Reginald Jackson

East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Reginald Jackson is Assistant Professor of Japanese Literature in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations. His research addresses questions of legibility and embodiment in relation to the ethics of representation. His current book manuscript, To Mourn the Legible: Calligraphic Performance and Mortality and the Ethics of Reading, examines literary and visual artistic portrayals of death in Japanese illustrated handscrolls to explore the relationship between legibility and mortality. Recently, he won the Japanese Studies Research Fellowship from the Japan Foundation for his new project, “Incalculable Bodies: Noh Dance-Drama and its Technologies of Capture.”