Professeure invitée 2018-2019
Jaqueline Berndt holds a first degree in Japanese Studies (1987) and a PhD in Aesthetics/Art Theory from Humboldt University Berlin (1991); she is now Professor in Japanese Culture at Stockholm University. From 1991 to 2016 she worked at Japanese universities, teaching mainly visual culture and media studies in Japanese as well as English; eventually she served as Professor of Comics Theory at the Graduate School of Manga, Kyoto Seika University. Informed by visual culture, popular media, and exhibition/museum studies, her teaching and research focuses on manga as graphic narratives, anime, and modern Japanese art. Current interests are area studies as media studies, media specificity within media ecologies, and aesthetic materialities of contemporary manga and anime.
Research Seminar "Historiography and Recognition of War-Time Trauma in East Asia" Guest Lecture "Touching the War-time Past"