Human Rights and Social Media

A Workshop Organised by the Centre for Critical Human Rights Research

Friday 9 December 2016, Building 20, Lecture Theatre 5

Special Lecture (Chair: Rowena Ward)

9:00 Anne Allison (Duke University)
The Spectre of Dying Alone: A Manga of Lonely Death in Japan

Panel One (Chair: Vera Mackie)

10:00 Alexander Brown
Social Media and the Intimate Public

10:30 Linh Nguyen
A Different Angle: Reading Social Media Responses to the Vietnamese Youtube Series My Best Gay Friends

11:00–11:30 Tea Break

Panel Two (Chair: Alexander Brown)

11:30 Khursten Santos
Twitter #Fandom_69Min and the Regulation of Fans’ ‘Intimate Citizenship’

12:00 Loren Vettoretto
Women’s Contemporary Experiences of Hostility in the Video Game Industry

12:30 Mark McLelland
Art as Activism in Japan: The Case of a Good-for-Nothing Kid and her Pussy

1:00 Lunch (Foyer of Building 20)

Anne Allison will launch Mark McLelland (ed.), The End of Cool Japan? Ethical, Legal and Cultural Challenges to Japanese Popular Culture, Routledge.