On Saturday, October 1, 2011, Aaron Kashtan, 1st-year Brittain Fellow in the Writing and Communication Program at Georgia Tech, presented a paper at the 1st Annual Mechademia Conference and 11th Annual Schoolgirls and Mobilesuits Workshop at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Entitled “This Living Claw: Handwriting as Monstrosity in Miyazaki and Monsters, Inc.,” Dr. Kashtan’s paper discussed the relationship between handwriting and monsters as seen in Pete Docter’s film Monsters, Inc. and Hayao Miyazaki’s films Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro. Dr. Kashtan is currently working on a revised version of the paper for submission as a journal article.
Kashtan Presents Paper on Miyazaki and Monsters
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