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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)