Cornell University

AASP Wednesday Lunch Series with Andrew Campana

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Rockefeller Hall, 429
Central Campus

Join us for our Wednesday Lunch Series, featuring guest speakers from Cornell's faculty and staff as well as the surrounding community. Enjoy an informal discussion where you can learn more about the speaker’s work or research, how they ended up doing what they are doing, current issues in higher education, or even their thoughts on living in Ithaca. A free lunch will be served.

Andrew Campana is a scholar of modern and contemporary Japanese literature and media. His research centers on exploring moments of media transition, focusing in particular on poetry, digital media, and disability. His forthcoming monograph is tentatively titled Expanding Verse: Japanese Poetry at Media's Edge, and is under contract with the University of California Press. In it, he engages with expanded poetic practice from the 1920s to the present as a site where poets in Japan embraced and grappled with new media technologies like film, tape recording, television, and the internet. He is also working on a second project—on alternative conceptions of digitality in video games, poetry, and disability arts in contemporary Japan—drawing from his experiences as part of the Trope Tank at MIT, a lab dedicated to developing new understandings of computation and literary practice. He has performed and published widely in both English and Japanese as a multimedia poet and translator.

He was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, to immigrant parents from India and Italy, and is particularly interested in the intersections between Desi pop culture and Japanese pop culture in a global context.

Dial-In Information

Pre-registration for Zoom attendance is required:



Google Calendar iCal Outlook
Event Type



Asian American Studies Program


cascal, aaspcal

Contact E-Mail

Contact Name

Alexis Boyce

Contact Phone



Andrew Campana

Speaker Affiliation

Asian Studies

Dept. Web Site

Disability Access Information

We strive to make our events accessible to everyone. For accommodation requests and information, please contact

Open To


Recent Activity