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Academic Anime

Attack of the Cartoon Brains!

Sandra Annett
Welcome, bienvenue and irasshaimase! This is my "academic anime" journal, where I'll post about anime, manga, Japanese and global popular culture, world animation, and scholarship about it. I began this journal largely for myself as an exercise in writing, but over the years it has become an important part of my research. Some of the posts and the information I gathered here were used in my PhD thesis, "Animating Transcultural Communities: Animation Fandom in North America and East Asia from 1906-2010" (University of Manitoba, 2011). I hope to continue "thinking aloud" here about anime as I begin my teaching career at Wilfrid Laurier University.

This blog should be especially useful to you if you're working on animation, visual culture, or new media in any academic context. But it isn't all work and no play here: I'm a fangirl too. A little squeeing (or ranting) is always in order! ^^ So please, feel free to comment, explore, play, and discuss.
ah! my mini-goddess, angelic days, animation, anime, anna tsing, arjun appadurai, art, art nouveau, asian art, axis powers hetalia, azumanga daioh, babylon 5, betty boop, blue monday, brothers quay, canada, china mieville, comics, cowboy bebop, cultural criticism and theory, david lynch, death note, demon diary, discworld, disney, drawing, english literature, escaflowne, fan studies, felix the cat, figure skating, film, firefly, flcl, fleischer brothers, fredric jameson, ghost in the shell, gilles deleuze, globalization, gormenghast, graphic novels, h.p. lovecraft, haibane renmei, hare + guu, haruki murakami, hayao miyazaki, hideki anno, homi bhabha, hosoda mamoru, howl's moving castle, ikuhara kunihiko, jacques derrida, japan, jean cocteau, jorge luis borges, jpop, judith butler, kafka, kazuke akane, kill bill, krazy kat, labyrinth, literature, lord of the rings, maaya sakamoto, magic, manga, marshall mcluhan, melancholy of haruhi suzumiya, mervyn peake, metropolis, michel foucault, midnight's children, millenium actress, modernism, mushishi, music, names, neil gaiman, neon genesis evangelion, neverwhere, nightmare before christmas, ofuji noburou, oscar wilde, ouran highschool host club, ouran koukou host club, paprika, paranoia agent, poetry, postcolonialism, postmodernism, princess mononoke, queer theory, quentin tarantino, reading, revolutionary girl utena, salman rushdie, samurai champloo, sandman, satoshi kon, sayonara zetsubou sensei, science fiction and fantasy, serial experiments lain, shinichiro watanabe, shiny things, shoujo manga, sita sings the blues, snails, spirited away, stand alone complex, strongbad emails, surrealism, takashi murakami, terry pratchett, the crawling chaos nyarlathotep, the tatami galaxy, there she is, tim burton, umberto eco, william gibson, wolf's rain, yaoi, yoko kanno, yu watase.