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Conférence d’Eiji Otsuka au Québec

L’Université canadienne Concordia à Montréal a accueilli, dans le cadre d’une série de conférences sur le thème Experiencing Media Mix: Anime, Manga, Video games, l’écrivain et essayiste japonais Eiji Otsuka, observateur pertinent de la culture populaire japonaise.

Sa présentation du 4 février 2012, centrée sur la production animée japonaise de propagande et ses liens avec la théorie du montage d’Eisenstein, est disponible sur la chaîne YT de Concordia.


SAS Symposium: Change and Continuity at ITFS, Stuttgart 2013

An academic symposium on “Change and Continuity: Interdisciplinary Aspects of Animation, Comics and Literature” is organised by SAS and Stuttgart International Animation Festival. Read the call for papers.

This one-day symposium (25 April 2013) is organized by the 20th Stuttgart International Animation Festival ( 23-28 April 2013),  in collaboration with the Society for Animation Studies, the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University Singapore, the Institute of Media Studies at Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen and the Literaturhaus Stuttgart.

It invites abstracts for 20-minute presentations and welcomes proposals on all aspects of cross-disciplinary influences and relations between literature, comics (graphic novels) and animation/film.

Topics can include, but are not limited to:

  • Adaptations of written literature for comics and/or animation/film
  • Adaptations of comics and graphic novels as animation or live action films
  • Historical studies on communalities between comics and animation
  • Influence of comics on animation and vice versa: historic and current
  • Comic adaptations of life action and animation films
  • Comic artists as designers for animation and life action
  • Games and comics
  • New hybrid forms between comics and animation: motion comics, animated comics, interactive comics
  • Hybrid forms of written literature and comics/animation
  • Animated poetry
  • Analysis and comparisons of narrative structures in literature, comics and animation
  • Avant-garde approaches of combing and re-inventing the media in new context
  • Graphic journalism
  • Sequential visual storytelling
  • Animation and illustration

The symposium is aiming to be highly interdisciplinary and international in nature, bringing together scholars, students, academics and artists from diverse fields of research and professional practice. Proposals, which relate to the symposium topics in the wider sense will be preferred.

Please e-mail abstracts of 250 words maximum (excluding title) to the attention of the conference review committee at: sasconference_itfs[at]

Abstracts should include name, affiliation, e-mail address, and the title of  proposed paper. Please  also provide a short CV, with a maximum of 300 words as a separate document.

Deadline for submissions: Friday, February 18, 2013. Authors of accepted papers will be notified in the third week of March.

The call is open to all interested scholars, researchers and practitioners.
Accepted speakers as well as visitors of the symposium will need to get an accreditation for professionals at the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film 2013.

This will allow full access to the symposium as well as to the complete program of Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film for a very moderate fee-details will follow closer to the conference date.

Conférence Mechademia à Séoul


  • Thursday, 29th November

11:00 – 13:00     Registration (at Korean Film Archive, basement floor)

13:00 – 13:30     Opening Remarks (Cinema 2)

13:30 – 15:00     Keynote speech by Thomas Looser (Cinema 2)


15:30 – 18:00 Panels:

World-becomings of Japanese Subcultures: Between Narrative and Character Consumption  (Cinema 2)

Christophe Thouny – Waiting for the King? Kino’s Travels and the global imagination of urban sites
Marc Steinberg – What is a World? Or, is Sekai-kei Poor in World?
Ayako Takanori – ‘The Cute Savage’: Visual Semiotics and Racialized Iconography
Ueno Toshiya – Wolf Head in Phoenix and Amino Yoshihiko’s historiography
Thomas Looser – Discussant

Special Project Introduction: Redrawing the Present: Expressive Possibilities and Political Potentialities in Contemporary Japanese Science Fiction. (Cinema 3)

Chris Goto-Jones (Chair, Special project lecture) – Beyond Utopia: New Politics, the Politics of Knowledge and the Science Fictional Field of Japan
Mari Nakamura – Politics Animated: Transhumanity and Hybridity in Appleseed
Carl Li – Revolutionary Youths: The Interaction of Possible Futures and Character Psychology in Zettai Karen Children
Martin Roth – Narrative Confusion – (Im)Possibilities of Time in Videogame Worlds

