Aaron Gerow

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Professor of Film Studies and East Asian Languages & Literatures
320 York Street, Room 311 New Haven, CT 06511-3627

Spring 2017 office hour: WED 4 - 5

A.B., Columbia University, 1985
M.F.A., Columbia University, 1987
M.A., University of Iowa, 1991
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1996

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Director of Graduate Studies

Aaron Gerow teaches undergraduate courses in Japanese cinema, world animation, film genre, introduction to film, and close analysis of film, as well as graduate seminars on Japanese film theory and historiography, television, and cultural theory. His book on Kitano Takeshi was published by the BFI in 2007, A Page of Madness came out from the Center for Japanese Studies at the University of Michigan in 2008, and Visions of Japanese Modernity: Articulations of Cinema, Nation, and Spectatorship, 1895-1925, was published in 2010 by the University of California Press (the Japanese version will be coming out from the University of Tokyo Press). He also co-authored the Research Guide to Japanese Film Studies with Abe Mark Nornes (Center for Japanese Studies, 2009). He has also published numerous articles in English, Japanese and other languages on such topics as Japanese early cinema, film theory, contemporary directors, film genre, censorship, Japanese manga, and cinematic representations of minorities. He received a PhD in Communication Studies from Iowa in 1996 and spent nearly 12 years in Japan, where he was an associate professor at Yokohama National University, in addition to working for the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival and teaching at Meiji Gakuin University. He is currently working on books about the history of Japanese film theory and about Japanese cinema after 1980.

Area of Interest

Japanese film and literature, film theory, television, animation, manga, film genre, East Asian cinema