Marco PELLITTERI

Shanghai International Studies University (China)

Marco PELLITTERI is a Sociologist and specialist of communication, he has a Ph.D. in Sociology and social research, title gained at the University of Trento (Italy) in 2009. He has worked for the Ceri (Sciences-Po) in Paris, the University of Trento, the Iard Institute (Milan), the Aesvi, the IsiCult institute on cultural industries (Rome). He is currently a Honorary Research Fellow at London Metropolitan University (2010-13) and Japan Foundation Research Fellow at Kobe University (2013-14), with a project on the metaphors of trauma in Japanese animation for youth and the representation of the Japanese facing domestic traumas in European newspapers. He is the author of five books on comics, animation, mass media and youths. Translator for several publishers; for Tunué publishing house he is the scientific director of the essay series “Lapilli,” “Lapilli Giganti,” “Le virgole,” and “Frizzz.” He is also the scientific director of the annual International Cartoonists’ Exhibition of Rapallo (Genoa). His doctorate thesis has won two prizes, among which the 2009 “‘John A. Lent’ Scholarship in Comics Studies,” an academic award assigned by the International Comic Arts Forum. His most recent book, The Dragon and the Dazzle: Models, Strategies, and Identities of Japanese Imagination (It. ed. Tunué 2008, Engl. edition Tunué 2010), has been published thanks to two money grants of the Japan Foundation for the translation and worldwide distribution.

 

Participation in MUTUAL IMAGES RESEARCH ASSOCIATION events

 

MUTUAL IMAGES 1st International Worskhop (2013) :

Exporting young Japan between text and image

Chairman

 

MUTUAL IMAGES 2nd International Workshop (2014) :

Portrait of Japan: Myths and Realities

Chairman

 

MUTUAL IMAGES 3rd International Workshop (2015):

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

Chairman 

 

MUTUAL IMAGES 6th International Workshop (2018):

Mediatised Images of Japan in Europe: Through the Media Kaleidoscope

Keynote Speaker:

"When a Minor Imaginary gets Nazionale-Popolare: The Case of Japanese Animation in Italy, a 40-year Long Mainstream Presence that Reframed Japan in the Italian Media and Public Opinion"

 

 

Publications with Mutual Images Journal

 

Vol. 1 (Summer 2016):

Between Texts and Images: Mutual Images of Japan and Europe

"A Few Remarks on the Notions of Japan and Japanese Culture in Europe" (p. 1-21)

 

Vol. 2 (Winter 2017):

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

"Editorial" (p. 1-4)

 

Vol. 3 (Autumn 2017):

Visuality and Fictionality of Japan and Europe in a Cross-Cultural Framework

"Editorial" (p. 1-4) - (co-authored with Matteo FABBRETTI)

 

Vol. 4 (Spring 2018):

Japan and Asia: Representations of Selfness and Otherness

"Editorial" (p. 3-5) - (co-authored with Aurore YAMAGATA-MONTOYA)

 

 

 

 

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 Publication (since 2014)

 

Editor in Chief of Mutual Images Journal

 

Co-organiser of MUTUAL IMAGES 3rd International Workshop (2015):

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