Written by Björn-Ole Kamm

Teaching Japanese Pop-Culture

Presentation on project-oriented teaching at the first Teaching Japanese Popular Culture Conference at National University of Singapore, 2012/11/11-12.The Department of Japanese Studies at the National University of Singapore hosts a conference titled Teaching Japanese Popular Culture which focuses on ways to use popular culture in the classroom.

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Written by Björn-Ole Kamm

Uses & Gratifications of Boys‘ Love Manga – Fujoshi in Japan and Germany

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.

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