Tag Archives: comics

Call for Papers: Manga, Comics and Japan: Area Studies as Media Studies

In 2018 Sweden and Japan celebrate 150 years of diplomatic relations. This occasion provides an excellent opportunity to reconceptualize the study of Japanese culture in a way which meets the requirements of an increasingly networked and digitalized world. Our conference … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Teaching Anime and Manga

Teaching Anime and Manga Northeast Modern Language Association convention This session proposes to look at what has been a persistent but under-represented section of comics studies: manga (Japanese comics), and associated with it, anime (Japanese animation). Access to anime and manga … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Franco-Asian Connections and Intersections through Popular Culture

Date: September 30, 2015 Asian pop music, comics, drama, film, graphic novels; these cultural products are increasingly present transnationally signaling new currents of popular culture and underscoring the interconnected nature of our globalizing world. Within the pan-Asian context, the concepts … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: The 47 Bronin

Jamie Noguchi of the webcomic Yellow Peril has created one of the best webcomic fillers I’ve ever seen: the tale of the 47 “bronin,” or the classic tale of Lord Asano’s ronin exacting revenge on Lord Kira– but with bros, fistbumps, and dropping … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Hayashi Seiichi, “Gold Pollen and Other Stories”

Hayashi Seiichi, “Gold Pollen and Other Stories” (PictureBox, 2013) Printed in color, it is a collection of Hayashi’s manga work from the late 60s and early 70s, including some of his most famous work for the legendary monthly Garo, including … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: publication projects on the subject of manga for girls/women

In attempting to analyze the discursive aspects of shôjo or josei bunka (cultures created by and for girls/women) in contemporary Japan, we initially should reconfirm that shôjo manga have generally been regarded as a central force in the  “discovery ” … Continue reading

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Call for Entries: International Manga Competition, asiascape (LeidenUniv)

Deadline Date: 2013-03-31 Asiascape (Leiden University) welcomes entries for its second international manga competition. Contributions should take the form of a graphic essay; they should interrogate the theme of First Contact, be this between humans and aliens, self and other, … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Alex Mitchell’s Sengoku Avengers

As seen on The Mary Sue: Project: Rooftop, a superhero costume-redesign tribute site, featured artist Alex Mitchell’s redesign of the Avengers as heroes of the Sengoku/Warring States Period (15-16th c.) on today’s fun link. Mitchell explains, I was wanting to … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Japanese Anime and Manga, Instructor (part time)

Institution:   IES Abroad Tokyo Center Location:   Japan Position:   Instructor, Non-Tenure Track Faculty, part-time,  Japanese Anime & Manga The IES Abroad Tokyo Center seeks a qualified instructor for Anthropology 343 “Japanese Manga & Animation,” for the fall (September … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Rewriting History in Manga: A New Medium for Debate? International Workshop

Sponsored by: Sir Zelman Cowen Universities Fund School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Sydney Organized by: Dr Nissim Otmazgin Department of East Asian Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Dr Rebecca Suter, Dr Lionel Babicz Department of Japanese … Continue reading

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