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Papers and discussions presented at academic conferences
Arrangement is by last name of author.

[author] [affiliation] [title/presented at]
Jiwon Ahn Visiting Instructor
Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Dartmouth College
PHD Candidate, Critical Studies
School of Cinema-Television
University of Southern California
Animated Subjects: On the Circulation of Japanese Animation as Global Cultural Products
Globalization and Popular Culture: Production, Consumption & Identity
University of Manitoba (October 19-21, 2001)
Dr. Anne Allison Professor
Cultural Anthropology
Duke University
The Cultural Politics of Pokemon Capitalism
Media in Transition 2: Globalization and Convergence
Massachusetts Insitute of Technology (May 10-12, 2002)
Rebecca W. Black PHD candidate
Curriculum and Instruction
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Access and Affiliation: The New Literary Practices of English Language Learners in an Online Animé-based Fanfiction Community
2004 Annual Meeting
American Educational Research Association
(April 12-16, 2004)
Jean-Marie Bouissou Research Director
Center for International Studies and Research
  • Japan's Growing Cultural Power: The Example of Manga in France
    Asia Culture Forum 2006
    (October 26-29, 2006)
  • Popular Culture and Foreign Policy: A Study of Four Manga Bestsellers of the 1990's
    Public Opinion and Foreign Policy: Euro-Asian Cross Perspectives International Conference
    Sciences Po (October 6-7, 2006)
  • Manga goes global: with special reference to Otomo Katsuhiro's 'Akira'
    Global Meaning of Japan
    Sheffield University (March 19-22, 1998)
  • Philip Brophy
    Lecturer, Media Arts
    RMIT University
    Sonic-Atomic-Neumonic: Apocalyptic Echoes in Anime
    The Life of Illusion: Second International Conference on Animation
    Japan Cultural Centre, Sydney (1995)
    Dr. Mio Bryce Lecturer, Asian Languages
    Macquarie University
  • 'School' in Japanese children's lives as depicted in manga
    Australian Association for Research in Education 2004 Conference
    Melbourne, Australia (November 29-December 2, 2004)
  • Sharing Differences: Two English Versions of a Japanese Anime "Kiki's Delivery Service"
    (with Jason Davis, Research Assistant, Australian Centre for Educational Studies, Macquarie University)
    Fourth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations
    University of California, Los Angeles (July 6-9, 2004)
  • Sylvia Chong Assistant Professor, English
    University of Virginia
  • From Black Ships to White Masks: Reflections of Race and National Identity in Anime and Manga
    13th Annual Meeting
    Far West Popular Culture Association
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas (February 2-4, 2001)
  • Cultural and Sexual Transvestism: Pokémon’s "Team Rocket" and the Translation of Japanese Masculinities
    QGrad 2000: A Graduate Student Conference on Sexuality and Gender
    University of California, Los Angeles (November 18, 2000)
  • Kukhee Choo PHD candidate
    Asian Cultures and Languages
    University of Texas at Austin
    Womanhood in Japanese Anime: A New Cultural Borderland to U.S. Gender Politics
    2003 Conference
    International Communication Association (May 23-27, 2003)
    Dr. Laurie Cubbison Assistant Professor, English
    Radford University
  • Goku's Journeys: The Monkey King in Dragon Ball and Saiyuki
    International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
    (March 18, 2005)
  • Saving the Digital World: Children, Digimon, and Baudrillard's Hyperreality
    Twenty-Sixth Colloquium on Literature and Film
    West Virginia University (September 28, 2001)
  • Rayna Denison PHD candidate, Film Studies
    University of Nottingham
    Presenting Studio Ghibli: Mononokehime's Role in the Promotion of its Creators
    Sir Stanley Tomlinson Seminar Series
    University of Nottingham (December 16, 2002)
    Dr. Bernd Dolle-Weinkauff Researcher
    Institute for Research in Children's Literature
    Universitat Frankfurt am Mein
    The Attractions of Intercultural Exchange: Manga Market and Manga Reception in Germany
    Asia Culture Forum 2006
    (October 26-29, 2006)
    Bill Edminster Assistant Director
    McHenry Public Library District
    Anime Action and Manga Mania: How to Turn Teens (and others) into Active Library Users
    10th National Conference
    Public Library Association (February 24-28, 2004)
    Jane Halsall Head of Young People's Services
    McHenry Public Library District
    Jeffrey Gegner Senior Librarian - Popular Materials
    Hennepin County Library
    Gail Mueller Schultz Principal Librarian - Manager
    Hennepin County Library
    Sheuo Hui Gan PHD candidate
    Human and Environmental Studies
    Kyoto University
