ZANOTTI Pierantonio

Qualifica Professore Associato
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Struttura Dipartimento di Studi sull'Asia e sull'Africa Mediterranea
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Pierantonio Zanotti is Associate Professor of Japanese Language and Literature in the Department of Asian and North African Studies at Ca' Foscari University.
He earned his laurea in "Oriental Languages and Civilization" from Ca' Foscari University in 2003 (summa cum laude). After a study period at the University of Tokyo (2004-2006), he received his PhD in "Oriental Studies" at Ca' Foscari University in 2009, with a thesis on the poet Yamamura Bochō (1884-1924).
At Ca' Foscari, he has been teaching classes on elementary Japanese language and modern and premodern Japanese literature since 2009.
He has spent study and research periods in Japan and the USA. He has received fellowships and grants from the Japan Foundation (2012) and the Getty Foundation, Los Angeles (2015). He has taught at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2014) under the Erasmus Program.

His research field is Japanese literature of the modern period (1868-1945). He focuses on poetry, modernism, and the reception accorded to European avant-gardes, especially Italian Futurism. He has published extensively on the history of Futurism in Japan, and on such authors as Yamamura Bochō, Takamura Kōtarō, Yosano Tekkan, Tayama Katai, Hirato Renkichi, Kanbara Tai, and F. T. Marinetti.
He is a contributing editor of the International Yearbook of Futurism Studies (De Gruyter).

His faculty duties in the Department of Asian and North African Studies have included: coordinator of Quality Assurance (since 2017), area coordinator of students' overseas mobility (2017-2019), member of the Research Committee (2013-2015, 2018), and area contact person for the East Asia library (2014-2019).