LAURI KITSNIK

Last Updated :2023/01/05

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Associate Professor
E-mail
laurihiroshima-u.ac.jp

Basic Information

Academic Degrees

  • The University of Tokyo
  • University of Cambridge

Research Fields

  • Humanities;Art studies;Art at large
  • Humanities;Literature;Japanese literature

Research Keywords

  • Film Studies
  • Comparative Literature
  • Visual Culture Studies

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, General Introduction to Human Science B
  2. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Lecture on Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies A
  3. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Lecture on Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies B
  4. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Seminar on Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies A
  5. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Seminar on Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies B
  6. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Special Research
  7. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Special Research

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Real and slow: The poetics and politics of The Naked Island, Asian Cinema, 29(2), 261-273, 2018
  2. Record. Reenact. Recycle. Notes on Shindo Kaneto's Documentary Styles, Arts, 8(1), 2019
  3. The Bedridden Script Doctor: Itami Mansaku's Scenario Reviews, Japanese Studies, 38(2), 153-167, 2018
  4. From Page to Screen to Page Again: Writing and Reading Japanese Film Scripts, Japan Society Proceedings, 154, 105-121, 2018
  5. Scenario writers and scenario readers in the Golden Age of Japanese cinema, Journal of Screenwriting, 7(3), 285-297, 2016
  6. Gazing at Kaoru: star image in film adaptations of The Dancing Girl of Izu, Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema, 6(2), 118-133, 2014
  7. Scouting for scripts: Mizuki Yōko and social issue film in postwar Japan, Journal of Screenwriting, 11(3), 2020

Publications such as books

  1. 2022/03/11, The Scars of Post-War Japan, 2022, Scholarly Book, Contributor
  2. 2022/03/15, A Companion to Japanese Cinema, Gosho and the Gagman: Scriptwriting at the Time of the Talkie Crisis, Wiley-Blackwell, 2022, Scholarly Book, Contributor
  3. 2020, Kahtlased kujud öises rongis, Kultuurileht, 2020, Book(general), Single Translation, Tawada Yōko
  4. 2007, Lumearmee, Eesti Keele Sihtasutus, 2007, Book(general), Single Translation, Bei Dao
  5. 2010, Sõnade asjatu flirt, Eesti Keele Sihtasutus, 2010, Book(general), Single Translation, Tanikawa Shuntaro
  6. 2010, Titt maksab kätte, Koma, 2010, Book(general), Single Translation, Fujii Sadakazu
  7. 2015, Women Screenwriters: An International Guide, Japan, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, Scholarly Book, Joint work
  8. 2018, Tanaka Kinuyo: Nation, Stardom and Female Subjectivity, Dancer, Doctor, Maiden, Mother: Tanaka Kinuyo's Early Star Image, Edinburgh University Press, 2018, Scholarly Book, Joint work
  9. 2019, Killers, Clients and Kindred Spirits: The Taboo Cinema of Shohei Imamura, Better off Being Bacteria: Adaptation and Allegory in Dr Akagi, Edinburgh University Press, 2019, Scholarly Book, Joint work

