Presentation at the 13th EAJS conference at Tallinn University, Estonia, 2011/08/24-28.
A presentation of research on the relationship of space and the modes of roleplaying games in a transcultural context.
Presentation at the workshop “Glocal Polemics of ‘Boys Love’ [BL]: Production, Circulation, Censorship” at Oita University, 2011/01/22-23.
A presentation of my research on the use of boys’ love (BL) manga. Based on an interactionist perspective that builds on theories of media gratification, entertainment and emotions, my research focuses on the “how” of the usage and understands media preferences (including BL) as arising from historical, biographical and situational contexts.
Publication: An empirical research on the phenomenon including interviews in Japan and Germany. The research method was based on the uses & gratifications approach (symbolic interactionism).