  • Friday, 30th November

9:00 – 10:00     Tour of the Korean FIlm Archive (KOFA)

10:15 – 11:45     Screening of the first feature-length Korean animation Hong Gil-Dong (Shin Dong-heon, 1967)

Hong Gil-Dong
Hong Gil-Dong


12:45 – 14:30 Panels:

Animation’s Mediations: Japan – Korea (Cinema 2)
Kim Joon Yang – South Korea and the Sub-Empire Named Anime: Kinaesthetics in Subcontracted Animation Production
Kukhee Choo – In the Long Shadow of Japanese Anime: Korea’s Animation Industry
Daniel Martin – East Asian Animation and Cultural Translation: Blade of the Phantom Master and Mythmaking in Japanese-Korean Co-Productions
Marie Pruvost-Delaspre – Wonderful Days – cultural syncretism as an aesthetic answer

Prosthetic Utopia: Archaeologies of the Future in Japanese Popular Culture (Cinema 3)

Takeshi Kadobayashi (Chair) – Ghost Unbound: Posthuman Ontology in the Ghost in the Shell Series
Yosaku Matsutani – Imaginations toward the Future: Gadgets, Devices and the Body in Doraemon and Expo ’70
Nobuhiro Masuda – Animetic Representation of the Prosthetic Body
Akihisa Iwaki – Necomimi and the Future Neuroculture

15:00 – 17:00 Panels:

Atomu, Aliens and Active Consumers: Possibilities and Limitations of Manga, Anime and their Fandom (Cinema 2)
Gan Sheuo Hui – Atomu for Peace? A Critical look at Tetsuwan Atomu as an icon of nuclear power in Japan
Karl Ian Uy Cheng Chua – Fantastic Aliens: Japanese Post-War Narratives and Representation of the Other
Kam Thiam Huat – Active Consumers and Capital: Participatory Consumption of Manga, Anime and Games

  • Saturday, 1st December

9:00 – 11:00     Panels:

Revolution, Before and After (K 401)
YAU Shuk-ting, Kinnia – Social and Political Implications of Japanese Science Fictions in the 21st Century
Sayumi Takahashi Harb – Performing Modal Hyper-realism: Animating Mishima as Shoujo
Paul Berry – The Metaphorical Gijika Worlds of Yuasa Masaaki’s Animation

Character Transformation (K 411)
Earl Jackson – Post-Cartesian Media-tions: Quantum Ego-logy in Noein and Persona 4
Frenchy Lunning – Kyara and the Shôjo’s Strange Surplus
Diane Wei Lewis – Spare Parts: Sexual Reproduction and Robot Futures
Martin Picard – Playing with cultural icons: character and narrative world interaction in Japanese video games

Fandom Between Strategy and Desire (K 410)
Brian Bergstrom – Version Territory: Negotiating Otaku Multiplicity with Nobi Nobita/Enomoto Nariko
Lien Fan Shen – Otaku’s fantasy, desire, and the self in Otaku no Video (1991), Keroro Gunso (2004), and Genshiken (2010)
Deborah Shamoon – Imagining a World without Parents: Takemiya Keiko’s To Terra
Sandra Annett – “What Can a Vocaloid Do?”: The Kyara as Body without Organs

Affixing Apocalypse to History (Room TBA)
Denis Taillandier – Coping With Disaster Through Technology: “Goodbye me!” – Itô Keikaku’s Harmony and the Future ‘Wa’
Eija Niskanen – Summer Wars and Canceling the Apocalyptic Future
Sebastian Klausner – Enter the Wasteland: (Post-)Apocalyptic worlds as a metaphor for the youth of the Lost Decade in Anime and Japanese films
Nakagawa Shigemi – The Repetition and Recurrence of Disaster: 3/11 (The 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Fukushima Nuclear Disater) in the Work of Tawada Yôko

11:15 – 12:45     Keynote Otsuka Eiji (K 411)

14:00 – 16:00 Panels:

