WLC Faculty and Staff

Brian Dowdle

Brian Dowdle

Co-Chair, Associate Professor, Japanese

Office: LA 326
Email: brian.dowdle@mso.umt.edu
Office Hours:

Tuesday and Thrusday 11:00-12:00

Also, avaiable by appointment.


Courses

2019, Spring   “Elementary Japanese” JPNS 102

                        “Modern Japanese Thinkers and Writers” JPNS 411

                        “Post-War Japanese Literature” JPNS 431

2018, Fall .     “Elementary Japanese” JPNS 101

                       “Japanese Civilization” JPNS 150

                       "Freshman Seminar"  HUSC 194

2018, Spring  “Elementary Japanese” JPNS 102

                       "Meiji: Birth of Modern Japan" JPNS 391

2017, Fall       “Elementary Japanese” JPNS 101

                       “Elementary Japanese” JPNS 101

                       "Freshman Seminar"  HUSC 194

2017, Spring   “Elementary Japanese” JPNS 102

                        "Samurai and Geisha" JPNS 391

2016, Fall        “Elementary Japanese” JPNS 101

                        “Elementary Japanese” JPNS 101

2016, Spring    “Elementary Japanese” JPNS 102

                        “Elementary Japanese” JPNS 102

                        “Post-War Japanese Literature” JPNS 431

2015, Fall        On Leave

2015, Spring    “Intermediate Japanese” JPNS 202

           “Survey of Medieval to Early Modern Japanese Literature” JPNS 312

2014, Fall        “Japanese Civilization” JPNS 150

                        “Intermediate Japanese” JPNS 201

                        “Modern Japanese Thinkers and Writers” JPNS 411

2014, Spring    “Intermediate Japanese” JPNS 202

                        “Post-War Japanese Literature” JPNS 431

2013, Fall        “Japanese Civilization” JPNS 150

                        “Elementary Japanese” JPNS 101

                        “Intermediate Japanese” JPNS 201

2013, Spring    “Survey of Medieval to Early Modern Japanese Literature” JPNS 312

                        “Intermediate Japanese “ JPNS 202

                        “Advanced Japanese” JPNS 302

2012, Fall        “Intermediate Japanese” JPNS 201

                        “Advanced Japanese” JPNS 301

Education

Ph.D. Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Michigan  (2012)

M.A. East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University (2005)

Research Interests

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

Modern and Pre-modern Japanese literature, Modern and Pre-modern Japanese language, Japanese language pedagogy, the long-nineteenth century, book history, print culture and technology, Edo and Meiji-period Japanese orthographies, historical fiction, Kyokutei Bakin, Mori Ogai, and Natsume Soseki. 

Publications

Dowdle, B. C. "Why Saikaku Was Memorable but Bakin Was Unforgettable." The Journal of Japanese Studies 42.1 (2016): 91-121.

Dowdle, Brian. "'Ega no kakutoku: Edo ni okeru gi, seisan, tenshi'" Rev. of Obtaining Images: Art, Production and Display in Edo Japan, by Timon Screech. Nihon Kenkyū 51 (2016): 186-188.

Dowdle Brian. “Obtaining Images: Art, Production and Display in Edo Japan, by Timon Screech.” Japan Review: Journal of the International Research Center for Japanese Studies 28 (2015): 244-245

Chair Director Departments

World Languages & Cultures

Affiliations

President of the Western Association for Asian Studies (WCAAS) Fall 2016-Fall 2018

WCAAS Representative to the Counicl of Confrences for the Assocation for Asian Studies 2017, 2018, 2019

Assocation for Asian Studies Boad Member 2018-2019