Christopher Bolton


Christopher Bolton teaches Japanese literature and comparative literature at Williams College in Massachusetts.  His work centers on modern Japanese fiction and Japanese animation, particularly interfaces between literature and science.  He has written extensively on the work of anime director Oshii Mamoru, as well as on Abe Kobo, the Japanese avant-garde writer often credited with helping to establish prose SF in Japan.  Bolton is co-editor of "Robot Ghosts and Wired Dreams: Japanese Science Fiction from Origins to Anime" (forthcoming in 2007).  He is also associate editor of "Mechademia", an annual forum for critical writing about anime and manga that is trying to bridge the divide between the ways academics and fans talk about anime.


Recently published - Editorial board: Mechademia 1: Emerging Worlds of Anime and Manga (2006); FORTHCOMING: co-editor, Robot Ghosts and Wired Dreams: Japanese Science Fiction from Origins to Anime (fall 2007); associate editor: Mechademia 2: Networks of Desire (fall 2007)

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DayTimeTitleDescriptionParticipants
Thu1500Autographs Christopher BOLTON
Fri1100Kaffeeklatsche Christopher BOLTON
Fri1200Avant-Pop Revolutions Takayuki TATSUMI, Tetsuya SATOU, Yoriko SHONO, Tadashi NAGASAWA, Christopher BOLTON
Sat1400SF Studies and SF Education Takayuki TATSUMI, Takashi ISHIKAWA, Tadashi NAGASAWA, Christopher BOLTON, William GARDNER, Thomas SCHNELLBAECHER