Associate Professor of Japanese Studies, Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures (REALC) Department
Dr. Bullock specializes in modern Japanese literature, with additional research interests in gender studies and visual culture. She is the author of The Other Women's Lib: Gender and Body in Japanese Women's Fiction, 1960-1973 (University of Hawai'i Press, 2010), which analyzes literary tropes in work by postwar Japanese women writers--the masculine gaze, abjection of the body, "feminist" misogyny, and female homoeroticism-as expressions of incipient feminist discourse. She is currently at work on a second book project on the reception of the French philosopher Simone de Beauvoir in Japan, entitled Beauvoir's Japanese Daughters: Postwar Japanese Feminism and The Second Sex. Dr. Bullock teaches a freshman seminar on Gender and Sexuality in Modern Japan (JPN 190; offered fall semester).