John Whittier Treat

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John Whittier Treat is Professor of East Asian Languages and Literature at Yale University, Connecticut, United States, where he teaches Japanese literature and culture. He was co-editor of the Journal of Japanese Studies. He has published numerous essays and several books on Japan-related topics. In 2008, he discussed his work with Peter Shea at the University of Minnesota.[1]

He received his BA, from Amherst College, Massachusetts, in 1975, and his MA and PhD from Yale University in 1979 and 1982, respectively.

Selected works[edit]

In a statistical overview derived from writings by and about John Whittier Treat, OCLC/WorldCat encompasses roughly 9 works in 20 publications in 1 language and 1,000+ library holdings.[2]

  • The literature of Ibuse Masuji (1982)
  • Pools of water, pillars of fire: the literature of Ibuse Masuji (1988)
  • Yoshimoto Banana Writes Home: Shojo Culture and the Nostalgic Subject (1993)
  • Contemporary Japan and popular culture (1995)
  • Writing ground zero: Japanese literature and the atomic bomb (1995)
  • Great mirrors shattered: homosexuality, orientalism, and Japan (1999)
  • Japanese writers and the Second World War (2005)
Other published writing
  • Studies in Modern Japanese Literature: Essays and Translations in Honor of Edwin McClellan with Alan Tansman and Dennis Washburn, eds. Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan, (1997). ISBN 0-939512-84-X