J.Brown
Professor of Japanese • Undergraduate Faculty Advisor (Japanese)

by appointment, remote and/or in-person

Janice Brown received a BA in Japanese language, and an MA and PhD in Asian Studies (Modern Japanese Literature) from the University of British Columbia. She has been at the University of Colorado Boulder since 2007. Prior to coming to CU-Boulder, she was Professor and Chair of East Asian Studies at the University of Alberta. She is the author of Hayashi Fumiko: I Saw A Pale Horse and Selected Poems from Diary of a Vagabond, and Tarnished Words: The Poetry of Ōba Minako. Her areas of specialization are modern Japanese women writers, modern and contemporary Japanese women’s poetry, Japanese literary modernism, and modern Japanese fiction.

Publications: 

  • Hayashi Fumiko: I Saw A Pale Horse and Selected Poems from Diary of a Vagabond, Ithaca, New York: Cornell East Asia Series, 1997.
  • Tarnished Words: The Poetry of Ōba Minako, Norwalk, CT: EastBridge, 2002.
  • Across Time & Genre: Reading and Writing Japanese Women’s Texts, co-ed. Sonja Arntzen, Edmonton: University of Alberta, 2001.

Research Interests: 

Modern/contemporary Japanese women’s poetry and fiction; gender, sexuality, and the body; contemporary popular and visual culture in Japan; literary modernism; critical posthumanities