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[issue] Volume 5, Issue 2 Anime and Utopia

Posted 09 May, 2010

On behalf of Donald Ault and the Editorial Staff of ImageTexT, I am pleased to announce that ImageTexT Volume 5, Issue 2 is now available:

This specual issue of ImageTexT, "Anime and Utopia" is edited by Phillip E. Wegner. The issue gathers perspectives from the fields of comics and visual rhetoric and utopian studies in order to interrogate significant works of Japanese anime. "Anime and Utopia" features articles by Matthew Stoddard, Anthony Lioi, Phillip E. Wegner and John Leavey and reviews by Megan Condis, Tania Darlington and Tof Eklund.

Table of Contents


Anime's Coming Communities by Phillip E. Wegner


Contested Utopias: Ghost in the Shell, Cognitive Mapping, and the Desire for Communism by Matthew Stoddard

The City Ascends: Laputa: Castle in the Sky as Critical Ecotopia by Anthony Lioi

"An Unfinished Project that was Also a Missed Opportunity": Utopia and Alternate History in Hayao Miyazaki's My Neighbor Totoro by Phillip E. Wegner

Possessed by and of: Up against Seeing: Princess Mononoke by John Leavey


Digital Love: A Review of Cinephilia in the Age of Digital Reproduction: Film, Pleasure and Digital Culture, Vol.1 by Megan Condis

Review of Otaku: Japan's Database Animals by Tania Darlington

Review of God of Comics: Osamu Tezuka and the Creation of Post-World War II Manga by Tof Eklund



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