in Japanese Media and Popular Culture: An Open-Access Digital Initiative of the University of Tokyo, ed. by Jason G. Karlin, Patrick W. Galbraith and Shunsuke Nozawa [3,000 words] https://jmpc-utokyo.com/keyword/mangaesque/
in “Ran an die Wand, rein in die Vitrine?” Internationale Positionen zum Ausstellen von Comics in der pädagogischen und musealen Praxis, edited by Anna Maria Loffredo & Barbara M. Eggert, München: kopaed, 2020, S. 98–108.
[cancelled due to corona crisis: conference at Kunstuniversität Linz, March 2020]
“Hand in Hand: Kouno Fumiyo’s Manga series Kono sekai no katasumi ni (In This corner of the World) and its Anime Adaptation by Katabuchi Sunao],” in Ästhetik des Gemachten: Interdisziplinäre Beiträge zur Animations- und Comicforschung [The Aesthetics of Craftedness: Interdisciplinary Contributions to Animation and Comics Research], ed. by Backe, Hans-Joachim; Eckel, Julia; Feyersinger, Erwin; Sina, Véronique; Thon, Jan-Noël, Berlin: deGruyter, pp. 53–84.
Published in Science meets Comics: Proceedings of the Symposium on “Communicating and Designing the Future of Food in the Anthropocene”, ed. by Alexandra Hamann, Jens Kirstein, Reinhold Leinfelder & Marc Schleunitz, Berlin: Ch. A. Bachmann Verlag, pp. 41–59.Print & Web. [ISBN 978-3-941030-92-3].
In 2018 Sweden and Japan celebrate the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations. This occasion provides an exceptional opportunity to reconceptualize the study of Japanese culture in a way which meets the requirements of an increasingly networked and digitalized world. Our conference seeks to do that with a Media Studies approach that entwines the technological, social and aesthetic, and acknowledges the importance of everyday practices by non-elite actors. The objective is to revisit the potential and limitations of a privileged academic focus on “area,” in the sense of geopolitics (Japan) as well as subject matter (comics/manga), and to place greater emphasis on mediation in the broadest sense, including ways of how to operate Japan-related expertise as contemporary humanities-based research.
The conference focuses on three aspects: (1) “Japan as Mangaesque,” related to the highly mediatized nature of contemporary Japanese culture, i.e. its media ecology, highlighting global and local mediations rather than national branding; (2) “Manga Pedagogy,” applying the mediatic perspective to methodologies of Manga Studies within university programs and academic scholarship; and (3) “Manga as Comics,” foregrounding media specifity in relation to comics and thereby extending the scope of Manga Studies beyond that of a primarily Japan-related field.