Published in a special issue of Arts: “Japanese Media Cultures in Japan and Abroad: Transnational Consumption of Manga, Anime, and Media-Mixes”. Arts (ISSN 2076-0752) is an international peer-reviewed open access journal published quarterly online by MDPI in March, June, September and December.
Article available and downloadable via https://www.mdpi.com.
The entire special issue is open access and available via https://www.mdpi.com/journal/arts/special_issues/japanese_media_consumption.
“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.
Open Access via https://www.degruyter.com/.
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].
Information on the conference on Stockholm University’s website
6 September – 8 September 2018 at Stockholm University.
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.
Proceedings available online:
in Proceedings from the 2016 NAJAKS Conference at Stockholm University: Japanese Studies Volume, co-ed. by Jaqueline Berndt & Gunnar Jinmei Linder, ORIENTALISKA STUDIER #147, pp. 143–169. Print & Web.
Published in Special Issue “Manga Culture and Critique,” Kritika Kultura, a refereed electronic journal of literary/cultural and language studies, Ateneo de Manila University, No. 26, March, pp. 166–178. http://journals.ateneo.edu/ojs/kk/article/view/2243
“Facing the Nuclear Issue in a »Mangaesque« Way: Revisiting Barefoot Gen after 3.11,” Cinergie (Italian online journal on cinema and related media), 2012 [Open Access]. http://www.cinergie.it/?p=1840
“Permeability and Othering: The Relevance of »Art« in Contemporary Japanese Manga Discourse,” in Critical Perspectives on Twentieth Century Japanese Thought, ed. by Livia Monnet, Montréal University Press 2001, pp. 349–375; https://books.openedition.org/pum/19887?lang=en