Call for Papers: Mutual Images 8th International Workshop

RYUKOKU UNIVERSITY (KYOTO, JAPAN) 5-8th June 2020 Japanese Pilgrimages: Experiences and motivations behind cultural and spiritual peregrinations from and to East Asia Pilgrimages are a phenomenon as old as humanity with relevant consequences in the social, economic and cultural lives of countries and regions. On an individual level, there are many motivations behind the pilgrim…

Call for Papers: Mutual Images 7th International Workshop

UNIVERSITY OF VIGO, PONTEVEDRA CAMPUS (VIGO, SPAIN) 3-4th June 2019 Painting East: Artistic relations between Japan and the West (Artists, aesthetics, artworks) Nowadays, intense influences between cultures are commonly associated with new technologies and globalisation. However, when it comes to art, the new millennium is but the last step in a long process of hundreds…

Call for Papers: Mutual Images 6th International Workshop

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY (CARDIFF, UK) 1st-2nd May 2018 Mediatised images of Japan in Europe: Through the media kaleidoscope Europe and Japan are geographically far removed from one another. However, and increasingly, Japan is also present in a variety of public venues and forms travelling on multiple distribution platforms: print, television, and online media. Inevitably, all these…

Call for Papers: Japan Pop Goes Global

AOYAMA GAKUIN UNIVERSITY (TOKYO, JAPAN) 25th November 2017 Japan Pop Goes Global: Japanese Pop Culture on Aesthetics and Creativity Japan has increasingly become a source of inspiration in many creative fields: from manga illustrations, street fashion, and contemporary art; to storytelling devices such as the ‘Rashomon effect’ in Hollywood movies, decluttering lifestyle techniques inspired by…

Call for Papers: Mutual Images 5th International Workshop

NAGOYA UNIVERSITY (NAGOYA, JAPAN) 22-23th April 2017 Japan and Asia: Representations of Selfness and Otherness For the fifth Mutual Images Workshop, which is taking place on 22-23 April at Nagoya University (Japan), we seek papers aiming to explore representations of Selfness and Otherness in and between Japan and other Asian nations. We are particularly interested…

Call for Papers: Mutual Images 4th International Workshop

AARHUS UNIVERSITY (AARHUS, DENMARK) 13-14th May 2016 Fictionality in representations of Japan and Europe from a cross-cultural perspective For the fourth Mutual Images workshop, we seek to explore the dynamic relations between Japan and Europe through the notion of fictionality. These past decades, the growth of cultural exchanges has created new opportunities of fictionalization between…