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Robert Tuck, Assistant Professor

Location: LA 318
Hours: Fall 2014 TBA  

Phone: (406) 243-5301


Ph.D., Modern Japanese Literature, Columbia University (2012)

M.A., Modern Japanese Literature, Waseda University (2009)

M.A., Modern Japanese Literature, Columbia University (2007)

M.A., Oriental Studies (Japanese), Wadham College, Oxford University (B.A. 2002, M.A. conferred 2007)

Professional Experience

Co-ordinator for International Relations, Shiogama City, Miyagi Prefecture (2003-2005)

Selected Publications

“Telling the Cuckoo Not to Sing: Masaoka Shiki, Censorship, and Haiku as Public Discourse” in Tomi Suzuki, Hirokazu Toeda, Hikari Hori, Kazushige Munakata, eds., Censorship, Media and Literary Culture in Japan: From Edo to Postwar (Tokyo: Shin’yôsha, 2012)

Field of Study

19th and 20th century Japanese literature, especially Sino-Japanese poetry (kanshi) and haiku; print and electronic media, poetry as political discourse, modes of literary education and pedagogy; 19th century Sino-Japanese relations.


JPNS 101        Elementary Japanese I                                                        (Fall 2013)

JPNS 391        Special Topics: Postwar Japanese Manga, Fiction and Film   (Fall 2013)

JPNS 411        Modern Japanese Writers and Thinkers                                 (Fall 2013)     

JPNS 102        Elementary Japanese II                                                        (Spring 2013)