Date(s) - 02/22/2024
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
EIZ Theater - JFSB B192
Professor Marc Yamada will give the College’s PA Christensen Lecture on Thursday, February 22nd at 3:00 PM in the EIZ Theater. We hope you’ll join us.
Title: “Life in More Abundance: Cinematic Images of Community in Organizational Life”
The films of director Kore-eda Hirokazu, like Shoplifters (2019), reveal how life emerges within everyday organizations like families, film sets, and even the afterlife. Through his attention to unconventional socialites, his work both captures communal experience while demonstrating how the medium of film, and artistic expression in general, is integral to restoring a sense of communality to organizational life.
About Dr. Marc Yamada
Marc Yamada received a BA in Japanese and International Relations and a MA in Comparative Studies from Brigham Young University and a PhD in Japanese Literature & Culture from UC Berkeley. Marc has published articles on modern Japanese literature, film, and manga and a book on Japan’s Heisei Period: Locating Heisei in Japanese Fiction & Film: the Historical Imagination of the Lost Decades (Routledge, 2019). He is the recipient of a Fulbright fellowship, a scholarship from The Japanese Ministry of Education, and a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship from the US Department of Education.