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Glynne Walley

Assistant Professor,
Japanese Literature
Ph.D., 2009, Harvard
office: 423 Friendly Hall
phone: (541) 346-7019


Glynne Walley received an MA in Japanese Literature from Washington University in St. Louis in 2001 and a PhD in Japanese Literature from Harvard University in 2009.  His research interests involve popular literature and how it negotiates the requirements of industry and genre, the demands of a mass audience, and the aspirational pull of “serious” literature.  His main focus is popular fiction of the late Tokugawa period;  his current book project concerns the early 19th-century adventure novel Nansō Satomi hakkenden (Eight Dogs of the Satomi Clan of Southern Kazusa) by Kyokutei Bakin.

Teaching interests focus on Japanese literature of the early modern (Edo or Tokugawa) period, but also include medieval literature, modern literature, visual culture, comics broadly defined (from medieval picture scrolls to contemporary manga), and translation studies.


JPN 607: Bashō
JPN 410/510: Murakami Haruki
JPN 199: Manga Millennium
JPN 307: Intro to Japanese Literature Part 3
JPN 410/510: Global Scholars course (focus on Akazome Akiko)

Past courses:
JPN 410/510: Translation and Japanese Literature
JPN 399: Early Modern Japan
JPN 399: Medieval Japan
JPN 410/510: Yoshimoto Banana
JPN 410/510: Saikaku
JPN 399: The Tale of the Heike
JPN 407/507: The Myth of the Samurai in Japanese Culture
ARH 410/510: The First Manga: The Kibyōshi of 18th Century Japan