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Larson Michael William

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Affiliation
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Official title
Assistant Professor
Sex
Male
Birth date
1985-10
KAKEN ID
10840184
URL
Email
 
Phone
0298-53-2488
Other affiliation
Center for Education of Global Communication
Research fields
Literature in English
Literature in general
Research keywords
Contemporary American Literature
Utopian Literature
Science Fiction Literature
Research projects
アメリカン・現代期の文学作品におけるユートピア2020 -- 2022LARSON MICHAEL WILLIAMJapan Society for the Promotion of Science/Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists2,210,000Yen
Career history
2008-07 -- 2010-06Japanese Exchange & Teaching Programme Mustu City Board of Education Assistant Language Teacher
2010-09 -- 2013-05The Ohio State University Department of English Graduate Teaching Associate
2014-07 -- 2016-06Waukesha Community Arts Project Creative Writing Instructor
2017-04 -- 2018-10Tama Art University Department of General Education Special Lecturer (English)
2018-04 -- 2018-10Waseda University Faculty of Social Sciences Social Lecturer (English)
2018-04 -- 2020-03Jissen Women's University Department of English Special Lecturer
2018-10 -- (current)University of Tsukuba Center for Education of Global Communication Assistant Professor
Academic background
2004-09 -- 2008-06Dartmouth College Department of English Creative WritingGraduated
2010-09 -- 2013-05The Ohio State University Department of English Creative WritingGraduated
2014-09 -- (?)University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Department of English Creative WritingOther
Degree
2013-05Master's of Fine ArtsThe Ohio State University
Licenses and qualifications
2011-07Japanese Language Proficiency Test N2
Academic societies
2017-09 -- (current)The Modern Language Association of America
2017-05 -- (current)The English Literary Society of Japan
2017-05 -- (current)The American Literature Society of Japan
2010-09 -- (current)Association of Writers & Writing Programs
Honors & Awards
2020-05Tinsley-Helton Dissertation FellowshipFor completion of a promising dissertation during the fellowship year
2015-05-08The Sheila Roberts Literary PrizeAward for best work of nonfiction by a graduate student
2017-05-11The Wladyslaw Cieszynski Literary PrizeAward for best short story by a graduate student
2018-05-31Distinguished Dissertation FellowshipTo work on my dissertation
2013-07-01Fulbright Graduate FellowshipTo write a nonfiction book about the Great Tohoku Earthquake and Disaster
2012-05-02Alumni Grant for Graduate Research & ScholarshipTo do research on the Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami
Refereed academic journal/Refereed international conference paper
  • Pearl S. Buck, Pavilion of Women, and Early Twentieth-Century Chinese Feminism
    Larson Michael William
    Journal of Jissen English Department/(71)/pp.29-47, 2019-03
Other articles
  • The Mayor of Nowhere
    Larson Michael William
    Metropolis/pp.28-31, 2018-10
  • Jameson's Affective Turn: Bodily States, Temporality, and Aesthetics after Modernity
    Larson Michael William
    Poetics Today/pp.751-761, 2017-12
  • The Anxiety of Intimacy of in Hiromi Kawakami’s ‘The Nakano Thrift Shop'
    Larson Michael William
    Los Angeles Review of Books, 2017-11
  • The Hills Above, the Sea Below
    Larson Michael William
    The Iowa Review/pp.99-105, 2017-09
  • The Folkloric and the Fantastic: Hiromi Kawakami’s ‘Record of a Night Too Brief’
    Larson Michael William
    Los Angeles Review of Books, 2017-07
  • The Rancher Who Refused to Leave: A Fukushima Story
    Larson Michael William
    Catapult, 2017-06
  • The Sad March of the Japanese Left
    Larson Michael William
    Los Angeles Review of Books, 2017-05
  • Of God and Water
    Larson Michael William
    Portland Review/61(2)/pp.79-112, 2015-02
  • A Colossal Swell
    Larson Michael William
    Ninth Letter/11(2)/pp.12-18, 2015-01
Books
  • When the Waves Came
    Larson Michael William
    Chin Music Press, 2020-05
Conference, etc.
  • Remembering the Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami: A Reading and Discussion
    Larson Michael William
    Niseko Green Keynote Presentation/2020-02-29--2020-02-29
  • Dystopia and Utopia: The Anticipatory Consciousness of Despair in Karen Tei Yamashita’s "Through the Arc of the Rain Forest"
    Larson Michael William
    American Literary Society of Japan/2019-10-05--2019-10-05
  • Fulbright Grants in Creative Writing
    Larson Michael William
    The Association of Writers & Writing Programs/2016-03-31--2016-04-03
  • The Hills Above, the Sea Below
    Larson Michael William
    Performance Studies International 2015 Tohoku/2015-08-28--2015-09-01
  • Loss and Remembrance: An Investigation of Mourning in Japan
    Larson Michael William
    The Asia Studies Conference, Japan/2014-06-21--2014-06-22
  • Post-Disaster Research in Otsuchi Town
    Larson Michael William
    Japan Studies at Dartmouth College/2013-11-08--2013-11-09
Teaching
2020-10 -- 2021-02English Writing IIUniversity of Tsukuba.
2020-04 -- 2020-08English Reading Skills IUniversity of Tsukuba.
2020-10 -- 2021-02English Presentation Skills IIUniversity of Tsukuba.
2020-04 -- 2020-08English Writing IIUniversity of Tsukuba.
2020-10 -- 2021-02English Reading Skills IIUniversity of Tsukuba.
2020-04 -- 2020-08English Presentation Skills IUniversity of Tsukuba.
2020-10 -- 2020-12English Writing IUniversity of Tsukuba.
2019-04 -- 2019-08English Writing IIUniversity of Tsukuba.
2019-10 -- 2020-02English Presentation IIUniversity of Tsukuba.
2019-10 -- 2020-02English Writing IIUniversity of Tsukuba.
Professional activities
2018-11 -- 2021-11Center for Education of Global CommunicationStudies in Foreign Language Education Editorial Committee
Message
M.W. Larson is a Ph.D. candidate in English, with a concentration in creative writing, at the University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin. From 2013-2014 he was the recipient of a Fulbright Research Grant, and used this funding to research a series of essays on the survivors of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami. He received his MFA from the Department of English at The Ohio State University in 2013 and his BA from Dartmouth College in 2008. His research interests include modern and postmodern American fiction, affect theory, and utopian literature. His essays and reviews have appeared in "Colorado Review," "Poetics Today," "Los Angeles Review of Books," and ". In 2013, he was awarded a Fulbright grant to research When the Waves Came, a nonfiction manuscript about the experience of the Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan.

(Last updated: 2020-05-26)