Adam L. Kern
Specializing in Japanese literature, visual culture, and popular culture, particularly manga (Japanese-styled comics) and haiku.
- Japanese comic books, from kibyôshi to manga
- Japanese literature and popular culture of the early modern (1600-1868) and modern periods
- Japanese visual culture of the early modern (1600-1868) and modern periods, including ukiyoe, manga, kibyôshi, haiga, and so on
- history of haiku in Japan, including senryû, bareku, haikai and so on
- Japanese comic literature (gesaku 戯作) of the early modern and modern periods
- Subject of a documentary for the Japanese national primetime “edutainment” show "Wafû sôhonke" (Japan’s Cultural Foundations) that aired in March 2017.
- Research Professor at the University of Tokyo
- Visiting Professor at the National Institute of Japanese Literature (Kokubungaku Kenkyû Shiryôkan 国文学研究資料館), Tokyo, Japan
- Author, "The Penguin Book of Haiku" (London: Penguin Classics, forthcoming, 2018)
- Author, "Manga from the Floating World: Comicbook Culture and the Kibyoshi of Edo Japan" (Harvard University Asia Center)
- Staff reporter for a major metropolitan Japanese newspaper "Kyoto Shimbun"
- Editorial intern with the manga weekly "Young Magazine" at Kodansha Publishers
- On the faculty at Harvard University for nearly a decade