This spring I was one of the collaborators on putting together materials for the exhibit “Beyond Tintin and Superman: The Diversity of Global Comics,” on view now at Doe Library through March 2017. Japanese subject studies librarian Toshie Marra and I spent an enjoyable few weeks arguing over what constituted “manga” and notable examples of it; the results are on view as part of the exhibit and constitute an extremely abbreviated tour of my dissertation.
There’s also an opening reception tomorrow night, October 14, at 5:00pm in the Morrison Library. I hope to see you there!
After teaching a rather intense summer course, I’m trying to get back into the swing of writing. In the meantime, I’ve recently made several appearances elsewhere online.
I’m in Los Angeles for Anime Expo, and in point of fact I’m speaking later this evening on some research I did the last time I was in southern California for this con, on the history of anime (and manga) fandom in the United States. My panel starts at 6:45pm; you can view the full schedule for the academic track online and in the AX app. I hope to see you there!
In the spirit of evolution, I’m moving my blogging to this site and semi-retiring my former blog at ahorbinski.dreamwidth.org. Onward!