Announcing lineup for “Teaching Anime and Manga” (NeMLA April 2018 Pittsburgh)

My colleague Stevi Grimm and I are happy to announce the lineup for our session “Teaching Anime and Manga,” scheduled for the April 2018 convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

  • “Born to Make History: Using Anime and Manga to Cultivate More Confident Kids”
    Stevi Grimm, Jefferson High School
  • “Teaching the War Through Manga and Anime: Contested Memory, Ideology, and Politics”
    Christopher Smith, University of Florida
  • “Using Anime to Facilitate Social and Emotional Learning”
    DeVante Allen, Columbia University
  • “Japanese Anime Inspires and Builds Community for Children and Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum”
    Heidi Morein, Arcadia University

We’re grateful to the presenters, as well as all applicants: we wanted to include as many presentations as we could, and we hope we can include all applicants in any future conference and professionalization opportunities.

NeMLA has hosted numerous sessions on the study and teaching of comics, as well as many presentations on numerous panels on just anime or manga, so I’m thrilled to be part of a session that focuses primarily on how we talk about Japanese comics and animation in academic settings.

Stevi and I will share the date, time, and location of the session as soon as it is scheduled. And if you want to be part of the discussion at NeMLA in Pittsburgh or elsewhere, please email derek.s.mcgrath@gmail.com or tweet #TeachingAnime #NeMLA18.

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