During the fiscal year 2017, I have completed all the relevant archival research for the monograph project among the Ezra Pound Papers at Yale University, two-thirds of the monograph (70,000 words), a peer-reviewed book chapter, four conference presentations, an online interview on my research project for the ModPo poetry course at the University of Pennsylvania, and the organisation of a conference related to the project’s theme, Ezra Pound and Japan.
My 6,000-word book chapter, ‘“A Treasure Like Nothing We Have in the Occident”: Ezra Pound and Japanese Literature’, was accepted for publication in September 2017 and will appear in Mark Byron’s The New Ezra Pound, to be published by Cambidge University Press later in 2018.
I presented three conference papers on my research in the fiscal year 2017, at the Ezra Pound International Conference at the University of Pennsylvania,at the Ezra Pound Society of Japan Annual Conference andat the conference I organised at my host university
was interviewed by Al Filreis, director of the ModPo poetry course at the University of Pennsylvania, on 25 January 2018 on Ezra Pound’s influence on Japanese poetry. The interview has since been published online.