    Prefiguring the Future: Tezuka Osamu's Adult Animation and its Influence on Later Animation in Japan - NEW
    Wither the Orient: Asians in Asian and Non-Asian Cinema (October 26-29, 2006)
    Wendy Goldberg Graduate Student
    University of Connecticut
  • This Isn't Your Mother's Mecha: The Adolescent and Narrative in Neon Genesis Evangelion
    2003 National Meeting
    Popular Culture Association (April 16-19, 2003)
  • The Homosexual Male in Shoujo Anime
    2001 National Meeting
    Popular Culture Association (April 11-14, 2001)
  • Dr. Jay Goulding Lecturer, Sociology
    York University
    Tokugawa Traces in 21st-Century Japan: Culture and Language in Flux
    13th Annual Conference
    Japan Studies Association of Canada
    University of British Columbia (October 5-7, 2000)
    Yumiko Hara Senior Researcher
    NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute
    Import and Export of Japanese Television Programs
    13th JAMCO Online International Symposium
    Mobina Hashmi PHD candidate
    Media and Cultural Studies
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Japanese Anime in the United States: Gender, Sexuality and Techno-bodies
    2000 Annual Meeting
    American Studies Association (October 12-15, 2000)
    Dr. Matt Hills Senior Lecturer
    Journalism, Media & Cultural Studies
    Cardiff University
    Transcultural otaku: Japanese representations of fandom and representations of Japan in anime/manga fan cultures
    Media in Transition 2: Globalization and Convergence
    Massachusetts Insitute of Technology (May 10-12, 2002)
    Dr. Kinko Ito Associate Professor, Sociology
    University of Arkansas, Little Rock
    The World of Japanese "Ladies Comics": From Romantic Comedy to Lustful Perversion
    Fall 2000 Meeting
    Southern Japan Seminar (September 23-24, 2000)
    Dr. Mizuko Ito Lecturer, Sociology
    University of Southern California
  • Intertextual Enterprises: Writing Alternative Places and Meanings in the Media Mixed Networks of Yugioh
    101st Annual Meeting
    American Anthropological Association (November 20-24, 2002)
  • Play in an Age of Digital Media: Children's Engagements with the Japanimation Media Mix
    Abe Fellowship Seminar
    Japan Foundation (April 12, 2002)
  • The Media Mix: Multiple Embodiments of Japanimation Characters
    2001 Annual Meeting
    Society for the Social Studies of Science (November 1-4, 2001)
  • Eri Izawa Affiliate
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    The Romantic, Passionate Japanese in Anime: A Look at the Hidden Japanese Soul
    CAPI Conference on Japanese Popular Culture
    University of Victoria (April 10-12, 1997)
    Agnieszka Kamrowska   Visions of Androids and Cyborgs in Japanese and American Cinemas - NEW
    New Media and Technological Cultures: Exploring Critical Issues
    (August 9-11, 2004)
    Christine Hoff Kraemer PhD Candidate, Religion and Literature
    Boston University
    Self and (M)other: Apocalypse as Return to the Womb in Neon Genesis Evangelion
    2004 Annual Meeting
    American Academy of Religion (November 22, 2004)
    Dr. Machiko Kusahara Media Art Curator, Design/Media Arts
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Associate Professor, Media Studies
    Kobe University
    creating Cultural Correctness in Cyberspace
    SYNWORLD playwork::hyperspace
    (May 27-May 31, 1999)
    Dr. Colin Lankshear
    Professor, Literacy and New Technologies
    James Cook University
    "New" Literacies: Research and Social Practice
    2004 Annual Meeting
    National Reading Conference (December 1-4, 2004)
    Dr. Michele Knobel Professor, Early Childhood, Elementary and Literacy Education
    Montclair State University
    Dr. Stewart Lone Senior Lecturer, History
    Australian Defence Force Academy
    The Japanese Military During the Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905: A Reconsideration of Command Politics and Public Images
    Aspects of the Russo-Japanese War
    London School of Economics and Political Science
    (February 6, 1998)
    Keridwen Luis Lecturer, Anthropology
    Brandeis University
  • When We Were a Boy: The Uses of Othering and The Male Gender in Shoujo Anime
    Through a Distorted Lens: Japanese Culture as Perceived Through Anime and Manga
    Anime Boston 2004 (April 9-11, 2004)
  • Agency and Female Gender Roles in Shoujo Anime
    Schoolgirls and Supeheroes: Gender and Sexuality in Japanese Anime
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (February 24, 2003)
  • Dr. Mark MacWilliams Assistant Professor
    Religious Studies
    St. Lawrence University
    Apocalypticism Japanese Style - Jewish-Christian Symbolism in Neon Genesis Evangelion
    [discussion]  [presentation]
    36th International Congress of Asian and North African Studies
    University of Montreal (August 27-September 2, 2000)
    Susan J. Napier Professor, Japanese
