CRYTC is pleased to present a lecture by Dr. Sumiko Shirai, Professor in the Department of Children’s Literature and Culture at Shirayuri College in Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Shirai will be delivering a lecture entitled, “The Graphic Strategy of Skim: The Adaptation of Ukiyo-e, a Japanese print, in the graphic novel by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki,” on March 2, 2011. This event will take place at 12:30PM in 1L04.
Skim, a graphic novel by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki, tells a coming-of-age story that includes suicide, depression, and homosexual love. Dr. Shirai will speak about the likeness between the image of the heroine Skim and the image of “Beautiful Women” in traditional Japanese Ukiyo-e woodblock prints.