Bio


Prof. Reichert's field of specialization is Meiji-Taishô literature. He is especially interested in looking at the way that male-male sexuality is represented in literary texts from this period. His dissertation examines the treatment of male sexuality found in such works as Okamoto Kisen's Sawamura Tanosuke akebono zôshi (1880), Yamada Bimyô's Shintaishika Wakashu sugata (1886), Natsume Sôseki's Nowaki (1907) and Mori Ogai's Vita Sexualis (1909). Prof. Reichert is currently working on an article about the aesthetics of decadence and perversion found in the work of mystery writer Edogawa Ranpo.

Academic Appointments


  • Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures

Administrative Appointments


  • Research Fellowship, EALC (2012 - 2012)
  • Professor, SCTI (2011 - 2011)
  • Visiting Professor, KCJS (2007 - 2007)
  • Research Fellowship, Japan Foundation (2003 - 2004)
  • Fellow, John Philip Coghlan (2002 - 2004)
  • Fellow, Stanford Humanities Center (1999 - 2000)
  • Predoctoral Fellowship, Rackham (1993 - 1994)
  • Dissertation Research Fellowship, Japan Foundation (1992 - 1993)
  • Fellowship, Foreign Language and Area Studies (1990 - 1991)
  • Fellowship, Foreign Language and Area Studies (1989 - 1990)
  • Fellowship, Foreign Language and Area Studies (1988 - 1989)
  • Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship, Michigan University (1993 - 1994)

Honors & Awards


  • Dean’s Award, Dean’s Award (2005)
  • Nominee, University of Michigan Distinguished Dissertation Award (1998)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Premajor Advisor, Stanford University (2011 - 2013)
  • Graduate Advisor, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Stanford University (2007 - Present)
  • Organizer, Green Library Special Collections: 19th-century Japanese Book Exhibit, Stanford University (2010 - 2010)
  • Organizer,, FSI Film Series: Japan 1960: Classic Film Meets the New Wave, Stanford University (2007 - 2007)
  • Organizer, Green Library Special Collections: Edo Book Exhibit, Stanford University (2005 - 2005)
  • Organizer, IIS Film Series: The Films of Kinuyo Tanaka, Stanford University (2005 - 2005)
  • Organizer, CEAS Film Series: The Films of Yasujiro Ozu, Stanford University (2003 - 2003)
  • Co-Organizer, CEAS Spring Colloquium Series: Premodern Japanese Literature and Culture, Stanford University (2001 - 2001)
  • Organizer,, Public Reading and Lecture by Edmund White, Stanford University (2001 - 2001)
  • Organizer, CEAS Spring Colloquium Series: Contemporary Japanese Popular Culture, Stanford University (1999 - 1999)
  • Undergraduate Advisor (Japanese Language and Literature), Department of Asian Languages, Stanford University (2000 - 2002)
  • Undergraduate Advisor (Japanese Language and Literature), Department of Asian Languages, Stanford University (2005 - 2006)
  • Graduate Advisor, Department of Asian Languages, Stanford University (2000 - 2003)
  • Graduate Student TA Supervisor, Department of Asian Languages, Stanford University (2003 - 2006)
  • MA Advisor, Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University (1998 - 2006)
  • Committee Member, Institute of International Studies Japan Fund, Stanford University (2002 - 2003)
  • Committee Member, Institute of International Studies Japan Fund, Stanford University (2005 - 2006)
  • Committee Member, Personnel and Promotions Committee, Division of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Stanford University (2004 - 2005)
  • Application Evaluator, Stanford Humanities Center, Stanford University (2001 - 2003)
  • Application Evaluator, IIS Japanese Studies Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Stanford University (1998 - 2010)
  • Member, Stanford Lesbian Gay Bisexual Community Center Advisory Board, Stanford University (1997 - 2002)
  • Member, Hoover East Asia Collection Advisory Board, Stanford University (1997 - 2000)
  • Stanford University Representative, Kyoto Center of Japanese Studies Advisory Board (2006 - Present)
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Stanford University Press
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Duke University Press
  • Manuscript Reviewer, University of Minnesota Press
  • Manuscript Reviewer, PM Press
  • Article Reviewer, Journal of Japanese Studies
  • Article Reviewer, Japanese Language and Literature
  • Tenure Reviewer, Swarthmore College
  • Tenure Reviewer, Indiana University
  • Tenure Reviewer, University of Michigan
  • Tenure Reviewer, University of California, Berkely
  • Tenure Reviewer, Boston University
  • Tenure Reviewer, Rutgers University
  • Tenure Reviewer, Wesleyan University

Program Affiliations


  • Center for East Asian Studies
  • Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Professional Education


  • B.A., Carleton College, Latin (1984)
  • Graduate Research Student, University of Tokyo, Research for dissertation (1994)
  • M.A., University of Michigan, Japanese Literature and Language (1991)
  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, Asian Languages and Cultures (Japan) (1998)

2016-17 Courses


Stanford Advisees


All Publications


  • Oyama and Anxieties about the Feminization of Japanese Film POSITIONS-ASIA CRITIQUE Reichert, J. 2014; 22 (2): 371-402
  • Disciplining the Erotic-Grotesque in Edogawa Ranpo’s Demon of the Lonely Isle The Culture of Japanese Fascism Reichert, J. edited by Tansman, A. Duke University Press. 2009
  • In the Company of Men: Representations of Male-Male Sexuality in Meiji Literature Reichert, J. Stanford University Press. 2006
  • Henge buyô in the Asakeno Episode of Kyokutei Bakin’s Hakkenden Reichert, J. 2005: 105–10
  • Tsubouchi Shoyo's 'Tosei shosei katagi' and the institutionalization of exclusive heterosexuality HARVARD JOURNAL OF ASIATIC STUDIES Reichert, J. 2003; 63 (1): 69-114
  • Godzilla: The Monster Made in Japan Reichert, J. 2003: 63–69
  • Male homosexuality in modern Japan: Cultural myths and social realities. (Book Review) JOURNAL OF JAPANESE STUDIES Book Review Authored by: Reichert, J. 2002; 28 (1): 157-161
  • Cartographies of desire: Male-male sexuality in Japanese discourse, 1600-1950. (Book Review) JOURNAL OF ASIAN STUDIES Book Review Authored by: Reichert, J. 2001; 60 (1): 224-226
  • Deviance and social Darwinism in Edogawa Ranpo's erotic-grotesque thriller Koto no oni JOURNAL OF JAPANESE STUDIES Reichert, J. 2001; 27 (1): 113-141

    View details for Web of Science ID 000166920100004

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  • Samurai Fantasies in Late-Nineteenth-Century Japan Reichert, J. 2001: 73–90
  • Cultural Ambivalence and Sexuality in Tsubouchi Shôyô’s Tôsei shosei katagi Proceedings of the Midwest Association for Japanese Literary Studies Reichert, J. 1998; 4: 396-405
  • Natsume Sôseki Nowaki ni okeru otoko-dôshi no aijô no imi (The Significance of Male Love in Natsume Sôseki’s Autumn Wind) Bungaku Reichert, J. 1995; 6 (1): 84-96