Edward Kamens

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Sumitomo Professor of East Asian Languages & Literatures; DGS, East Asian Languages & Literatures
203-432-2862
Address: 
Room P-21, Saybrook College, 242 Elm Street, New Haven, CT 06510
Areas of interest : 
Pre-modern Japanese Literature
Region: 
Japan

Courses

EALL 206, HSAR 206, LITR 175

Japan's Classics in Text and Image

An introduction to the Japanese classics (poetry, narrative fiction, drama) in their manifestations in multiple media, especially in the visual and material realm. Special reference to and engagement with a simultaneous Yale University Art Gallery installation of rare books, paintings, and other works of art from Japan.

Term: Spring 2019
Day/Time: T,Th 11:35 AM - 12:50 PM
EALL 506, HSAR 509

Japan's Classics in Text and Image

Fiction, poetry, and plays from the eighth century through the nineteenth, studied alongside related works of art and illustrated books housed in collections at Yale. An introduction to the Japanese classics as well as an example of interdisciplinary study in the humanities.

Term: Spring 2019
Day/Time: T,Th 11:35 AM - 12:50 PM
EALL 710, HSAR 822

Fragmentism and Assemblage in Traditional Japanese Culture

A cross-disciplinary consideration of the phenomenon of disaggregation of texts and visual artworks and their reconfiguration in new forms. Focus on examples from the Japanese past in comparative and theoretical perspective. Students engage directly in the preparation of an installation on this theme in the Yale Art Gallery for spring 2019.

Term: Fall 2018
Day/Time: W 3:30 PM - 5:20 PM
JAPN 170

Introduction to Literary Japanese

Introduction to the grammar and style of the premodern literary language (bungotai) through a variety of texts.

Term: Fall 2018
Day/Time: T,Th 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
JAPN 570

Introduction to Literary Japanese

Introduction to the grammar and style of the premodern literary language (bungotai) through a variety of texts.

Term: Fall 2018
Day/Time: T,Th 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM