Charles Exley

  • Associate Director
  • Associate Professor

I am an Associate Professor of Modern Japanese Literature and Film.  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 forthcoming book draws on a variety of discourses of interwar Japan (medical, colonial, historical, andpopular) in order to examine the role of mental states in Satō Haruo's fiction.

Education & Training

  • PhD, Japanese literature, Yale University

Representative Publications

Sato Haruo and Modern Japanese Literature