Susanna Fessler

Focuses on late 19th and early 20th century Japanese literature and culture

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Susanna Fessler

College of Arts and Sciences
Department: East Asian Studies

Japanese literature and culture of the modern era

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Professor Fessler's research focuses on late 19th and early 20th century Japanese literature, particularly the literature of travel. She is also actively studying late Meiji Period intellectual history as it intersects with the work of Anesaki Masaharu

Fessler has taught courses on the sources of East Asian civilizations, Confucianism and the Samurai ethic, traditional and modern Japanese lterature, and World War II through the Japanese view.

She received her Ph.D. in East Asian languages and literatures from Yale University. Fessler has taught at UAlbany since 1994, and served as East Asian Studies Department Chair from 2000 through 2005.