Originally from St Louis, Missouri, Emily Stroble is currently earning her M.A., majoring in Japanese History. She earned her B.A. from Seton Hill University in 2012 in Theatre Technology and Design. She also completed a Japanese Certificate program from partners Webster University and J.F. Oberlin University in 2017. While living in St Louis, she developed a fascination with the World's Fair held there in 1904, and she is currently studying the history leading up to and involving Japan in the fair. She is also currently interested in how image, fashion, and history work together in Japanese culture.
This course will explore contemporary Japanese society by investigating its colorful, dynamic, and rich output of visual culture. More specifically, we will look at manga, cinematic anime, and items of material culture, illustrating how these examples of popular art teach us about the various aspects of life in Japan.