This Book Reading and Discussion course explores various aspects of Japanese thoughts and culture by reading Japanese Classics in English translation and discussing them in English.
In this graduate seminar, we will read various queer theories and writings of queer cinema from the 1990s to present.
This course engages major debates in feminist and queer film theory and criticism.Continue reading “Cinematic Imaginations: Feminist and Queer Film Criticism”
With the spread of manga and anime around the world, many have adopted the Japanese term ‘otaku’ to identify fans of such media. This course questions , however, the naturalization of ‘otaku’ by examining the historical contingency of the term.Continue reading “Debating Otaku in Contemporary Japan: A Labelling Approach”
In this special lecture, we offer an overview of various archaeological studies about the prehistoric and ancient East Asia, with the results of our researches and studies.
The search for a sustainable life is a pressing issue in Japan, especially after the Fukushima disaster.
Foundational lecture series that introduces students to diverse disciplinary approaches enabling them to frame their own studies of transcultural phenomena and perspectives.Continue reading “Introduction to Transcultural Studies”
This class is aimed to help students get basic skills for reading Bungobun (文語文: Written Japanese of the Classical Grammar). Bungobun was broadly used in documents in the pre-modern Japan, so literacy for it is required for studying about Japan in the past.Continue reading “Japanese Academic Reading: the grammar of Bungobun”
The focus of this practice-oriented and interactive seminar lies on theoretical concepts and analytical techniques useful to engage transculturality in the cross-disciplinary research fields of visual, material and media culture.
Teacher: Anastasia FEDOROVA
Course Code: JK14002
This course explores the rich history of cultural encounters between Japan and Russia, starting in the Edo period and leading to the two countries’ latest attempts at co-producing animated films.Continue reading “Russo-Japanese Cultural Dialogue Through Images”