New Jen's Horde

Monday, October 18, 2004

Godzilla through a Scholar's Eyes


It's Godzilla's 50th birthday, and what better way to celebrate than by staging a scholarly conference? Later this month in Kansas, you too can attend In Godzilla's Footsteps: Japanese Pop Culture Icons on the Global Stage.

Quote: To commemorate the King of the Monsters' fiftieth birthday, the University of Kansas Center for East Asian Studies is hosting a conference in which scholars from around the world will consider the Godzilla films and their surprising impact on global culture. Find out what a man in a latex lizard suit can tell us about the making of media icons, the international appeal of Japanese pop culture (from AstroBoy and Hello Kitty! to anime and Yu-Gi-Oh!), and the enduring charm of creature features.

You know, I do agree that Godzilla has completely taken over our consciousness in some odd way. Anya, our soon to by 9 year old, considers Godzilla to be one of the "classic" monsters, like Cyclops, werewolves, vampires and of course King Kong and Gamera.

Anya wants everyone to say, "HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GODZILLA!!!!" Posted by Hello

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