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Doctoral researcher

Katharina Hülsmann M.A.

Profile

Katharina Hülsmann studied Modern Japanese Studies and English at Heinrich-Heine-University from 2006 to 2010. She received a scholarship from the East-Asia Foundation for her B.A. dissertation. During her consecutive M.A. degree of Modern Japanese Studies, she studied abroad at Ferris University in Yokohama and finished her degree at Heinrich-Heine-University in 2014. Her studies focus on Japanese popular culture, new media, constructions of gender and transcultural phenomena. In the winter term of 2014/2015 she became a PhD student at Heinrich-Heine-University, supervised by Prof. Dr. Michiko Mae. She examines Japanese dôjinshi as an example for creative participation in popular culture. Since December 2014, she has been teaching as a member of the staff at the Department of Modern Japanese Studies.

Research interests

  • transcultural phenomena in popular culture
  • video games as a new narrative medium
  • media culture in the digital age
  • fan studies
  • gender studies

Dissertation Abstract (german):
undefinedJapanische dōjinshi des Marvel-Universums – Zwischen Konsum und Subversivität, zwischen transkulturellem Fandom und Peripherie (working title)

 

 

Publications

2016: „Japanische dōjinshi zwischen transkulturellem Fandom und lokalen Eigenheiten“ [Japanese dōjinshi between transcultural fandom and local peculiarities]. In: Schönbein, Martina und Stein, Juliane (Hg.) KJ Facetten 3: Fankultur (in Druck).

2016: „Jenseits von Dichotomien – Diversifikation von Männlichkeitskonstruktionen in Boys’-Love-dōjinshi“. [Beyond dichotomies: Diversification of constructs of masculinities in Boys’-Love-dōjinshi] In: Mae, Michiko; Scherer, Elisabeth, Hülsmann, Katharina (Hg.) (2015): Japanische Populärkultur und Gender – Ein Studienbuch. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, S. 179–206.

2015: „Kokkuri-san trifft Bloody Mary: Unheimliche folkloristische Praktiken als transkulturelles Motiv“[Kokkuri-san meets Bloody Mary: Uncanny folkloristic practices as a transcultural motif]. In: Japan-Pop without Borders? Transkulturalität und Subkulturen in der japanischen Popkultur. Düsseldorf: dup, S. 213–234.

2011: „Der Raum als Mutterschoß: Silent Hill 4 und das hikikomori-Phänomen“ [The room as a womb: Silent Hill 4 and the hikikomori phenomenon]. In: Japan-Pop Revolution – Neue Trends der japanischen Gesellschaft reflektiert in der Popkultur. Düsseldorf: dup, S. 43–59.

 

 

Presentations

09/06/2018 „Visible, Intimate Spaces – Queer Contents in Amateur BL Works under Academic Scrutiny“. Panel 3B: Portrayals of Queerness in Popular Culture and the Potentials and Dangers of New Queer Visibility. BAJS Conference 2018, University of Sheffield.

08/29/2018 „Der Ritsumeikan/Pixiv Vorfall – Kontroversen um die Verwendung und Zitation von digitalen fannischen Archiven“ [The Ritsumeikan/Pixiv Incident - Controversies about the Use and Citation of Digital Fannish Archives] . Panel B: Digital Humanities. 17th German-Language Japanologist Day, Free University of Berlin.

06/29/2018 "Researching 'Carefully and Politely': Conducting Field Work on Japanese Fan Communities after the Ritsumeikan Incident". Panel A1: Difficulties of the Fan Studies Researcher. Fan Studies Network Conference 2018. School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Cardiff University, Cardiff.

05/25/2018 "Die Romantik europäischer Szenerien im frühen shōjo-Manga". [Romantic European Scenarios in early shōjo-manga]. Haus der Universität, Düsseldorf.

08/17/2017 "Transcultural Potentials of Japanese Fan Work: First Field Results". Study Group History and Humanities, German Institute for Japanese Studies, Tokyo.

06/25/2017 "The Marvel Cinematic Universe in Japanese Dōjinshi Culture". Panel E3 Convention Spaces, Fan Studies Network Conference, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield

11/19/2016 „Dōjinshi zwischen ausdrückender und textueller Produktivität – Überlegungen zu Fiske“ [Dōjinshi between enunciative and textual productivity - Thoughts on Fiske]. Culture and Media Section, Conference of the German Association for Social Science Research of Japan.

11/16/2016 „Japanische Populärkultur als Forschungsgegenstand“ [Japanese Popular Culture as a Research Subject]. Ceremonial Address in honour of Michiko Mae, Schloss Mickeln, Düsseldorf.

06/25/2016 „When Fan Works Travel“ Speed Geeking Session of the Fan Studies Network Conference. University of East Anglia, Norwich.

04/08/2016 „Japanische Dojinshi zwischen transkulturellem Fandom und Peripherie“. [Japanese Dôjinshi between transcultural Fandom and the Periphery] Doctoral Conference & Workshop: Interdisziplinäres Arbeiten. Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich.

06/27/2015 „Globales Fandom?“ [Global Fandom?] Workshop: Japanforschung im digitalen Zeitalter. Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

05/22/2015 „Dôjinshi – japanische Amateur-Manga und internationale Fanzines“ [Dôjinshi - Japanese Amateur-Manga and international Fanzines]. Japan-Pop ohne Grenzen, Symposium for the Anniversary „50 Years of HHU“ Haus der Universität, Düsseldorf

05/22/2011 „,Sucker Punch’ im internationalen Datenbankmodell“ ['Sucker Punch' and the international database model] Japanese Popular Culture as a Hybrid, 1st Student Symposium of the Department for Modern Japanese Studies, Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf

11/28/2010 „,Japanese Cool’ in American cartoons: The creation of an Asian identity in the TV-series ,Avatar: The Last Airbender’” Panel IV: Student Panel "Reading Manga, Studying Japanese Studies" Cultural Power Japan – Impact and Intellectual Dimensions, Conference of the German Association for Social Science Research of Japan.

11/06/2010 „Die visuelle Darstellung des Raumes als Mutterschoß in Silent Hill 4: The Room – Eine popkulturelle Verarbeitung des hikikomori-Phänomens“ [The visual depiction of the room as a womb in Silent Hill 4: The Room - A popular culture reprocessing of the hikikomori phenomenon]
Metamorphosen der Wirklichkeit, 5th Student Symposium of Japanology in Trier.

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