Yukiko Shigeto

Associate Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Japanese

Olin Hall 322


Professor Yukiko Shigeto received her Ph.D. in Japanese Literature, Theory and Criticism from the University of Washington. Her current research focuses on modern and contemporary Japanese literary works that derive inspiration from oral literature and cultures. She is interested in how literary language rooted in oral cultures brings into view a form of collectivity incommensurate with state formation, one that is comprised of humans and nonhumans, both dead and alive. She teaches courses in modern Japanese literature, film, and all levels of Japanese language.

Introduction and Translation of “Wildfire” by Tsushima Yûko in electronic journal of contemporary japanese studies. 20, 3, (2020): http://www.japanesestudies.org.uk/

“Fidelity to the Dead: The Question of Complicity in Tsushima Yûko’s Wildcat Dome,Japan Forum, 33, 1 (2021): https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09555803.2019.1614648

“Smashing the Great Buddha, Crossing Lines: Tsushima Yûko’s Nara Report,” in Memento libri: New Writings and Translations from the World of Tsushima Yûko. Eds. Anne McKnight and Michael K. Bourdaghs, The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus 16, 12, (2018): https://apjjf.org/2018/12/Shigeto.html

“In Search of ‘History’s Flesh Itself’: Nakano Shigeharu and Literary Imagination,” Japan Forum, 28, 2 (2016). https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09555803.2015.1102163

“Tenkô and Writing: The Case of Nakano Shigeharu,” positions: asia critique 22, 2, (2014). https://read.dukeupress.edu/positions/article/22/2/517/21703/Tenko-And-Writing-The-Case-of-Nakano-Shigeharu

“Entering History Through ‘Weak’ Prose: Dazai Osamu’s ‘Sange’,” Japan Forum, 25, 4, (2013). https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09555803.2012.758166