Maxime danesin

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) :

Exporting young Japan between text and image

Participant:

"The Dawn of Japanese Light Novels in France"

MUTUAL IMAGES 2nd International Workshop (2014)

Portrait of Japan: Myths and Realities

Participant:

"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):

Japanese Pop Cultures in Europe Today: Economic Challenged, Mediated Notions, Future Opportunities

Participant:

"Beyond Time & Culture: The Revitalisation of Old Norse Literature and History in Yukimura Makoto’s Vinland Saga"

MUTUAL IMAGES 4th International Workshop (2016):

Fictionality in representations of Japan and Europe from a cross-cultural perspective

Participant:

"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

"The European Middle Ages through the prism of Contemporary Japanese Literature: a study of Vinland Saga, Spice & Wolf and l’Éclipse" (p. 95-122)

Vol. 2 (Winter 2017):

Japanese Pop Cultures in Europe Today: Economic Challenged, Mediated Notions, Future Opportunities

"Beyond Time & Culture: The Revitalisation of Old Norse Literature and History in Yukimura Makoto’s Vinland Saga" (p. 185-217)

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