Japanese Popular Culture and Contradictions of Late Capitalism
Wednesday, September 20, 2023
206 Ingraham Hall
In the 2000s, many works of Japanese animation (anime) played with concepts of memory and time. What kind of political unconscious does this trend express in Japanese society? In this lecture, Prof. Eiichi Nojiri of Osaka University applies Fredric Jameson’s theory to Japanese pop culture/subculture.