Ph.D. History of Art, University of Pennsylvania
A.M. History of Art, University of Pennsylvania
A.B. History of Art and East Asian Studies, Brown University
Erin Schoneveld is an Assistant Professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and the Visual Studies Program at Haverford College. Schoneveld’s research and teaching engages with modern and contemporary Japanese art, cinema, and visual culture examining how these methods of cultural production have evolved into unique modes of address, exhibition practices, and pedagogical strategies in light of a rapidly globalizing world. Her book Shirakaba and Japanese Modernism: Art Magazines, Artistic Collectives, and the Early Avant-garde (Brill 2019) provides a new comparative framework for understanding the tensions between the local and the universal that accompanied the global development of modernism by examining one of the most significant Japanese art and literary magazines of the early twentieth century. Schoneveld’s current book project Naomi Kawase and the Future of Japanese Cinema seeks to address the dearth of scholarship on the role of Japanese women directors within national and world cinema cultures by evaluating Kawase’s auteur status at the intersection of film history, reception theory, gender, and identity. Schoneveld’s research has received support from the Japan Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Luce Foundation, the Metropolitan Center for Far Eastern Art Studies, and the Japan Art History Forum.
Shirakaba and Japanese Modernism: Art Magazines, Artistic Collectives, and the Early Avant-garde, Japanese Visual Culture 18. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2019.
"Naomi Kawase's Cinema of Place," in Marcos Centenos and Nori Morita, eds., Japanese Transnational Cinema, special issue of Arts, 8, no. 2 (March 2019): 43–60.
"Representation, Adaptation, and Preservation at the Frontiers in East Asian Art," with Sarah Laursen in Nathan Hopson and Ran Zwigenberg, eds., Frontiers, special issue of Verge: Studies in Global Asias, 4, no. 1 (April 2018): 44–84.
"Shirakaba and Rodin: A Transnational Dialogue between Japan and France," Journal of Japonisme, 3, no. 1 (January 2018): 52–83.
"In the Style of Ozu: Critical Making and Postwar Japanese Cinema," ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts, 24, no. 1 (April 2017): 59–85.