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 2018)
- 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 (Fall 2018)
- JPN 227: Body Politics: Negotiating Public and Private Discourses of the Body in Japanese Culture (Fall 2017)
- JPN 257: Japanese Mystery Fiction (Spring 2018)
- JPN 273: Japanese Women Writers (Spring 2018)
- JPN 274: Modern Japanese Women Writers (Spring 2016)
- "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 MUSE, muse.jhu.edu/article/614615.
- "Gender, Body, and Disappointment in Kanehara Hitomi's Fiction." Japanese Language and Literature, vol. 50, no. 1, Apr. 2016.