Japan/Tokyo: literature and film; Japan: performing arts and cultural exchange
Barbara Thornbury is a professor and director of the Japanese program in the Deptartment of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Studies. She holds a BA from Smith College and an MA and PhD from the University of British Columbia. The author of three books and a number of journal articles and book chapters, she is currently working on research projects related to Japanese literature and film.
“Interlude: National Theatres and Funding” in A History of Japanese Theatre, ed. Jonah Salz (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016), 437-440.
“Mapping Tokyo’s ‘Empty Center’ in Oyama’s A Man with No Talents” in Literary Cartographies: Spatiality, Representation, and Narrative, ed. Robert T. Tally Jr. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), 165-177.
“Tokyo, Gender, and Mobility: Tracking Fictional Characters on Real Monorails, Trains, Subways, and Trams,” Journal of Urban Cultural Studies, vol. 1, no. 1 (2014), 43-64.
America’s Japan and Japan’s Performing Arts: Cultural Mobility and Exchange in New York, 1952-2011 (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2013).
Japanese 2012 / Asian Studies 2012: “Modern and Contemporary Japanese Literature in Translation”
Japanese 2015 / Asian Studies 2015: “Tokyo in Literature and Film”
Japanese 2016 / Asian Studies 2016: “Mystery and Crime Fiction in Japan”
Japanese 2017 / Asian Studies 2017: “Stories of Parents and Children in Japanese Literature and Film”
Japanese 2021 / Asian Studies 2021: “Japanese Literature in Film”