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Dr. Udith Dematagoda

Udith Dematagoda

Waseda University, Tokyo

Fellow in Research Area 5: "Building Digital Communities", July – December 2023

Udith Dematagoda is a modernist literary scholar and Assistant Professor at Waseda University in Tokyo, based at the Institute for Advanced Study (WIAS). Originally from Scotland, of Sri Lankan heritage, he received his PhD from the University of Glasgow in 2016, and was previously Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Zukunftskolleg at the University of Konstanz from 2017 to 2020. His first monograph, Vladimir Nabokov and the Ideological Aesthetic, was published in 2017, and his second – a study of masculinity, technology and ideology in the work of 'modernist fascist' writers – is forthcoming. Among other places, his scholarly writing has appeared in Modernist Cultures, Studies in the Novel, The Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies and Angelaki. He is also the editor of Left Wings over Europe, a volume of the Collected Works of Wyndham Lewis, which will be published towards the end of 2023 by Oxford University Press, and general editor of Hyperidean Press, an independent publisher of avant-garde prose and poetry.