Archives par mot-clé : japon

Parution : A History of Popular Culture in Japan (E. Taylor Atkins)

E. Taylor Atkins, A History of Popular Culture in Japan. From the Seventeenth Century to the Present, Bloomsbury, 2022.

The phenomenon of ‘Cool Japan’ is one of the distinctive features of global popular culture of the millennial age. A History of Popular Culture in Japan provides the first historical and analytical overview of popular culture in Japan from its origins in the 17th century to the present day, using it to explore broader themes of conflict, power, identity and meaning in Japanese history.

E. Taylor Atkins shows how Japan is one of the earliest sites for the development of mass-produced, market-oriented cultural products consumed by urban middle and working classes. The best-known traditional arts and culture of Japan- no theater, monochrome ink painting, court literature, poetry and indigenous music-inhabited a world distinct from that of urban commoners, who fashioned their own expressive forms and laid the groundwork for today’s ‘gross national cool.’ Popular culture was pivotal in the rise of Japanese nationalism, imperialism, militarism, postwar democracy and economic development.

Offering historiographical and analytical frameworks for understanding its subject, A History of Popular Culture in Japan synthesizes the latest scholarship from a variety of disciplines. It is a vital resource for students of Japanese cultural history wishing to gain a deeper understanding of Japan’s contributions to global cultural heritage.  

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Appel à communications : Journée d’étude “Gēmu : qu’est-ce qu’un jeu vidéo “japonais” ?” (Université Jean Moulin – Lyon 3)

Journée d’étude Gēmu : qu’est-ce qu’un jeu vidéo “japonais” ?”

11 mai 2023

Lyon

Échéance des propositions : 15 décembre 2022

Organisé par Julien Bouvard (IETT, Université Jean Moulin – Lyon 3) et Grégoire Sastre (CRJ-Ehess, Université Cergy Paris)

Appel à communications

Depuis les années 1970, le Japon tient une place majeure dans la production vidéoludique mondiale. Tout le monde connaît les noms de Nintendo, Sega, Taito, Namco et plus récemment Sony, acteurs d’un vaste marché qui commence dans le jeu d’arcade et s’étend aujourd’hui jusqu’au jeu mobile. Leur incontestable succès international a largement contribué à associer le pays à ces objets vidéoludiques, au point que le Japon a longtemps été perçu comme un eldorado du jeu vidéo, en avance sur le reste du monde. Paradoxalement, c’est au moment où le Japon entrait dans une période de récession économique – l’ère Heisei 1989-2019 – que sa culture populaire, dont la production vidéoludique, devenait l’un des emblèmes contemporains du pays, ce qui a nourri quelques espoirs en matière de Soft Power dans les années 2000 (Iwabuchi 2002). Continuer la lecture de Appel à communications : Journée d’étude “Gēmu : qu’est-ce qu’un jeu vidéo “japonais” ?” (Université Jean Moulin – Lyon 3)

Séminaire LPCM, Séance 8 : Médias audiovisuels et études culturelles – mercredi 5 octobre, 17h-19h

Le séminaire de recherche mensuel de la LPCM vise à favoriser les rencontres et les échanges entre les chercheur·se·s qui se spécialisent dans l’analyse des cultures populaires et médiatiques, quel que soit leur ancrage disciplinaire (littérature, sciences de l’information et de la communication, sociologie, histoire, économie, musicologie, humanités numériques…) et leur objet d’étude (littérature, bande dessinée, littérature jeunesse, cinéma, séries télévisées, productions transmédiatiques, musique, jeux vidéo, jeux, figurines, images…). 

Les séances auront lieu en co-modal.

Organisatrices : Fanny Barnabé (Epitech), Anaïs Goudmand (Sorbonne Université), Aurélie Huz (Université Paris Nanterre), Alice Jacquelin (Université Paris Nanterre)

Séance 8 – Mercredi 5 octobre, 17h-19h : Médias audiovisuels et études culturelles

Lieu : Pôle Métiers du Livre de l’université Paris Nanterre, 11 avenue Pozzo Di Borgo, 92210 Saint-Cloud – Salle de réunion (2e étage).

