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

Saturday, April 5, 2014
4:00 AM
2435 North Quad



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