Collection of Kinema club covers

Conferences

Kinema Club has held nearly annual conferences and workshops for over a decade in North America, Japan and Europe. They range from full-blown affairs involving hundreds of participants (e.g., KC V in Tokyo in 2005) to small workshops with a couple dozen members. They are usually pay-as-you-go get-togethers—with intense discussions. Check here for information on upcoming events.

Kinema Club Conferences

  • In-person

    Kinema Club XXII

    Borders, Boundaries, Edges, and Fringes in Japanese Film (Studies)

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    Kinema Club XXI

    A Workshopping Workshop for Emerging Scholars

    Japanese postal stamp
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    Kinema Club XIX

    A2—20 Years On - we will meet once again to take stock of the field 20 years on and discuss our bright future.

    Kinema Club Medallion
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    Kinema Club XVIII

    Gender and Sexuality in Japanese Cinema

    Kikusui Kurishima
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    Kinema Club XVII

    Japanese Film Studies “Abroad”

    Teikokukan Shishi
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    Kinema Club XV

    Kinema Club will be held in conjunction with the Nippon Connection Film Festival, the largest festival for Japanese film, and in cooperation with the

    Kamata movie poster
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    Kinema Club XIV

    Please join us for the 14th Kinema Club Conference for Film and Moving Images from Japan on November 22 & 23, 2014, at Meiji University.

    Kikusui Moroguchi
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    Kinema Club XIII

    13th Kinema Club Conference for Film and Moving Images from Japan on January 17 & 18, 2014, at Harvard University.

    Kinema Kan Nikoniko
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    Kinema Club XI

    Japanese Cinema Spaces and Film Environments, Vienna, Austria

    Kinema Weekly cover
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    Kinema Club X

    We are pleased to announce the 10th Kinema Club, to take place in Honolulu, from July 30 (Friday) to August 1 (Sunday).

    Kikusui Kurishima
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    Kinema Club IX

    Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass

    Japanese postal stamp
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    Kinema Club XVI

    Beyond the Canon: Reconsidering Japanese Cinema of the 1950s.

    Japanese film star from the 1930s
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    Kinema Club VII

    Regimen Revival and Recent Japanese Cinema - the seventh edition of the Kinema Club conference in Japanese film and moving image studies.

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    Kinema Club VI

    Screening of The Remembered Traces of the Yi Dynasty

    Kinema Kurabu Sessue cover
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    Kinema Club III

    The success of Kinema Club II in Honolulu left participants screaming for more. So here you go! 

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    Kinema Club IV - A Volume from One to Eleven

    This incarnation of Kinema Klub will be held in Montreal and will focus on the form, function and systems of excess in genre films.

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    Kinema Club II

    East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawai’i

    Chushin gura movie poster
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    Kinema Club Workshop

    Enable participants to engage in collaborative reflection on a series of papers on the subject of Japanese cinema studies.

    Bantsuma movie poster