Aaron Gerow

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Professor of Film Studies and East Asian Languages & Literatures; Chair, East Asian Languages & Literatures
203-432-7082
Address: 
320 York St, Room 311, New Haven, CT 06511
Areas of interest : 
Film Studies; Japanese Modern Literature; Japanese Popular Culture; Japanese Television and Televisual Spectatorship; Japanese Film History and Recent Japanese Cinema
Region: 
Japan

Courses

EALL 281, FILM 304

Japanese Cinema and Its Others

Critical inquiry into the myth of a homogeneous Japan through analysis of how Japanese film and media historically represents “others” of different races, ethnicities, nationalities, genders, and sexualities, including blacks, ethnic Koreans, Okinawans, Ainu, undocumented immigrants, LGBT minorities, the disabled, youth, and monstrous others like ghosts. 

Term: Fall 2019
Day/Time: T,Th 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
EALL 581

Japanese Cinema and Its Others

A critical inquiry into the myth of a homogeneous Japan through analyzing how Japanese film and media historically represent “others” of different races, ethnicities, nationalities, genders, and sexualities, including blacks, ethnic Koreans, Okinawans, Ainu, undocumented immigrants, LGBT minorities, the disabled, youth, and “monstrous” others like ghosts.

Term: Fall 2019
Day/Time: T, Th 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
EALL 806, EAST 806, FILM 921

Research in Japanese Film History

This seminar covers the methods and problems of researching and writing Japanese film history. We review the theoretical issues involved in historiography in general and film historiography in particular, and then consider how these are pertinent to the study of Japanese cinema history. Our approach is critical, as we examine several recent examples of Japanese film historiography, as well as practical, as we explore various methods and strategies for researching Japanese film history. We particularly focus on the Japanese cinema’s historical relation to the nation, especially in terms of how cinema may help us historicize the nation, and vice versa. Students develop their own research project using the unique collections at Yale. 

Term: Spring 2020
Day/Time: T 1:30 PM - 3:20 PM