Member Publication

Tim Iles timiles2003
Wed Sep 10 10:43:52 EDT 2008

Apologies for cross-listing.
Member publication, now available for ordering from Brill:


The Crisis of Identity in Contemporary Japanese Film: Personal, Cultural, National 

Timothy Iles
? October 2008 
? ISBN 978 90 04 17138 1 
? Hardback (256 pp.) 
? List price EUR 99.- / US$ 158.- 
? Brill?s Japanese Studies Library, 30 

This study, from a variety of analytical approaches, examines ways in which contemporary 
Japanese film presents a critical engagement with Japan?s project of modernity to demonstrate the ?crisis? in conceptions of identity. The work discusses gender, the family, travel, the ?everyday? as horror, and ways in which animated films can offer an ideal space in which an ideal conception of identity may emerge and thrive. It presents close, theoretically-informed textual analyses of the thematic issues contemporary Japanese films raise, through a wide range of genres, from comedy, family drama, and animation, to science fiction and horror by directors such as Kurosawa Kiyoshi, Morita Yoshimitsu, Miike Takashi, Oshii Mamoru, Kon Satoshi, and Miyazaki Hayao, in language that is accessible but precise. 

Many thanks,

Timothy Iles

Department of Pacific and Asian Studies
University of Victoria

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