Doug Slaymaker

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  • Professor
  • Japan Studies
  • International Film Studies
  • International Studies
  • Japan Studies
  • Modern & Classical Languages Literatures & Cultures
  • Social Theory
  • Environmental and Sustainability Studies
1477 Patterson Office Tower (physical), 1055 Patterson Office Tower (mail)
Research Interests:

Ph.D., University of Washington, 1997


Contemporary Japanese literature and culture, especially fiction of the 20th and 21st centuries

Graduate Training
Ph.D., University of Washington
Selected Publications: 

Kimura Yūsuke. Sacred Cesium Ground and Isa’s Deluge (translation of Seiichi Cs and Isa no Hanran). New York: Columbia University Press, 2019.

Furukawa Hideo. Horses, Horses, in the End the Light Remains Pure: A Tale That Begins with Fukushima (translation of Umatachi yo, sore demo hikari wa muku de). New York: Columbia University Press, 2016.

Yōko Tawada: On Writing and Rewriting. Edited by Doug Slaymaker. Lanham MD: Lexington Books, In production.

The Body in Postwar Fiction: Japanese Fiction after the War. New York: Routledge, 2004.

Confluences: Postwar Japan and France. Edited by Doug Slaymaker. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Center for Japanese Studies, 2002.

Kentucky Foreign Language Conference

One of the scholarly highlights of campus life takes place in April.