Dystopia Denied – Dystopian Narratives in Anime conference paper (video)

& now for something completely different. . .

The following is a video of a conference paper/academic lecture given on the dystopian narrative in anime, highlighting trends over the past 4 decades.

The lecture was given as part of the University of Tasmania‘s Unnatural Futures that was held on the 3rd & 4th of July 2014.

Unfortunately, due to issues with YouTube, the audio quality in the embedded video is pretty poor (the raw video is fine), so you will have to turn your speakers up a bit. The speaker also does talk very fast & with a mild lisp but does it completely off the top of his head (possibly the only conference speaker who didn’t use notes at all but didn’t see all of the presentations due to many of them them going on simultaneously).

If this video & idea proves popular, I may ask this speaker & others to do more direct to camera lectures/presentations.

The conference’s promotional poster


As always, feedback & responses are appreciated.


academic article: Miyazaki -life and legacy

Here is the completed and [heavily] edited version of the article on Miyazaki that I co-authored.

It’s not great but it’s a good first step on the road to more proper academic publication.

Please give any feedback if you do read.