EastAsia+ Joshua Neves
“Southern Effects: Kaiju, Cultural Intimacy, and the Production of Distribution”
Joshua Neves, Associate Professor and Director of the Global Emergent Media (GEM) Lab at Concordia University (Montréal) spoke on “Southern Effects: Kaiju, Cultural Intimacy, and the Production of Distribution." His talk traces a particular genealogy of special effects in Asia, the talk moving from King Kong (1933) and Godzilla (1954) to the 2013 Chinese-Korean blockbuster Mr. Go (Kim Yong-hwa, 2013) and the 2021 release of King Kong vs. Godzilla, among others. This talk was recorded on April 29, 2021.
Presented by the Cornell EastAsia+ Initiative, a collective of scholars, publishing professionals, curators, and graduate students dedicated to exploring new possibilities for academic publishing, networking, and collaboration in East Asia media studies and digital humanities research.
EastAsia+ is generously supported this spring by funding from Cornell University’s Society for the Humanities.