Cover of The Aesthetics of Shadow


Date: Mon, Nov 3rd
Time: 2:15 pm - 1414614600
Location: Literature Building, Room 310
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Please join us for a lunchtime discussion with Daisuke Miyao, a new faculty member in Literature at UC San Diego.

Daisuke Miyao is Professor and the Hajime Mori Chair in Japanese Language and Literature at the University of California, San Diego.  Miyao is the author of The Aesthetics of Shadow: Lighting and Japanese Cinema (Duke University Press, 2013); Cinema Is a Cat: Introduction to Cinema Studies (Heibonsha, 2011); and Sessue Hayakawa: Silent Cinema and Transnational Stardom (Duke University Press, 2007).  He is also the editor of The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Cinema (Oxford University Press, 2014).  He is currently working on a new book project on Japonisme and the birth of cinema.

The conversation with Prof. Miyao will be hosted and moderated by Stefan Tanaka, director of the Center for the Humanities and historian of modern Japan.

This event is part of an ongoing series of Monday lunches made possible by a gift from Gay Lester. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP.