On May 30-31, Universida de Vigo, Pontevedra Campus, will host an international academic symposium entitled Manga in a Postdigital Environment. The symposium, organized by the research group DX5 is open to the public, and also will be broadcast online via Zoom. For additional information, including registration instructions, please contact grupodx5@uvigo.es.

The full program will consist of 12 individual presentations, with speakers from a number of leading European and Japanese universities, representing the cutting edge of global manga studies. For more details, including abstracts of the presentations and further details about the speakers, please see full symposium program.

Monday, May 30

10:00 a.m. – Opening Remarks

– Jorge Soto (Vice-Rector, Pontevedra Campus, Universidade de Vigo)
– Ana Soler (Director, dx5 Research Group)
– Jose Andres Santiago (Symposium Coordinator)

10:15 a.m.
From Cover to Page. From Title to the Speech Balloon: An Analysis of Typographic Applications in Naruto and Bleach
– Jose Andres Santiago (Universidade de Vigo)
– Tatiana Lameiro Gonzalez (Universidade de Vigo)

10:45 a.m.
Kyara and the “Other Sides of Narrative”: A Map of Discourses
Lukas R.A. Wilde (Tubingen University)

12:00 p.m.
Manga Meets VR: Technological Challenges for the Mangaesque
Selen Çalik Bedir (Beykoz University)

12:30 p.m.
“Work-in-Progress”: Textual Variance of Serialized Manga
– Ogla Kopylova (Tohoku University)

4:00 p.m.
Manga as Participatory Media: The “Hand Drawing” Perspective: From the 1960s’ Dojinshi to SNS Manga in Japan
– Miho Takeuchi (Seiso Dohto University)

4:30 p.m.
Panel Layout in Story Manga between Medium-Specificity and Standardization
– Dalma Kalovics (Yokote Masuda Manga Museum)

5:30 p.m.
Revisiting Manga’s “Progenitors” from a Postdigital Perspective: Visual Flow in Graphic Narratives, Scrolls (emaki), and Picture Stories (emonogatari)
Jaqueline Berndt (Stockholm University)

6:00 p.m.
The Differences between Manga and Webtoon based on the Change
of Medium: The Making of the Webtoon Version of “Tanuki vs. Zodiac 12”
– Bon Won Koo (Kyoto Seika University)

Tuesday, March 31

10:00 a.m.
Art of Recursion: the Technical Transindividuation of (Postdigital)
Comics
– Per Israelson (Linkoping University)

10:30 a.m.
Masking Anime’s Transnationality: On Media-Form and Cultural Production in this Era of Globalization
Stevie Suan (Hosei University)

11:30 a.m.
The New Media Mix: Materiality, Affect and Participatory Cultures
in Manga
Nicolle Lamerichs (HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht)

12:00 p.m.
Utilizing Metadata Analytics for Research on Manga, Anime and Video Games: Introducing the Japanese Visual Media Graph
– Zoltan Kaczuk (Stuttgart Media University)

12:45 p.m. – Final Remarks

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