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FREE ONLINE EVENT. Scholar conference on Medievalism in East Asia. CFP and more information at https://mutualimages.org/2021/06/

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MUTUAL IMAGES 9th INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP

MEDIEVALISM IN EAST ASIA – I:

FROM PRINTED STORY-WORLDS TO DIGITAL ROLE-PLAYING GAMES

University of Salford, Manchester (UK)

2 – 3 December 2021

SCHEDULE (UK Time)

THURSDAY, 2nd of December 2021

13.00 Opening: Toni Sant, Digital Curation Lab Director (Salford University, UK)

13.10 Keynote speaker: Björn-Ole Kamm (Kyoto University, Japan)

“Of Castles and Ninjas: Snapshots of a History of Analog Role-Playing in Japan”

14.00 – Break

Panel 1 – Medievalism in East Asia – Animation & Cinema

14.10 Raúl Fortes-Guerrero (University of Valencia, Spain)

“Ice Sorcerers, Magic Swords, and Enchanted Maidens: (Neo)medievalism in Isao

Takahata's Little Norse Prince Valiant”

14.30 Heike Hoffer (Ohio State University, USA)

“Medievalism in Anime Music: The Enduring Chant of Kajiura Yuki, Part 1 -

Composer Kajiura Yuki and Neo-Medievalist Anime Soundtracks: The Early Years”

14.50 – Break

15.00 Stacey Jocoy (Texas Tech University, USA)

“Medievalism in Anime Music: The Enduring Chant of Kajiura Yuki, Part 2 - Kajiura

Yuki, Medievalism, and the Reimagining of the Past: Recent developments”

15.20 Simon James Bytheway (Nihon University, Japan)

“Fantasy and Funding: on the reception of Jackson’s LOTR in 1990s Japan”

15.40 – Panel Discussion

FRIDAY, 3rd of December 2021

Panel 2 – Mangaesque Medievalism in Japan

13.30 Maxime Danesin (MIRA Independent Researcher, France)

“Mangaesque neo-Medievalism: the Japanese’s path to Global Medievalism, Part 1”

13.50 Manuel Hernández-Pérez (Salford University, UK)

“Mangaesque neo-Medievalism: the Japanese’s path to Global Medievalism, Part 2”

14.10 Mujeeb Khan (University of Utah, USA)

“European Medievalism and Fantasy in the Construction of Islam in Japanese Manga”

14.30 – Break

Panel 3 – Medievalism in East Asia – Analog and Digital Games

14.40 Andrea Mariucci (Independent Researcher, Italy)

“From Dungeons&Dragons to Dragon Quest: material shifts and cultural dialogue”

15.00 Gerard Almeida (Independent Researcher, Spain)

“A new neo-medievalist paradigm? Japan as seen through Genshin Impact's

Inazuma”

15.20 Juan Hiriart Vera (Salford University, UK)

“Design Workshop Experiences Communicating Chinese Medieval History and

Heritage Through Game Design”

15.40 – Panels 2 & 3 Discussion

16.00 Closing roundtable and remarks:

Dr. Maxime Danesin & Dr. Manuel Hernández-Pérez

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