Aug
28

My Books, My Centerpiece

Putting together my research conclusions, I rely on the published books I have. Each offers very specific arguments and their own comprehensive research, so I focus more of my energy on reading them and use articles more for breaks. It gets tiring reading so much kanji at once! These are the materials I was able to…
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Jul
31

Frustrations in the Library

As I mentioned before, I became quite frustrated with my research, in ways that I hadn’t anticipated before choosing to begin an independent project. Primarily, they concerned physically obtaining materials, due to the rarity of both books on the phenomenon of cell-phone novels and the published copies of the novels themselves.

Jun
30

Tokyo and Why I Was There

Hi again! In this post, I will elaborate on my time at the National Diet Library (国立国会図書館)in Tokyo, Japan.

May
02

Keitai Shōsetsu, the Media Creation of the Modern Identity (Abstract)

Hi, my name is Anastasia Rivera! I’m a student at the College majoring in Philosophy and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, a concentration within Global Studies. For my honors thesis, I will be looking at keitai shōsetsu as an observable foundation for modern identity formation, as a marriage of literature and technology that speaks on postmodern culture…
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