PITARCH , Pau

写真a

Affiliation

Faculty of Letters, Arts and Sciences, School of Culture, Media and Society

Job title

Associate Professor

Homepage URL

https://paupitarch.net/

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  • 2009.09
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    2015.10

    Columbia University   East Asian Languages and Cultures   PhD  

  • 2007.04
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    2009.03

    The University of Tokyo   Language and Information Sciences   MA  

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  • Columbia University   PhD

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  • 2017.09
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    Now

    Waseda University   Faculty of Letters, Arts, and Sciences   Associate Professor

  • 2015.09
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    2017.08

    CUNY Queens College   Department of Classical, Middle Eastern, and Asian Languages and Cultures   Assistant Professor

 

Research Areas 【 display / non-display

  • Japanese literature   Modern Japanese Literature

Research Interests 【 display / non-display

  • Popular Culture

  • Comparative Literature

  • Media Studies

  • Modern Japanese Literature

Papers 【 display / non-display

  • “Abnormal Genealogies: Diagnosing the Writer in 1920s Japan”

    PITARCH, Pau

    Modernism/modernity Print Plus    2020  [Refereed]  [Invited]  [International journal]

  • "Art, Labor, and Utopia in the Early Fiction and Criticism of Satō Haruo"

    PITARCH, Pau

    Waseda RILAS Journal   ( 7 ) 223 - 233  2019.10  [Refereed]

  • "The Translation of Japanese Literature in Spain"

    PITARCH, Pau

    Waseda RILAS Journal   ( 6 ) 49 - 54  2018.10  [Invited]

  • "The translation of Japanese Literature in Spain"

    PITARCH, Pau

    Transcultural Studies   ( 7 ) 44 - 52  2018.02  [Invited]

  • “Teatralidad y auto-invención en la ficción de juventud de Tanizaki Jun’ichirō”

    PITARCH, Pau

    El Archipiélago: Ensayos para una historia cultural del Japón     99 - 111  2018  [Invited]

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Books and Other Publications 【 display / non-display

  • Nuevas aproximaciones a la literatura japonesa (New Approaches to Japanese Literature)

    PITARCH, Pau( Part: Edit)

    Bellaterra  2020

  • Història del Japó (History of Japan)

    PITARCH, Pau, with Oriol Junqueras, Dani Madrid, Guillermo Martínez( Part: Joint author)

    UOC  2011

  • Mujeres en Asia Oriental (Women in East Asia)

    PITARCH, Pau( Part: Edit)

    Lectora, no. 16  2010

  • Pasen y vean. Estudios corporales (Come in and See. Body Studies)

    PITARCH, Pau, with Isabel Clúa( Part: Joint editor)

    UOC  2008

  • Los habitos del deseo: formas de amar en la modernidad

    PITARCH, Pau, with Carme Riera, Meri Torras, Isabel Clúa( Part: Joint editor)

    Ex-cultura  2005

Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • “Tracing Embodied History in “Jokaisen kitan” (1925) by Satō Haruo”

    Pau Pitarch

    Association for Asian Studies in Asia 

    Presentation date: 2020.09

    Event date:
    2020.08
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    2020.09
  • “Facing Each Other Stark Naked: Taishō-Era Biographies and the Author as Modern Hero”

    PITARCH, Pau

    22nd Asian Studies Conference Japan 

    Presentation date: 2018.06

  • “Shimada Seijirō or the Author in the Age of Mass Production"

    PITARCH, Pau

    Autorías encarnadas/Embodied Authorship 

    Presentation date: 2018.04

  • “Rioting Sickness: The Aesthetics of Mental Disability in the Short Fiction of Okamoto Kanoko (1889-1939)”

    PITARCH, Pau

    American Comparative Literature Association 

    Presentation date: 2018.03

  • “Narcissism as Genius in the Short Fiction of Okamoto Kanoko (1889-1939)”

    PITARCH, Pau

    American Association of Teachers of Japanese 

    Presentation date: 2018.03

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Specific Research 【 display / non-display

  • Literary Biography and the Invention of the Modern Author in Taisho Japan

    2020  

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    Between the Meiji and Shōwa eras there is an essential change in the way literary authorship is conceptualized, that is patently visible in biographical narratives of modern authors. A good term of comparison for these biographical narratives are memorializations of Meiji authors that are generally centered around relationships of personal acquaintance, and emphasize master and disciple networks, and the tightly knit communities around coterie journals and other similar venues for and by writers. By contrast, Taishō biographies of writers emphasize the value of their objects’ lives as models, if not always for behavior, very often for a modern artistic sensibility that the public could participate in through their life and work. Taishō biographers, often aspiring authors themselves, argue their suitability to present the lives of their objects to the public, not because they were present in the private moments of the biography’s subjects, but because they shared with them a unique artistic sensibility through a certain fraternity of artists beyond personal connections. These features point to a conception of authorship based around individual sensibility and creativity that would supersede the relationships of mentorship and patronage that had dominated the literary world in the Meiji era.

  • Literary Biografhy and the Invention of the Modern Author in Taisho Japan

    2020  

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    Between the Meiji and Shōwa eras there is an essential change in the way literary authorship is conceptualized, that is patently visible in biographical narratives of modern authors. A good term of comparison for these biographical narratives are memorializations of Meiji authors that are generally centered around relationships of personal acquaintance, and emphasize master and disciple networks, and the tightly knit communities around coterie journals and other similar venues for and by writers. By contrast, Taishō biographies of writers emphasize the value of their objects’ lives as models, if not always for behavior, very often for a modern artistic sensibility that the public could participate in through their life and work. Taishō biographers, often aspiring authors themselves, argue their suitability to present the lives of their objects to the public, not because they were present in the private moments of the biography’s subjects, but because they shared with them a unique artistic sensibility through a certain fraternity of artists beyond personal connections. These features point to a conception of authorship based around individual sensibility and creativity that would supersede the relationships of mentorship and patronage that had dominated the literary world in the Meiji era.

  • Mental Abnormality and the Female Artistic Genius in the Works of Okamoto Kanoko(1889-1939)

    2017  

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    Author Okamoto Kanoko (1889-1939) shared with many of her contemporaries a deep interest in the connections between mental abnormality and artistic creativity. Okamoto herself had first-hand experience of internment in a facility for mental patients, but her essays and autobiographical writings rarely mention this episode, and certainly do not exploit it in the creation of her artistic persona. Gendered attitudes towards mental health probably lie at the root of this difference: a female writer like Okamoto would pay a much steeper price in her public image if she flirted with motifs of mental abnormality in her personal branding.In her fiction, on the other hand, I identify a common pattern in which mental illness occupies a central place in the process of artistic creation, but always split into two different characters whose relationship becomes the center of the story. One of the characters then experiences these pathological states vicariously through the other and derives their creativity at least partly from them, participating in the genealogy of the “mad artist” but without necessarily displaying the full effects of mental illness. It is possible to assume that, having had first-hand experience of mental illness herself, Okamoto would not be so cavalier about its consequences.

 

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