MAMIKO C. SUZUKI, Prof. portrait
  • Assistant Professor, World Languages and Cultures
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, World Languages and Cultures

Professional Organizations

  • Modern Languages Association. 08/2016 - present. Position : Member.
  • American Association of Teachers of Japanese. 09/2012 - present. Position : Member.
  • Association for Asian Studies. 09/2001 - present. Position : Member.

Courses I Teach

  • JAPAN 2010 / 2020 - Intermediate Japanese
    Second Year Japanese
  • JAPAN 4550 - Japanese Civilization
    Development of Japanese culture and its contributions to world culture; literature, art, and thought in historical context.
  • JAPAN 4610 - Survey of Japanese Literature: Modern Period
    Readings from works of men of letters. Classwork emphasizes close reading of original texts with attention to grammar, idioms, and style.
  • JAPAN 4620 - Survey of the Heritage of Jpnse Literary Tradition
    Readings from works of men of letters. Classwork emphasizes close reading of original texts with attention to grammar, idioms, and style. Literary Japanese introduced.
  • JAPAN 4630 - Survey of Japanese: Women's Literature
    Readings from the works of women of letters. Classwork emphasizes close reading of original texts with attention to grammar, idioms, and style.
  • JAPAN 4660 - Contemporary Japanese Fiction and Poetry
    Readings in the fiction and poetry of the '70s, '80s and '90s. Close readings of original texts.
  • JAPAN 4680 - Modern Japanese Literature in Translation
    Novels by modern Japanese writers since Meiji. All readings in English. Cross-listed with C LIT 3600.
  • JAPAN 4690 - Classical Literature in Translation
    Readings in the major genres (e.g., waka, monogatari, nikki) within the historical contexts of Heian, Kamakura, Nambokuchoo, and Muromachi literary periods.

Teaching Projects

  • University of Utah MUSE Micro-grant for Constructing Health in Japan Conference. Project Lead: Mamiko Suzuki. Collaborators: Asia Center. MUSE 04/2013 - 05/2013. Total Budget: $2,000.00.
  • INTERDIMENSIONS: A Workshop Series on Japanese Popular Culture in the 21st Century. Project Lead: Lien Fan Shen. University of Utah Dee Grant 09/2012 - 12/31/2014. Total Budget: $10,000.00.
  • Japan Foundation, Japan-America College Experience Grant. Project Lead: Mira Locher. 05/2012 - 06/2012. Total Budget: $34,000.00.
  • Authority and Architecture in Japan: Literary Depictions of Power and the Built Environment. Project Lead: Mira Locher. University Teaching Community; Japan Foundation 06/01/2010 - 08/30/2013.