Miryam Sas

Professor, Comparative Literature
Professor, Film Studies
Graduate Group, Performance Studies
Ph.D. Yale University

mbsas @ berkeley.edu

Research Interests: Miryam Sas teaches Japanese literature, film, theater, and dance; 20th century literature and critical theory (Japanese, French, English, German); avant-garde and experimental visual and literary arts, with an emphasis on cross-cultural views of the 1920s-1930s and 1960s-1970s arts in Japan; post-Holocaust cultural memory; gender studies; photography and intermedia performance. Sas is the author of two books, Experimental Arts in Postwar Japan: Moments of Encounter, Engagement, and Imagined Return (forthcoming 2010); and Fault Lines: Cultural Memory and Japanese Surrealism (Stanford UP, released in 2001). She is currently beginning a book project on Japanese experimental film and film theory, and working on articles on pink film and Japanese experimental animation.

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