Elective Course History

2016-2017 Hubbard Year

Chair: Erik Lofgren

Fall Semester 2016

  1. Maki Hubbard (RD Smith) and Susan Pavolska (Doshisha): “Joint Seminar”
  2. Terry MacDougall (Stanford): “Minorities and Immigrants in Contemporary Japan”
  3. Samuel Morse (VFF Amherst): “The Tea Ceremony and Japanese Culture”
  4. Emer O’Dwyer (VFF Oberlin): “Kyoto as Source: Japan’s Premodern and Early Modern Experience

Spring Semester 2016

  1. Eric Faden (VFF Bucknell): “Japanese Cinema
  2. Peter Fluckiger (VFF Pomona): “Introduction to Classical Japanese”
  3. Linus Yamane (VFF Pitzer): “Japanese Economy”
  4.  Maki Hubbard (RD Smith): “Language in Globalizing Japan”

2015-2016 Rohlich Year

Chair: Erik Lofgren

Fall Semester 2015

  1. Thomas Rohlich (RD Smith) and Susan Pavolska (Doshisha): “Joint Seminar”
  2. John Einarsen (Photographer): “Elements of Photography in Kyoto”
  3. Catherine Ludvik (Kyoto Sangyo): “Kyoto and the Visual Arts of Japan”
  4. Miri Nakamura (VFF Wesleyan): “Screening Japanese Modernity: Focus on Kyoto”
  5. Mizuki Takahashi (VFF Bucknell): “Environmental and Conservation Issues in Japan

Spring Semester 2016

  1. Catherine Ludvik (Kyoto Sangyo): “Religion, Tradition, and Temple Tourism in Kyoto”
  2. Thomas Rohlich (RD Smith): “Kyoto Through the Ages: A Cultural History Then and Now”
  3.  Kathryn Sparling (VFF Carleton): “Mothers/Daughters; Fathers/Sons: Generational Change in Modern Japanese Literature”
  4. Kasumi Yamamoto (VFF Bucknell): “Japanese Language and its Linguistic Analysis”

2014-2015 Gay Year

Chair: Erik Lofgren

Fall Semester 2014

  1. James Dobbins (VFF Oberlin): “AKP-Doshisha Joint Seminar”
  2. Suzanne Gay (RD Oberlin): “Kyoto Past and Present: Community, Conflict, Commitment”
  3. Catherine Ludvik (Kyoto Sangyo): “Japanese Religion”
  4. Chester Michalik (VFF Smith): “Kyoto: A Photographic Profile”

Spring Semester 2015

  1. Thomas Rohlich (VFF Smith): “Literature, Space, and Place in Kyoto”
  2. Zhiqun Zhu (VFF Bucknell): “International Relations of Japan”
  3. J. Kim-Wachutka (Ritsumeikan): “Marginality, Ethnicity, and Gender in Contemporary Japan”
  4. Catherine Ludvik (Kyoto Sangyo): “Kyoto and the Visual Arts of Japan”

2013-2014 Ogawa Year

Chair: Akira Takemoto

Fall Semester 2013

  1. Nobuo Ogawa (RD Middlebury) and Susan Pavloska (Doshisha): “Joint Seminar”
  2. Catherine Ludvik (Kyoto Sangyo): “Japanese Religion”
  3. Monica Bethe (Otani): “Japanese Theater, Noh and Kyogen”
  4. Tamae Prindle (VFF Colby): “Tradition and Innovation in Japanese Anime

Spring Semester 2014

  1. Kimberly Kono (VFF Smith): “At Home and Away: Japan and Travel”
  2. Masahiro Hosoya (Doshisha): “Postwar History of Japan-US Relations”
  3. Catherine Ludvik (Kyoto Sangyo University): “Japanese Buddhist Art”
  4. Shizuka Hsieh (VFF Smith): “Industrial Pollution and Waste in Japan”

2012-2013 Lofgren / MacDougall Year

Chair: Akira Takemoto

Fall Semester 2012

  1. Erik Lofgren (RD Bucknell) and Susan Pavloska (Doshisha): “Joint Seminar”
  2. Neil Waters, Ray A. Moore VFF (Middlebury): “The History of Pre-Modern Japan”
  3. Nancy Campbell (VFF Mt. Holyoke): “Visual Investigations: Kyoto”
  4. Catherine Ludvik (Kyoto Sangyo University): “Japanese Religion”

