Talk about appropriations of anime-style illustrations and settings in English-language TRPGs at the Bristol-Kyoto Workshop “Deterritorialising Visual Theory and Culture through Anglo-Japanese Encounters,” Bristol University, 2016/07/26-27.
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.
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.