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Strecher Matthew Carl

NameStrecher Matthew Carl
AffiliationSophia University
SectionFaculty of Liberal Arts, Department of Liberal Arts
Job titleProfessor
DegreeB.A.(Univ. of Texas), M.A.(Univ. of Texas), Ph.D.(Univ. of Washington)
J-Global ID201501021282332365


Contemporary Japanese literature
Murakami Haruki and global literature
genre studies
literary journalism

Research Interests

Mythology ,Psychology ,Modern Japanese literature ,Contemporary literature

Research Areas

  • Humanities & social sciences / Literature - Japanese / 

Books and Other Publications

Strecher, Matthew, Wakatsuki, Tomoki(Part:Joint author, Contributor)
In Statu Nascendi   Apr 2022   
Strecher, Matthew(Part:Sole author, Sole author)
In Statu Nascendi   Apr 2022   
Strecher, Matthew(Part:Sole author, Sole author)
Monumenta Nipponica   Jan 2022   
Strecher, Matthew, Qiao, Mina(Part:Contributor, Co-author of "The Enchanted Void: Minding the Gap in Kawakami Hiromi," pp. 163-190.)
Lexington Books   2022   (ISBN:9781793646125)
Strecher, Matthew(Part:Contributor, Author of "The Layered Everyspace in the Fiction of Murakami Haruki" (pp. 15-30))
Lexington Books   2022   (ISBN:9781793646125)


Matthew Strecher   
Tōyō University Graduate Program in Psychology   21 Nov 2022   [Invited]
Matthew Strecher   
Asian Studies Conference Japan   2 Jul 2022   
Matthew Strecher   
Eleventh Annual Murakami Haruki International Symposium   18 Jun 2022   [Invited]
Matthew Strecher   
Palaký University Lecture Series, Palaký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic   Palaký University   [Invited]
Three 90-minute lectures delivered on December 7, 8 and 9 to an online audience of students, graduate students, and faculty at Palaký University.

Teaching Experience

Sep 2015
Japanese Literature (Sophia University)
Aug 2007
Jul 2015
Japanese language and culture (Winona State University)
Oct 2000
Jul 2007
English, English literature, Japanese literature (Toyo University)
Aug 1999
Jul 2000
Japanese language and literature (Northern Illinois University)
Jun 1995
Jul 1999
Japanese language and literature (University of Montana)

Professional Memberships

Jul 2016
Asian Studies Conference Japan
Jun 1995
Association for Asian Studies

Academic Activities

Asian Studies Conference Japan 15 Aug 2022 - Today

Social Activities

 Guest lecture at the K International School Tokyo (KIST) 2 Jun 2023

Media Coverage

National Public Radio (NPR)   National Public Radio (NPR)   Washington, DC, U.S.A.   Feb 2022   [TV or radio program]
A 6-minute segment from National Public Radio discussion the four Oscar nominations for the film Drive My Car. I was interviewed by NPR reporter Anthony Kuhn. The spot ran from around 6:00 a.m. EST and throughout the day.
New Books Network   New Books in Japanese Studies   Brussels, Belgium   Jun 2021   [Internet]
A 90-minute interview conducted by Takeshi Morisato, anchor of podcast "New Books in Japanese Studies."