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, where I research and teach about the literature, film, and other media of modern Japan.  Previously, I was a Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellow at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures in Norwich, England.  My work has appeared in The Journal of Popular Culture, Film Criticism, and the catalogue for Manga, an exhibit at the British Museum on which I consulted.  In addition to written publications, I curate exhibits of others’ artistic creations for general audiences.  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.  Information about a symposium that I organized, Adaptation, or How Media Relate in Japan, is accessible through the tab above.

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

I guest edited the forthcoming third issue of volume twelve of the Journal of Adaptation in Film & Performance, which includes four wonderful articles by Nobuko Anan, Rayna Denison, Linda Flores, Michiko Oshiyama, and Kohki Watabe, as well as an article and an essay by myself.