Spring Semester 2013

  1. Terry MacDougall, Robert Wood Memorial VFF/ Spring Semester RD (Stanford): “Minorities and Immigrants in Contemporary Japan”
  2. Naoko Nemoto, Bardwell Smith VFF (Mt. Holyoke):  “Comparative Linguistics Studies in English and Japanese”
  3. Sayumi Harb (VFF Connecticut): “Word and Image in Japanese Poetry”
  4. Thomas O’Connor (Williams): “Kyoto Performances”

2011-2012 Kagaya Year

Chair: Akira Takemoto

Fall Semester 2011

  1. Shinko Kagaya (RD Williams) and Susan Pavloska (Doshisha University): “Joint Seminar”
  2. Sharon Goto, Robert Wood Memorial VFF (Pomona): “Lenses of Culture: A Comparative Analysis of Japanese Cognitions, Values, and Behaviors”
  3. Keiko Hara (VFF Whitman): “Exploring Japanese Cultural Icons and Symbols Through the Art-Making Process”
  4. Shizuka Hsieh (VFF Smith): “Industrial Pollution in Japan: Chemistry and Society”
  5. Thomas O’Connor (Williams): “Contemporary Performance in Kansai”

Spring Semester 2012

  1. Chester Michalik, Ray A. Moore VFF (Smith): “Kyoto: A Photographic Profile”
  2. Terry Kawashima, Bardwell Smith VFF (Wesleyan): “The ‘Classics’ Reconsidered: The Politics of Premodern Japanese Literature”
  3. Terry MacDougall (Stanford): “Minorities and Immigrants in Contemporary Japan”
  4. Catherine Ludvik (Kyoto Sangyo University): “Japanese Religion”

2010-2011 Hubbard Year

Chair: Akira Takemoto

Fall Semester 2010

  1. Maki Hubbard (Smith) and Susan Pavloska (Doshisha): “Joint Seminar”
  2. Mary Beth Mills, Robert Wood Memorial VFF (Colby): “Anthropology of Modernity: Japan in Regional Perspective”
  3. Jamie Hubbard, Ray Moore VFF (Smith): “Sites and Sights: A Pilgrim’s History of Buddhist Kyoto”
  4. Noboru Tomonari (Carleton): “The Other in Postwar Japanese Cinema”
  5. Catherine Ludvik (Kyoto Sangyo University): “Kyoto and the Visual Arts of Japan”

Spring Semester 2011

  1. Suzanne Gay, Bardwell Smith VFF (Oberlin): “History of Kyoto: Community and Culture”
  2. Paolo Zamperini (Amherst), “Fashion Practices in East Asia”
  3. Christopher Bolton (Williams College), “The Masks of Japanese Fiction”
  4. Walter Edwards (Tenri University): “Japanese Antiquity and Its Political Uses in the Modern Era”
  5. Terry MacDougall (Stanford): “Minorities and Immigrants in Contemporary Japan”

2009-2010 Ogawa Year

Chair: James Dobbins

Fall Semester 2009

  1. Kathryn Sparling, Robert Wood Memorial VFF (Carleton) and Susan Pavloska (Doshisha): “Joint Seminar”
  2. Nobuo Ogawa (RD Middlebury): “Japanese Language and Popular Media”
  3. Ann Sherif, Bardwell Smith VFF (Oberlin): “Living With the Bomb: Culture in the Nuclear Age”
  4. James Mark Shields (VFF Bucknell): “Shinto: The Way of the Japanese Kami”
  5. David Boggett (Seika University): “The History of Kyoto”
  6. Catherine Ludvik (Kyoto Sangyo University): “Japanese Buddhist Art”

Spring Semester 2010

  1. Wako Tawa, Ray A. Moore VFF (Amherst): “Language and People”
  2. Janet Goff (VFF Michigan): “Classical Japanese Theater”
  3. Jill Grigsby (VFF Pomona): “Japanese Families in a Globalizing World”
  4. Bettina Langner-Teramoto (Architect): “Kyoto and the History of Its Housing: Japanese Lifestyles Through its Domestic Architecture”
  5. Terry MacDougall (Stanford): “Minorities and Immigrants in Contemporary Japan”

