Japan Pop Goes Global

Japan Pop Goes Global:

Japanese Pop Culturel on Aesthetics and Creativity


CFP-poster (v2)




8:30-9:00     Technical setup, registration

9:00-9:15     Welcome remarks

9:15-10:15   Keynote speech by Northrop Davis

10:15-10:45 Q&A


10:45-11:00 Short break


11:00-12:30 First session:  Adapting and Transforming Folktales in the Contemporary Period

Panel chair/discussant: Herb FONDEVILLA

11:00-11:20 Repackaging Japanese Culture: The Digitalization of Folktales in the Pokémon Franchise – Erika Ann SUMILANG-ENGRACIA

11:20-11:40 The Re-creation of Yōkai Character Images in the Context of Contemporary Japanese Popular Culture: An Example of the Yo-kai Watch Anime Series – Nargiz BALGIMBAYEVA

11:40-12:00 Beyond the Traditional Fairy-Tale Canon: The Japanese Fox Trickster in American Graphic Novels – Luciana CARDI


12:00-12:30 General Q&A (30’)


12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-15:30 Second session: The Cultural Industries Across Borders

Panel chair/discussant: Matteo FABBRETTI

13:30-13:50 The emerging structure of hegemony and criticism from history- Yuzuru NAKAGAWA

13:50-14:10 Transnational Takarazuka and American Female Fans – Toshiko IRIE

14:10-14:30 What we can and cannot share with the Japanese Anime industry – Boris LOPATINSKY

14:30-14:50 Gaijin Mangaka’: The outsider insiderness of Japanized art comics creators (video-presentation via Google Hangout)- Ana Matilde SOUSA

14:50-15:30 General Q&A (40’)


15:30-15:50 Break

15:50-16:30 Third session: Creating and Recreating Meaning

Panel chair/discussant: Marco PELLITTERI

15:50-16:10 Depictions of Beethoven in Japanese Anime: Japanese Visual Arts Transforming Western Iconography – Heike HOFFER

16:10-16:30 Fantastic Damage – Architecture, Anime, Destruction, and Tokyo – Evan R. JONES

16:30-16:50 Layers of Traditional in the Popular Performing Arts; Object and Voice as Character: Vocaloid Opera Aoi – Krisztina ROSNER

16:50-17:10 International Tourism and the Cool Japan Campaign- Natalie CLOSE

17:10-17:30 What went wrong with Sanders’ adaptation of Ghost in the Shell (2017)? (hint: not the casting of Scarlet Johansson) – Michal DALIOT-BUL

17:30-18:15 General Q&A (45’)



18:15-18:30 Closing remarks


19:00 Dinner (optional and upon booking)