Lien de connexion : pour obtenir le lien de la réunion Teams (penser à télécharger le logiciel en amont) et suivre à distance cet événement, merci de bien vouloir écrire à l’équipe organisatrice via l’adresse mail de contact : atelierlpcm@protonmail.com

Répondante : Sarah Sepulchre (UCLouvain, SSH/ESPO)

Intervenantes:

  • Elena Defay-Thibaud (Université du Mans) : « Étude des enjeux médiologiques de la représentation de la female loser dans la série Fleabag : la narratologie, un outil d’analyse pertinent ? »

Avec l’aide des outils narratologiques afin d’analyser entre autres la sérialité et la transmédialité, ces réflexions interrogent les enjeux médiologiques d’une figure qui paraît encore méconnue, celle de la female loser, interrogée par l’intermédiaire d’une série télévisée en guise de corpus principal : la série britannique Fleabag écrite par Phoebe Waller-Bridge, dont les deux saisons ont été diffusées entre 2016 et 2019 sur la BBC Three. Il s’agira de s’intéresser plus spécifiquement à la narratologie, comme outil et méthode particulière d’analyse de la sérialité, de la fiction et du genre.

  • Yoshiko Suto (Université Nihon, Tokyo) : « L’affiche japonaise de film, univers cinématographique ou culturel ? »

Continuer la lecture de Séminaire LPCM, Séance 8 : Médias audiovisuels et études culturelles – mercredi 5 octobre, 17h-19h

Enzo Le Guiriec (Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3)

Formation

  • Depuis septembre 2020 Doctorat études japonaises – Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3
    « Rythme ou geste ? Morphologies du corps dans le dungeon-crawler  japonais entre 1992 et 2006 »
  • 2018-2020 Master Études japonaises – Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3
    « Corps et mouvements dans le jeu vidéo japonais 3D : King’s Field
    (1994) et la transformation »
  • 2015-2018 Licence en Langues et Cultures Étrangères et Régionales-Japonais – Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3
  • 2014-2015 Baccalauréat section littéraire, Spécialisation Arts Plastiques

Expérience professionnelle

  • Depuis janvier 2021 Enseignant vacataire section japonais – Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3
  • Depuis septembre 2020 Soutien scolaire langues vivantes et philosophie – Acadomia

CFP: Mechademia U.S. Conference – “Migration and Transition” (Los Angeles/Online)

Mechademia U.S. Conference – “Migration and Transition”

June 28-29, 2022

Los Angeles/Online

Proposal deadline: 10 June 2022

Organized by Frenchy Lunning

Keywords: Anime and/or Manga, Mechademia, trauma, narrative, Asian popular culture, nikkei, conference

Call for papers

Register through Teachable at: https://mechademia.teachable.com/

Keynote speaker: Christine Yano

Migration can be seen as a type of transition, marking a journey from one position to another via movement. This journey may be voluntary or forced, affecting people and communities as they respond to massive events such as wartime, disease, climatic changes, and economic and political upheavals. At the same time, there is also the motivation of hope, of future shifts towards positive aspirations; of the potential for radical change from the present circumstances. Continuer la lecture de CFP: Mechademia U.S. Conference – “Migration and Transition” (Los Angeles/Online)

Publication: Japanese Role-Playing Games – Genre, Representation, and Liminality in the JRPG (Edited by Rachael Hutchinson and Jérémie Pelletier-Gagnon)

Rachael Hutchinson and Jérémie Pelletier-Gagnon (eds.), Japanese Role-Playing Games – Genre, Representation, and Liminality in the JRPG, Lexington Books, 2022

Presentation

Japanese Role-playing Games: Genre, Representation, and Liminality in the JRPG examines the origins, boundaries, and transnational effects of the genre, addressing significant formal elements as well as narrative themes, character construction, and player involvement. Contributors from Japan, Europe, North America, and Australia employ a variety of theoretical approaches to analyze popular game series and individual titles, introducing an English-speaking audience to Japanese video game scholarship while also extending postcolonial and philosophical readings to the Japanese game text. In a three-pronged approach, the collection uses these analyses to look at genre, representation, and liminality, engaging with a multitude of concepts including stereotypes, intersectionality, and the political and social effects of JRPGs on players and industry conventions. Broadly, this collection considers JRPGs as networked systems, including evolved iterations of MMORPGs and card collecting “social games” for mobile devices. Scholars of media studies, game studies, Asian studies, and Japanese culture will find this book particularly useful.

Rachael Hutchinson is professor of Japanese studies at the University of Delaware.

