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Susan Napier presents new book on American anime fans

posted on 2007-03-30 12:37 EDT
Professor to talk about her experience researching and writing "From Impressionism To Anime: Japan As Fantasy And Fan Cult In The Western Imagination" in New York on April 5

Since her book "Anime, From Akira to Mononoke: Experiencing Contemporary Japanese Animation" was first published, Susan Napier has become the leading Western scholar writing on anime and manga. While the first book focused primarily on anime itself, Dr. Napier has recently been working on a follow-up volume that would examine the ways Japanese popular culture has been received in the West from the late 19th century to the present day. On April 5, she will present her research and introduce the new book. "From Impressionism To Anime: Japan As Fantasy And Fan Cult In The Western Imagination" is being published by Palgrave Macmillan. It is currently scheduled for a November 2007 release.

Dr. Napier's talk will be held at 6.30 p.m. in Room 918 of the International Affairs Building of Columbia University (420 West 118th Street Street, New York City). Earlier in the day, at twelve noon, she will also present a formal lecture on ""Dolls, Trainmen, and the Electric City in Millennial Japan" in the same room.

Source: Columbia University East Asian Institute calendar


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