INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM BORDERLESSNESS AND YOUTH CULTURE IN MODERN JAPAN Friday, October 15, 2010 9:00 – 17:30 J. Armand Bombardier Theatre, McCord Museum of Canadian History 690 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, H3A1E9 Admission is free, but for reasons of space limitation and museum security please pre-register by sending your name to firstname.lastname@example.org. SESSION I. OPENING SESSION: THE YOUTH IN CONTEMPORARY JAPAN (Chair, Fumiko Ikawa-Smith, McGill University) 9:00 – 9:30 Welcome Remarks Christopher Manfredi (Dean, Faculty of Arts, McGill University) David Ownby (Directeur, Centre d'études de l'Asie de l'Est, Université de Montréal) 9:30-9:55 Satoshi Ikeda, Professor, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, Concordia University “Youth Culture and Japan at the Crossroad (or Dead End?)” 9:55 -10:30 Toshiya Ueno, Faculty of Representational Studies, Wako University “Anonymous subject or impersonal agency: circle and gathering in cultural politics in post war/modern Japan” 10:30-1045 BREAK SESSION II -- PERSPECTIVES ON THE YOUTH SUBCULTURE OF JAPAN (Chair, Satoshi Ikeda, Concordia University) 10:45-11:20 Shigemi Nakagawa, Faculty of Letters, Ritsumeikan University “The Precariat as Proletarian Literature: Poverty and Youth Culture” 11:20-11:45 Brian Bergstrom, Dept. of East Asian Studies, McGill University “Refusal or Childishness: Anxious Narratives of Adult Children and Childish Adults" 11:45-12:10 Akane D’Orangeville, Département d'anthropologie, Université de Montréal “’Shonen’, invisible monsters: Discourse and representation of juvenile delinquency since 1997 and marginalization of Japanese youth” 12:10-12:35 Adrienne Hurley, Dept. of East Asian Studies, McGill University “Roughly Twelve or Older: Borderlessness and Juvenile Corrections” 12:35-2:00 LUNCH (Atrium, McCord Museum of Canadian History) SESSION III—FILM STUDIES (Chair, Thomas LaMarre, McGill University) 2:00-2:35 Hideaki Fujiki, Faculty of Letters, Nagoya University “Film stars embodying colonialism and globalization: RiKoran and Zhang Ziyi” 2:35-3:00 Marc Steinberg, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University “From Semiotic Consumption to Narrative Worlds: Japanese Youth Culture and Marketing Practice from the 1980s to the Present” 3:00-3:25 Livia Monnet, Département de littérature comparée, Université de Montréal l “Sexuality, Prosthetics, and the Fantastic in Momoko Ando’s Kakera: A Piece of Our Life (2008)” 3:25-3:40 BREAK SESSION IV – THE JAPANESE YOUTH IN THE BORDERLESS WORLD (Chair, Bernard Bernier, Département d’anthropologie, Université de Montréal) 3:40-4:15 Mari Kotani, Shirayuri College “Mad Scientist in Love：Or: How did I come to stop worrying about the end of the world, and instead love the Mad Scientists?” 4:15-4:40 Sachiyo Kanzaki, Département d’anthropologie, Université de Montréal “Visual-kei rocks you from Japan: globalization and music; hard music and androgyny” 4:40-5:15 Takayuki Tatsumi, Faculty of Letters, Keio University “Ninja and Ninjette: Towards the Theory of Planetary Iconology” th The symposium is presented as one of the events celebrating the 50 Anniversary of the Consulate General of Japan at Montreal. It is organized jointly by the Japan Seminar in Greater Montreal, the Department of East Asian Studies and the Department of Anthropology at McGill University, the Département de Littérature Comparée and the Centre d’études sur l’Asie de l’est at the Université de Montréal, and the Mel Oppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia University. Funding was provided by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science through its San Francisco Office, as well as by the Global Futures Laboratory of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Concordia University and Satoshi Ikeda, Canada Research Chair.