2008-2009 Lofgren Year

Chair: James Dobbins

Fall Semester 2008

  1. Erik Lofgren (RD Bucknell) and Masami Izumi (Doshisha University): “Joint Seminar”
  2. Nobuo Ogawa, Robert Wood Memorial VFF (Middlebury): “Japanese Language in Popular Media”
  3. Carole Cavanaugh (VFF Middlebury): “Japanese Animation”
  4. David Slawson (VFF Indiana): “Japanese Landscape Gardens: Sources in the Natural World and Human Nature”
  5. David Boggett (Seika University): “The History of Kyoto”
  6. Shigeyuki Abe (Doshisha): “Japanese Economics”

Spring Semester 2009

  1. Erik Lofgren (RD Bucknell): “Desire in Japanese Cinema”
  2. Robert Askins, Ray A. Moore VFF (Connecticut College): “Conservation and Ecology in Japan”
  3. Sarah Strong, Bardwell Smith VFF (Bates): “Nature and Place in Pre-Modern Japanese Literature: Kansai Paradigms”
  4. Elizabeth Armstrong (Bucknell): “Translation: Theory and Practice”
  5. Terry MacDougall (Stanford): “Minorities and Immigrants in Contemporary Japan”
  6. Catherine Ludvik (Kobe University): “Japanese Religion”

2007-2008 Rohlich Year

Chair: James Dobbins

Fall Semester 2007

  1. Tom Rohlich (Smith College) and Masumi Izumi (Doshisha): “Joint Seminar”
  2. Joel Upton, Ray A. Moore VFF (Amherst College): “Ai-no-Ma: Constructing Space in Japan”
  3. Kathryn Sparling, Robert Wood Memorial VFF (Carleton): “Kansai Fictions”
  4. Shinko Kagaya, Bardwell Smith VFF (Williams College): “Premodern Japanese Literature and Performance: Focus on Kansai”
  5. Stephen Vlastos (University of Iowa): “Japan-US Relations”
  6. David Boggett (Kyoto Scholar): “History of Kyoto”

Spring Semester 2008

  1. Chester Michalik (Smith): “Kyoto: A Photographic Profile”
  2. Barbara Hofer (Middlebury): “Cultural Psychology: Japan and the US”
  3. Tom Rohich (Smith): “The Literature of Space and Place in The Tale of Genji”
  4. Walter Edwards (Tenri University): “Japanese Antiquity and Its Political Uses in the Modern Era”
  5. Terry MacDougall (Stanford): “Minorities and Immigrants in Contemporary Japan”
  6. Bettina Langner-Teramoto (Architect): “Kyoto and the History of Its Housing: Japanese Lifestyles Through its Domestic Architecture”

2006-2007 Prindle Year

Chair: Tom Rohlich

Fall Semester 2006

  1. Tamae Prindle (Colby College) and Masumi Izumi (Doshisha): “Joint Seminar”
  2. Erik Lofgren, Bardwell Smith VFF (Bucknell University): “Desire in Japanese Cinema”
  3. Michael Flynn, Robert Wood Memorial VFF (Carleton): “The Linguistics of the Japanese Writing System”
  4. Walter Edwards (Tenri University): “Japanese Antiquity and Its Political Uses in the Modern Era”
  5. David Boggett (Kyoto Scholar): “History of Kyoto”

Spring Semester 2007

  1. Tamae Prindle (RD Colby): “Masterpieces of 20th century Japanse Fiction”
  2. Jonathan Lipman, Ray A. Moore VFF (Mt. Holyoke): “The Meiji Revolution”
  3. Jacques Hymans (VFF Smith): “Perspectives on War”
  4. Cynthea Bogel (University of Washington): “Temples, Icons, and Buddhist Visual Culture in Ancient Japan”
  5. Terry MacDougall (Stanford): “Immigration, Citizenship, Identity in Japan”

