Dr. Kaz Oishi finished his D.Phil at Oxford, taught at the Open University of Japan, Nagoya University and has been an Associate Professor at the University of Tokyo since 2012.
His publications include Coleridge, Romanticism, and the Orient: Cultural Negotiations, co-edited with David Vallins and Seamus Perry (Bloomsbury, 2013), Cross-Cultural Negotiations: Romanticism, Mobility and the Orient, POETICA, vol.76 (Special Issue), co-edited with Felicity James (2011), and contributed book chapters to Steve Clark and Masashi Suzuki (eds.), The Reception of Blake in the Orient (Continuum, 2006), and to Steve Clark and Tristanne Connolly (eds.), British Romanticism in European Perspective: Into the Eurozone (Palgrave, 2015). He has been working on English Romanticism and cultural negotiations, the reception / regeneration of English Romanticism in the early twentieth century, and the idea of philanthropy in the Romantic age. Dr. Oishi will deliver his plenary paper entitled “Mystifying without Diminishing the Literary Text: What Can We Learn from Lafcadio Hearn’s Lectures on English Literature?” at Liberlit 2017.