Biography

My research and teaching focus on Japanese and Asian media. Using my background in Japanese Studies, I have made Japanese cinema a central research and teaching focus, writing extensively about contemporary Japanese anime and film. I specialise in local and transnational studies of Asian media industries, particularly investigating aspects of popular cinema and television. I am the author of  Anime: A Critical Introduction (Bloomsbury, 2015) and co-edited the Eisner Award-nominated Superheroes on World Screens (University of Mississippi, 2015) collection, as well as publishing in a wide range of academic journals including Cinema Journal, the International Journal of Cultural Studies and Velvet Light Trap.  I have an interest in a variety of texts including anime, Japanese cinema, comic book movies and children’s film and television, especially animation.

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Denison, R.

(2017)

Anime's Star Voices: Voice Actor (Seiyu) Performance and Stardom in Japan,

in Locating the Voice in Film : Critical Approaches and Global Practices.

Oxford: Oxford University Press

pp. 101-118

ISBN 9780190261122

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Denison, R.

(2016)

Franchising and Film in Japan: Transmedia Production and the Changing Roles of Film in Contemporary Japanese Media Culture,

in Cinema Journal

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pp. 67-88

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Denison, R.

(2016)

Tracing Asian Franchises: Local and Transnational Reception of Hana Yori Dango,

in Media Across Borders : Localising TV, Film and Video Games.

Routledge

pp. 51-66

ISBN 9781138809451

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Denison, R.

(2015)

Redistributing Japanese Television Dorama: The Shadow Economies and Communities around Online Fan Distribution of Japanese Media,

in Velvet Light Trap

75

pp. 58-72

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Furukawa, H., Denison, R.

(2015)

Disaster and relief: The 3.11 Tohoku and Fukushima disasters and Japan’s media industries ,

in International Journal of Cultural Studies

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pp. 225-241

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Denison, R. (ed.), Mizsei Ward, R. (ed.)

(2015)

Superheroes on World Screens,

University Press of Mississippi

ISBN 9781628462340

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Denison, R.

(2015)

Anime: A Critical Introduction,

Bloomsbury

ISBN 978-1-84788-479-4

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Denison, R.

(2014)

Franchising and Failure: Discourses of Failure within the Japanese-American Speed Racer Franchise,

in Mechademia : Origins.

pp. 269-281

ISBN 0816695350

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Denison, R.

(2014)

Japanese and Korean Film Franchising and Adaptation,

in Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema

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article no. Editor's Introduction

pp. 105-117

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Denison, R., Furukawa, H.

(2012)

From Manga to Movies: New Trends in Collaborative Production in Japanese Media Franchise,

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Denison, R., Furukawa, H.

(2012)

Japanese Cinema Now: Production Trends in Contemporary Japanese Cinema,

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Denison, R.

(2011)

Anime Fandom and the Liminal Spaces between Fan Creativity and Piracy,

in International Journal of Cultural Studies

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pp. 449-466

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Denison, R.

(2011)

No Tights, No Flights: Smallville's Special Effects and the Inter-media Adaptation of the "Super",

in Investigating Smallville: A Superhero for the Teenage Generation.

Scarecrow Press

pp. 65-86

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Denison, R.

(2010)

Anime Tourism: The Studio Ghibli Art Museum and Global Audiences for Anime,

in Japan Forum ISSN Print: 0955-5803

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pp. 545-563

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Denison, R.

(2010)

Bollywood Blends: Genre and Performance in Shahrukh Khan's Post-Millenial Films,

in Genre and Performance: Film and Television.

Manchester University Press

pp. 184-204

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Denison, R.

(2010)

Gurinder Chadha,

in Fifty Contemporary Filmakers (Revised Edition).

Routledge

pp. 98-106

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Denison, R.

(2010)

Hayao Miyazaki,

in Fifty Contemporary Filmmakers (Revised Edition).

Routledge

pp. 288-295

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Denison, R.

(2010)

Transcultural Creativity in Anime: Hybrid Identities in the Production, Distribution, Texts and Fandom of Japanese Anime,

in Creative Industries Journal

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pp. 221-235

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Denison, R.

(2010)

Anime tourism: discursive construction and reception of the Studio Ghibli Art Museum,

in Japan Forum

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pp. 545-563

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Denison, R.

(2009)

"British to a fang, British to a Whisker": Reconsidering The Muppet Show's National Identity and Authorship through its British Reception,

in Kermit Culture: Perspectives on Jim Henson's Muppets.

MacFarland

pp. 154-169

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Key Research Interests

Research interests - international circulation of film and television texts and cultures. Japanese cinema is a central research focus, and the relationships between the national and the global with reference to American film and television. Interests in a variety of texts including anime, Japanese cinema, comic book movies and children's film and television, especially animation.
Current research projects include: Manga to the Movies, an AHRC Research Council Funded Project Analysing Japanese Media Franchising (January 2011 - 2013).  To find out more information please visit http://www.mangamoviesproject.com/about