Welcome to the online home of Amanda Kennell, PhD. I am a Clinical Assistant Professor of Japanese Studies in the Asian Studies Program of the University at Buffalo.  Previously, I was a Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellow at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures in Norwich, England. I study the literature, film, and other media of modern Japan. Currently, I am writing a book on Japanese adaptations of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland novels. You can see a limited version of my CV by clicking on the tab above.  I have also uploaded information about a symposium I organized, Adaptation, or How Media Relate in Japan, which you can access through the tab above.

News: Manga, an exhibit at the British Museum on which I consulted, is open to the public now until August 26th.

I recently contributed a post on Mika Ninagawa’s Sakuran to the Directed by Women initiative.