David C. Stahl
Associate Professor of Asian and Asian American Studies
Ph.D., Japanese Literature, 1994, Yale
M.A., Japanese Literature, 1987, UCLA
Office: LS G654
Areas of Study and Interest
Japanese memory and representation of Asia Pacific War experience
Modern Japanese Literature in Translation
Natsume Sôseki and the Modernization of Japan
Unresolved Issues from Modern Wars in Asia
Trauma, Repetition and Recovery in Modern Japanese Literature and Film
“Critical Postwar War Literature: Trauma, Narrative Memory and Responsible History”, in Rachael Hutchinson R. & Leith Morton, eds., The Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese Literature (forthcoming, 2016)
“Sins of the Fathers, Sins of the Sons: Transgenerational Transgression in Imamura
Shōhei's Vengeance is mine”, Japan Forum, 23:4, 2011
Imag(in)ing the War in Japan: Representing and Responding to Trauma in Postwar Literature and Film (co-edited with Mark B. Williams), Brill, 2010. Chapter 6 "Victimization and ‘Response-ability’: Remembering, Representing and Working Through Trauma in Grave of the Fireflies".
“The Way of the Survivor: Conversion and Inversion in Ôe Kenzaburô’s Hiroshima Notes,” in Rachael Hutchinson and Mark B. Williams (eds), Representing the Other in Modern Japanese Literature: A Critical Approach, Routledge, 2006.
The Burdens of Survival: Ôoka Shôhei’s Writings on the Pacific War, University of Hawai’i Press, 2003.