Eleanor J. Hogan received her Ph.D. in Japanese and Comparative Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. She has taught Japanese language and literature at Gettysburg College since the fall of 1999. She teaches Japanese language, as well as Japanese literature, and popular culture. Professor Hogan’s first year seminar is entitled “An Atomic Lizard, A Robot Boy, Pocket Monsters and Some Very Cute Kitties: Japanese Popular Culture Goes Global.” In fall 2017, students in the course will examine Godzilla, Astro Boy, Pokemon, Pokemon-Go, and Hello Kitty. Aspects included are the marketing strategies used in various countries to promote these Japanese creations on the global market. Professor Hogan’s language classes include all levels from beginning to advanced. Students engage with classmates using real material from Japan such as train schedules, plastic food, tickets, maps, and Pokemon cards as they interact in Japanese language. Upper level classes include speeches, literature, and film viewings in Japanese. In fall 2016, JPN 301 included the 2009 Oscar Awarding Winning Foreign Film Okuribito (Departures).
Hogan’s research interests are varied and include the portrayal of women in modern Japanese literature; world science fiction; extraordinary fiction; Japanese videogames and their relation to actual history and literature; and the representation of literary and culture figures in cosplay and parades and festivals. She has attended the World Cosplay Summit in Nagoya (2014) and witnessed the impressive Jidai Matsuri (Historial Festival) in Kyoto (2016) and the lengthy, four hour parades in Nagoya (2016) which include battle reenactments from the 17th century. Recently she has worked with seniors and research students projects related to translation, gender identity, the representation of transgendered figures in modern culture.
Professor Hogan stays in touch with many of the Japanese Studies graduates. Some have continued their studies of Japanese at the MA and Ph.D. level, others have or are currently teaching or working in Japan, at the Japanese embassy, and for non-profit exchange programs in Japan and the United States.
Eleanor J. Hogan
Associate Professor, Asian Studies
Phone: (717) 337 - 6793
Box: Campus Box 0441
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400
BA Bates College, 1989
MA Washington University in St. Louis, 1994
PhD Washington University in St. Louis, 2001
MA Yokohama Center thru Stanford University, 1993
Modern Japanese Literature, Nogami Yaeko, Science Fiction