Professor Stephen Dodd

Key information

Roles
Japan Research Centre Emeritus Research Associate Emeritus Professor of Japanese Literature
Qualifications
BA(Oxon) MA PhD (Columbia)
Email address
sd5@soas.ac.uk

Biography

Steve gained two BA degrees in Chinese (1977) and Japanese (1980) from Keble College, Oxford.  He obtained a PhD in Japanese Literature from Columbia University (1993).  After teaching briefly at UC Santa Barbara (1993), he became Assistant Professor in Japanese Literature at Duke University (1993-94).  From 1994 he taught at SOAS, retiring in 2019 as Professor of Japanese Literature.  He lectured on various aspects of modern Japanese literature, including women’s writing, the development of a modern self-identity, and literary representations of the city.

Research interests

Modern Japanese literature, gender studies, translation studies

Publications

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