    Tufts University
  • From Impressionism to Anime: Japan as Fantasy and Fan Cult in the Eyes of the West
    2006 International Conference on Japanese Language Education
    Columbia University (August 5-6, 2006)
  • The Return of the Yamato: Working Through the Bomb in Japanese Animation
    Hiroshima-Nagasaki 2005: Memories and Visions
    Tufts University (April 22-24, 2005)
  • Sueen Noh
    PHD candidate
    Mass Media & Communication
    Temple University
    Reading YAOI Comics: An Analysis of Korean Girls' Fandom
    Regular Fall Academic Conference
    Korean Society for Journalism and Communication Studies
    (October 24, 1998)
    K. Hee Oh Holmen MA, Film Science
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology
    Cross Cultural References in Japanese Animation: A Survey on "Kiki's Delivery Service" with Scandinavian Audience
    12th Annual Conference
    Society for Animation Studies (August 5-9, 2000)
    Steve Pearl The Growth of University Anime Clubs
    Anime Symposium
    Japan Society (February 23-24, 1999)
    Marco Pellitteri Lecturer, Pedagogy
    Universitŕ degli studi Roma Tre
    Japanese Comics Abroad: The Case of Italy - A Short History of Manga's Social and Cultural Absorption in the 'Bel Paese'
    Asia Culture Forum 2006
    (October 26-29, 2006)
    Dr. Susanne Phillipps Institute for Japanese Studies
    Freie Universitat Berlin
    Images of Asia in Japanese Best-selling Manga
    Second International Convention of Asia Scholars
    Freie Universitat Berlin (August 9-12, 2001)
    Dr. Dennis Redmond  
  • Anime and East Asian Culture: Neon Genesis Evangelion
    2004 Annual Convention
    Modern Language Association
    (December 27-30, 2004)
  • East Asian Tropes in Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away
    ASPAC 2004
    University of Oregon (June 18-20, 2004)
  • Brian Ruh
    PHD candidate
    Communication and Culture
    Indiana University
  • Hacking Your Own Ghost: Mythology in the Science Fiction Films of Mamoru Oshii as Sites of Resistance
    Eleventh Annual Graduate Student Conference on East Asia
    Columbia University (February 9-10, 2002)
  • Mass Media, Gender Roles, and Popular Culture in Japan and the United States
    53d Japan-America Student Conference
    (July 23-August 23, 2001)
  • Liberating Cels: Forms of the Female in Japanese Cyberpunk Animation
    Eigth Annual Student Gender Studies Conference
    University of Texas at Austin (February 15-16, 2001)
  • Lien-Fan Shen Assistant Professor, Art
    Ball State University
    Anime Pleasures as a Playground of Sexuality, Power, and Resistance - NEW
    Media in Transition5: Creativity, Ownership and Collaboration in the Digital Age
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (April 27-29, 2007)
    Dr. James Tobias Assistant Professor, English
    University of California, Riverside
    The Vampire and the Cyborg Embrace: Affect Beyond Fantasy in Virtual Materialsm
    Vampires: Myths and Metaphors of Enduring Evil First Global Conference (May 22-24, 2003)
    Matthew Thorn
    Associate Professor
    Cartoon & Comic Art
    Kyoto Seika University
  • Girls and Women Getting Out of Hand: The Pleasure and Politics of Japan's Amateur Comics Community
    96th Annual Meeting
    American Anthropological Association (November 1997)
  • What Japanese Girls Do with Manga, and Why
    Japan Anthropology Workshop
    University of Melbourne (July 10, 1997)
  • Unlikely Explorers: Alternative Narratives of Love, Sex, Gender and Friendship in Japanese "Girls'" Comics
    New York Conference on Asian Studies
    State University of New York at New Paltz (November 16, 1993)
  • Adolescent Liminality in the Manga of Hagio Moto
    Seventh Annual Seminar
    Association of Teachers of Japanese (March 16, 1989)
  • Dr. Masami Toku Assistant Professor
    Art and Art History
    California State University, Chico
    Children's Artistic and Aesthetic Development: The Influence of Pop-culture in Children's Drawings
    31st World Congress
    International Society for Education Through Art
    (August 19-24, 2002)
    Olivier Vanhee Lecturer, Sociology
    Ecole Normale Superieure Lettres et Sciences Humaines
    The Production of a "Manga Culture" in France: a Sociological Analysis of a Successful Intercultural Reception
    Asia Culture Forum 2006
    (October 26-29, 2006)
    Krystian Woznicki   Techno Culture Japan
    Institute for New Culture Technologies (April 18, 1997)
    Kaori Yoshida PHD Candidate
    Asian Studies
    University of British Columbia
  • Issues in Children's Media as Glob/calized Cultural Industry
    Asia Pacific: Local Knowledge versus Western Theory
    University of British Columbia (February 5-7, 2004)
  • Evolution of Female Heroes: Carnival Mode of Gender Representation in Anime
    ASPAC 2002
    Western Washington University (June 21-23, 2002)