Hoyt Long Office: 1050 E 59th St
Wieboldt 301C
Chicago, IL 60637
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Modern Japan, with specific interests in the history of media and communication, cultural analytics, sociology of literature, book history, and environmental history.

Chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Interim Director of the Japanese Language Program, Professor of Japanese Literature and East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Professor Long's research and teaching interests include modern Japanese literature, regional and subnational literatures, publishing history, environmental history and criticism, media theory, and digital humanities. His first book, On Uneven Ground: Miyazawa Kenji and the Making of Place in Modern Japan (2011), examines the ways in which artistic and literary activity intersected with ideas about place and locality in Japan’s prewar period. He is currently working on a project that considers postal technologies of late 19th and early 20th century Japan as forms of “new media.” He is focusing on the ways these technologies impacted practices of writing—literary or otherwise—and how they may or may not have altered established patterns and ideas of social association and communication.