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 Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Visual Studies at Haverford College. Schoneveld’s scholarship 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 first book Shirakaba and Japanese Modernism: Art Magazines, Artistic Collectives, and the Early Avant-garde (Brill 2019) provides a critical framework for understanding the tensions between the local and the universal that accompanied the global development of modernism. Schoneveld’s current book project Naomi Kawase and the Future of Japanese Cinema examines 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, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Luce Foundation, Metropolitan Center for Far Eastern Art Studies, and the Japan Art History Forum.
"Biographies of Loss: The Cinematic Melancholy of Kawase Naomi," In A Companion to Japanese Cinema, edited by David Desser. New York: Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming.
“The Russia of the Shirakaba Group: Tolstoy in a Japanese Vision of Social Modernism,” In Japan’s Russia: Changing the East-West Paradigm, edited by Olga Solovieva and Sho Konishi, 141–176. New York: Cambria Press, 2021.
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," Arts, 8, no. 2, Japanese Transnational Cinema, (2019): 43–60.
"Representation, Adaptation, and Preservation at the Frontiers in East Asian Art," Verge: Studies in Global Asias, 4, no. 1 Frontiers, (Spring 2018): 44–84.
"Shirakaba and Rodin: A Transnational Dialogue between Japan and France," Journal of Japonisme, 3, no. 1 (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 (2017): 59–85.
- COOL CLASSES: Art and the Environment in East Asia
- COOL CLASSES: Japanese Modernism Across Media
- OZU Film Project