search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - PAUL McCARTHY

PF (1973)

Fellow Information:
First Name
PAUL
Middle Name
FRANCIS
Last Name
McCARTHY
Sex
Male
Organization
Surugadai University
Title
Professor, Comparative Culture
Contact Address:
Address Type
Office
Address 1
Surugadai University, Azu 698
Address 2 (optional)
 
City
Hanno-shi
State
Saitama-ken
Zip Code
357-0046
Country
Japan
Telephone
0429-72-1111
Email
pfmcca@gmail.com
*Survey URL
http://www.jfny.org/fellowship_survey/survey.php?id=3841&sid=b1b5b8c31d5919c5a239d546f68428ec
Questions:
1. Are you enaged in Japanese Studies?

Answer: A. Yes, I am engaged in Japanese Studies at a university or research institution.

Field of Study: Literature

2. Please describe what you are currently doing. (If you have your own website or any relevant site, provide its URL.)

Answer: Teaching comparative literature and language at a private Japanese university. Translating a wide variety of Japanese literary genres into English.

3. Where did you acquire your most advanced Japanese language training for your research?

Answer: A. I learned it at a university. (Harvard University)

4. Have you ever participated in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme?

Answer: NO

Optional Inquiry:
1. Please describe briefly how the Japan Foundation Fellowship experience influenced your career.

Answer: It enabled me to complete my Ph.D. for Harvard's East Asian Languages and Civilizations program and to hold teaching positions at US and Japanese universities. It helped prepare me for a career as a literary translator, which will continue even after my retirement as a professor.

2. The Japan Foundation is planning to create a network or forum among past Japan Foundation fellows. Please let us know if you have any suggestions in terms of themes, format, etc.

Answer: Not in particular.