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Defining Girls in Japanese Manga Magazines’ Awards

Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 3, 2016. 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Meeting Location: 
Stanford Humanities Center Board Room
Workshop: 
Graphic Narrative Project
Meeting Description: 

Speaker: Mia Lewis is a PhD student in Japanese Literature at Stanford University. Her research focus is on questions of medium and language in manga (Japanese comics).

Japanese boys’ and girls’ comics have been primarily differentiated by their visual style and content. This paper, taking Jennifer Prough’s research as a starting point, moves beyond these markers to identify the distinctions between these genres in awards sections for new artists written by the (predominantly male) editors. While Shōnen Jump (a boys’ comic magazine) focuses on inclusiveness, Hana to Yume (a girls’ comic magazine) focuses on exclusion: that which is explicitly feminine and therefore not masculine. Hana to Yume is a safe and exclusive space for girls, but at the same time one which actively defines ‘girls’, telling them how to be and what to like.

Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/Ak7GEoyESJ4HVZzC2

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