TUESDAY, November 21
2:00 p.m. (Eastern time)
– Ever thought about writing a college paper on themes and images in Attack on Titan?
– Wanted to take a class on the history of girls’ manga?
– Are intrigued by a book on the many different ways that Japanese manga authors have adapted characters and images from Alice in Wonderland?
Just curious about what “anime and manga studies” even means?
Anime and Manga Studies Projects presents a live interactive discussion introducing the idea of scholarly approaches to Japanese comics and animation and the academic field of anime/manga studies.
- What is anime and manga studies
- What do we want to accomplish by approaching anime/manga this way?
- What kinds of questions can we ask?
- Who participates in this field
- What themes and topics are anime/manga scholars interested in exploring?
- Do I need to be a college professor to participate
- Do I need to be a Japanese studies scholar to participate
For this discussion, a group of leading anime/manga scholars, from different backgrounds, and at different stages in their careers will share their thoughts, opinions, and experiences.
And we will be happy to answer any questions you may have – about how we chose this field, what exactly we do, and why – and how you too can join us!
Prof. Mimi Okabe
Japanese Cultural Studies
University at Buffalo
Manga, Murder and Mystery: The Boy Detectives of Japan’s Lost Generation
Moderator: Mikhail Koulikov
(Executive Producer, Anime and Manga Studies Projects)
Have any questions you would like to ask the speakers, topics you want to see us talk about, issues you feel we need to discuss?
Please send your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org!