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Mailing Address
Comparative Literature Program
Dartmouth College
6051 Reed Hall, Room 201
Hanover, NH 03755

Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone: (603) 646-2912
Fax: (603) 646-9288

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Dennis Washburn

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Professor of Japanese Studies and Comparative Literature
Chair, Comparative Literature
203 Reed Hall and 6191 Bartlett Hall
Phone: 603-646-1627, 603-646-1287


Ph.D Yale University
M.A. Pembroke College, Oxford University, and Waseda University
B.A. Harvard University

Areas of Expertise

  • Japanese literature and culture
  • Translation
  • Japanese film

Selected Publications

  • Temple of the Wild Geese/The Bamboo Doll of Echizen (Gan no tera/ Echizen take ningyo), by Tsutomu Mizukami, translation, (2008).Converting Cultures: Ideology, Religion, and
  • Transformations of Modernity, co-edited with A K Reinhart, (August 2007)
  • Translating Mount Fuji: Modern Japanese Fiction and the Ethics of Identity, (2006).
  • Shanghai, by Yokomitsu Riichi, translation, (2001).
  • Word and Image in Japanese Cinema, co-edited with C Cavanaugh, (2000).
  • The Dilemma of the Modern in Japanese Fiction, (1995).

Current Projects

  • Translation of Warai ookami (Laughing Wolf) by Tsushima Yuko; Norton Critical Edition of The Tale of Genji; preparing a comparative study of the concept of the "Gothic sublime"

Last Updated: 9/10/14