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Visiting Research Scholar

Keller KIMBROUGH

Keller KIMBROUGH

  • Specialized Field(s)
    Japanese literature
  • Current Research Themes
    Samurai Tales: Kōwakamai Warrior Fiction of Late Medieval Japan
  • Keywords for Research
    Medieval literary and performative genres, including setsuwa, otogizōshi, sekkyō, ko-Jōruri, and kōwakamai.
Professional Experience
  • 1999
    Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
  • 2000
    Assistant Professor, Unversity of Virginia
  • 2001
    Assistant Professor, Colby College
  • 2006
    Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Boulder
  • 2009
    Associate Professor, University of Colorado Boulder
  • 2017
    Professor, University of Colorado Boulder
  • 2018
    Visiting Research Scholar, International Research Center for Japanese Studies
Degree(s)
  • 1999
    Ph.D., Yale University
Achievements
Books
  • Wondrous Brutal Fictions: Eight Buddhist Tales from the Early Japanese Puppet Theater, Columbia University Press, New York, 273 pages, 2013
  • Preachers, Poets, Women, and the Way: Izumi Shikibu and the Buddhist Literature of Medieval Japan, University of Michigan Center for Japanese Studies, Ann Arbor, 374 pages, 2008
Co-authored Books
  • (Co-editor and Translator) Keller Kimbrough and Haruo Shirane Monsters, Animals, and Other Worlds: A Collection of Short Medieval Japanese Tales, Columbia University Press, New York, 2018
Articles
  • 「猫の酒呑童子と『鼠乃大江山絵巻』」 『絵画・イメージの回廊』 シリーズ 日本文学の展望を拓く 第2巻、笠間書院、東京、2017年、pp.192-197
  • “Late Medieval Popular Fiction and Narrated Genres: Otogizōshi, Kōwakamai, Sekkyō, and Ko-jōruri,” The Cambridge History of Japanese Literature, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2016, pp.355-369
  • “Bloody Hell! Reading Boys’ Books in Seventeenth-Century Japan,” Asian Ethnology 74:1, Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture, Nagoya, 2015, pp.111-139
  • 「天狗の話ー『天狗の内裏』における六道案内」 『怪異・妖怪文化の伝統と創造ーウチとソトの視点から』 第45回国際研究集会、国際日本文化研究センター、京都、2015年、pp.85-90
  • 「徳川家の鬼描写ー瓦版『大江山朝呑童子退治の図』翻刻と紹介」 『立教大学日本文学』 第111号、立教大学、東京、2014年、pp.107-113