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David Stahl

David C. Stahl

Associate Professor of Japanese Literature and Cinema

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

Office: LS G670
777-3880 (option 8)

Areas of Study and Interest

Japanese literature
Japanese film
Japanese memory and representation of Asia Pacific War experience
Trauma /PTSD 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

Narrative Memory, Trauma and Recovery in Japanese Literature and Film (under contract with Routledge Press)

 Trauma, Dissociation and Re-enactment in Japanese Literature and Film, (Rutledge Press, forthcoming 2017)

"Imag(in)ing War Trauma in Sakaguchi Ango's 'The Idiot' and Ōe Kenzaburō’s ‘Prize Stock,'" Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literature , ed. Amy S. Wyngaard, vol. 70, no. 3, 143-151, (September, 2016)

“Critical Postwar War Literature: Trauma, Narrative Memory and Responsible History”, in Rachael Hutchinson R. & Leith Morton, eds., The Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese Literature (May, 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: 3/24/17