Call for Applicants: Mediated and cultural representations in East Asia, Italy and Europe

Mutual Images Research Association has announced its Call for Applications for its first international summer school, which will be held on 16-19 July 2019 at the University of Messina (Italy):

Mediated and cultural representations in East Asia, Italy and Europe

This Summer School offers an intensive learning experience where under-graduate, graduate, and post-graduate students will have the opportunity to consolidate their theoretical and methodological skills and engage in thought-provoking conversations. This program, in addition to offering lectures and lessons on specific topics, will provide students with the opportunity to partake in discussions with international scholars.

The program will focus on the mediated and cultural representations between East Asia (namely Japan and Asia), Italy and Europe. The disciplinary fields upon which the school’s teaching sessions as well as the keynote lectures will be based are cultural and media
sociology, cultural studies, literary and film studies, aesthetics and philosophy. The general range of themes is furthermore informed by the growing importance of the transnational and transregional dynamics involving the circulation of popular cultures and creative industries in Italy/Europe, Japan, and China, and the role of the intellectual and material outputs involved in the mutual receptions/perceptions of the national/cultural contexts at the centre of the school’s interdisciplinary discussions and analyses.

The total cost of the tuition and supplementary activities is 350 euro. This sum coversfive nights accommodation, three official meals
(two lunches and a dinner together), free access to wi-fi in the campus and to the libraries and university facilities, small refreshments
for the session breaks, and the transportation for the organised tour. The other meals as well as additional nights and transport to and from Messina University, or any other expenses, remain at the charge of each participant.


Interested applicants are kindly required to send (as Word or PDF documents) a short CV and a one-page Motivation Letter
to the Organising Committee with the following subject: Summer School 2019-Application. E-mail address:

Deadline for Applications: 24 May 2019

Full details for the summer school can be found here:

About Paula

Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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