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Anri Yasuda

Assistant Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Office location and address
1605 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
JPTR 3020: Survey of Modern Japanese Literature
Credits: 3
This is an introductory course to Japanese literary traditions from the late 19th century to the present. By reading a broad range of writings including political accounts, fictional narratives and poetic prose, the course examines how a variety of writing practices contributed to the production of modern Japanese literature. No knowledge of Japanese is required.
JPTR 3320: Cinematic Images of Japanese Culture and Society
Credits: 3
This seminar examines how films from Japan visually raise different cultural and social issues, and how they relate to the universal human condition. With an understanding that films involve so many different disciplines, this seminar examines contemporary Japan via comparativist and cross-cultural perspectives by paying careful attention to the effects of the imagistic and visual power that only films can offer.
JPTR 3391: Women in Modern Japanese Literature
Credits: 3
This course will study how women and femininity have been represented in modern Japan--roughly defined as Japan from the 1890s to the present--mostly through textual literature but also through other mediums including film, manga, and stage productions. We will also analyze how modern and contemporary Japanese treatments of gender and individual identity reflect and/or defy broader global discourses on these issues.
JPTR 3559: New Course in Japanese in Translation
Credits: 1–4
New course in Japanese in translation.
JPTR 3600: Urban Fantasies in Edo Literature
Credits: 3
This seminar takes up Japanese literature made between 1600 and 1900, including such iconic forms as haiku poetry and kabuki, that came out of one of the most sophisticated and advanced forms of urban culture in global history centered around the million-plus inhabitants of Edo (now Tokyo). Satisfies the Non-Western and Second Writing requirements.
JAPN 4800: Lost and Found in Translation
Credits: 3
This course is an advanced language seminar of Japanese and aims to enhance students' skills to think and communicate in Japanese. With a specific focus on the theory and practice of translation, students translate a wide range of Japanese materials into English, while reading about and discussing the concept of "translation" itself. Prerequisite: JAPN 3020 or instructor's permission.
JPTR 4991: Japanese Capstone
Credits: 1
Restricted to Japanese majors, this course is designed as a capstone seminar that will require a class presentation and an extended final paper that demonstrate the significant knowledge of Japanese language.
JPTR 5020: Survey of Modern Japanese Literature
Credits: 3
This is an introductory course to Japanese literary traditions from the late 19th century to the present. By reading a broad range of writings including political accounts, fictional narratives and poetic prose, the course examines how a variety of writing practices contributed to the production of modern Japanese literature. No knowledge of Japanese is required.
JPTR 5320: Cinematic Images of Japanese Society and Culture
Credits: 3
This seminar examines how films from Japan visually raise different cultural and social issues, and how they relate to the universal human condition. With an understanding that films involve so many different disciplines, this seminar examines contemporary Japan via comparativist and cross-cultural perspectives by paying careful attention to the effects of the imagistic and visual power that only films can offer.
JPTR 5390: Women in Modern Japanese Literature
Credits: 3
This course will study how women and femininity have been represented in modern Japan - roughly defined as Japan from the 1890s to the present - mostly through textual literature but also through other mediums including film, manga, and stage productions. We will also analyze how modern and contemporary Japanese treatments of gender and individual identity reflect and/or defy broader global discourses on these issues.
JPTR 5559: New Course in Japanese in Translation
Credits: 1–4
New course in Japanese in translation.