Call for Papers: Replaying Japan 2022 – Games for Learning (Osaka/Online)

Replaying Japan 2022 – The 10th International Japan: Game Studies Conference

Conference theme: Games for Learning

Date: August 25-28, 2022

Location: Hosted online and on site at Osaka Ibaraki Campus by Ritsumeikan University

Deadline for proposals: April 15th, 2022

Please be aware that, as of now, it is not possible to enter Japan on a tourist visa. No exceptions can be made for academic conferences. Participants from outside Japan should assume at this stage that their presentation will be made online. We thank you for your understanding and will update you if there are any changes.

Proposals in Japanese are most welcome! 日本語での発表要旨も受け付けます!

Call for Papers

Since 2012, when we held the first meeting in Edmonton, the Replaying Japan conference has hosted researchers from various fields conducting research on Japanese game culture. The tenth international conference will be hosted by Ritsumeikan University at the Osaka Ibaraki Campus. After a two year hiatus, we hope to have some aspects of this conference conducted on-site, with an online section for those unable to make it to Osaka. Through this conference we wish to continue to celebrate the rich and international research community interested in games and Japan that has evolved since 2012.

This year’s conference theme will be “Games for Learning”. Games in various formats will always have a role in our society, we learn through them, about them, and in playing them. While some might see games as frivolous play, others can see the learning potential gaming can provide. In the right context, games can be a powerful learning tool for children and adults alike.

This theme has been selected to allow participants to demonstrate the broad range in which Japanese games can be used as an instrument for learning. Particular attention will therefore be paid to how learning is represented in Japanese games. Proposals that address games for learning in Japanese game culture are thus encouraged, but other topics are also welcome. This conference focuses broadly on Japanese game culture, education, and industry. It aims to bring academics, educators, and the Japanese game industry together. Academics from all perspectives are welcome, including the humanities, social sciences, business, and education. We encourage poster/demonstration proposals of games or interactive projects related to these themes.

Conference Format

As the conference is being held in a hybrid format (online and on site), we will be following a compressed presentation format where presentations are short to leave time for questions.

  1. Each session will be 30 minutes and will have a chair.
  2. We will ask that full papers/posters/demos be uploaded a week before the conference to a conference website. 
  3. During the online sessions, presenters will not present their papers. Instead they will be given 3 minutes to summarize their work.
  4. There will be a respondent who will comment briefly on the papers/posters/demos and ask the first questions.
  5. We will take written questions from the online chat.
  6. Sessions will be in English, but we will have translation support for presenters who are not comfortable with English.
  7. For work in progress there will be a special Lightning Talks session.
  8. All sessions will be recorded and shared among the participants. We intend to make them accessible to a wider audience after the conference, pending the approval of the speakers.

Submission Guidelines

Abstracts must be submitted to replayingjapan@gmail.com as a MS Word Document. The abstract should be no more than 500 words. Figures, tables and references do not count toward the word limit. Please include your name, affiliation and email address in the email, but not in the submitted abstract. In addition, please add the title of your presentation/demo in the email as well when submitting.

The following paper categories are welcome:

  • Full papers: If accepted you will be expected to submit a paper (around 3,000 words) or a video presentation (up to 20 minutes) in English one week before the conference.
  • Posters/demos: Presenters who want to demonstrate innovative work best shown visually rather than submit a written paper should take advantage of our poster/demo sessions. If accepted you will be expected to submit a poster OR a short video (up to 5 minutes) in English a week before the conference. Again, there will be an online session where you can talk to your poster/demo.
  • Lightning Talks: If you have work in progress that you would like to present we will have a Lightning Talk format. Abstracts can be shorter than 500 words. If accepted you will be expected to post a short video a week before and to submit a single PowerPoint slide. We will have a session when each Lightning Talk presenter will get 1 minute to talk to their slide.

It is understood that by submitting to Replaying Japan 2022 you assert that the work is original and that there are no copyright issues. You also agree to let the University of Alberta post you work and archive the conference proceedings/video/draft papers. 

Note that we plan to have support for Japanese speakers for whom presenting in English is difficult. We will have workshops in Japanese for graduate students on preparing for presentations at international conferences. We will also have ad-hoc translation support during the conference to help with presentations and questions. 

Announcing: The Prince Takamado Japan Centre will also be awarding two essay prizes (1500 words) to the best student presentations on Japanese games. These will have a value of $500 CAD each.

Important dates

Submission of proposals: April 15, 2022

Notification of acceptance: May 31, 2022

Revised proposals in English due: July 15, 2022

Full papers, video presentations, posters etc.: August 10, 2022

Conference: August 25-28, 2022

Contact Information

For more information see www.replaying.jp or contact replayingjapan@gmail.com. 

