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Indra Levy

Indra Levy

Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures and of Comparative Literature and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Comparative Literature
Ph.D., Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Modern Japanese Literature (2001)
M.Phil, Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Modern Japanese Literature (1993)
M.A., Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Modern Japanese Literature (1993)
B.A., Columbia College in the City of New York, East Asian Studies (1998)

Indra Levy received her Ph.D. in modern Japanese literature from Columbia University in 2001. She is the author of Sirens of the Western Shore: the Westernesque Femme Fatale, Translation, and Vernacular Style in Modern Japanese Literature (Columbia, 2006) and editor of Translation in Modern Japan (Routledge, 2009). Her current work focuses on humor in Japanese literature, performance, and translation from the late 19th century to the mid-20th. Research interests include modern Japanese literature and criticism; critical translation studies; gender and language; modern Japanese performance, especially in the Meiji and Taishō eras; and modern Japanese women’s intellectual history..