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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Unbelievable. 3/11/2011. What now?

Mar 14, 2011 No Comments

On Wednesday, July 13, Ian Condry from MIT came to talk to Wash U and UMSL about Post 3/11 Japan, globalization, and social media.  We all still have a role to play in our world. Don’t forget Japan!

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Manga as Intellectual Property

Jun 10, 2010 2 Comments

Now that Japanese publishers have scanlation sites in their gunsights, perhaps they may consider a few lessons from the American market. For about one year, I worked for a company that distributed non-theatrical digital releases of films from a variety of US studios.  We had to adhere to strict MPAA conventions to protect every master […]

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