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I love symposiums. Symposia. You know, those things where people present papers on esoteric topics and then debate over issues you never get to talk about normally, and other things you didn’t even know about before.

Case in point: the “Borderlessness and Youth Cultures in Modern Japan” symposium held in Montreal Oct. 15-16. There was a lot packed into a day and a half, from hikikomori to “precariat” literature to narrative consumption in marketing. What really struck me, though, were two papers following on each other by Livia Monnet and Mari Kotani, who took two different approaches to gender and sexuality in women’s media/performance.

Summaries and thoughts below the cut )
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Belated happy holidays! I've been home in Nova Scotia for the month, doing family things, seeing old friends, and meeting new folks, like comic artist [ profile] beatonna! She drew me a Louis Riel and a li'l Poe. I'm a happy fangirl! ^^ So yes, it's been an excellent break.

Christmas times is movie times in my family, and I made good this season, catching up on non-anime dvd rentals and getting to four of the five films I meant to see in theatre. (I've only missed Sherlock Holmes so far.) Instead of posting a ton of long reviews, I thought I'd work on my brevity and do a Four-Point Four-Film Round-Up. So here's the What, the Who, and the Pros and Cons of some of the last theatrical features of 2009. Still time to see them, folks! And here's why you should (or shouldn't).

The Fantastic Mr. Fox )

The Princess and the Frog )

Avatar )

The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus )

Coming up in 2010: thoughts on my newfound love of 9 (the cg animation, not the musical) and a review of Tom Lamarre's new book, The Anime Machine. So much to say, so little time!


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