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Japanese Studies Lecture Series welcomes Tufts University professor


Susan Napier, professor of Japanese language and literature at Tufts University, will be discussing "From the Wasteland to the Tsunami: Miyzaki Hayao's New Paradigm of Apocalypse" as part of the Japanese Studies Lecture Series on Monday, November 5, in Kirby Learning Center, Room 6 at 11 a.m.

Napier has published numerous books and articles on anime and contemporary Japanese fiction. In particular, she is a leading scholar of anime and manga. In her recent book titled From Impressionism to Anime: Japan as Fantasy and Fan Cult in the Western Imagination, Napier discusses the impact of Japanese culture over the last 150 years with a particular focus on anime fandom.

The Japanese Studies Lecture Series will take place throughout the 2012-2013 academic year. The series is meant to enhance the understanding of the Japanese culture and inspire not only the college community, but also generate interest in Japan within the local community as well.

The lecture series is free and open to the public.
About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Ill. With an enrollment of about 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs and a Master of Arts in Education degree program. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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