Christine Marran

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Asian Languages & Literatures

Christine Marran teaches courses that address ecocriticism, literary writing, and cinema studies. Her new materialist approach to texts examines how cultural ideas variously enable and impede our access to the material world. Her expertise in Japanese-language materials brings a new perspective to a field traditionally dominated by Anglophone literature. Her book on literature and cinema, Ecology Without Culture: Aesthetics for a Toxic World, is forthcoming from the University of Minnesota Press (2017). She has chapters in a range of books and journals including Japan at Nature’s Edge: The Environmental Context of a Global Power, Ishimure Michiko’s Writing in Ecocritical Perspective, and Mechademia. She can be reached at marran@umn.edu.

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