Aragorn Quinn

  • Associate Professor, Global Studies


PhD, Stanford University 2015

Teaching Schedule

Course Num Title Meets
JAPAN 102-001 Second Semester Japanese MTWRF 10:30am-11:20am
JAPAN 102-002 Second Semester Japanese MTWRF 11:30am-12:20pm
JAPAN 102-003 Second Semester Japanese MTWRF 1:30pm-2:20pm
JAPAN 202-001 Fourth-Semester Japanese MTWRF 9:30am-10:20am
JAPAN 302-001 Sixth Semester Japanese TWRF 9:30am-10:20am
JAPAN 355-001 Seminar in Japanese Literature and Culture: Tales of Futures Past MW 4pm-5:15pm
JAPAN 361-001 Translating Japanese Media MW 1pm-2:15pm

Courses Taught

  • JAPAN 100 - Introduction to Japanese Literature
  • JAPAN 345 - Japanese News Media
  • JAPAN 351 - Japanese Performance Traditions
  • JAPAN 352 - Japanese Performance Traditions: Readings
  • JAPAN 355 - Seminar in Japanese Literature: Tales of Futures Past
  • JAPAN 361 - Translating Japanese Media
  • JAPAN 500 - Japanese Writing and Research Methods

Research Interests

  • Modern Japanese literature and performance
  • Performance studies
  • Translation theory


Selected Publications

“Censoring the Emperor: The Debut Performance of The Mikado in Japan” The Palgrave Handbook of Theater Censorship Palgrave. (Forthcoming, 2024).
“Mediated Laugher and The Limits of Realism: Laughing Letter and the Kinodrama Experiment in 1930s Japanese Performance” Realisms in East Asian Performance University of Michigan Press. (2023).
“Higoromo” by Asamatsu Ken (translation) in Vampiric: Tales of Blood and Roses from Japan Kurodohan Press. (2019).
Staging the Resistance: Performing the Politics of Translation in Modern Japan Routledge Press. (2019).
“The Sound of Liveness: The Zenshinza’s Shinsengumi: A Talkie Rensa-geki” Association of Japanese Literary Studies (Summer, 2016).