ODA Toru小田 透

Research Areas:Comparative Literature, Critical Theory

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Message to students

“But do not the bewitching powers of all studies lie in that they continually open up to us new, unsuspected horizons, not yet understood, which entice us to proceed further and further in the penetration of what appears at first sight only in vague outline?” (P. Kropotkin. Memoirs of a Revolutionist.)

"The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty: not knowing what comes next." (Ursula K. Le Guin. The Left Hand of Darkness.)

"Hope is an embrace of the unknown and the unknowable, an alternative to the certainty of both optimists and pessimists." (Rebecca Solnit. Hope in the Dark.)



  • Precarious Narrative Protest: Toward Fraternal Humanity in Les Rougon-Macquart, 2022, the International AIZEN/University of Alabama Conference, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Virtual.

  • コロナ時代に希望はあるか――グレーバーからクロポトキンに遡る「相互扶助」の系譜、2021、日本未来学会9月オンライン例会、オンライン。

  • Sakae Ōsugi Translating Peter Kropotkin: Anarchist Contestation of Human Nature in Global Intellectual Communication, 2021, EAJS, Ghent, Belgium, Virtual.

  • Translation as a Divided Inheritance in Early-Twentieth-Century Japan: Sakae Ōsugi’s Contrapuntal Reading of Kropotkin, 2021, Pëtr Kropotkin – Activism and Scholarship, Virtual.


  • デイヴィッド・ガーランド『福祉国家』、白水社、2021。

  • “Neither Bird nor Beast: The Bruise Called Translation” and “Like a Bird, Like a Beast: Borders, Deserts, Translation,” Doug Slaymaker ed. Wild Lines and Poetic Travels: A Suga Keijirō Reader, 2021, Lexington Books、pp. 195-211.

  • マルゲリータ・ロング「人間家族より、多種と連れ立て!――木村友祐作品と小林エリカ作品の母系をたどる」、木村朗子、アンヌ・バヤール=坂井編『世界文学としての<震災後文学>』、明石書店、2021、437-75頁。

  • アレキサンダー・バークマン『監獄の回想』、ぱる出版、2020。

  • スティーヴン・エリック・ブロナー『フランクフルト学派と批判理論』、白水社、2018。


University of California, Irvine (Comparative Literature) PhD
University of California, Irvine (Comparative Literature) MA