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Indra Levy

Indra Levy

Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures and of Comparative Literature
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 research interests include modern and contemporary Japanese literature and criticism; the politics, practice, aesthetics, and cultural impact of translation; gender and language; modern Japanese theater, especially in the Meiji and Taishō eras; performance studies; Japanese film; modern Japanese women’s intellectual history; literary and cultural theory, particularly in relation to exoticism, Orientalism, and postcolonial studies.. Her current work focuses on key developments in comedy in Japanese literature, performance, and translation from the late 19th century to the mid-20th.