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sdcarter@stanford.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Research Areas

  • Japanese Poetry, Poetics, and Poetic Culture
  • The Japanese Essay (zuihitsu)
  • Travel Writing
  • Historical Fiction
  • The Relationship between the Social and the Aesthetic

Education

  • 1980 Ph.D., Oriental Languages, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1977 M.A., Oriental Languages, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1974 B.A. (summa cum laude), Brigham Young University Major: Japanese Language and Literature Minors: English and History

Selected Publications

  • Householders: The Reizei Family in Japanese History. Cambridge: Council on East Asian Studies, 2007.
  • "Selections from Nijo Yoshimoto's Secret Notes on the Principles of Linking and The Tsukuba Collection," Traditional Japanese Literature, Anthology: Beginnings to 1600 (Columbia University Press, 2007).
  • "Linked Verse: Selections from Sogi's East Country Dialogues, An Old Man's Diversions, Three Poets at Minase, and New Tsukuba Collection," Traditional Japanese Literature, Anthology: Beginnings to 1600 (Columbia University Press, 2007).
  • "Travel as Poetic Practice in Medieval and Early Modern Japan," in Traditions of East Asian Travel. New York: Berghahn Books, 2006.
  • JUST LIVING: POEMS BY THE MEDIEVAL MONK TONNA. New York: Columbia University Press, 2002.
  • UNFORGOTTEN DREAMS: POEMS BY THE ZEN MONK SHÔTETSU. New York: Columbia University Press, 1997.
  • REGENT REDUX: A LIFE OF THE STATESMAN-SCHOLAR ICHIJÔ KANEYOSHI. Ann Arbor: Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan, 1997.
  • "Remodeling the Reizei House: The State of the Poetic Field in Eighteenth Century Japan," Early Modern Japan: An Interdisciplinary Journal 9.2 (Fall 2001): 30-39.
  • "Chats with the Master: Selections from Kensai Zodan," Monumenta Nipponica 56.3 (Autumn 2001): 295-347.
  • "Bashô and the Mastery of Poetic Space in Oku no Hosomichi" Journal of the American Oriental Society 120.2 (2000).
  • "Daiei no honyaku: Ton’a no uta wo megutte (in Japanese)," in Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Japanese Literature (Tokyo: National Institute of Japanese Literature, 1999): pp. 1-22.
  • "The Persistence of the Personal in Late Medieval Uta," Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 59.1 (June 1999): 163-185.
  • "Seeking What the Masters Sought: Masters, Disciples, and Poetic Enlightenment in edieval Japan," in The Distant Isle: Studies and Translations of Japanese Literature in Honor of Robert H. Brower. Ann Arbor: Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan, 1997, pp. 35-58.
  • "On a Bare Branch: Bashô and the Haikai Profession," Journal of the American Oriental Society 117.1 (1997): 57-69.

Courses

  • JAPANGEN 75N Haiku

Professional Activities

  • 2005 – Chair and Professor, Department of Asian Languages, Stanford University
  • 2004 – Executive Director of the Consortium, Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Study, Yokohama, Japan
  • 1999-2000 – Visiting Research Professor, National Institute of Japanese Literature, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2003 – Professor, Department of Asian Languages, Stanford University
  • 1993-2003 – Chair and Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures University of California, Irvine
  • 1990-93 – Professor, University of California, Irvine
  • 1985-90 – Associate Professor, Brigham Young University
  • 1980-85 – Assistant Professor, Brigham Young University
  • 1979-80 – Visiting Lecturer, UCLA
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