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Researcher: Norris, CJ (Dr Craig Norris)

Fields of Research

Communication and Media Studies
Media Studies
Screen and Media Culture
Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies
Globalisation and Culture

Research Objectives

The Media
Communication Across Languages and Culture

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

100 Anime and Cinema Anime: Critical Engagements with Japanese Animation
Manga Discourse in Japanese Theatre: The Location of Noda Hideki's Yume no Yuminsha by Yoshiko Fukushima
Millennial Monsters: Japanese Toys and the Global Imagination, Anne Allison (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006)
Perfect Blue and the negative representation of fans; Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema
A Japanese media pilgrimage to a Tasmanian bakery; Transformative Works and Cultures
Australian Fandom of Japanese Anime (Animation); Alter Asians: Asian-Australian Identities in Art, Media and Popular Culture
Creating Godzilla's Media Tourism: Comparing Fan and Local Government Practices; Refractory: a Journal of Entertainment Media
Cyborg girls and shape-shifters: The discovery of difference by Anime and Manga Fans in Australia; Refractory: A Journal of Entertainment Media
Expectations denied: Fan and industry conflict around the localisation of the Japanese video game Yakuza 3; The Fibreculture Journal
Exporting Japan's Culture: From Management Style to Manga; Cambridge Companion to Modern Japanese Culture
Girl Power: The Female Cyborg in Japanese Anime; Super/Heroes: From Hercules to Superman
Hybrid Manga: Implications for the Global Knowledge Economy; Manga: An Anthology of Global and Cultural Perspectives
Images of Resistance in Manga and Anime's Improbable Subjects; Journal of the Oriental Society of Australia
Japanese media tourism as world-building: Akihabara’s Electric Town and Ikebukuro’s Maiden Road; Participations
Madman Entertainment: A Case Study in 'By Fans for Fans' Media Distribution; Media International Australia
Madman in the House: Understanding media merchandising, the implications for convergence and new knowledge economies; Cultural Studies Association of Australia: Sustaining Culture
Manga, Anime and Visual Art Culture; The Cambridge Companion to Modern Japanese Culture
Posthuman Drag: Understanding Cosplay as Social Networking in a Material Culture; Intersections: Gender, History and Culture in The Asian Context
Selling Otaku? Mapping the Relationship between Industry and Fandom in the Australian Cosplay Scene; Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific
The Cross-Cultural Appropriation of Manga and Anime in Australia

Research Projects

Japanese Studies Association of Australia Conference 2013, Canberra; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
The Tourist, The Witch and the Bakery: Representations of Place in Networked Societies; University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Research Candidate Supervision

"Strange News" A History of Myths in News Media- Where Fact and Fiction Meet
A Case Study of (Regional) Place Branding- Tasmania's Complex and Contested Identity, Public Diplomacy Dilemmas and Communication Flows in its Place Branding Strategy towards China
From local to global- Geek culture in Tasmania
Lolita- Atemporal Class-Play with Tea and Cakes
Participatory Acts- Is the Sucess of Sleep No More Evidence that the Net has changed narrative?
Quality Television, Sharing Culture and the Fragmented Audience.
Rationalising the Irrational- How Does Cognitive Dissonance Help to Construct Aspects of Supernatural Narrative in Manga, Light Novels and Anime?
Social Media as a News Source- The Way Newspapers Use Social Media Texts to Report on Crisis Events
Story- Mapping the Journey to Self