Charles Exley

Contact

2733 Cathedral of Learning

412-648-4025
F: 412-624-3458

Education

  • Ph.D., Japanese literature, Yale University

Publications

Satō Haruo and Modern Japanese Literature (Brill, 2016)

Office Hours

Spring 2017: By appointment

Interests

My work is motivated by a desire to add more visual and cultural history to traditional literary history. I enjoy exploring large theoretical questions about the nature of modernity and postmodernity, experimental poetry and poetics, mass culture from rakugo to advertising, and visual arts and film. My first book, Satō Haruo and Modern Japanese Literature (Brill 2016), draws on a variety of discourses of interwar Japan (medical, colonial, historical, and popular) in order to examine the role of mental states in Satō Haruo's fiction.