David Holloway

Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese
PhD, Washington University in St. Louis

412 Lattimore Hall
(585) 275-4251

Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 2:00–3:00 pm, or by appointment


David Holloway teaches courses on Japanese literature, popular culture, and "the body." Having completed graduate degrees at the University of Colorado at Boulder (2007) and Washington University in St. Louis (2014), his specialization is contemporary Japanese fiction with emphasis on gender and sexuality. His academic interests include youth cultures and subcultures, transgression, and Japan's "lost decade." Recent publications include "Gender, Body, and Disappointment in Kanehara Hitomi's Fiction" (Japanese Language and Literature, 2016) and "Topographies of Intimacy: Sex and Shibuya in Hasegawa Junko's Prisoner of Solitude" (US–Japan Women's Journal, 2016).

Courses Offered (subject to change)

  • GSW 105  Sex and Power – co-taught with Tatyana Bakhmetyeva (Fall 2017)
  • JPN 210  Anxiety, Identity, Fantasy: Topics in "Traditional" Japanese Culture (Fall 2016)
  • JPN 211  Fictions of Interiority: Modern Japanese Literature in Translation (Fall 2016)
  • JPN 212  Hello Kitty Must Die: Japanese Popular Culture in Global Contexts (Spring 2017)
  • JPN 217  Mirror of the Modern: Traditional Japanese Literature (Spring 2017)
  • JPN 227  Body Politics: Negotiating Public and Private Discourses of the Body in Japanese Culture (Fall 2017)
  • JPN 274  Modern Japanese Women Writers (Spring 2016)

Selected Publications

  • "Topographies of Intimacy: Sex and Shibuya in Hasegawa Junko's Prisoner of Solitude." US-Japan Women's Journal, no. 49, 2016, pp. 51-67. Project MUSEmuse.jhu.edu/article/614615.
  • "Gender, Body, and Disappointment in Kanehara Hitomi's Fiction." Japanese Language and Literature, vol. 50, no. 1, Apr. 2016.