I was so caught up in finishing my dissertation that I neglected to announce that I have earned my PhD. I filed and graduated last month; “Manga’s Global Century: A History of Japanese Comics, 1905-1989” will be available on ProQuest in the near future.
As for me, I will be at Anime Expo in the very near future. I’ll be speaking in the academic track at 5pm on Monday July 3, on the topic “Researching the History of Manga: 1970’s – We Want to Revolutionize…,” an expansion of my April talk. (I’ll probably change the title on the actual slide deck.)
Many thanks to everyone who supported me in the PhD process. I hope to have more news on the publication front, and others, soon.