Research interests: Modern Japanese-language prose; art and capitalism; the flow of literary works throughout the larger Japanese linguistic community; the function of power in the literary field; and theories of diaspora and heterogeneity, particularly as they challenge culturalist concepts of national identity.
Current Research Projects: The function of Japanese-language literature outside the nation-state, focusing on the production and consumption of literary texts from both within and without Japan in Brazil and the United States.
- Editor, Beikoku Kashū Kyōiku-kyoku kentei Nihongo tokuhon (reproduction of the textbook series produced in California from 1924-39), 16 vols. (Tokyo: Bunsei Shoin, 2014).
- Ted Mack. Shiatoru-ban Nihongo tokuhon. Tokyo: Bunsei Shoin, 2012.
- Ted Mack. Manufacturing Modern Japanese Literature: Publishing, Prizes, and the Ascription of Literary Value. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010.
- Ted Mack. "The Industrialization of Literary Publishing in Japan." Books in Numbers, ed. Idema Wilt. Boston: Harvard Yenching Library, Harvard University, 2007.
- Ted Mack. "Japanese poetry of Yi Sang; A Collection of Poems." The Columbia Anthology of Modern Korean Poetry, ed. David McCann. New York: Columbia University Press, 2004.
- Ted Mack. "Marketing Japanese Classics in its 1930s Colonies." Books and Empire, a special issue of the Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand Bulletin 28:1/2. 2004.
- Ted Mack. "Accounting for Taste: The Creation of the Akutagawa and Naoki Prizes for Literature." Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 64:2 (2004).
- Edward Mack, Acquired Alterity: Migration, Identity, and Literary Nationalism (Oakland: University of California Press, 2022.)
HONORS 210 B: Japanese-Language Literature in the Americas