February 24, 2023/ 4:30 PM

Translating the Mother Tongue: A Conversation with Hitomi Yoshio

The Yanai Initiative for Globalizing Japanese Humanities announces a translation series event.

Hitomi Yoshio is Associate Professor of Global Japanese Literary and Cultural Studies at Waseda University. Her main area of research is modern and contemporary Japanese literature with a focus on women’s writing and literary communities. As a literary translator from Japanese to English, she has published numerous short stories and prose poems by Mieko Kawakami in literary magazines and books, and her translation of Natsuko Imamura’s novella This is Amiko is forthcoming from Pushkin Press. Her translations of contemporary American poetry and essays into Japanese have appeared in Subaru and Gendaishi techo. During the 2022-2023 academic year, she is residing in the Boston area as a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard-Yenching Institute. She will lead the Japanese-English translation workshop at the British Center of Literary Translation (BCLT) Summer School in July 2023.

Sponsor(s): Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, Yanai Initiative for Globalizing Japanese Humanities