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Literature educator

Anthony Hood Chambers, American Literature educator. Grantee National Endowment for the Arts, 1992, American Philosophical Society, 1979; fellowship National Defense Education Act, 1968-1970, National Defense Foreign Language fellowship, 1966-1968, Japan Foundation fellowship, 1977.


Chambers, Anthony Hood was born on July 1, 1943 in Pasadena, California, United States. Son of J. Curtis and Pauline Klene Chambers.


Bachelor, Pomona College, 1965. Master of Arts, Stanford University, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, University Michigan, 1974.

Master of Arts (honorary), Wesleyan University, 1987.


Assistant professor Arizona State University, Tempe, 1971-1975, professor, since 1998. Assistant to associate to professor Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1975-1998. Resident director Associated Kyoto (Japan) Program, 1989-1990.

Consultant National Education Association, Washington, 1987, 88, 93, 94, 97.


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  • Other Work

    • Co-editor: New Leaves: Studies and Translations of Japanese Literature in Honor of Edward Seidensticker, 1993, A Tanizaki Feast: The International Symposium in Venice, 1998. Author: The Secret Window: Ideal Worlds in Tanizaki's Fiction, 1995. Translation: The Reed Cutter and Captain Shigemoto's Mother: Two Novellas, 1993, Naomi, 1985, The Secret History of the Lord of Musashi and Arrowroot, 1982.


Board directors Asian Arts Council, Phoenix Art Museum, since 1998. Member Arizona Association of Teachers of Japanese, Arizona Language Association, Association of Teachers of Japanese, Association for Asian Studies, International House of Japan, Phi Kappa Phi.


  • Other Interests

    Reading, travel, music.


J. Curtis

Pauline Klene Chambers