Janet A. Walker

Janet A. Walker is Professor of Comparative Literature at Rutgers University, and she has served as visiting professor at Jadavpur University (Kolkata), Princeton University, and Columbia University.

She is the author of The Japanese Novel of the Meiji Period and the Ideal of Individualism and co-editor of The Woman’s Hand: Gender and Theory in Japanese Women’s Writing. She has published articles on various comparative topics including the applicability of the term “novel” to long fiction of the non-Western world; cinematic narrative in modern Japanese fiction; Russian influence on the first Japanese novel; a theory of the Japanese novel; the epiphanic ending in Japanese and Western modernist novels; and South Asian diasporic novels viewed in terms of the picaresque.

Janet A. Walker.