Professor Mack's areas of study include modern Japanese-language prose; art in capitalist marketplaces; 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.
- Edward Mack. Manufacturing Modern Japanese Literature: Publishing, Prizes, and the Ascription of Literary Value. Duke University Press: 2010.
- Edward Mack, Paul S. Atkins, and Davinder L. Bhowmik (eds). Landscapes Imagined and Remembered: Proceedings of the Association for Japanese Literary Studies, vol. 6. 2005.