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Illinois - Osaka City University Exchange Symposium Series 2021: “Global Cultural Diffusion across Time, Space, and Media”
In a three-day webinar, scholars from illinois and Osaka City University will discuss topics including Karuta, cultural diffusion, and gender in fan projects.

March 1
Session 1: “Karuta at Play: Local Gods to Global Games”
Session Chair: Chris Callahan (EALC, UIUC)
5:00-5:10 Introduction: Misumi Sadler (CEAPS, UIUC) & Hisatsugu Kusabu (OCU)
5:15-5:45 Mew Lingjun Jiang (University of Chicago)
“Memories and Connections: A “Remote Study” of Karuta-decorated
Bodhisattva Portable Shrine in Aomori, Japan”
5:45-6:15 Lindsey Stirek (University of Illinois)
“Manga, Tourism, and Performative Fandom: How Chihayafuru
Facilitated International Karuta”
6:15-6:45 Q & A

March 3
Session 2: “Cultural Diffusion across Social Scenes”
Session Chair: Natalya Rodriguez (EALC, UIUC)
5:00-5:10 Introduction: Misumi Sadler (CEAPS, OCU)
5:15-5:45 Akihiro Arikuni (OCU)
“What did street dance bring to schools in Japan? Transformation from
delinquents culture to school culture”
5:45-6:15 Kazuhiro Takeuchi (OCU)
“Stories in Capital Letters: (Epi)graphic Narratives of the Greco-Roman World in Japanese Manga”
6:15-6:45 Q and A

March 9
Session 3: “Reimagining Gender in Fan Projects”
Session Chair: Hisatsugu Kusabu
5:00-5:10 Introduction (Misumi Sadler)
5:15-5:45 Natalie Fugate (University of Illinois)
“Queer Romantic Subtext and Fanmade Text in Maria-sama ga Miteru”
5:45-6:15 Yu Ishikawa (OCU)
“The sense of closure and openness in fan art: What the old and new
media bring to women’s collective creations”
6:15-7:00 Q and A; Closing remarks
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