Marc Yamada

Associate Professor, Comparative Arts & Letters

3037 JFSB


Curriculum Vitae

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Teaching Experience

Marc teaches courses on interdisciplinary humanities, film, East Asian culture, contemporary Japanese literature & media, postmodernism & posthumanism, among other subjects.


Marc’s research focuses on Japanese & East Asian film, literature, and culture.

Selected Publications

Book Monographs

  • Bodies of Excess in the Films of Kore-eda Hirokazu. Under contract with the Contemporary Film Director Series at the University of Illinois Press.
  • Locating Heisei in Japanese Fiction & Film: The Historical Imagination of The Lost Decades. Routledge Contemporary Japan Series, London: Routledge, 2020.

Recent Articles & Book Chapters

  • “Merging Matter and Memory in Cinematic Adaptations of Murakami Haruki’s Fiction.” Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema (2020).
  • Yamada, M. “Teaching Hierophany through Film and Film through Hierophany.” Journal of Religion and Film (2019).
  • “Sophisticated Masochism in the Work of Shimada Masahiko.” Japanese Language and Literature (2014).
  • Yamada, M. “Historical Referentiality in Post-Aum Manga.” Japanese Studies (2014).


Marc’s service assignment have focused on developing international programs at BYU.

Citizenship assignments

Co-Director, International Cinema, BYU, 2018 – Present

Member, University Academic Review Committee, BYU, 2017– Present

Director, Japan Study Abroad Program, BYU, 2017, 2018, 2020 (cancelled), 2021

Editorial Advisory Board Member, The Journal of Popular Culture, 2018 – Present

Board Member, Western Conference for the Association of Asian Studies, 2017 – Present