Open research meeting

Gender Representations in
Manga and Anime, and their Audiences

The representation of gender in anime and manga has so far been studied mainly through textual analysis, in the field of literature, and the way audiences perceive this representation has been studied mainly in the field of fan studies. However, studies conducted with these methodologies may be too limited for manga and anime, which should be looked at from a global perspective. During this research meeting, first we give the word to Ms. Madeley, a manga researcher from Canada who studies Japanese manga in English translation, the way Canadian female readers interpret the gender representations in them, and problems regarding translation; next is Ms. Tojirakarn, a manga researcher from Thailand, who will talk about the methodology used to research animated TV series' audiences in Sugawa Akiko's book Shojo to maho (Girls and Magic), and how this methodology might be applied to research little girls' manga. Lastly, Ms. Sugawa will talk about the methodology used in Shojo to maho, its issues and prospects.

*This event will be conducted in English only.

Date and Time June 1, 2013
15:15pm - 17:45pm
Venue Kyoto International Manga Museum 3F research room 1

June Madeley (University of New Brunswick, Canada)
Mashima Tojirakarn (Kyoto University, PhD student)
Akiko Sugawa-Shimada (Kansai Gaidai University)

chair: Jaqueline Berndt (Kyoto Seika University, imrc)

Participation no prior registration required
Fee Free
* However, a General Admission ticket to the Museum is required.

*Please note that the schedule, performers, and contents are subject to change.

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