Yohei Igarashi

Associate Professor



Yohei Igarashi (Ph.D., New York University, 2012) is an Associate Professor of English and Associate Director of the Humanities Institute, where he directs the Digital Humanities and Media Studies initiative. His research focuses on two fields: British Romantic literature and computational literary studies. His work on British Romantic literature draws on media studies, the history of communication, and sociology, and includes The Connected Condition: British Romanticism and the Dream of Communication (Stanford University Press, 2020), an essay in Studies in Romanticism which won the Keats-Shelley Association of America essay prize, and other publications. In the field of computational literary studies, he has published collaborative articles and papers on topics ranging from poetic form to plain writing, as well as a recent magazine piece in Aeon on computer-generated text. He is currently working on the history of the relation between academic literary study in the U.S. and computing, a part of which has been published in New Literary History; other parts are forthcoming. His wider interests include the histories of reading, writing, rhetoric, and literary criticism. His teaching reflects his research interests, and he has frequently taught Introduction to Literary Studies, Poetry, surveys of British literature, Introduction to Digital Humanities (a graduate seminar), and an advanced undergraduate class on Vladimir Nabokov.

Yohei Igarashi
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Phone(860) 486-2321
Mailing AddressUniversity of Connecticut
Department of English
215 Glenbrook Road, U-4025
Storrs, CT 06269-4025
Office LocationAustin 219
Office HoursScheduled by email (Virtual)
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