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Discursive functions of the screenplay in pre-war Japanese cinema, 2012/03/05, With Invitation, English, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Cambridge
  2. Fidelity, High and Low: Japanese Cinema and Literary Adaptation, Seminar Japanese Cinema for Busy People Part III, 2012/06/20, With Invitation, English, Japan Foundation, London
  3. Like Novel, Like Film: Japanese literature on screen, 2013/10/30, With Invitation, English, Europe Japan Research Centre, Oxford Brookes University
  4. Dimensions of Japanese Film Scenario: Authorship, Gender, Space, Publishing, Canon, 2016/05/17, With Invitation, English, Gordon W. Prange Collection, University of Maryland
  5. Screenwriting and scenarios in Japanese film culture, 2016/10/31, With Invitation, English, University of East Anglia
  6. War, Work and Witnessing: Aesthetics and Ideology in Shindō Kaneto's Cinema, 2017/01/25, With Invitation, English, Centre for Film Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
  7. War, Work and Witnessing: Aesthetics and Ideology in Shindō Kaneto's Cinema, 2017/01/26, With Invitation, English, Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, University of Oxford
  8. Screenwriter: Director's Wife or Film's Author? Textuality, Space and Gender in Japanese Cinema, 2017/02/06, With Invitation, English, University of Cambridge
  9. In a Lively Place: Spaces of Japanese Scriptwriting, 2017/03/16, With Invitation, English, Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures
  10. War, Work and Witnessing: Aesthetics and Ideology in Shindō Kaneto's Cinema, 2017/04/03, With Invitation, English, University of Edinburgh
  11. From page to screen to page again: writing and reading Japanese film scripts, 2017/04/23, With Invitation, English, Japan Society London
  12. Japanese Literature on the Screen, Japan Orientation Summer Programme, 2017/07/04, With Invitation, English, University of East Anglia
  13. No Film Is an Island: Transcultural Perspectives in Postwar Japanese Cinema, HeKKSaGOn Spring School, 2018/04/17, With Invitation, English, Kyoto University
  14. Scenario Culture: Rethinking Authors and Audiences of Postwar Japanese Cinema, The 228th Nichibunken Evening Seminar, 2018/06/07, With Invitation, English
  15. Kitagawa Fuyuhiko and Prose Poem as a Missing Link in Modernist Evolution, 11th Conference of the European Association for Japanese Studies, 2005/09/01, Without Invitation, English, European Association for Japanese Studies, University of Vienna
  16. Kojiki as a place for purity and parody in the poetry of Irisawa Yasuo and Fujii Sadakazu, Japanese Classics in the Modern World, 2008/09/12, Without Invitation, English, Tallinn University
  17. Parody's Revenge: Transcontextualizing Classical Texts and Conventions in Japanese Film, 12th Conference of the European Association for Japanese Studies, 2008/09/23, Without Invitation, English, European Association for Japanese Studies, Lecce University
  18. Screenwriter on the Screen: Shindō Kaneto's The Story of a Beloved Wife, 8th European Association for Japanese Studies PhD Workshop, 2012/06/01, Without Invitation, English, European Association for Japanese Studies, Newcastle University
  19. The many faces of a dancing girl: Literary adaptation and star image in Japanese cinema, Annual Conference of the British Association for Japanese Studies, 2012/09/06, Without Invitation, English, British Association for Japanese Studies, University of East Anglia
  20. Women screenwriters and literary adaptation in 1950s Japanese cinema, 7th Annual International Conference of the Association of Adaptation Studies, 2012/09/28, Without Invitation, English, Association of Adaptation Studies, University of York
  21. Dancer, Doctor, Virgin, Wife: Early star image of Kinuyo Tanaka, Kinuyo Tanaka Workshop, 26th Leeds International Film Festival, 2012/11/03, With Invitation, English
  22. A Record of Repeated Gestures: Leitmotifs in Shindō Kaneto's films, Annual Conference of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, 2013/09/09, Without Invitation, English, Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Chicago
  23. Having another look: Functions of the published screenplay during the Golden Age of Japanese cinema, Annual Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, 2013/03/23, Without Invitation, English, Association for Asian Studies, San Diego
  24. Lipreading and sleeptalking: The transition from silent to sound in the film scripts of Fushimi Akira, XIV Kinema Club Conference, 2014/11/22, Without Invitation, English, Kinema Club, Meiji University
  25. Bungei eiga and shinario bungaku: The debates on the literariness of cinema in the late 1930s Japan, Annual Conference of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, 2015/03/25, Without Invitation, English, Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Montreal
  26. A Poetics of Repetition: Revisiting Shindō Kaneto's The Naked Island, Annual Conference of the British Association for Japanese Studies, 2015/09/11, Without Invitation, English, British Association for Japanese Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
  27. Notes for a history of Japanese scriptwriting, 8th Screenwriting Research Network International Conference, 2015/09/12, Without Invitation, English, Screenwriting Research Network, University of London
  28. The bedridden script doctor: Itami Mansaku's scenario reviews, 1st European Association for Japanese Studies Publication Workshop, 2015/11/18, Without Invitation, English, European Association for Japanese Studies, Freie Universität Berlin
  29. Dancer, doctor, maiden, mother: Tanaka Kinuyo's early star image, Joint East Asian Studies Conference, 2016/09/09, Without Invitation, English, British Association for Japanese Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
  30. Auteur for Hire: Navigating Between Independent and Studio Production in the Case of Shindō Kaneto, Kinema Club XVI. Beyond the Canon: Reconsidering Japanese Cinema of the 1950s, 2017/06/09, With Invitation, English, Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures
  31. The Poetics of Slowness and Repetition: Depiction of Labour in Shindō Kaneto's Cinema, 12th Asian Cinema Studies Society Conference: The Poetics of Asian Cinemas, 2017/07/10, Without Invitation, English, Asian Cinema Studies Society, Lancaster University
  32. Beside and beyond the silver screen: film journals and scriptreaders in 1950s Japan, Annual Conference of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, 2018/03/16, Without Invitation, English, Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Toronto
  33. Libidinal economies in liminal spaces: Shindō Kaneto's Onibaba and its lineages, Annual Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, 2018/03/24, Without Invitation, English, Association for Asian Studies, Washington, DC
  34. The Birth of the Golden Week: Liberalism, Leisure and the Competing Adaptations of School of Freedom, 2019/05/18, With Invitation, English, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
  35. No Subjectivity for an Itinerant Filmmaker: Studio System and Labour Relations in Guys of the Sea, 3rd European Association for Japanese Studies Conference in Japan, 2019/09/15, Without Invitation, English, European Association for Japanese Studies, Tsukuba University
  36. Singing Under the Orion's Belt: Notes for a History of Kyōdai Seibu Kōdō, 15th Convention of the International Association for Japan Studies, 2019/11/23, Without Invitation, English, International Association for Japan Studies, Toyo University