Nathan Shockey

Assistant Professor of Japanese


Office: Seymour 102
Phone: 845-758-6822

E-mail: nshockey@bard.edu 

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures

B.A., Stanford University; M.A., Waseda University, Tokyo; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University. Teaching interests include modern Japanese literature, intellectual history, and visual culture, media theory and history, representations of urban space of the modern metropolis, and 20th century mass movements and political culture. He is at work on a manuscript tentatively entitled "The Typographic Imagination: Writing, Reading, and Thinking in Modern Japan's Age of Mass-Produced Print Media." Research interests include book history and the economics of literary production, the politics of publishing, language reform and linguistic thought, and the history of advertising. He has published in both English and Japanese, most recently “Words Within Walls: Reading Hayama Yoshiki’s Prison Diaries,” in Tomi Suzuki and Hirokazu Toeda, ed. "Censorship, Media, and Literary Culture in Japan: From Edo to Postwar." At Bard since 2012.