Archive for Anime

New Online Anime Course at UMSL – This Fall!

Jul 19, 2011 6 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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Facebook blunders, Anime, and Nekulturny

Mar 30, 2010 No Comments

Over the weekend, a New Hampshire state representative, Nikolas Levasseur made some ridiculous commentary on Facebook, saying that “Anime is the reason just 2 nukes wasn’t enough.” Now, of course, for some, to be upset over this comment will be another example of oversensitivity and politically-correct responses to an ill-thought out, idiotic statement. But looking […]

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