Tradition, Modernity, and the Deco Style in Japan
Join us for this fast-paced interdisciplinary exchange as four of your favorite BYU professors discuss topics related to our current exhibition, Deco Japan: Shaping Art And Culture, 1920-1945. Each speaker will offer a five-minute talk about their perspectives on modernity in Japan and the intriguing art deco style.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
J. Scott Miller is Professor of Japanese and Comparative Literature at BYU. Currently chair of the department of Asian & Near Eastern Languages, he has also served as Asian Studies Coordinator in the David M. Kennedy Center, associate dean of Undergraduate Education and Honors Program Director, and as co-director of BYU’s International Cinema program. His research interests include nineteenth-century and modern Japanese literature, as well as oral narrative and translation theory.
Aaron Skabelund is Associate Professor of History at BYU. He specializes in modern Japanese history, with an emphasis in the social and cultural history of imperialism, animals, and the military. Dr. Skabelund commonly teaches history classes on World War II and Modern Japan.
Jack Stoneman is Assistant Professor of Japanese at BYU and received his PhD from Columbia University. He commonly teaches courses on Japanese Art and Architecture as well as Asian Literary Traditions. His research interests include Japanese literature, drama, and Asian art history.
Marc Yamada is Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Humanities at BYU. He received a PhD in Japanese Literature & Culture from UC Berkeley and has published articles on modern Japanese literature, film, and manga. He teaches courses on Traditional Japanese Culture and the Humanities of Asia.