Presentations

I am available to deliver presentations on Japanese popular culture and religion in the midwest region.

Recent presentations include:

  • April, 2007 – University of Missouri – St. Louis “Confucius Reinterpreted: Confucian values in Shonen anime”
  • October, 2007 – University of Missouri – St. Louis “After the Bubble: Post-modern Japanese societal trends”
  • October 2007 – Washington University in St. Louis “Using Anime and Manga in the K-12 Classroom
  • February, 2008 – Washington University in St. Louis – Mini-Japanese Film Festival
  • November 6, 2008 – University of Missouri – St. Louis “Linda Linda Linda: Let’s Sing and Endless Song…J-Pop in High School”
  • October 3, 2009 – University of Missouri – St. Louis “Third Order Simulacra and the ‘Moe’ Phenomenon” at Anime_at_UMSL
  • December 10, 2009 – Valparaiso University “Confucius Reinterpreted: Confucian values in Shonen anime”
  • July 7, 2010 – Temple University, Tokyo “Postmodern Japan and Kon Satoshi’s Paprika”
  • October 29, 2010 – Nerinx Hall “Environmentalism in the works of Miyazaki Hayao”
  • January 18, 2011 – Washington University in St. Louis “Detraque in the works of Strindberg and Akutagawa”
  • April, 2011 – Webster University – “Unique Changes in the Bakumatsu/Isshin era”
  • April 29, 2011 – Washington University in St. Louis “Post 3/11 Japan”

I will teach to a given topic if given enough time.

Examples of lectures:

Animenation at UMSL