Graduate School Human and Environmental Studies/Arts and Letters
Undergraduate School Arts and Letters (Division of Human Sciences)
Other Affiliation Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences
Email kinoshita.chika.2r(_at_)
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Until 2023, the undergraduate school had five divisions. 'Division' provided above refers to the faculty member's former affiliation.
Research areas film studies
Keywords Japanese film history, gender and sexuality, intermediality, censorship and self-regulation
Major publications Referred Essays:

"Something More Than a Seduction Story: Shiga Akiko’s Abortion Scandal and Late 1930s Japanese Film Culture,” Feminist Media Histories 1, no. 1 (January 2015): 29-63.

“The Benshi Track: Mizoguchi Kenji's The Downfall of Osen (1935) and the Sound Transition," Cinema Journal 50, no. 3 (Spring 2011): 1-25.

“In the Twilight of Modernity and the Silent Film: Irie Takako in The Water Magician.” Camera Obscura, no. 60 (December 2005): 90-127.

"Choreography of Desire: Analyzing Kinuyo Tanaka's Acting in Mizoguchi Films." Screening the Past, no. 13 (March 2001)

Articles and Book Chapters:

“Spectral Bodies: Matsui Sumako and Tanaka Kinuyo in The Love of Sumako the Actress (1947).” In The Japanese Cinema Book, edited by Hideaki Fujiki and Alastair Phillips. London and New York: British Film Institute, 2020, 243-58.

“The Edge of Montage: A Case of Modernism/Modanizumu in Japanese Cinema.” In Oxford Handbook for Japanese Cinema. Edited by Daisuke Miyao, 130-57. New York: Oxford UP, 2014.

“The Mummy Complex: Kurosawa Kiyoshi’s Loft and J-Horror.” In Horror to the Extreme. Edited by Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano and Jinhee Choi, 103-22. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2009.

"Floating Sound: Sound and Image in The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum." In Mizoguchi the Master, 45-7. Ontario: Cinémathèque Ontario, 1996.

For publications in Japanese, see the Japanese page.
Professional societies/Research and synergic activities Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Association for Asian Studies
Teaching Areas
  • Undergraduate courses
  • Graduate courses (Master's program)
  • Graduate courses (Doctor's program)
  • Undergraduate courses open to all departments
Background Education:
PhD: Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Committee on Cinema and Media Studies, University of Chicago, March 2007
MA: Department of Cultural Representations, University of Tokyo, Komaba, March 1996
BA: Department of Interdisciplinary Japanese Studies, University of Tokyo, Komaba, March 1994

Work experience:
Professor (Kyoju), Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, April 2020-Present
Associate Professor (Jun kyoju), Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, April 2016-March 2020
Associate Professor (Jun kyoju), Department of Studies of Culture and Representation,
Graduate School of Humanities, Tokyo Metropolitan University, April 2013-March 2016
Associate Professor (Jun kyoju), April 2012-March 2013, Assistant Professor (Sennin koshi), April 2010-March 2012, Department of Art Management, Shizuoka University of Art and Culture
Assistant Professor, Department of Film Studies, University of Western Ontario, July 2006-May 2010
Visiting Assistant Professor, Departments of Screen Arts and Cultures and Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Michigan, Winter 2009
Instructor, Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature, University of Iowa, Spring 2006
Instructor, Asian Studies Program, Utah State University, Fall 2004
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