Seminar Series on Open Access Publishing for Journals of Kyoto University (in Japanese)


This three-session series of seminars reconsiders the significance of university-published journals such as Diamond Open Access (OA) and teaches about the open-source tools available to improve their sustainability and reputation.

Sessions: May 30, June 27, July 25

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Queer Cinema Forum 2024

The Transcultural Studies Division holds lecture series “Queer Cinema Forum 2024” conducted by Prof. Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano.

The 2024 Transcultural Cinema Forum will focus on queer cinema and examine the boundaries that create many of the dichotomies depicted in cinema, such as heterosexual/homosexual, gay/lesbian, male/female, normal/abnormal, common sense/uncommon sense, Japan/other regions. The word “queer” is generally regarded as a pejorative term that has the potential to hurt others, but at the same time it is a powerful keyword that can shake up our own notions of normality. By situating “queer” and/or “queerness” at the center of our discussion, this course will examine the possibilities and limitations in our societies.

Through Queer Cinema Forum 2024, we will not only learn about the blurring of “boundaries,” the narrative of imagination and its instability, but also consider the universal questions and doubts that abound in our everyday lives. Why do we discriminate against each other? What is the purpose of our lives when we know we will eventually die? What does it mean to be happy? What must we do to improve society? Through the discussion of queer cinema, we will expand our thinking toward fundamental questions of identity formation.

Date & Time: April 16, 23, May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4, 15:00-18:15
Location: Lecture Room 9(講義室9), Basement Floor,
Research Building No.2 (総合研究2号館)
Language: English
Free to All

Please find posters here: PDF