Bending Timelines and History (K 410)
Sakaguchi Shu – On the Irreversible Time of Adolescence: Through the Structure of Excluded Middle in The Girl who Leapt Through Time”
Jordan Marshak – “It Happens to a lot of Girls About Your Age”: Time Travel and Japanese Identities in The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Yoshimi Tomofumi –  The youth be linked by the Law of the Circular Ring : A Consideration of « loop stories » in Japan’s subculture
Kendall Heitzman – The Endless War in The World Five Minutes from Now (1994)

Romance, Reproduction, and Pleasure: Parallel Worlds in Recent Shojo Manga and Yaoi (K 401)
Hikari Hori – Imperial Imagination in Girl’s Comics: Is a Female Emperor Possible in Japan?
Hyojin Kim – Playing with Blurred Boundaries: Reinterpreting Ôoku: the Inner Chambers in the History of Japanese Girl’s Comics
Akiko Mizoguchi – Escapist Pleasure towards/as well as Productive Experiment? :
Kotobuki Tarako’s Sex Pistols

Subversion Impossible? Rediscovering Manga’s Critical Potential after 3-11 (K 411)
Jaqueline Berndt (Chair) – “Manga after 3-11”: Subversion impossible?
Takeuchi Miho – Reading Kouno Fumiyo as a possible subversion of A-Bomb manga
Olga Antononoka – Performing subversion in Boys’ Love manga
Ronald Stewart – Post 3-11 political cartooning with a bite

16:15 – 18:15     Interview with Animation director AHN Jae-hoon (K 411)

  • Sunday 2nd, December

9:00 – 11:00     Panels:

Affect Structures / Affective Epistemologies (K 410)
Toshio Miyake – When Nations have Sex:Nation Anthropomorphism and Sexualized Parody of History in Axis Powers Hetalia
Miri Nakamura – Affect Gone Wrong—Death Note and Copycat Murders
Katherine Mezur – Parallel Worlds of Affection: The Choreography of Gesture and Kinaesthetic Empathy in Relationships of Anime Girls and Pets, Companion Creatures, and Robots

Bipolar? US-Japan, Japan-Korea (K 411)
Ryan Robert Mitchell – A Father is Being Beaten: Rebirthing New Worlds and Bodies in Shuji Terayama’s Emperor Tomato Ketchup
Yusung Kim – An Encounter with a New Father: Japanese Animations under the U.S. Occupation
Seongcheol Yun – Bootleg Manga as the cultural exchange – Joint ownership of the expression in Japan Manga-Korea Manhwa
Nathaniel Heneghan – Hybridizing Zainichi Identity Through Cinema

The Battle for Utopian Histories (K 401)
Rebecca Suter – Fanta-history and Christianity in Akaishi Michiyo’s Amakusa 1637
Andrea Horbinski – Record of Dying Days: Ôoku as Counterfactual History
Michael Cronin – National Drag: Princess Toyotomi and Osaka’s Rebellion

11:15 – 12:45 Interview with animation director WATANABE Hideo (K 411)


14:00 – 16:00 Panels:

Interstitial Dimensions (K 411)
Keiko Nishimura – Intimacy Between Actual and Virtual: Fan Interactions with Character Bots in Japan
Patrick Galbraith – Inter-dimensional Travel and Bodily Mediation among Manga and Anime Fans in Japan
Daniel Johnson – Game-like Interval
Shunsuke Nozawa – 2.5D: Voice Acting and the Chronotope of Interstices

Worldly Problems: Possibility vs Narrative (K 410)
Fabian Schäfer – Ludic realism: philosophical and political implications of a playful concept
Christopher Howard – The Persistence of Narrative and Critique in Zeronendai Popular Culture
Colin Yeo – Mirroring Reality in the Landscapes of Oda’s One Piece: Possible (Island) Worlds
Bryan Hartzheim – Toei Animation’s Media Mix

Oscillations of Everydayness, Impending Disaster and Disaster Politics (K 401)
Julien Bouvard – The World as a Game, Revolutionaries as Players. New political discourses in 2000’s Manga
Adrienne Hurley – END:CIV: Yokowashi-Yonaoshi
Amanda Landa – Images and Politics of Freeters and NEETs: Discourses of Youth and Disaster
Kimura Saeko – Anti-nuclear movement and Japanese film

16:15 – 16:30     Closing remarks (K 411)