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Video Interview: Cody Poulton

IRC-Fellow Cody Poulton, Professor of Japanese literature and theater in the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies at the University of Victoria, Canada, talks about his interests in and current research on drama and theater in Japan. After giving a short overview on the development of his research in the past twenty years, Poulton describes the scope and aims of his current research project in Berlin, which investigates how humanity’s place in the world is conceived of and represented in contemporary theater and performance in Japan.

Video Interview with Cody Poulton, © Freie Universität Berlin 2015


  • Japanese, Japan, literature, theater, Pacific and Asian Studies, University of Victoria, Canada, drama, contemporary theater, performance in Japan, interweaving, performance, cultures, interweaving performance cultures.
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