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Asian Languages and Literatures, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Amanda C. Seaman

Associate Professor of Japanese
Director, Asian Languages and Literatures

Contact Information

Location: Herter 438
Phone:(413) 545-6679
Email: acseaman at


Courses taught

Japanese 197 Postwar Literature
Japanese 297 Japanese Popular Culture
Japanese 391/591 JApanese Women's Literature
Japanese 497 Readings in Modern Japanese
Japanese 691 Graduate Seminar


2001, Ph. D. University of Chicago


Amanda Seaman received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Her book Bodies of Evidence on Japanese women's detective fiction was published in 2004 along with many other articles on detective fiction and popular literature. Her second book is on the representations of pregnancy and childbirth in contemporary literature. Her research and teaching interests include Japanese popular culture, women's literature, modern and postwar Japanese literature and Tokyo through literature and film.

Research Interests

Japanese women's literature, contemporary Japanese society and culture, Japanese popular culture.