Comparative Literature Luncheon series presents talk by Charlotte Eubanks

February 21, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Charlotte Eubanks, associate professor of comparative literature, Japanese and Asian studies at Penn State, will present “The Art of Persistence: Akamatsu Toshiko and the Visual Cultures of Transwar Japan," at 12:15 p.m. Feb. 25, in Room 102 of the Kern Building.

Eubanks teaches courses in world literature, literary Buddhism, Japanese culture, book history and visual studies.  She is the author of numerous articles, and the monograph "Miracles of Book and Body: Buddhist Textual Culture and Medieval Japan" (University of California Press, 2011). Her second book, "The Art of Persistence: Akamatsu Toshiko and the Visual Cultures of Transwar Japan," is forthcoming in 2019 from the University of Hawai’i Press.

A previous member of the East Asia to 1900 Executive Committee at the MLA, and the founding chair of the LLC Japan to 1900 forum, she also serves as associate editor at the journal Verge: Studies in Global Asias (University of Minnesota Press).

This event is a part of the Comparative Literature Luncheon lecture series, a weekly, informal lunchtime gathering of students, faculty and other members of the University community. Each week the event begins at 12:15 p.m. – lunch is provided. At 12:30 p.m. there will be a presentation, by a visitor or a local speaker, on a topic related to any humanities discipline. All students, faculty, colleagues and friends are welcome. For a full list of Comparative Literature lunches, visit  This event is sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature and the Center for Global Studies.

Last Updated March 20, 2019