David J Gundry

GUNDRY

Position Title
Associate Professor of Japanese

302 Sproul
Bio

EDUCATION AND DEGREE(S)

  • Ph.D., Stanford University

RESEARCH INTEREST(S)

  • Medieval and early-modern Japanese literature
  • Comparative history of the novel
  • Edo-period popular culture

COURSE(S) TAUGHT

  • JPN 50/CHN 50: Introduction to the Literature of China and Japan
  • JPN 101: Japanese Literature in Translation: The Early Period
  • JPN 106: Japanese Culture Through Film
  • JPN 131: Readings in Modern Japanese Literature: 1920-1945
  • JPN 133: Readings in Modern Japanese Literature: 1970 to Present
  • JPN 136: Readings in Newspapers and Magazines

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

BOOK(S)

Parody, Irony and Ideology in the Fiction of Ihara Saikaku  (Brill, 2017)
https://brill.com/view/title/34417

ARTICLES

CURRENT PROJECTS

I am working on an article regarding depictions of sexuality in Ihara Saikaku's fiction, as well as translations of Saikaku's Budō denraiki (Exemplary Tales of the Way of the Warrior, 1687) and Honchō nijū fukō (Twenty Cases of Filial Impiety in Japan, 1686).

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2006 Japan Foundation Doctoral Fellowship
  • 2005 Distinctive Merit Award, Shizuoka International Translation Competition
  • 2001 Distinguished Translation Award, Shizuoka International Translation Competition