Robert S. Ingersoll Professor in Japanese Studies in East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Norma Field studies modern Japanese literature with an interest in the dialectical pursuit of structural and historical analyses and "naive" and "scholarly" responses. She is also interested in translation as interpretive, creative, and scholarly activity, feminism, and all of the above in the context of contemporary capitalism. Field is the author of The Splendor of Longing in the Tale of Genji, In the Realm of a Dying Emperor, and From My Grandmother's Bedside: Sketches of Postwar Tokyo. My Grandmother's Land, a collection of her essays including several originally written in Japanese, was recently published to wide acclaim in Japan.