Description: Using clips and stills from Japanese animation, Professor LaMarre (McGill University) will present his critical theory for reading the visual language of anime as outlined in his book, The Anime Machine (portions available online). Please see the Afterward to the Japanese translation of The Anime Machine for additional context.
Featured Guest: Thomas LaMarre teaches in East Asian Studies and Communications Studies at McGill University. His books include Uncovering Heian Japan: An Archaeology of Sensation and Inscription (2000), Shadows on the Screen: Tanizaki Jun’ichirô on Cinema and Oriental Aesthetics (2005), and The Anime Machine: A Media Theory of Animation (2009).
Lunch provided. Free and open to the public.
This program is part of the Friday Workshop Series of the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies. It is made possible by a generous contribution from Kenneth and Frances Aftel Eisenberg.