Japanese Animation and Global Popular Culture

Wed. March 18, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

UVa Bookstore

400 Emmet Street S, Charlottesville, VA 22903


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Susan Napier (Miyazakiworld: A Life in Art) discusses the life and work of Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, including his significant impact as a man whose art challenged Hollywood dominance and ushered in a new chapter of global popular culture. Book sales and signing will follow. FREE to attend and open to the public.

Why should you attend?

“[Miyazakiworld is] a laudably well-informed look at the life and works of Japanese animation luminary Hayao Miyazaki… enlightening… the labor of both a consummate scholar and an avid fan.”—Publishers Weekly

“Napier eloquently defines Miyazaki as an auteur who creates immersive animated realms that vary from film to film but are joined by a consistent (albeit evolving) worldview and tropes… An essential work in anime scholarship.”—Angelica Frey, Hyperallergic

“An excellent overview of Miyazaki’s work, its meaning and impact [that] combines biography with cinematic analysis in a manner that is as accessible to the general reader as it is satisfying for the more engaged scholar.”—Hans Rollmann, Popmatters