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Lecture Series: Gender and Sexuality in East Asia – Cultural Studies and Social Science Perspectives

Organization: Barbara Geilhorn, Nora Kottmann

This lecture series sets out to explore Gender and Sexuality in East Asia from a cultural studies and social science perspective. It is structured as a set of three online lectures to be later followed by a DIJ forum and a film screening and subsequent talk with the producer and one protagonist. Topics that will be addressed are: Sexualities and migration, ‘new’ masculinities, ‘new’ life courses for women, gender constructions in film and literature, bodies and postfeminism.

Join us to discuss these issues with internationally established scholars!

9 June (Tue) Towards a Transnational Sexual and Masculine Field: Male Vietnamese Migrants in Contemporary Japan (An Huy Tran; University of Duisburg-Essen/Waseda University), online

25 June (Thu) Cute Masculinity: Investigating the Meaning of Virtual Shōjo and Girl Parody by Young Men in the 2010s (Sharon Kinsella, The University of Manchester), online

9 July (Thu) Murata Sayaka’s ‘Convenience Store Woman’ – Discussing Gender Identity and Society in Contemporary Japanese Literature (Ronald Saladin, Trier University), online

Forthcoming: Masculinity and Bodyweight Control in Contemporary Japan (Genaro Castro Vázquez, Kansai Gaidai University) and Urged to Shine: Japanese Women Maneuvering in the Time of Postfeminism (Hiroko Tanaka, Nagoya University), DIJ Forum

Forthcoming: Boys for Sale (Ian Thomas Ash), film screening and discussion with one protagonist, DIJ Forum

Registration is required via or

Due the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the first three lectures will be online. The fourth lecture and the film screening are postponed but will take place as soon as possible.

Further information on technical details will be provided here in due time.

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