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David Holloway

  • Assistant Professor of Japanese

PhD, Washington University in St. Louis

412 Lattimore Hall
(585) 275-4251

Office Hours: Spring 2021; on leave.


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)

  • CLT 200:  Topics in Critical Thinking - The Monster Next Door: Horror in Global Contexts (Spring 2019)
  • GSW 105:  Sex and Power – co-taught with Tatyana Bakhmetyeva (Fall 2018)
  • JPN 210:  Anxiety, Identity, Fantasy: Topics in "Traditional" Japanese Culture (Spring 2019)
  • 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)

Selected Publications

  • “No Future in Sakurai Ami’s Tomorrow’s Song,” Japanese Language and Literature 54, no. 2 (October 2020): 301-322.   https//  ISSN 1536-7827 (print) 2326-4586 (online)
  • “The Monster Next Door: Monstrosity, Matricide, and Masquerade in Kirino Natsuo’s Real World,” Japanese Studies 39, no. 3 (August 2019)                  DOI:10.1080/10371397.2019.1643708
  • “Fat Phobia in Matsuura Rieko’s ‘Himantai kyōfushō,’” Sungkyun Journal of East Asian Studies 18, no. 1 (April 2018): 43-58.
  • “The Unmaking of a Diva: Kanehara Hitomi’s Comfortable Anonymity,” in Diva Nation: Female Icons
    from Japanes Cultural History, ed. Laura Miller and Rebecca Copeland (Berkeley: University of California Press,
    2018), 215-236.
  • "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
  • "Gender, Body, and Disappointment in Kanehara Hitomi's Fiction." Japanese Language and Literature, vol. 50, no. 1, Apr. 2016.