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Chair of the Dept. of Screen Arts and Cultures
202 S. Thayer, Suite 6111 Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1608
Office Location(s): 5123 STB
Office Hours: On leave 2014-2015
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Professor Nornes is on leave for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Abé Markus Nornes is Professor of Asian Cinema in both the Department of Screen Arts and Cultures and the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures. Most of his work is on Japanese cinema, particularly the documentary tradition. He has recently been publishing on Chinese documentary as well. His current research project is on calligraphy in East Asian cinema. Other projects include an edited volume on the pink cinema of Japan and a reader of Japanese film theory in translation.
Recent Courses Taught
Japanese Cinema - A historical survey from the beginning of cinema to the present.
Dialogue of Violence: Pacific War Cinema and its Contexts - Examines the war cinemas of the US and Japan.
Seminar in the Theory and Practice of Documentary
Seminar in Cultural and Comparative Studies of Asia
Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies
School of Social Work Building1080 South University Ave.Suite 4668
Ann Arbor, MI