Linda Galvane

Linda Galvane
  • Assistant Professor of Japanese Language and Culture

Contact Info

Wescoe 2101
1445 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66044


Linda Galvane holds a Ph.D. in Japanese Literature from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Osaka University. Her primary research and teaching area is Japanese literature and culture with attention to the various spatio-temporal, disciplinary, and modal structures of classification. Her scholarship and courses thus address how the boundaries of systemic demarcations, prohibitive canons, and restrictive taxonomies can be exposed and challenged by including transnational and biopolitical perspectives, engaging with multiple modalities (e.g., literature, performance, media), and exploring the resonances of premodern Japan in the contemporary world. Currently, Dr. Galvane is working on a book manuscript on excremental rhetoric in modern Japanese literature and culture.

Dr. Galvane brings additional expertise in Comparative Literature, with publications on gender and hybridity at the geo-cultural crossroads of Japan and the Soviet Union. Prior to coming to KU, she taught courses on Japan at Stanford University, the University of Michigan, and Duke University.


Ph.D. in Japanese Literature, Stanford University, 2021, Stanford, CA
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Osaka University, 2015, Osaka, Japan
M.A. in Comparative Literature, Osaka University, 2008, Osaka, Japan
M.A. in Asian Studies, University of Latvia, 2005, Riga, Latvia
B.A. in Japanese Language and Culture, University of Latvia, 2003, Riga, Latvia