Monthly Archives: October 2010

Questioning the Current Reality through Reinventing the Past in Princess Mononoke

Below is a paper I wrote in the spring of 2007 for a freshman writing course. It explores how fantasy stories set in an alternative, distant past (fantastical historical fiction) can┬áchallenge current societal norms in non-threatening ways. Taking┬áPrincess Mononoke as … Continue reading

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Looking back at the self: Exploring the comic medium from within

Reading through the extras at the end of Tsubasa-RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE- tankobon [trade] Volume 12, there was an episode on a comic series that Kurogane, one of the characters, reads. (The basic premise behind Tsubasa, for those of you who are … Continue reading

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Reflections and Refractions of the Self and Reality in Ghost in the Shell, A Wild Sheep Chase, and “Spinning Gears”

Below is my final paper in Supernatural in Japanese Fiction for anyone who is interested. I wrote it on “Reflections and Refractions of the Self and Reality in Ghost in the Shell, A Wild Sheep Chase, and ‘Spinning Gears.’” Any … Continue reading

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