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Syracuse to Host Media Studies and Popular Culture in Contemporary Japan Conference
The Media Studies and Popular Culture in Contemporary Japan Conference will convene on Saturday, February 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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 and culture in the Department of Languages, Literatures and 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, College of Arts and Sciences, Humanities Center, Central New York Humanities Corridor, Asian/Asian American Studies Program, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Moynihan Institute East Asia Program and the departments of Art and Music Histories; English; Languages, Literatures and Linguistics; and Philosophy.