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Recommended: Written out of history: a female Edo master’s story

In this story of Katsushika Oei, the little- known daughter of the late Edo Period printmaker Hokusai, the author examines not only the constraints of politics and censorship under which artists worked, but the imperative, in a robustly commercial city, to make ends meet. via Written out of history: a female Edo master’s story | … Continue reading

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Conference: “Manga Worlds”: Subcultures, Japan, Japanology 

Starting in a few hours, the international conference “Manga Worlds” will be streamed live from the University of Kobe on USTREAM!

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Henry Jenkins on tour in Europe

I’ve just learnt that the one and only one Aca-fan, the specialist of civic media, fan activism, transmedia, new media literacies, fan studies, and comics studies, yes, Henry Jenkins in person, is on 2-months long tour around Europe, with stops in 24 cities and 11 countries.

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News | New “social manga” on the web launched in Japan

Manga creation goes Web 2.0!  AGI.it is reporting that a call was launched in Japan for amateurs to send a single plate through their Twitter or Facebook account, to the editor of the series historical Kingdoms, authored by mangaka Yasuhisa Hara. Called “Social Kingdom“, this collaborative project is actually a marketing campaign to celebrate the 5 … Continue reading

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Publication | Manga: An Anthology of Global and Cultural Perspectives

For my aca-fan Facebook colleagues who’ve been asking about this collection of essays entitled “Manga: An Anthology of Global and Cultural Perspectives“, available from Amazon.com, I have decided to scan the table of contents, so they can decide whether to order it or not. It is available on my Scribd.com account. By the way: One … Continue reading

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Star Blazer in America – a tribute

This was brought to my attention by two of my contacts on Facebook who are truly dedicated to classic animes, especially those that arrived in the US in the 1970’s-1980’s.  I would say that Star Blazer is for the 30-years old US anime fans what Captain Harlock is for the 30-years old or something French-speaking … Continue reading

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Call for Essays – Spider-Man, Spider-Women, and Webspinners: Critical Perspectives (collection) (via Blog dell’Associazione Culturale Fichu)

Spider-Man, Spider-Women, and Webspinners: Critical Perspectives Edited by Robert G. Weiner and Robert Moses Peaslee When Stan Lee and Steve Ditko first penned a short story about a young man named Peter Parker who gets bit by a radioactive spider and becomes the hero known as Spider-Man, little did they know they would be creating … Continue reading

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Ph.D. Update #5: Summary of my Ph.D. project as of 10 June 2010

So, here is finally the English translation of  the latest summary of my dissertation! This summary is the result of an attempt to make the heart of my Ph.D. project clearer and more accessible to all the people who are contributing, either directly or indirectly, to my research. This new synthesis was motivated by my … Continue reading

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The Dazzle and the Dragon – The history of manga and animes in Europe

It is with great pleasure that I advertise the recent release of the English translation of Marco Pellitteri‘s latest book: The Dragon and the Dazzle: Models, strategies and identities of Japanese Imagination, edited by Tunué. Although I have only started reading the Italian original version (I have never really learned Italian, which means that I … Continue reading

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