Welcome to The Symposium

The Symposium Blog, an online subsidiary of Transformative Works and Cultures recently welcomed two new new correspondents – Andrea Horbinski and Lisa Schmitt – who will be joining Alex Jenkins as regular contributors.

Andrea Horbinski was a 2007-2008 Fulbright fellow at Doshisha University in Kyoto and is currently a Ph.D. student in modern Japanese history at the University of California, Berkeley. She hopes to write a history of manga for her dissertation. (You can read more about her and her interests at her intro post.)

Lisa Schmitt is a proud Canadian fan currently teaching media and gender courses at Bishop’s University. (Her intro post is here.)

The Symposium Blog welcomes essays from fans–and you don’t have to be a professor or even play one on TV. If you are interested in contributing, please contact the editors.

Correction: This post was edited to reflect Andrea Horbinksi’s correct academic affiliation.