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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

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Start date : 
September, 2020
Thesis Topic: 
From A to B and Back Again? Picturebook Adaptations in Nineteenth-Century Japan
Research Summary: 
Freddie is looking at strategies of adaptation in 19th-century Japanese popular literature, with a particular focus on picturebook genres such as yomihon and gōkan. Through analysing the transformations in content and format, he aims to clarify the connections between narrativity, temporality, text and image on the page - ultimately as a means of considering what these creative rewritings may tell us about the relationship between commercial publication and the evolution of readership from late Edo through into the Meiji period.