TOMMASI Pier Carlo

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Struttura Dipartimento di Studi sull'Asia e sull'Africa Mediterranea
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Pier Carlo Tommasi  - Curriculum Vitae


  • Current Position: Adjunct Professor. Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Department of Asian and North African Studies. Palazzo Vendramin dei Carmini, Dorsoduro 3462 – 30123 Venice, Italy.


  • Research Interests: Premodern Japanese Literature (expertise in Muromachi and Sengoku periods); Poetic culture in peripheral and provincial warrior contexts; Dynamics of knowledge production and transmission; Politics, ideology, and social representations; Fictional/non-fictional sources and their mutual links; War in/and literature.


  • Education

    Ph.D. in Asian and African Studies, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (07/08/2019, awarded cum laude). Dissertation title: “Writing the Way, Warring for Power: Towards a Hermeneutics of the Warrior Subject in Sengoku Japan.” Advisor: Bonaventura Ruperti.

    M.A. in Language and Civilization of Asia and Mediterranean Africa, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (03/11/2015, 110/110 summa cum laude). Dissertation title: “The Warrior’s Mirror: Images of Ideal Bushi as Reflected in Their House Codes.” Advisor: Aldo Tollini.

    B.A. in Language, Culture and Society of Eastern Asia, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (10/22/2012, 110/110 summa cum laude). Dissertation title: “F. T. Marinetti’s View of Japan: The ‘Far East’ in the Writings of Futurism’s Founder.” Advisor: Pierantonio Zanotti.


  • Study and Research Abroad

    Japan Foundation Doctoral Fellow. Keio University, Graduate School of Letters. Advisor: Ogawa Takeo (09-2018/06-2019).

    Student Visitor. University of Cambridge, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. Advisor: Mikael Adolphson (01-2018/03-2018).

    Visiting Research Student. Keio University, Institute of Oriental Classics (Shidō Bunko). Advisor: Sasaki Takahiro (09-2016/08-2017).

    International Exchange Student. Waseda University, Center for Japanese Language (09-2013/07-2014).

    Erasmus Student. Free University of Berlin, Department of History and Cultural Studies, Japanology (02-2013/07-2013).

    International Exchange Student. Momoyama Gakuin St. Andrew’s University, Faculty of International Studies and Liberal Arts (03-2012/08-2012).


  • Grants, Fellowships, Awards

    Japan Foundation Doctoral Fellowship, Sept 2018 – Jun 2019

    Toshiba Foundation Grant for the 13th EAJS Doctoral Workshop, 2017

    Keio University Exchange Student Scholarship, Sept 2016 – Aug 2017

    Ca’ Foscari University “Overseas” Program Award, 2016

    MIUR (Italian Ministry of Education) Ph.D. Scholarship, Sept 2015 – Aug 2018

    JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization) Scholarship (Waseda University), Oct 2012 – Jul 2013

    EU Erasmus Program Scholarship, Feb 2013 – July 2013

    Ca’ Foscari University Erasmus Merit Award, 2013


  • Teaching Experience

    2019 - present: Adjunct Professor in Classical Japanese Language 1 (M.A.), 30 hrs.

    2019 - present: Adjunct Professor in Modern Japanese Language 1.2 (B.A.), 30 hrs.

    2019 - present: Adjunct Professor in Japanese Language as Minor, Part 2 (B.A.), 30 hrs.

    2017 - 2018: Teaching Assistant in Classical Japanese Language (B.A.), 30 hrs (Main Instructor: Prof. Carolina Negri).

    2017 - 2018: Teaching Assistant in Modern Japanese Language 1 (B.A.), 30 hrs (Main Instructor: Prof. Toshio Miyake).

    2015 - 2016: Teaching Assistant in Classical Japanese Language (B.A.), 30 hrs (Main Instructor: Prof. Aldo Tollini).


  • Linguistic skills

    ITALIAN: Native Speaker
    ENGLISH: Fluent (TOEFL iBT 109/120, 3/27/2015)
    JAPANESE: Fluent (JLPT N1)
    GERMAN: Good (Zertifikat Deutsch B1)
    CLASSICAL JAPANESE (wabun, sōrōbun): Advanced reading proficiency
    CLASSICAL CHINESE (kanbun): Intermediate reading proficiency
    PALEOGRAPHY (kuzushiji): Good command of manuscript reading (esp. poetic texts)


  • Professional Memberships

    AJLS (Association for Japanese Literary Studies)
    EAJS (European Association for Japanese Studies)
    SJA (Society for Japanese Arts)
    AISTUGIA (Italian Association for Japanese Studies)