Author: Myles Chilton
Myles Chilton (B.A. University of Toronto; M.A. and Ph.D. University of Chicago) is a Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at Nihon University. Originally from Toronto, Canada, Chilton has been in Japan for over twenty years, where in addition to continuing his work in exploring relationships between contemporary world literature and global cities, he has become increasingly interested in the pedagogy of literature in EFL classrooms. He has published articles in such journals as Comparative Critical Studies, The Journal of Narrative Theory, and Studies in the Literary Imagination. More recently, he published on global English and literary studies in Japan in World Literature and the Politics of the Minority (ed. J. Han; Rawat), on the absence of the city in Canadian literature in Literary Cartographies: Spatiality, Representation, and Narrative (ed. R. Tally; forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan), and on the threat of instrumentalized English studies in Deterritorializing Practices in Literary Studies (eds. M. Guzman and A. Zamora). He has also presented papers on these and other topics at universities around the world. In addition, he is co-editor of the new journal Lit Matters: The Liberlit Journal of Teaching Literature, and is on the editorial board of the IAFOR Journal of Literature and Librarianship.