Hannah Holtzman

Hannah Holtzman received her PhD in French from the University of Virginia where she also earned an MFA in Creative Writing. She is currently the Humanities Center Keck Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of San Diego. Her research in global media studies and the environmental humanities focuses on Franco-Japanese cultural exchange and nuclear cinema. She has taught courses in media studies, writing, and French, and previously she was Visiting Assistant Professor of French and Rhetoric at Hampden-Sydney College. Her scholarly and creative work has been published in Contemporary French Civilization, French Studies, New England Review, and Gettysburg Review. Her research has been supported by a Chateaubriand Fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as grants and awards from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation and the Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures at the University of Virginia. She is currently working on a book project titled Through the Nuclear Lens: French Visions of Japan after Hiroshima.

At the Center for the Study of Women, she is developing an analysis of gender in Franco-Japanese cultural exchange through critical readings of the intersections of gender and race, and discussion of how these concerns have shaped French visions of Japan.

Selected Publications

Forthcoming. “Chris Marker’s Urban Ecological Consciousness, or 36 Views of the Train in Tokyo.” In French Screen Studies.

Forthcoming. “Les Français ne savent pas où me mettre: situer les petits portraits japonais de Michaël Ferrier.” In Michaël Ferrier, un écrivain du corail. French translation. Paris: Honoré Champion.

“Les Français ne savent pas où me mettre: Placing Michaël Ferrier’s petits portraits from Japan.” 2019. French Studies 73(4): 561–577.

“A Fifty-Two-Year Love Affair: Rewatching Hiroshima mon amour after Fukushima.” 2018. Contemporary French Civilization 43(1): 55–71.

“Sensei.” 2012. New England Review 33(2): 145–159.

“After Hours.” 2011. Gettysburg Review 24(4): 561–569.