Kashtan Presents Paper on Miyazaki and Monsters

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.

Diane Jakacki

About Diane Jakacki

Diane Jakacki received her PhD from the University of Waterloo, where she specialized in early modern printed drama, and participated in federally-funded digital humanities research projects. She has published two articles on applying social semiotic methods to early modern theatre history, an edition of Wit and Science, and co-authored an essay on developing digital image annotation tools. She is a software consultant to imageMAT and the Records of Early English Drama. At Georgia Tech she applies digital humanities methods to pedagogical solutions. Jakacki is currently developing researching the Elizabethan clown Richard Tarlton and his touring relationship with the Queen’s Men troupe.
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