David Stahl

David C. Stahl

Associate Professor of Asian and Asian American Studies
Department Chair

Ph.D., Japanese Literature, 1994, Yale
M.A., Japanese Literature, 1987, UCLA

Office: LS G654

Areas of Study and Interest

Japanese literature
Japanese film
Japanese memory and representation of Asia Pacific War experience
Trauma studies
Psychoanalytic criticism

Recent Courses

Modern Japanese Literature in Translation
Japanese Cinema
Natsume Sôseki and the Modernization of Japan
Unresolved Issues from Modern Wars in Asia
Trauma, Repetition and Recovery in Modern Japanese Literature and Film

Recent Publications

“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.


Last Updated: 2/15/16