Brian Hurley received his Ph.D. from Berkeley in 2014. He is currently writing a book, Reading the Literary Language of Japan’s Long 1930s, that examines the confluences of literature and thought in modern Japan. His research has been published (or is forthcoming) in The Journal of Japanese Studies (2013), The Review of Japanese Culture and Society (2017), and the Japanese-language journal of literary criticism Bungaku (2014 and 2016). His most recent article, “Kokoro Confidential: Edwin McClellan, Friedrich Hayek and the Neoliberal Reading of Natsume Sōseki,” will appear in Representations in 2016. His work has received the support of Fulbright and Social Science Research Council/Japan Society for the Promotion of Science grants. He has taught previously at Arizona State, the University of San Francisco and Berkeley.