David Henry

Associate Professor of Japanese

Office: Gruening 612A
Phone: 907-474-7128
Email: dahenry2@alaska.edu

Office hours:
By appointment


  • Ph.D.- University of Michigan (2009)
  • MA- University of Michigan (2002)
  • BA- Earlham College (1993) 

David Henry has a Ph.D. in Japanese Literature from the University of Michigan, and a BA in History from Earlham College. Hi research is centered on issues related to modern Japanese literature, especially the materiality of texts, which is to say how the material form of a work affects its meaning. The current historical moment, as we switch to reading more on screens Ereaders, iPads, Kindles, even cellphones, gives us a great vantage point from which to consider how literature in Japan was formed through serialized newspaper fiction and the newly affordable books during the 1910's and 1920's.