Society of Scholars Cohort Archive
The Society of Scholars is an intellectual community of humanists of diverse generations, academic ranks, and departmental affiliations who contribute to and learn from one another’s work. Each year, approximately eight faculty and three dissertation research fellowships support members of the Society of Scholars. Scholars in year-long residence at the University of Washington may be invited to participate as well. The group meets biweekly throughout the year to discuss their research in progress.
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Yuta Kaminishi (he/him/his)
Industrial Mobility: A Media History of Oshima Nagisa
My dissertation reframes a media history of post-1945 Japan through the multimedia works of Oshima Nagisa, one of the most renowned Japanese film directors. Contrary to the conventional understanding of Oshima as a film director, I argue his movement among diverse media industries is central to understanding not only Oshima’s career but also the media politics of post-1945 Japan. By introducing the concept of industrial mobility, this dissertation examines the formation of new media ecologies from postwar to present.