Dr. Jeremy Redlich Associate Professor (World Literatures)
Ph. D. University of British Columbia (2012)
M. A. University of British Columbia (2005)
Professor Redlich was born and raised in British Columbia, Canada. While most of his life was spent there, he has also lived in Germany and South Korea, and now of course Japan. He has been teaching English language and European literature at Fuji Women’s University since April, 2018. Before joining FWU, he taught at the University of Tokyo for three years, and before that he taught for two and a half years at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Beppu, Japan.
Teaching and Research
In terms of teaching, Professor Redlich’s areas of interest focus on: 1) fictional and non-fictional European literatures that explore issues of crime, guilt, responsibility, rescue and survival in the context of the holocaust; 2) understanding and implementing various modern literary theories for the interpretation of texts; 3) analyzing the fictional and non-fictional texts of Yoko Tawada from a variety of different theoretical perspectives; 4) courses designed to improve students’ academic writing and spoken fluency.
His research interests have mainly been in the field of 20th and 21st century central, northern and eastern European literatures, with a particular focus on the German language writing of Yoko Tawada.
Since 2016 he has been working on research projects centered on advancing students’ critical thinking skills in language, literature and cultural studies’ courses.
Book Chapters and Journal Articles - Individual Authorship
"Representations of Public Spaces and the Construction of Race in Yoko Tawada's 'Bioskoop der Nacht'."
The German Quarterly. 90.2 (Spring 2017). 196-211. Print.
“Bringing the Background into Focus: Reading the Linguistic and Bibliographic Codes in Yoko
Tawada’s Das Bad.” Scholarly Editing and German Literature: Revision, Revaluation, Edition.
Eds. Lydia Jones, Bodo Plachta, Gaby Pailer and Catherine Karen Roy. Amsterdam/New York:
Brill, 2015. 71-96. Print.
“'Wo der Wille zur Macht fehlt, gibt es Niedergang': An Examination of Descent and Ascent in
Friedrich Nietzsche and Thomas Mann.” New German Review. A Journal of Germanic Studies.
24.1 (2011): 81-93. Print.
“Reading Skin Signs: Decoding Skin as the Fluid Boundary between Self and Other in Tawada
Yoko.” Performative Body Spaces: Corporeal Topographies in Literature, Theatre, Dance and the
Visual Arts. Ed. Markus Hallensleben. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2010. 75-88. Print.
Book Chapters and Journal Articles - Co-Authorship
Redlich, Jeremy, and John O'Dea. "Critical Thinking in English Academic Writing Courses at the
University of Tokyo." KJEE: Komaba Journal of English Education. 8 (2017). 1-13. Print.
Redlich, Jeremy, Patterson, Jesse, Hofmeyr, Ana, and Peter Roux. "Uncovering Patterns and
Practices in the Language Classroom." TEC - The English Connection. 19.3 (2015). 14-17. Web.
Redlich, Jeremy, Patterson, Jesse, Hofmeyr, Ana, and Peter Roux. "Video-Based Reflection: Corrective
Feedback Patterns and Teacher Development." KOTESOL Proceedings 2014. Ed. Maria Pinto
and David Shaffer. 171-80. Print.
Murer, Fredi M. "How I Came to the Mountain People - And the Mountain People to Their
Film." Resonant Bodies: Fredi M. Murer Retrospective. Yamagata International
Documentary Film Festival. (2017): 39-44. Print.
“The Ethnographic Politics and Poetics of Photography, Skin and Race in the Works of Yoko Tawada.”
Diss. The University of British Columbia, 2012. Web.