2005-2006 Nemoto Year

Chair: Tom Rohlich

Fall Semester 2005

  1. Naoko Nemoto (RD Mt. Holyoke) and Masumi Izum (Doshisha): “Joint Seminar”
  2. Neil Waters, Bardwell Smith VFF (Middlebury): “Pre-Modern History of Japan”
  3. Peter Schumer, Robert Wood Memorial VFF (Middlebury): “The Game of Go”
  4. Abraham Ravett (VFF Hampshire College): “Japanese Cinema”
  5. Sharon Yamamoto (Kyoto scholar): “Introduction to Visual Culture at Buddhist Temples”

Spring Semester 2006

  1. Sussana Fessler, Ray A. Moore VFF (SUNY Albany): “Landscape and Literature in Japan”
  2. Naoko Nemoto (RD Mt. Holyoke): “The Structure of Japanese Language: “Missing” Elements in Japanese Grammar”
  3. Terry MacDougall (Stanford University): “Minorities and Immigrants in Contemporary Japan”
  4. James Baxter (Kyoto Scholar): “Japan and Its People in Modern Times”
  5. Thomas Schalow (Kyoto Scholar): “Japanese Economic History”

2004-2005 Sparling Year

Chair: Tom Rohlich

Fall Semester 2004

  1. Kathryn Sparling (RD Carleton College) and Susan Pavloska (Doshisha), “Joint Seminar”
  2. Leonard V. Smith, Ray Moore Visiting Faculty Fellow (Oberlin College):  “World War II in Asia: 1931-1945”
  3. Terry Kawashima (VFF Wesleyan):  “Kansai in Performing Arts and Film”
  4. David Boggett (Kyoto Scholar): “History of Kyoto”
  5. Yasuo Sakakibara (Doshisha): “Introduction of the Japanese Economy”

Spring Semester 2005

  1. Kathryn Sparling (RD Carleton): “Kansai Fiction(s)”
  2. Cynthia Atherton, Robert Wood Memorial VFF (Middlebury College): “Journey of the Three Jewels: Buddhist Arts in Japan”
  3. Beverly Nagel, Bardwell Smith VFF (Carleton): “Immigration and Ethnicity in Japan”
  4. Naoko Nemoto (VFF Mt. Holyoke College): “The Structure of the Japanese Language”
  5. Aaron Isgar (Kyoto University): “Environmental Issues in Japan”

2003-2004 Hubbard Year

Chair: Tom Rohlich

Fall Semester 2003

  1. Maki Hubbard (RD Smith College) and Susan Pavloska (Doshisha University): “Joint Seminar”
  2. Jonathan Best. Robert Wood Memorial Visiting Faculty Fellow (Wesleyan University): “Temples of Traditional Japan: Visual Dimensions of the Religious Past”
  3. Sarah Strong, Bardwell Smith Visiting Faculty Fellow (Bates College): “Nature and Place in Kansai Literature”
  4. Peter Mauch (Kyoto University): “The Twentieth Century and the Japanese Experience”

Spring Semester 2004

  1. Maki Hubbard (RD Smith): “Japanese Language and Culture”
  2. Kenji Shinohara (VFF Wesleyan): “The Art of Sumi-e”
  3. James Hubbard (VFF Smith): “Japanese Buddhism in the Contemporary World”
  4. Yumiko Yamamoto (University of Utah): “Postwar Japanese Economy”
  5. Aaron Isgar (Kyoto University): “Environmental Issues in Japan”

2002-2003 Ogawa Year

Chair: Akira Takemoto

Fall Semester 2002

  1. Nobuo Ogawa (Middlebury) and Susan Pavloska (Doshisha University) “Joint Seminar”
  2. Barbara K. Hofer, (Middlebury College): “Culture and Cognition: a Psychological Exploration of Mind and Culture.”
  3. T. James Kodera, Bardwell Smith Visiting Faculty Fellow (Wellesley College): “Issues in Japanese Religion.”
  4. Bettina Langner-Teramoto (Kyoto Scholar), “Kyoto: Urban History, Architecture, and Living Culture.”

Spring Semester 2003

  1. Thomas Rohlich, Robert Wood Memorial Visiting Faculty Fellow (Smith College): “The literature of space and place in The Tale of Genji.”
  2. Nobuo Ogawa (Middlebury): “The Japanese Language”
  3. Aaron Isgar (Kyoto University): “Japan and the Environment: Interactions Between Nature and Culture.”
  4. Yumiko Yamamoto (University of Utah): “Postwar Japanese Economy.”
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