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Noriko J. HoriguchiNoriko J. Horiguchi

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2003
709 McClung Tower

Phone: (865) 974-6984

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Noriko J. Horiguchi (Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2003) is an Associate Professor of Modern Japanese Literature at the University of Tennessee. Her interests in scholarship include postcolonial studies, gender studies, and cultural studies.

During her tenure at UT, Horiguchi has also held various visiting appointments, including a Visiting Scholarship at Tokyo University (Tokyo, April – December 2007); a Visiting Associate Professorship at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, September 2009- May 2010), Josai International University (Tokyo, July 2010, 2011, 2012), and Kobe University (Kobe, April – August 2014). Horiguchi has also given invited lectures to graduate students at Waseda University (Tokyo, 2007) and Hosei University (Tokyo, 2007).

Her monograph Women Adrift: The Literature of Japan's Imperial Body (University of Minnesota Press 2011) analyzes how women figured in the expansion of the national body of the empire. Women Adrift has been reviewed in Monumenta Nipponica, Vol. 68 (November 2013); Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific (The Australian National University), Issue 30 (November 2012); and in Choice (July 2012).

This book won the Japan Foundation Book Subvention Award (New York, 2011) and has led to invited talks at numerous institutions, including the Library of Congress (Washington, D.C., 2013), Pomona College (CA, 2013), the University of Cambridge (Cambridge, upcoming, December 2014), the University of London (London, upcoming, December 2014), and the University of Oxford (Oxford, upcoming, December 2014).

One of Horiguchi's articles in the Japanese language is available in the edited volume Nihon Eigashi Sōsho: Shintai, Jendā, Sekushuaritī (Japanese Film History Series: The Body, Gender, Sexuality), ed. Ayako Saito, vol. 6. (Tokyo: Shinwasha, 2006).

Horiguchi has taught Modern Japanese Literature: From Meiji to WWII, Contemporary Japanese Literature: From WWII to the Present, Contemporary Japanese Fiction and Film, Introduction to Japanese Civilization: From Prehistory to the Present, and Japanese language at all levels.

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