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School of Languages, Cultures, and Race College of Arts and Sciences

Michael Arnold

Japanese Instructor


2015 Ph.D. University of Michigan

2007 M.A. University of Michigan

1998 B.A. Western Washington University



“On Location: Pink Photography and the Possibilities of Representation.” In The Pink Book: The Japanese Eroduction and its Contexts, ed. Abé Mark Nornes (Kinema Club, 2014), 363-391.

“Hyogen naki hanko” (“Resistance Without Representation”), essay for the Japanese DVD release of Riyu naki boko (Violence Without a Cause, dir. Wakamatsu Koji, 1970). Tokyo: Kinokuniya shoten, 2006.

“Mondaiten o meikaku ni teiji, koryu wa seiko: Kinema Kurabu in Tokyo repoto” (“Clearly Raising Issues, A Successful Exchange: Report on the Kinema Club [Conference] in Tokyo”), Tosho shinbun (July 23, 2005).

“Japanese Anime and the Animated Cartoon,” Midnight Eye (November 29, 2004).

Review of Fighting Soldiers (Tatakau heitai, dir. Kamei Fumio, 1938), Midnight Eye (November 21, 2002).


Courses Taught at Different Institutions:

Electronic Media Theory: The Electronic Screen
National Cinema & Culture: Radical Japanese Cinema
Introduction to Film Theory and Criticism
American Cinema, 1960 to Present
Introduction to Film Studies
East Asian Cinema: Transnational Martial Art Film
Radical Japanese Cinema
Japanese Genre Film
Japanese Cinema Auteurs
Transnational Anime
Classical Film Theory (Spring 2011)

Michael Arnold

Office: Thompson Hall 203C

Telephone: 509 335 7091