Professor Tomiko Yoda, of Harvard University, will present a lecture, “Between ‘Pop’ and ‘Radical’: Women’s Lib, Media Culture, and Female Nude in Early-1970s Japan.” The lecture will address the resonances between radical feminism (“ûman ribu” or “ribu”) of the early 1970s and new images of femininity that appeared in Japanese popular medias at the time. Friday, 4/8, 3:30, Cohen Career Center Presentation Room. Open to the general public.
Tomiko Yoda is the Takashima Professor of Japanese Humanities in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University. She has also taught at Duke, Cornell, and Stanford. She received her Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1996. Professor Yoda’s research focuses on modern and pre-modern Japanese literature, literary history, and media studies; issues of gender in contemporary Japan; and feminist theory. She is the author of Gender and National Literature: Heian Texts and the Constructions of Japanese Modernity (Duke, 2004) and co-editor with Harry Harootunian of Japan After Japan: Social and Cultural Life from the Recessionary 1990s to the Present (Duke, 2006).