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James Reichert

James Reichert

Affiliated Faculty
Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures
B.A., Carleton College, Latin (1984)
Graduate Research Student, University of Tokyo, Research for dissertation (1994)
M.A., University of Michigan, Japanese Literature and Language (1991)
Ph.D., University of Michigan, Asian Languages and Cultures (Japan) (1998)

Prof. Reichert's field of specialization is Meiji-Taishô literature. He is especially interested in looking at the way that male-male sexuality is represented in literary texts from this period. His dissertation examines the treatment of male sexuality found in such works as Okamoto Kisen's Sawamura Tanosuke akebono zôshi (1880), Yamada Bimyô's Shintaishika Wakashu sugata (1886), Natsume Sôseki's Nowaki (1907) and Mori Ogai's Vita Sexualis (1909). Prof. Reichert is currently working on an article about the aesthetics of decadence and perversion found in the work of mystery writer Edogawa Ranpo.