Author Archives: C Feldman

Thesis: Comments Off

Mita est.

Looking the gift horse in the . . . mouth? Comments Off

Summer Semester Grant – Amount applied for, with documentation Academic expenses: $2859 Living expenses: $4524 Total requested: $7383 Amount received: $500

Much To Do About… Something Comments Off

Assignment: What’s Due: When It’s Due: Paper: Something on religious vs regional identity in pre-modern Maharashtra First draft,20 pages 18 April Paper: Ongoing creolization between Vodou and ‘Western’ esotericism 20 – 30 pages 06 May Paper: Something on religious vs regional identity in pre-modern Maharashtra Final draft,20-25 pages 06 May Short essay on pedagogy 1 [...]

School Stuff Comments Off

For various reasons, it turns out that I need three more Religious Studies classes (instead of the two I previously thought), before I graduate. Rather than try to cram into the Spring Semester all three graduate classes, plus TAing, plus writing my thesis, plus job hunting, it makes more sense to push my thesis–and therefore [...]

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“I want to thank you for your interest in the Southwest Conference on Asian Studies and I am pleased to inform you that your proposal was accepted for the upcoming conference to be held in Fort Worth, TX on September 24 & 25.” Oh crap… Guess this means I’d better write the presentation, huh?

SWCAS Paper Proposal Comments Off

Domination and Diminution: The Shrinking of the Shamaness into the Anime Miko R. Christopher Feldman M.A. candidate Asian Cultures and Languages University of Texas at Austin The figure of the miko or shrine maiden is a popular trope in contemporary Japanese popular culture. Dressed in their traditional red and white outfits, these characters are usually [...]

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First end-of-semester since I started back to school, where I don’t feel at least relieved, if not downright celebratory. Instead I feel like I did 15 rounds with Ali, Holyfield, AND Mike Tyson, and maybe Bruce Lee as well.

Flight Plan Filed Comments Off

I am now registered in Fall for phase one (research phase) of my MA Thesis on Shamanism in Contemporary Japanese Popular Culture.

No skim off my nose, this time Comments Off

It took me longer than expected to finish reading my prof’s book because it turned out to be too enjoyable to skim. Prophet Motive: Deguchi Onisaburo, Oomoto, and the Rise of New Religion in Japan

Ch-ch-changes Comments Off

They’ve added a class on Religion in Modern Asia which is, obviously, right up my alley. Regretfully (because it looks like a really cool class), I’ve had to drop Visual Evidence in Modern China for this. However, as a result of the reading assignment (just spent a couple days reading 100+ pages on visual culture), [...]