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Fluttering Across the Pages of Manga History

March 5, 2023 , 3:30 pm 4:30 pm EST

12:30 PM Pacific Time/3:30 Eastern Time

Watch this Alice in Wonderland manga presentation on YouTube.

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Fluttering Across the Pages of Manga History 

Alice has inspired countless comics artists around the world over the years.  Its popularity in Japanese comics, or manga, in particular is well known.  This talk delves into the history of the manga industry to reveal why Alice appears in so many manga and why manga artists will adapt Alice repeatedly.  Pivotal Alice manga by important artists, in key genres, and from crucial periods in Japanese media history will be highlighted.

About Our Speaker

Amanda Kennell is an expert writer, speaker, and curator whose research centers on modern media, the environments that they create, and how content evolves as it moves across various media environments. She is currently an Assistant Teaching Professor of International Studies at North Carolina State University. Her first book, Alice in Japanese Wonderlands: Translation, Adaptation, Mediation, will be published by the University of Hawai’i Press in 2023. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Adaptation in Film & Performance, the Journal of Popular Culture, the Washington Post, and the Knight Letter, as well as the exhibition catalogue for the British Museum’s Manga exhibit, on which she consulted. She co-hosts the Japanese Studies channel of the New Books Network of podcasted interviews with the authors of new scholarly books. She received a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, an M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. from Smith College. Her work has been supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Nippon Foundation, the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, the Modern Language Association, the Association of Asian Studies, and the Cassady Lewis Carroll Collection, among others.