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Syracuse to Host Conference on Media Studies, Popular Culture in Contemporary Japan Feb. 25

Scholars from US and Japan convene on Saturday, Feb 25 for day of research presentations and film screenings

Feb 21, 2017 — Article by: News Staff

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The Media Studies and Popular Culture in Contemporary Japan Conference will convene on Saturday, February 25th from 10:30am to 5pm in the Hall of Languages, Room 500.

The event brings together leading scholars from the U.S. and Japan to discuss emerging questions and recent research related to Japanese film, media, and culture studies.  Mixing structured scholarly presentations with open-ended dialogue and exhibitions of creative work, the conference connects a range of perspectives in Japan Studies to broader dialogues in the humanities writ large. 

The event is free and open to the public, and will include a catered lunch for all attendees.

Opening remarks will be given by Karin Ruhlandt, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Brian Hurley, event organizer and assistant professor of Japanese literature, film & culture in the Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics.

Featured speakers include:

Joanne Bernardi (University of Rochester)
Aaron Gerow (Yale University)
Ogawa Hitoshi (Yamaguchi University, Japan)
Josh Romphf (University of Rochester)
Paul Roquet (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Fukuya Toshinobu (Yamaguchi University, Japan)
Rebecca Ruige Xu (Syracuse University)

This event is made possible by the support of The Japan Foundation, The College of Arts and Sciences, The Humanities Center, The Central New York Humanities Corridor, The Asian/Asian American Studies Program, The College of Visual and Performing Arts, The Moynihan Institute East Asia Program, and the Departments of Art & Music Histories, English, Languages, Literatures & Linguistics, and Philosophy. 

Contact Information

Brian Hurley