You can follow us on Twitter at #replayingjapan

Organizing Committee

Replaying Japan 2022 is organized by the Ritsumeikan Center for Game Studies, in collaboration with University of Alberta (AI for Society (AI4S) signature area, the Prince Takamado Japan Centre (PTJC), and the Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS)), University of Delaware, Bath Spa University, Seijoh University, University of Liège, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and DiGRA Japan.

Flavie Falais (Université de Limoges)

Doctorante contractuelle
Université de Limoges – EHIC 1087 (Axe 3)

Sujet de thèse

La question du genre dans le jeu vidéo et les cultures vidéoludiques, sous la direction de Loïc Artiaga.

Thématiques de recherche

Game studies – Play Studies – Études de genre – Cultures populaires & médiatiques – Narrativité vidéoludique – Jeu de rôle – Genres de l’imaginaire – Industries culturelles

Terrains de recherche

France – Europe – Amérique du Nord – Japon

Organisation et participation à des manifestations scientifiques

  • Participation à la préparation de la journée d’étude EHIC : « Autopsie du méchant : de l’ombre à la lumière » (org. Odile Richard, 28 janvier 2021).

Production scientifique

  • Mémoire de Master : « The Witcher, l’art de la narration transmédia », sous la direction de Chloé Ouaked.

Formation 2019 – 2021

  • Master Création Contemporaine et Industries Culturelles (CCIC) – Mention TB

2018 – 2019

  • Licence d’Histoire – Parcours Arts & Humanités

2016 – 2018

  • Classes Préparatoires aux Grandes Ecoles (CPGE A/L) – Option Histoire
  • Expériences professionnelles et associatives Février à Juillet 2021
  • Stagiaire Médiation Culturelle & Coordination de projets à Musiques Métisses (Angoulême)

2019-2020

  • Présidente de l’association étudiante La Péponne

2017 – 2021

  • Co-fondatrice de l’association Café-Diplo Gay-Lussac, conventionnée avec Le Monde Diplomatique

Séminaire LPCM, Séance 2 : Animation japonaise – Mercredi 16 février 2022, 17h-19h

Le séminaire de recherche mensuel de la LPCM vise à favoriser les rencontres et les échanges entre les chercheur·se·s qui se spécialisent dans l’analyse des cultures populaires et médiatiques, quel que soit leur ancrage disciplinaire (littérature, sciences de l’information et de la communication, sociologie, histoire, économie, musicologie, humanités numériques…) et leur objet d’étude (littérature, bande dessinée, littérature jeunesse, cinéma, séries télévisées, productions transmédiatiques, musique, jeux vidéo, jeux, figurines, images…). 

Les séances auront lieu en co-modal.

Organisatrices : Fanny Barnabé (Epitech), Anaïs Goudmand (Sorbonne Université), Aurélie Huz (Université Paris Nanterre), Alice Jacquelin (Université Paris Nanterre)

Séance 2 – Mercredi 16 février 2022, 17h-19h : Animation japonaise

Lieu : Epitech Paris, 18 rue Pasteur, 94270 Kremlin-Bicêtre – Salle Ada Lovelace (4e étage, bâtiment Paritalie) Continuer la lecture de Séminaire LPCM, Séance 2 : Animation japonaise – Mercredi 16 février 2022, 17h-19h

Publication: “Japan’s Contemporary Media Culture between Local and Global: Content, Practice and Theory” (Martin Roth, Hiroshi Yoshida and Martin Picard)

Martin Roth, Hiroshi Yoshida and Martin Picard (dirs.), Japan’s Contemporary Media Culture between Local and Global: Content, Practice and Theory, Berlin, CrossAsia-eBooks, 2021

Presentation

This anthology offers a wide range of research on contemporary media culture in Japan, situating popular media content and its associated practices and theories in the complex interplay between the local and the global. The chapters draw attention to several prominent phenomena, suggest new approaches to the study of media and media cultures, and emphasize the importance of positionality in this context. This volume documents the results of a series of doctoral workshops held in Kyoto and Leipzig between 2017 and 2019, and continues the discussions begun there. Continuer la lecture de Publication: “Japan’s Contemporary Media Culture between Local and Global: Content, Practice and Theory” (Martin Roth, Hiroshi Yoshida and Martin Picard)