Professors Emeriti

David Pollack

Professor Emeritus of Japanese
PhD, University of California, Berkeley

david.pollack@rochester.edu

Biography

Prior to retirement, David Pollack spent his years in MLC researching and teaching across the spectrum of pre-modern and modern Japanese and Chinese literature and arts.

Selected Publications

Books and Monographs

  • Reading Against Culture: Ideology and Narrative in the Japanese Novel. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1992.
  • The Fracture of Meaning: Japan's Synthesis of China from the Eighth Through the Eighteenth Centuries. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1986.
  • Zen Poems of the Five Mountains. Decatur: Scholars Press, 1985. AAR Studies in Religion 37.

Articles and Book Chapters

  • "The Broader View: The Rise of the Ukiyo-e Triptych." Andon: Journal of the Society for Japanese Arts 92 (2012): 30-40.
  • "The Cultural Environment of Edo Shunga." Impressions: The Journal of the Japanese Art Society of America 31 (2010): 72-87. http://www.jstor.org/stable/42597697.
  • "Designed for Pleasure: Ukiyo-e as Material Culture." Designed for Pleasure: The World of Edo Japan in Prints and Paintings, 1680-1860. Ed. Julia Meech and Jane Oliver. New York: Asia Society and Japanese Art Society of America; Seattle: U of Washington P, 2008. 269-89.
  • "Manpuku wagôjin—The Gods of All Conjugal Happiness: An Illustrated Erotic Story by Katsushika Hokusai." Hokusai and His Age: Ukiyo-e Painting, Printmaking, and Book Illustration in Late Edo Japan. Ed. John T. Carpenter. Amsterdam: Hotei, 2005. 270-97.
  • "The Love Suicides at Shinagawa: A Sort of Love Story." Monumenta Nipponica 57.1 (2002): 73-89. http://www.jstor.org/stable/3096692.
  • "Marketing Desire: Advertising and Sexuality in Edo Literature, Drama, and Art." Gender and Power in the Japanese Visual Field. Ed. Joshua S. Mostow, Norman Bryson, and Maribeth Graybill. Honolulu: U of Hawai'i P, 2003. 71-88.
  • "Arayuru mono e no hihyô: Mishima Yukio no Hôjô no umi" ["The Critique of Everything: Mishima Yukio's Sea of Fertility"]. Yukio Mishima: Thirty Years Later. Spec. issue of Eureka 30.14 (2000): 146-63.
  • "Aliens, Gangsters, and Myth in Kon Satoshi’s World Apartment Horror." Japan and Global Migration: Foreign Workers and the Advent of a Multicultural Society. Ed. Michael Douglass and Glenda S. Roberts. New York: Routledge, 1999. 153-75.