sophia University, who has long read 19th century British Literature, extensively publishing articles on and translations of Cardinal John Henry Newman
  • Marital Status: Married (to Mari Kotani [1958-] on October 4th, 1987)
  • Address (office): English Dept., Keio Univ., 2-15-45, Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan ZIP=108-8345
  • Tatsumi's American Literature Seminar's Website "Cafe Panic Americana": http://www.tatsumizemi.com/

Academic Background
a) Education
  • Cornell University American Literature Ph.D. August 1987 (Dissertation*: "Disfiguration of Genres: A Reading in the Rhetoric of Edgar Allan Poe," UMI#8725822)  *Dissertation committee: Jonathan Culler (chair), Cynthia Chase and Debra Fried
  • Sophia University American Literature M.A. March 1980
  • Sophia University* English Literature B.A. March 1978  *established by the Society of Jesus in 1913: http://www.sophia.ac.jp/home.nsf/E/home
  • Sacred Heart Kindergarten graduated March 1962

b) Teaching Experience
  • Professor Keio University 1997 to present
  • Associate Professor ditto. 1989 to 1997
  • Lecturer ditto. 1985 to 1989
  • Assistant Professor ditto. 1982 to 1985

c) Other Professional Experience
  • President, The American Literature Society of Japan, 2014-
  • President, The Japan Poe Society, 2009-
  • Vice-President, The Melville Society of Japan, 2013-
  • Co-editor, Journal of Transnational American Studies, 2009-
  • Chair, The Tokyo Chapter of American Literature Society of Japan, 2005-2008
  • Director, The English Literary Society of Japan, 2004-
  • Editor-in-Chief, The American Review (annual), Japanese Association for American Studies, 2004-2008
  • Editor-in-Chief, Mark Twain Studies (bi-annual: English issue), The Japan Mark Twain Society, 2004-
  • Co-editor, Studies in American Literature (annual), American Literary Society of Japan, 1994-
  • Co-editor, Studies in English Literature (annual), The English Literary Society of Japan, 1995-1999
  • Co-editor, Japanese Literature Today (annual: English issue), The Japan PEN Club, 1995-
  • Co-editor, Journal of Mark Twain Studies (annual), The Mark Twain Society of Japan, 2001-
  • Contributing editor, Science-Fiction Eye (Asheville, NC), 1987-1999
  • Contributing editor, Para*Doxa: Studies in World Literary Genres (Vashon Island, WA), 1994-
  • Editorial Consultant, Science-Fiction Studies (Greencastle, IN), 1992-

Honors & Awards
  • Fulbright Graduate Study Grant 1984-1987, Cornell University
  • The 7th ELSJ (The English Literary Society of Japan) Prize for New Talent, for the article "Violence as Metaphor: Deconstruction of Author(-)ity in The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket" (1984)
  • The 1988 American Studies Book Prize (The Japan-US Friendship Commission), for the book Cyberpunk America (1988)
  • The 2nd Japan Translation Award: Philosophy Section, for the anthology Cyborg Feminism: Haraway, Delany, Salmonson (1991)
  • Fulbright "USA Today" Grant July-September 1993, Brown University,  Cornell University, San Diego State University, etc.
  • The 1993 (5th) Pioneer Award (Science Fiction Research Association), for the Tatsumi-McCaffery collaboration article "Towards the Theoretical Frontiers of 'Fiction': From Metafiction and Cyberpunk through Avant-Pop" (1993)
  • The 1995 Yukichi Fukuzawa Award (Keio University), for the book New Americanist Poetics (1995)
  • The 21st (2000) Japan SF Award (SFWJ), for Tatsumi’s edited book Japanese SF Controversies: 1957-1997
  • Fulbright Research Grant April-September 2009, Tufts University, Stanford University
  • The 2010 IAFA (International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts) Distinguished Scholarship Award (for Full Metal Apache and other writings)

Major Publications
a) Articles (written in English except for the asterisked one)
  • "The Masque and / or the Red Death: A Deconstructive Reading." Studies in American Literature 20 (1984).
  • "Violence as Metaphor: Deconstruction of Author(-)ity in The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket." Studies in English Literature 61.2 (December 1984, Japanese).*
  • "The Decomposition of Rock and Roll: Samuel Delany's The Einstein Intersection." Extrapolation  28.3 (Fall 1987).
  • "Tom, Huck, Satan: The Logic of Innocence of The Mysterious Stranger." Poetica 32 (1990).
  • "A Manifesto for Gynoids: Reading Richard Calder." Science Fiction Eye 9 (November 1991).
  • With Larry McCaffery, "Towards the Theoretical Frontiers of 'Fiction': From Metafiction and Cyberpunk through Avant-Pop." Science Fiction Eye 12 (August 1993).
  • "Creative Masochism." American Book Review 16.1 (April-May 1994).
  • "Full Metal Apache: Shinya Tsukamoto's Tetsuo Diptych, or the Impact of American Narratives upon the Japanese Representation of Cyborgian Identity." The Japanese Journal of American Studies 7 (1996).
  • "Comparative Metafiction: Somewhere between Ideology and Rhetoric." Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction 39.1 (Fall 1997).
  • "Deep North Gothic: A Comparative Cultural Reading of Kunio Yanagita's Tono Monogatari and Tetsutaro Murano's The Legend of Sayo." Puck and CLF News (August 1998).
  • "Literary History on the Road: Transatlantic Crossings and Transpacific Crossovers." PMLA 119.1 (January 2004).
  • "Race and Black Humor: From a Planetary Perspective." Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts 21.3 (2010).
  • "Planet of the Frogs: Thoreau, Anderson and Murakami." Narrative 21.3 (October 2013).

