Workshop: The End of 'Cool' Japan?: Ethical, Legal, Political and Cultural Challenges for Japanese Popular Culture Teachers, Researchers and Students


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  • Host Department: Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)
  • Date: 04/05/2014
  • Time: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Location: 2435 North Quad

  • Description:



    This is a one-day workshop hosted by the Center for Japanese Studies (CJS) and the Department of Screen Arts & Cultures at the University of Michigan. For more information, please visit the CJS Facebook page.

    Organizers: Mark McLelland and Markus Nornes

    Saturday, April 5, 2014


    9:30am:  Welcome
    Markus Nornes (Chair of Screen Arts & Cultures; Professor of Screen Arts & Cultures, Asian Languages & Cultures, and Art & Designs, U-M)

    9:45-10:30: Opening Address
    Mark McLelland (Australian Research Council Future Fellow; Professor, Gender & Sexuality Studies, University of Wollongong)

    10:30-10:45: Coffee


    Panel One: Negotiating Student Expectations

    Alisa Freedman (Associate Professor, Japanese Literature & Film, University of Oregon)
    Laura Miller (Ei’ichi Shibusawa-Seigo Arai Endowed Professor, Anthropology, University of Missouri - St. Louis)

    12:00-1:00: Lunch


    Panel Two: Sex and Violence In and Beyond the Classroom

    Sabine Fruhstuck (Professor, Modern Japanese Cultural Studies, University of California - Santa Barbara)
    Kirsten Cather (Associate Professor, Japanese Literature, University of Texas)
    Patrick Galbraith (Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Information Studies, Temple University Japan)

    3:00-3:15: Coffee


    Future Directions: “The End of Cool Japan?” Roundtable Discussion