Seth Jacobowitz

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Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages & Literatures
203-432-9840
Address: 
320 York St, Room 305, New Haven, CT 06511
Areas of interest : 
Modern Japanese Literature and Media, Japanese Popular and Mass Culture, Cross-Currents in Japanese and Brazilian Modernity
Region: 
Japan, Transregional

Courses

EALL 255

Japanese Modernism

Japanese literature and art from the 1920s through the 1940s. The avant-garde and mass culture; popular genre fiction; the advent of new media technologies and techniques; effects of Japanese imperialism, militarism, and fascism on cultural production; experimental writers and artists and their resistance to, or complicity with, the state.

Term: Spring 2017
Day/Time: T,Th 11:35 AM - 12:50 PM
EALL 286, HUMS 290, LITR 285, PORT 360

The Modern Novel in Brazil and Japan

Brazilian and Japanese novels from the late nineteenth century to the present. Representative texts from major authors are read in pairs to explore their commonalities and divergences. Topics include nineteenth-century realism and naturalism, the rise of mass culture and the avant-garde, and existentialism and postmodernism.

Term: Spring 2017
Day/Time: W 1:30 PM - 3:20 PM
EALL 357

Meiji Literature and Visual Culture

Introduction to the literature and visual culture of Meiji Japan (1868–1912), including novels, poetry, calligraphy, woodblock prints, painting, photography, and cinema. The relationship between theories and practices of fine art and literature; changes in word and image relations; transformations from woodblock to movable-type print culture; the invention of photography and early forms of cinematic practice.

Term: Fall 2016
Day/Time: T,Th 11:35 AM - 12:50 PM
EALL 555

Japanese Modernism

Japanese literature and art from the 1920s through the 1940s. The avant-garde and mass culture; popular genre fiction; the advent of new media technologies and tech­niques; effects of Japanese imperialism, militarism, and fascism on cultural production; experimental writers and artists and their resistance to, or complicity with, the state.

Term: Spring 2017
Day/Time: T,Th 11:35 AM - 12:50 PM
EALL 586, CPLT 952

The Modern Novel in Brazil and Japan

Brazilian and Japanese novels from the late nineteenth century to the present. Representative texts from major authors are read in pairs to explore their commonalities and divergences. Topics include nineteenth-century realism and naturalism, the rise of mass culture and the avant-garde, and existentialism and postmodernism.

Term: Spring 2017
Day/Time: W 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM