Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Upcoming talk: Otaku in America


Anime Punch two weekends ago was great (and I'll write about it soon), but now I have to prepare for more travel. This time, I'm headed back to Texas.

On Thursday, I'll be giving a talk at the University of North Texas. I've been invited by their Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures to talk about my work on otaku culture in the US.

Here's the summary:

"The International Evolution of the Otaku Concept: Otaku culture in Japan and the United States". April 12th, 6:00-7:00 PM, Curry Hall 104
Come and explore the origins and history of the otaku phenomenon in Japan, and how the otaku concept has changed in the last two decades (in both Japan and the US). What can we learn from studying anime fans in America? What are the social implications of the otaku lifestyle? Hosted by Lawrence Eng, longtime anime fan and Otaku Studies scholar, all of these issues (and more) will be discussed.

7 comments:

  1. I love how you'll be in my area on a night I work. Oh well.

    Will you make a transcript available somewhere?

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  2. Sorry you couldn't make it. No transcript available, unfortunately, but I try to do as many of these talks as I can.

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  3. heh. how funny. I'm actually in the process of writing a report on that very subject right now ^_^

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