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REMINDER: The deadline for the 2019 Kyoko Selden Memorial Translation Prize competition is soon approaching. Translations should be submitted by the deadline of August 1, 2019. The 2018 prizes were awarded to Dawn Lawson for Nakajima Shōen’s A Famous Flower in Mountain Seclusion (Sankan no meika, 1889) and to Max Zimmerman for the short story, “An Artificial Heart” (Jinkō Shinzō, 1936) by Kosakai Fuboku. For further information please see the Cornell Asian Studies Department website.

Articles by Akira Kohbara

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Akira Kohbara is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Stanford University, and holds a B.A. and an M.A. from International Christian University. His interests lie at the intersection between queerness and disability, particularly representations of male-male desire and non-normative body-minds in Japan and the English-speaking world.