Miryam Sas

Professor, Comparative Literature
Professor, Film and Media
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 (Harvard University Asia Center, release in 2011); and Fault Lines: Cultural Memory and Japanese Surrealism (Stanford UP, released in 2001), and is a co-author of Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde (Museum of Modern Art, released in 2012).

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