Dr. Susan J. NAPIER
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Also known as: 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 did her undergraduate and graduate studies at Harvard University and was a research student at Ochanomizu Women's University in Tokyo. In additional 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.
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund - Defending Manga Panel (Oct 16, 2011)
Maryland School Library to Remove Dragon Ball Manga (Oct 7, 2009)
Grave of the Fireflies, Tezuka Marathon in DC Saturday (Dec 5, 2008)
New York Anime Festival 2008 - State of the Anime Industry (Sep 29, 2008)
Anime Film Screening Series to Launch in USA Next Month (Aug 31, 2008)
Book Looks at Historical, Cultural Angles of Anime (Jan 14, 2008)
New Book, Journal Issue Look at Anime, Anime Fans (Dec 28, 2007)
Buffalo Gallery Hosts Millennium Actress, Lecture (Nov 8, 2007)
Susan Napier presents new book on American anime fans (Mar 30, 2007)
Schoolgirls and Mobilesuits (Aug 24, 2004)
O-Chibicon 2004 (Aug 9, 2004)
University of Texas Article on Anime (Jun 12, 2004)
Otakon 2003: Final Guest Announcement (Jul 14, 2003)
Notable Anime Scholars Featured on Animatrix DVD (Jun 12, 2003)
International Animation and Comic Forum Secretariat (Feb 13, 2003)
Otakon 2003 Dates, First Guests Confirmed (Dec 3, 2002)
Mythology in the Science Fiction Films of Oshii Mamoru presentation at Columbia University (Jan 31, 2002)
Anime Lecture at MIT (May 1, 2001)
Other articles: Show:
Hey, Answerman! (May 22, 2009)
Chicks On Anime - International Fan Culture (Mar 3, 2009)
2004 Year in Review - Anime/Manga Academic Highlights (Jan 26, 2005)
Otaku's Voice - Has Anime Come Full Circle? (Dec 9, 2002)
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