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Jan 31, 2019: We’re excited to announce the awardees for our 2019 New Voices Scholar program, which was created to help some of our most promising authors take their work from the page to the conference sphere.

These three scholars will present their work side by side in a New Voices Scholar panel at the Japanese Studies Association of Australia (JSAA) 2019 Conference, coming up at Monash University, July 1-4. The panel will be chaired by our current Guest Editor, Dr Emma Dalton of RMIT University.

Introducing…. (in chronological order by research area)

Daniel Wyatt

Daniel is a PhD student in his final year of candidacy at Kyushu university in Japan. His presentation will be titled “Orangutan: Monkey, Myth of Monster? Translating New Knowledge in the Meiji Era”. Daniel’s paper, ”Creatures of Myth and Modernity: Meiji-Era Representations of Shōjō’ (Orangutans) as Exotic Animals”, was published in #NVJS9.

Shannon Whiley

Shannon graduated from The University of Queensland in 2015 with Honours in Asian Studies and Japanese, and her NVJS paper is based on her thesis. Her presentation will be titled “Life in War-time Australia: Experiences of Japanese-Australian Soldiers”. Shannon’s paper, “The Experiences of Nikkei-Australian Soldiers in World War II”, was published in #NVJS10.

Daniel Flis

Daniel graduated from Murdoch University with Honours in Asian Studies, and this year begins postgraduate study at Waseda University through a Monbukagakusho scholarship. His presentation will be titled “Finding the Line: Women’s Place in Shōnen Manga”. Daniel’s paper, “Straddling the Line: How Female Authors are Pushing the Boundaries of Gender Representation in Shōnen Manga”, was published in #NVJS10.


Stay tuned for further details, and we look forward to seeing you at #JSAA2019!

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