ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies

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ImageTexT Volume 5, Issue 2 Spring 2010

ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies is a web journal dedicated to furthering comics scholarship in a variety of disciplines and theoretical perspectives. Access to ImageTexT is provided free of charge by the Department of English at the University of Florida. All authors retain copyright of their essays, and all images are assumed to be protected by original copyright holders. No part of this issue may be republished or reprinted without the permission of the individual authors. Viewing essays and images implies that you agree to our terms of use.

Anime and Utopia

A special issue of ImageTexT edited by Phillip E. Wegner

Editor's Introduction Phillip E. Wegner


Contested Utopias: Ghost in the Shell, Cognitive Mapping, and the Desire for Communism Matthew Stoddard
The City Ascends: Laputa: Castle in the Sky as Critical Ecotopia Anthony Lioi
"An Unfinished Project that was Also a Missed Opportunity": Utopia and Alternate History in Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro Phillip E. Wegner
Possessed by and of: Up against Seeing: Princess Mononoke John Leavey


Digital Love: A Review of Cinephilia in the Age of Digital Reproduction: Film, Pleasure and Digital Culture, Vol.1 Megan Condis
Review of Otaku: Japan's Database Animals Tania Darlington
Review of God of Comics: Osamu Tezuka and the Creation of Post-World War II Manga Tof Eklund


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