Roland Kelts: New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Bark Room (Orientation Room), Sheila C. Johnson Design Center 2 West 13th Street, Room M101, New York, NY 10011
The Hybrid Roots of Manga
Author Roland Kelts discusses how the influx of American and other Western cultural artifacts after World War II evolved into a form of expression whose visual and narrative characteristics are today considered distinctively Japanese.
Roland Kelts is the author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling Japanamerica. His articles, essays and fiction are published in The New Yorker, Time, the Wall Street Journal, The Village Voice, Newsweek Japan, Vogue, Cosmopolitan and The Japan Times, among others. He is also a frequent contributor to CNN, the BBC, NPR and NHK. He is a visiting scholar at Keio University and contributing editor of Monkey Business, Japan’s premier literary magazine. His forthcoming novel is called Access.
Sponsored by the School of Art, Media, and Technology.
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