Nicholas Albertson

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Nicholas Albertson

Assistant Professor
  • A.B. (East Asian Studies), Brown University

   - Kyoto Center for Japanese Studies (junior year abroad)

  • M.A. and Ph.D. (East Asian Languages and Civilizations), University of Chicago

   - Princeton in Beijing (summer study abroad)
   - Tōhoku University (dissertation research abroad)

  • Assistant Professor of Japanese, Wake Forest University
  • Lecturer, Smith College
  • Adjunct Lecturer, University of Illinois at Chicago

Poetry, gender, ecocriticism, translation

  • "Supernatural Longing in Yamakawa Tomiko's Tanka"

   - Japanese Studies (2019): DOI:

  • "Butterfly" (translation of short story by Yamada Bimyō)

   - Review of Japanese Culture and Society, vol. 29 (2017)

  • "Legendary Heroines for the Meiji Era"

   - Southeast Review of Asian Studies, vol. 38 (2016): 1-16

  • "Tangled Kami: Yosano Akiko's Supernatural Symbolism"

   - U.S.-Japan Women's Journal, no. 47 (Dec. 2014): 28-44

  • "Flower on a Grave" (translation of poem by Doi Bansui)

   - Transference, no. 1 (2013): 21-22

  • "Evening Bell" (translation of poem by Doi Bansui)

   - Inventory, no. 3 (2012): 78-83

  • "Lament," "Poet," "Untitled" (translation of poems by Doi Bansui)

   - Inventory, no. 1 (2010): 76-80

  • Archie Fund for the Arts and Humanities, Wake Forest University
  •  Toyota Dissertation Writing Fellowship, University of Chicago
  • Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (three in Japanese, one in Chinese)