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Book Announcement: The New Real: Media and Mimesis in Japan from Stereographs to Emoji

The New Real: Media and Mimesis in Japan from Stereographs to Emoji Jonathan E. Abel Unlocking a vital understanding of how literary studies and media studies overlap and are bound together A synthetic history of new media reception in modern … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Queer Transfigurations: Boys Love Media in Asia

Queer Transfigurations: Boys Love Media in Asia Edited by James Welker The boys love (BL) genre was created for girls and women by young female manga (comic) artists in early 1970s Japan to challenge oppressive gender and sexual norms. Over … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Japan’s Contemporary Media Culture between Local and Global: Content, Practice and Theory

Japan’s Contemporary Media Culture between Local and Global: Content, Practice and Theory Martin Roth, Hiroshi Yoshida and Martin Picard (Eds.) This collection features a wide range of inquiries into Japan’s contemporary media culture, situating popular media content and its related … Continue reading

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Resource: Japanese Animated Film Classics

There’s no doubt that Japanese animation is now everywhere, from popular media we consume on Netflix to splashing across the big screen. But where did animated film begin? What kind of works were created? One great resource for exploring the … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Eight Dogs, or “Hakkenden” Part One—An Ill-Considered Jest

Eight Dogs, or “Hakkenden” Part One—An Ill-Considered Jest by Kyokutei Bakin Translated by Glynne Walley Kyokutei Bakin’s Nansō Satomi hakkenden is one of the monuments of Japanese literature. This multigenerational samurai saga was one of the most popular and influential books of … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Social Trauma, Narrative Memory and Recovery in Japanese Literature and Film

Social Trauma, Narrative Memory, and Recovery in Japanese Literature and Film David C. Stahl This book provides a comprehensive analysis of major works in Japanese literature and film through the interpretive lens of trauma and PTSD studies. Focusing critical attention … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Japanese Culture Through Videogames

Japanese Culture Through Videogames Rachael Hutchinson Examining a wide range of Japanese videogames, including arcade fighting games, PC-based strategy games and console JRPGs, this book assesses their cultural significance and shows how gameplay and context can be analyzed together to … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Film Coordinator, JICC, Embassy of Japan in Washington D.C

Link to full announcement: https://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/jicc/employment/film.html PDF Version: https://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/jicc/employment/pdf/JICCFilmCoordinator2019.pdf Vacancy Announcement: Film Coordinator The Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC), Embassy of Japan, is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual for the position of Film Coordinator. The main responsibilities of this … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Producing Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Literature, Film, and Transnational Politics

Producing Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Literature, Film, and Transnational Politics Yuko Shibata National, disciplinary, and linguistic boundaries all play a role in academic study and nowhere is this more apparent than in traditional humanities scholarship surrounding the atomic bombing of Hiroshima … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Electrified Voices: How the Telephone, Phonograph, and Radio Shaped Modern Japan, 1868–1945

Electrified Voices How the Telephone, Phonograph, and Radio Shaped Modern Japan, 1868–1945 Kerim Yasar Long before karaoke’s ubiquity and the rise of global brands such as Sony, Japan was a place where new audio technologies found eager users and contributed … Continue reading

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