Tamae K. Prindle received her B.A. in English Literature from the State University of New York at Binghamton. She transferred to SUNY Binghamton from the Gakushuin University French Literature Department in Tokyo. She earned her first M.A. in English Literature from Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, her second M.A. in East Asian Studies from Cornell University, and her Ph. D. in Modern Japanese Literature with a minor in pre-modern Japanese literature and anthropology from Cornell University.
Areas of Expertise
- Japanese language and literature
- Japanese business novels
- Japanese cinema, especially feminist perspectives on
Courses Currently Teaching
|EA240 A ||Japanese Animation: Sensitivity to Differences |
|JA125 A ||Elementary Japanese I |
|JA126 A ||Elementary Japanese II |
|JA431 A ||Business Japanese |
|JA432 A ||Contemporary Japanese Novel |
Other Courses Taught
|FS132||Global Perspectives on Gender ...|
|EA332||Modern Japanese Literature|
|EA232||Literature of Japanese|
|EA457||Seminar on Japanese Culture|
|EA233||Money and Society in Japanese Literature|
|EA271||Women in Japanese Fiction & Cinema|
She is currently the Oak Professor of East Asian Studies and the Chair of the East Asian Studies Department at Colby College. Her interests focus on Japanese language, modern Japanese literature, Japanese cinema, and feminism. She pioneered the introduction of Japanese "business novels" to the West. Her works on business novels have been written up in Harper's (June 1986), Far Eastern Economic Review (May 1990), Across the Board (May 1990), The New York Times (May 1993 and October 1996), and others and have been adopted as textbooks in many colleges and universities in the United States. She has actively published and given presentations on Japanese language, literature, and cinema. She is also known as the author of many Hyper Card grammar drills.
Women in Japanese Cinema: Feminist Analyses of Japanese Films.
Takuboku Ishikawa (1885-1912) is one of the best-known poets in Japan. Most of the poems in On Knowing Oneself Too Well: Selected Poems of Ishikawa Takuboku(2010) come from Takuboku's five poetry collections, and many use the traditional tanka format of 5-7-5 syllables.