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Rea Amit

Assistant Professor, Japanese

Kaufman Hall 209


Ph.D., Film and Media Studies combined with East Asian Languages & Literatures, 2016, Yale University

M.A. Aesthetics, 2010, Tokyo University of the Arts

CV (pdf)


Book Chapters:

“Between Love and Indifference: Mediated Otherness in South and East Asia,” in Hyesu Park, ed., Media Culture in Transnational Asia: Convergences and Divergences (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2020)

“Visions of Trans-Asian Orientalism: Indo-Japanese Cinematic Plagiarism, Misrepresentations, and Voluntary Blindness,” in Marcos P. Centeno-Martín and Norimasa Morita, eds., Japan beyond its Borders: Transnational Approaches to Film and Media (Chiba: Seibunsha, 2020)

“Ringing Home, Missed Calls, and Unbroken Land-Lines: Domestication of, and Miscommunication in K-, and J- Horror,” in Cynthia Miller and Bow Van Riper, eds., Dark Forces at Work: Essays on Social Dynamics and Cinematic Horrors (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2020)

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals:

“What is Japanese Cinema? Imamura Taihei`s Wartime Theory of Film, Tradition, and Art,” Positions Vol. 27, No. 4 (2019)

“On the Structure of Contemporary Japanese Aesthetics,” Philosophy East and West  Vol. 62, No. 2 (April, 2012). Chinese Translation: “论当代日本美学的结” 美与时代 (August, 2017)

Article in Peer-Reviewed Online Journals:

“Programing a Public Mediascape: Distribution and the Japanese Motion Pictures Experience,” On_Culture – The Open Journal for the Study of Culture (Issue 8: Winter 2019)

“The Right to Misunderstand Japanese Cinema: Tsurumi Shunsuke, Imamura Taihei and Muthu, the Dancing Maharaja,” New Ideas in East Asian Studies (Special Edition, 2017)

“Shall we Dance, Rajni? The Japanese Cult of Kollywood.” Participations: International Journal of Audience Research. Vol 14, No. 2 (November, 2017)