Visiting researchers Associate Professor Anne McKnight (Shirayuri University, Tokyo), Dr Emerald King (LaTrobe University, Melbourne), and Dr Masafumi Monden (University of Technology), together with UQ School of Languages and Cultures scholars, will lead a masterclass on:

• Researching Japanese culture from outside of Japan: theoretical and practical concerns

• Researching Japanese culture in Japan

• The transdisciplinary, transcultural, and translingual aspects of shōjo studies

• Future research topics in international shōjo studies

This will be followed by the opportunity for participants to seek individual advice on their projects from experts and emerging specialists. The session is designed to encourage networking and mentoring.

The masterclass is open to everyone and it is free to attend. To apply, please send a one-page biography or CV that includes details of your interest in shōjo studies, and work you have done in this area to Lucy Fraser ( 


Colin Clark Building (#39), The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD