Daryl Maude studies Modern Japanese literature, with a focus on Okinawan poetry and prose. He is interested in ideas of precariousness, futurity, and postcolonial literature in Japanese, as well as the use of critical theory in East Asian contexts. He received his B.A. in Japanese from the University of Leeds in 2009, and his M.A. in Japanese literature from SOAS, University of London, in 2010. From 2011 to 2013 he was a research student on a Ministry of Education (MEXT) fellowship at Waseda University. His translations of four poems by Okinawan poet, Yamanokuchi Baku, appeared in Transference, summer 2013.