Andrew Leong

Assistant Professor of English

University Hall Room 413
Telephone: (847) 491-5773
Fax: (847) 467-1545

Andrew Leong (Ph.D. UC Berkeley) is assistant professor of English and Asian Languages and Cultures. He teaches courses spanning a wide range of textual and visual media—from nineteenth and twentieth-century Japanese and American literatures; to the study of international law and literature; to comics and manga; to Westerns, film noir, and Japanese period drama. His current book project, The Democratic Fetish: Japanamerican Fictions at the Ends of Progress, recovers literary fictions published by men of Japanese origin who traveled, studied, and worked in the United States during a period (from 1885 to 1926) when legal-diplomatic fictions of authorship, patrimony, national origin, and immigration status were subject to a dizzying series of inventions, mistranslations, and agreements to disagree. Leong is also an award-winning translator of Japanese vernacular literature written and published in the Americas. His translations of two novels by Nagahara Shōson—a railroad worker who wrote for a Japanese reading public in Los Angeles during the 1920s—have been collected in a single volume: Lament in the Night (Kaya Press, 2012).


Publications by Andrew Leong

LamentLament in the Night, translation (Kaya Press, 2012)

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February 24, 2015