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 2018
Day/Time: T,Th 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
EALL 270, FILM 306

Anime and the Posthuman

Japanese anime and its conceptions of the posthuman condition made possible by advances in science and technology. The persistence of myth, archetype, and humanist philosophy.

Term: Spring 2018
Day/Time: T,Th 2:30 PM - 3:45 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 2017
Day/Time: T,Th 1:00 PM - 2:15 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 2018
Day/Time: T,Th 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
EALL 657

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 2017
Day/Time: T,Th 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM