5 May 2012

Birkbeck’s Centre for Media, Culture and Creative Practices and London Asia Pacific Cultural Studies Forum Presents

Symposium: Global Japan
presenters: Oliver Dew, Dario Lolli, Simon Turner & Lyle De Souza
chairs: Dr. Jonathan Mackintosh and Dr. Shinji Oyama

REGISTER here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3500579327

The aim of this symposium is to present some of the very latest research being produced by Birkbeck PhD students on the general theme of ‘Global Japan’ to encourage dialogue on and an understanding of a Japan de-centred from its geographical location. The presenters range from those just beginning their PhD to those who have been doing their PhD for several years and are near completion. The topics use different, innovative cultural studies methodological approaches and encompass a number of mediums including music, literature, manga and film. Global Japan is a complex and dynamic subject, so it is hoped that after these presentations and a panel discussion a clearer idea of it evolves and the audience will have had a glimpse of the exciting directions that the scholars of the future are taking in the study of Japan and its international reach.