b) Books (written in Japanese except for the asterisked one)
  • Cyberpunk America, Tokyo: Keiso, 1988.
  • The Rhetoric of Contemporary Science Fiction, Tokyo Iwanami, 1992.
  • Metafiction as Ideology, Tokyo: Chikuma, 1993.
  • A Manifesto for Japanoids. Tokyo: Hayakawa, 1993.
  • Disfiguration of Genres: A Reading in the Rhetoric of Edgar Allan Poe. Tokyo: Iwanami, 1995.
  • New Americanist Poetics. Tokyo: Seidosha, 1995.
  • New York Decadence. Tokyo: Chikuma, 1995. (Japanese)
  • Dinosaur’s America. Tokyo: Chikuma, 1997. (Japanese)
  • Slipstream Japan. Tokyo: Shinchosha, 1998. (Japanese)
  • Thomas Jefferson as a Literatus. Tokyo: Keio UP, 1998. (Japanese)
  • The Metaphor Murders: Lectures on Contemporary Literary Criticism. Tokyo: Shohakusha, 2000.
  • American Literary History: Its Keywords and Key Concepts. Tokyo: Kodansha, 2000.
  • American Sodom. Tokyo: Kenkyusha, 2001.
  • A Reading of 2001: a Space Odyssey. Tokyo: Heibonsha, 2001.
  • Lincoln’s Bullet: a Literary and Cultural Biography. Tokyo: Seidosha, 2002.
  • Progressive Rock: Its Canons and Contexts. Tokyo: Heibonsha, 2002.
  • American Literary History: The Narratology of Road Space. Tokyo: Keio UP, 2003.
  • The White Whale Chase. Tokyo: Misuzu, 2005.
  • Full Metal Apache: Transactions between Cyberpunk Japan and Avant-Pop America. Durham: Duke UP, 2006.*
  • The Planet of Modernism. Tokyo: Iwanami, 2013.

c) Collaborations (all written in English)
  • With Mark America et al. In Memoriam to Postmodernism: Essays on the Avant-Pop. San Diego: SDSU Press, 1995.
  • With Uta Poiger et al. Transactions, Transgressions, Transformations. New York: Berghahn, 2000.
  • With George Locke. Sources of Science Fiction: Future War Novels of the 1890s. London: Routledge, 2000.
  • With David Seed et al. A Companion To Science Fiction. London: Blackwell, 2005.
  • With Wong Kin Yuen et al. World Weavers: Globalization, Science Fiction, and the Cybernetic Revolution. Hong Kong: Hong Kong UP, 2005.
  • With Steven Brown et al. Cinema Anime: Critical Engagements With Japanese Animation. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
  • With Kyoko Ariki, Luchen Li, and Scott Pugh. John Steinbeck’s Global Dimensions. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow, 2008.
  • With Christopher Bolton, Istran Csicery-Ronay et al. Robot Ghosts, Wired Dreams: Japanese Science Fiction from Origins to Anime. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2007.
  • With Gerald Vizenor et al. Survivance: Narrative of Native Patience. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2008.
  • With Janice Radway et al. American Studies: An Anthology. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
  • With Elizabeth McKenzie et al. My Postwar Life: New Writings from Japan and Okinawa. Chicago: Chicago Quarterly Review Books, 2012.
  • With Patrick A. Smith et al. Conversations with William Gibson. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2014.
  • With Sonja Fritzsche et al. The Liverpool Companion to World Science Fiction Film. Liverpool: Liverpool UP, 2014.

d) Translations
  • With Mari Kotani. Cyborg Feminism: Haraway, Delany, Salmonson. Tokyo: Treville, 1991.
  • With Yoshiaki Koshikawa et al. Larry McCaffery, Avant-Pop. Tokyo: Chikuma, 1995.
  • With Hisashi Asakura et al. J.G.Ballard et al., On the Alien Planet. Tokyo: Kinokuniya, 1996.
  • Short Stories of Edgar Allan Poe. 3 vols. Tokyo: Shinchosha, 2009-2015.

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