François-Rabelais University (France)
Maxime DANESIN is a PhD student in Modern Literature, at François-Rabelais University (Tours, France), and is part of the research unit ICD (Cultural and Discursive Interactions). is field of research is the study of Transtextuality and Transculture in Literature, focusing on the cultural relationship between Japan and Europe, with a particular interest in neomedievalism, light novels and manga. He has published articles on the representation of European Middle Ages in contemporary Japanese literature, on the transtextual relation between Norse sagas and Yukimura Makoto’s manga Vinland Saga, and on the reception of Japanese light novels in France. His ongoing doctoral thesis is titled “The European Representations in Japanese Postmodern Paraliterature: Transculture as a part of the literary creation process”.
Maxime is a also one of the co-founder and one of the vice-president of Mutual Images Research Association. He is also co-manager of the open-access and blind peer-review Mutual Images Journal (ISSN 2496-1868), published by this association.
Participation in MUTUAL IMAGES RESEARCH ASSOCIATION events
MUTUAL IMAGES 1st International Worskhop (2013) :
"The Dawn of Japanese Light Novels in France"
MUTUAL IMAGES 2nd International Workshop (2014)
"The European Middle Ages through the prism of Contemporary Japanese Literature: a study of Vinland Saga, Spice & Wolf and l’Éclipse"
MUTUAL IMAGES 3rd International Workshop (2015):
"Beyond Time & Culture: The Revitalisation of Old Norse Literature and History in Yukimura Makoto’s Vinland Saga"
MUTUAL IMAGES 4th International Workshop (2016):
"Reshaping historical and legendary European figures in the Fate’s universe"
Publications with Mutual Images Journal
Vol. 1 (Summer 2016):
Between Texts and Images: Mutual Images of Japan and Europe
Vol. 2 (Winter 2017):
Japanese Pop Cultures in Europe Today: Economic Challenged, Mediated Notions, Future Opportunities
Involvement with MUTUAL IMAGES RESEARCH ASSOCIATION
Co-creator of MUTUAL IMAGES RESEARCH ASSOCIATION
Member of MUTUAL IMAGES RESEARCH ASSOCIATION Board:
Vice-President in Charge of Events (since 2014)
Co-manager of Mutual Images Journal
Co-organiser of all workshops