From Spiritual Fathers to Tokyo Godfathers: The Family in Anime
January 7, 2005 Friday 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall (second floor) University of Washington, Seattle campus
Speaker: Dr. Susan Napier, Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture at the University of Texas at Austin
Susan Napier explores the cultural elements of anime and manga on both sides of the Pacific. Napier completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at Harvard University and was a research student at Ochanomizu Women's University in Tokyo. In addition to teaching classes at Princeton and the University of London, she served as a guest lecturer at Harvard University. Napier has written two books on Japanese literature, one focusing on Oe Kenzaburo and Mishima Yukio and the other on the history of Japanese fantasy literature. Her most recent book, Anime: from Akira to Princess Mononoke, investigates the impact of anime towards the end of the twentieth century.
Please contact 206-543-4391 or go to the UW Japan Studies Outreach page for further information on Japan Studies sponsored events.
Crossposted to my LJ and sakuracon