Representing the Unseen: Blackness in Manga, Anime

Representing the Unseen: Blackness in Manga, Anime

Dawn-Elissa Fischer - Associate Professor, San Francisco State University

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Room 203, Henry R. Luce Hall See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511

This presentation discusses Black femme characters in anime and manga-inspired media. That is, the “work of representation” as well as race, identity and cultural politics are brought to the forefront in this dialogue concerning the transnational as translational in Japanese feminist critique of film and media. Examples of popular manga, anime and genre-inspired film are examined. Audience is encouraged to bring samples to share and explore during Q & A.

Dawn-Elissa Fischer is an associate professor at SF State University. She teaches, researches and writes about international Black popular culture, art and music in Japan. She is also a Nasir Jones Fellowship recipient and has worked on special programs/special collections with the Hiphop Archive and Research Institute, Harvard University for two decades.