Thoughts on “Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl”

Jul 20, 2011 No Comments

The following are my comments, given on 7/19 at our screening of “Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl” at Washington University.  While I cannot say I enjoyed the movie to the greatest degree (it’s just not my taste), I appreciate what Uchida Shungicu was trying to do with the story.  Read on to see why. Vampire […]

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New Online Anime Course at UMSL – This Fall!

Jul 19, 2011 12 Comments

Hot on the heels of the Summer J-Pop course we are offering at Wash U, I am also designing a new Anime class at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, being offered for the first time this fall.  You don’t have to be an UMSL student to take it! Description: Japanese 2111 Students will explore […]

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Summer Course

Jul 14, 2011 1 Comment

Our new J-Pop summer course is running from July 18-August 18. I am team-teaching with 2 other fantastic PhD students, Kazue Harada and David Holloway. I am doing a module on Anime and images of modernity and post-modernity, depictions of nostalgia, ideal worlds, reality, and identity. Here are my topics, clips, and readings: August 9 […]

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