Japanese Visual Worlds

Dr Heinze’s third book entitled Japanese Visual Worlds (German title Japanische Blickwelten: Manga, Medien und Museen im Zeichen künstlicher Realität ) will be published in February 2013. Several chapters will analyse the Japanese kamikaze film “I am going to die for you” by Ishihara Shintaro, compare the use of television in Britain and Japan, and introduce works by Japanese media theorists […]

Manga and Anime

Dr Heinze’s research interest extends to cover Japanese mass media, especially manga and television shows. As part of his output, he has delivered a few Third Thursday Lectures on Japanese manga, mostly on the interpreted representation of history and historical figures (Lord Nelson and Siebold Oine) in Japanese visual popular media. Further research topics include […]

Postwar Cinema-Going in Kansai 1945-1975

Researcher: Dr Jennifer Coates This four year ethnographic project uses participant observation, questionnaire studies, and interviews, to investigate the impact of popular cinema on grass-roots understandings of the self during social change in Japan from 1945-1975. After completing fieldwork in 2018, the project has generated a number of outputs including publications and invited lectures. Project findings […]

Manga in the Making

Researcher: Professor Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere An evolved descendant of comic strips, manga (the Japanese term for graphic novels) today has become a powerful, and highly popular, visual medium to explore complex ideas, tap into current issues, and attract today’s youth or those just young at heart all with a light touch. The visual narratives in what […]