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Staging Contingency: The Historicity of Chance in Greek Tragedy and Japanese Noh Drama (Thomas Hare, director)


Japanese Horror and the Transnational Cinema of Sensations (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).

Tokyo Cyberpunk: Posthumanism in Japanese Visual Culture (New York: Palgrave Macmillan Press, 2010).

Theatricalities of Power:  The Cultural Politics of Noh (Stanford, Calif.:  Stanford University Press, 2001).  

Books (Edited)

Cinema Anime: Critical Engagements with Japanese Animation (New York: Palgrave Macmillan Press, 2006; paperback reprint, 2008).  

Performing Japanese Women, a special issue of Women & Performance vol. 12, no. 1, issue 23 (2002).


"Ambient Horror: From Sonic Palimpsests to Haptic Sonority in the Cinema of Kurosawa Kiyoshi,"  Horror Studies vol. 7, no. 2 (Autumn 2016): 253-273.

"Machinic Desires:  Hans Bellmer's Dolls and the Technological Uncanny inGhost in the Shell 2: Innocence," Mechademia 3 (2008): 222-53. 

"Screening Anime," in Cinema Anime: Critical Engagements with Japanese Animation, ed. Steven T. Brown (New York: Palgrave Macmillan Press, 2006), 1-19.

"Ominameshi and the Politics of Subjection," in Ominameshi:  A Flower Viewed from Many Directions, ed. Mae Smethurst (Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University East Asia Program, 2003), 115-34. 

"Nietzsche and the Biopolitics of Art," New Nietzsche Studies 5:1/2 (Spring/Summer 2002):  57-71. 

"Other Histories of Japanese Performance," in Performing Japanese Women, eds. Steven T. Brown and Sara Jansen, a special issue of Women and Performance 12, no. 1, issue 23 (2002).

"The Digital Literary:  Electronic Phrases for the Post-Gutenberg Age," inThe Future of Literary Studies, a special issue of Canadian Review of Comparative Literature 26.3-4 (2001):  61-7.  Reprinted in Library of the Canadian Review of Comparative Literature, vol. 9. 

"From Woman Warrior to Peripatetic Entertainer:  The Multiple Histories of Tomoe," Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 58.1 (1998):  183-99. 

"Staging Female Suicide on Otokoyama:  New Historicist Readings of Power and Gender in the Noh Theater," in The New Historicism and Japanese Literary Studies, Proceedings of the Midwest Association for Japanese Literary Studies 4 (Summer 1998):  120-37. 

"Theatricalities of Power:  New Historicist Readings of Japanese Noh Drama," in Revisionism in Japanese Literary Studies, Proceedings of the Midwest Association for Japanese Literary Studies 2 (Summer 1996):  156-87.  "Aesthetics as 'Applied Physiology':  Nietzsche and the Logic of Degeneration in Art," Vanishing Point:  Studies in Comparative Literature 1 (1994):  127-43. 

"Zur Entstehungsgeschichte der japanischen Schrift" (Towards the History of the Emergence of Japanese Writing), in Schrift, eds. Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht and K. Ludwig Pfeiffer (Munich:  Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 1994), 183-90. 

"Im Reich der leeren Zeichen:  Amerikas Japanbilder sind postmoderne Projektionen" (In the Empire of the Empty Sign:  American Figurations of Japan are Postmodern Projections), Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, October 4, 1990, Geisteswissenschaften, 1-2.