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Department of the Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea

Dr Stephen Dodd

BA(Oxon) MA PhD (Columbia)


Steve Dodd
Department of the Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea

Senior Lecturer in Japanese

Japan Research Centre (JRC)

Academic Staff, Japan Research Centre

Centre for Gender Studies


Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies (CCLPS)


Dr Stephen Dodd
Email address:
020 7898 4216
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
On Sabbatical:
On leave 2014-15


Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • Catherine Ames, Demystifying Taishō: Akutagawa Ryūnosuke, Narrative Form and the Politics of Cultural Formation
  • Kazumi Taguchi, Beyond Tokugawa Confucianism: Soseki and Neo-Edo taste in the Meiji Bun'jin Community
  • Nadeschda Bachem, Imperialism, Occupation and National Identity in Post-Colonial Japanese and South Korean Literature


Modern Japanese literature, gender studies


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Available for
  • TV
  • Radio
  • Short Term Consultancy
  • Press
Regional Expertise
  • East Asia
Country Expertise
  • Japan
  • Japanese


Authored Books

Dodd, Stephen (2014) The Youth of Things: Life and Death in the Age of Kajii Motojiro. University of Hawaii Press.

Dodd, Stephen (2004) Writing Home. Representations of the Native Place in Modern Japanese Literature. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Book Chapters

Dodd, Stephen (2012) 'Modernism and its Endings: Kajii Motojirô as Transitional Writer.' In: Starrs, R., (ed.), Rethinking Japanese Modernism. Leiden: Global Oriental, pp. 188-200.

Dodd, Stephen (2007) 'Self and Other in the Writings of Kajii Motojiro.' In: Hutchinson, R. and Williams, M., (eds.), Representing the Other in Modern Japanese Literature. A Critical Approach. Routledge, pp. 96-108.

Dodd, Stephen (2003) 'Making Space: Kunikida Doppo and the 'Native Place' Ideal in Meiji Literature.' In: Hockx, M. and Smits, I., (eds.), Reading East Asian Writing: The Limits of Literacy Theory. Routledge Curzon, pp. 240-254.

Dodd, Stephen (1999) 'Translating the Nation: the Politics of Japanese Literary Translations.' In: Grayson, J. and Tennant, A., (eds.), Language, Culture and Translation: Issues in the Translation of Modern Korean Literature. Sheffield: School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield.

Dodd, Stephen (1997) 'Different Feelings: The Intellectual Shift between Meiji and Taisho.' In: Currents in Japanese Culture: Translations and Transformations. Columbia University Press, pp. 263-277.


Dodd, Stephen (2012) 'History in the Making: Negotiations between History and Fiction in Tanizaki Jun’ichirô’s "A Portrait of Shunkin".' Japan Review, 24 . pp. 147-164.

Dodd, Stephen (2007) 'Darkness Transformed: Illness in the Work of Kajii Motojiro.' The Journal of Japanese Studies, 33 (1). pp. 67-91.

Dodd, Stephen and Shibahara, K (2005) 'Sôzô no kudôryoku: toshi to furusato no aida de.' Gengo jôhôgaku kyôshitsu, Osaka Ichiritsu Daigaku Daigakuin Bungaku Kenkyûka . pp. 43-56.

Dodd, Stephen (2003) 'Shimazaki Toson: gendai sekai ni okeru kikyou.' Toshi bunka kenkyu, vol.2 . pp. 140-146.

Dodd, Stephen (1998) 'The Significance of Bodies in Sôseki's Kokoro.' Monumenta Nipponica, 53 No. . pp. 473-498.

Dodd, Stephen (1997) 'Kokoro ni okeru nikutai no jutaisei.' Kokubungaku: Kaishaku to kansho, 62 No. . pp. 121-128.

Dodd, Stephen (1996) 'Japan's Private Parts: Place as Metaphor in Nakagami Kenji's Works.' Japan Forum, 8 NO.1 . pp. 3-11.

Dodd, Stephen (1994) 'Fantasies, Fairies, and Electric Dreams: Satô Haruo’s Critique of Taishô.' Monumenta Nipponica, 49 (3). pp. 287-314.

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