Anime Lecture at MIT

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Susan Napier will hold an Anime lecture at MIT entitled "Anime Identities: Japanese Animation and the American Audience" on Thursday May 3rd.

Susan Napier will explore the booming cultural phenomenon known as anime in relation to its impact on American audiences. This lecture will attempt to contextualize the anime phenomenon historically within the framework of the reception of Japanese culture in the West and also explore it in relation to the development of the emerging anime subculture here in the United States.

Susan Napier is Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture at the University of Texas as Austin. She is the author of three books, most recently "Anime from Akira to Princess Mononoke". Research on the fantastic combined with a childhood love of comic books and "Star Trek" led her to her current research interests in anime and anime fandom. She is currently a visiting professor at the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University.

Thursday, May 3rd, 5PM
Room 2-105

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