Category Archives: edjukashun

education & classes, and life at university

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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

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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.

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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

Here we go . . . Comments Off

Registered for classes this morning. ANS390 Readings in Modern East Asia – Stalker (required proseminar for new grad students in East Asian studies) ANS385 Visual Evidence in Modern China – Tsai (related to my field as it concerns ‘reading’ a variety of visual media) JPN320K Readings in Modern Japanese, Intermediate Level – Aida (3rd year [...]

last undergrad post (cp) Comments Off

It’s official – I got my diploma today. ©Â 2009 Flash Photography

Next-to-last post on undergrad stuff (cp) 2

(The last one will be once I have the diploma actually in hand.) Got my official grade report, and it appears that not only did Genji to Godzilla go in as for-credit and not pass/fail, resulting in an A for the course, but I also somehow managed an A in the Sufism class. So that [...]