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PROGRAM FINALIZED: AX 2011 Anime and Manga Studies Symposium 
15th-Jun-2011 07:06 am
AX 2011 Anime and Manga Studies Symposium
(Los Angeles, California, July 1 - July 4, 2011)

Friday, July 1

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Keynote Address: Prof. Ian Condry (Comparative Media Studies, MIT)

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Roundtable Discussion 1
Theoretical perspectives on Japanese visual culture

* Samantha Close (University of California, Irvine)
* Amanda Landa (University of Texas at Austin)
* Gino Zarrinfar (University of Hawaii Manoa)

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Open Session 1
Andrea Gilroy (University of Oregon)
* This place is a nightmare: Globalization as horror in Katsuhiro Otomo's Domu

Casey Brienza (University of Cambridge)
* Manga Revolution or logical evolution? Field theory on the rise and demise of Tokyopop's U.S. publishing programme

Saturday, July 2

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Open Session 2
Sandra Alagona (Claremont Graduate University)
Sherrie Bakelar (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
* Between Yasashii and Bushido: The balancing power of warrior mothers in anime

Annie Manion (University of Southern California)
* Modernity and pre-war Japanese animation

* Deborah Scally (Southern Methodist University)
Cogito, ergo anime: Some thoughts on using anime and manga in the classroom

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Open Session 3
Paul Cheng (University of California, Riverside)
* History, memory and aesthetics in animation: Isao Takahata's Grave
of the Fireflies

Kukhee Choo (Tulane University)
* "Cool Japan": Soft power in the 21st century

Gino Zarrinfar (University of Hawaii Manoa)
* The Guyver and societies of control

Sunday, July 3

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Open Session 4
Samantha Close (University of California, Irvine)
* Real ninjas make AMV's! Anime through the eyes of vidders

Northrop Davis (University of South Carolina)
* Title to be confirmed

Forrest Greenwood (University of Southern California)
* "Past fungibility": Examining the speculative value of history in the doujin works of Takeshi Nogami

Alex Leavitt (University of Southern California)
* "Open-source culture"" and the cult of Hatsune Miku

3:30pm -4:30pm
Roundtable Discussion 2
Teaching, writing and thinking about anime/manga: New directions, new opportunities

* Northrop Davis (University of South Carolina)
* Druann Pagliassotti (California Lutheran University)
* Kim Rudolph (University of Oklahoma)
* Deborah Scally (Southern Methodist University)

4:30pm - 5:00pm
Closing Remarks: Lawrence Eng (Anime and Manga Research Circle)
* Writing about otaku: Lessons from fandom, academia, and beyond
20th-Jun-2011 09:19 pm (UTC)
Please tell me you're doing an audio recording of your Tokyopop panel so those of us who are far away can still hear it.
21st-Jun-2011 12:52 am (UTC)
Hmm...I hadn't thought about it. You already know the argument, though. ^_~
25th-Jun-2011 10:11 pm (UTC)
Ho ho! Congrats! Will you be able to rent a car and go to San Diego to interview that one person? Or is that all too expensive?
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