The Uses of Literature in Modern Japan: Histories and Cultures of the Book





Author Biography

Irena Hayter, University of Leeds

Irena Hayter is Associate Professor of Japanese Studies at the University of Leeds. Her research brings together domains normally kept apart: literature, visual studies, consumer culture. The overarching concern is with the perceptual changes of the interwar years in Japan and their urban and technological contexts. Articles in positions: asia critique, Japanese Language and Literature and Japan Forum, amongst others, have explored the effects of these changes not only on cultural practices, but also on the politico-ideological domain. She is the co-editor of Tenkō: Cultures of Political Conversion in Trans-War Japan, forthcoming from Routledge.