Torquil Duthie

TorquilDuthie

EDUCATION

  • Columbia University Ph.D, premodern Japanese literature (2005). Dissertation: “Poetry and Kingship in Ancient Japan
  • Waseda University, Foreign Research Scholar (2002-3)
  • Hokkaidō University M.A classical Japanese literature (1998). Thesis: “Hitomaro kashū sedōka ron” (“The Sedōka of the Hitomaro Collection”).
  • SOAS, University of London B.A. (Hons) Japanese (1992).

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Early and classical Japanese poetry; mythical and historical writing in early Japan; narrative theory and representations of the first person in Japanese literature; representations of empire; seventeenth and eighteenth century kokugaku (“national learning”) and its relationship to modern and contemporary philology and theory.

PUBLICATIONS

 

Books

  • Man’yōshū and the Imperial Imagination in Early Japan (Brill, 2014)
    http://www.brill.com/products/book/manyoshu-and-imperial-imagination-early-japan
  • Poesía Clásica Japonesa: Kokinwakashū (Madrid: Editorial Trotta, 2005). (Translation into Spanish of one hundred poems from the Kokinshū with the kana preface, and an introduction)
    http://www.trotta.es/pagina.php?cs_id_pagina=13&cs_id_contenido=1556

Book Chapter

  • “The Man’yōshū as a Pre-classic,” and “Koten izen to shite no Man’yōshū,” in Ekkyō suru Nihon bungaku kenkyū, edited by Haruo Shirane (Benseisha, 2009), 20-23, and 22-25.

Articles

  • “The Jinshin Rebellion and the Politics of Historical Narrative in Early Japan,” Journal of the American Oriental Society 133.2 (Apr-Jun 2013)
  • Man’yō daishōki no bunkengaku no rekishiteki igi o megutte,” Anahorish kokubungaku No. 1, (Nov. 2012), 66-72.
  • “Ōmikōtoka ni okeru sakuchū shutai no nimensei” (The Two Aspects of the Narrating Subject in Hitomaro’s Poem on the Ruined Ōmi Capital). Jōdai bungaku (Nov. 2003), 27-41.
  • “‘Kōshō kara kisai e’—sōsakushugi to kyōjushugi” (‘From Orality to Writing’: Composition and Reception). Kokugo kokubun kenkyū (Jan. 2000), 15-26.

 Book Reviews

  • Japanese Mythology: Hermeneutics on Scripture, by Jun’ichi Isomae (Equinox, 2010), Monumenta Nipponica Vol. 66, no. 2 (2011), 335-338.
  • Man’yōgakushi no kenkyū, by Ogawa Yasuhiko, in Kokubungaku: kaishaku to kyōzai no kenkyū 52: 12 (Sep. 2007), 23.

 Contributor

  • Traditional Japanese Literature, An Anthology, Beginnings to 1600, edited by Haruo Shirane, Columbia University Press, Feb 2007 (Man’yōshū translations and commentary, and introductions to “Early Japan,” Kojiki, Nihon shoki, Man’yōshū).
  • Longman Anthology of World Literature, vol. 2, edited by Haruo Shirane, Longman, 2004 (Man’yōshū translations and commentary), 210-222.

LINKS

https://ucla.academia.edu/TorquilDuthie

http://www.international.ucla.edu/japan/about/person.asp?Facultystaff_ID=655