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, EAST 252

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 2020
Day/Time: HTBA
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 2020
Day/Time: HTBA
EALL 286, EAST 261, 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: Fall 2019
Day/Time: M 1:30 PM - 3:20 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 2020
Day/Time: HTBA
EALL 715

Readings in Modern Japanese Literature

Readings from a selection of representative texts from modern to contemporary Japanese literature with a focus on comprehension, translation, critical reception, and close reading. Students have the opportunity to select a few texts of interest in consultation with the instructor.

Term: Fall 2019
Day/Time: M 3:30 PM - 5:20 PM