Manga at La Trobe University

Manga at La Trobe University

16 Aug 2011

The La Trobe University Borchardt Library has recently purchased nearly a 100 individual titles of Manga—the Japanese word for ‘comics’— sometimes referred to as graphic novels, in both the English and Japanese versions. 

library_stdThe individual titles actually amount to thousands of new volumes and will be displayed on level one of the Melbourne Library until they go to their permanent home on level 3 says La Trobe Humanities and Social Sciences & Education Faculty Librarian Lisa Donnelly.

‘Manga are enjoyed by people of all ages in Japan as the medium includes a broad range of genres like romance, historical drama, comedy, horror, mystery, action and adventure, romance, sports and games and science fiction and fantasy.

‘The collection was originally created to support an Asian studies subject called Japanese Anime and Manga, but we realised the popularity of the graphic novel would extend to a much wider university population,’ says Ms Donnelly.

To celebrate this new collection, Asian Studies lecturers Professor Kaori Okano and Dr Lidia Tanaka, will present a talk titled—Japan Manga and the World— as part of a series of talks being organised by the Humanities and Social Science Faculty Librarians in the library Wednesday 17 August. 

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What: Japan Manga and the World—Launch of new library section

When: Wednesday 17 August 1pm- 2pm

Where: La Trobe University Borchardt Library, Library Seminar Room, refreshments will be provided.

Contact Lisa Donnelly for more information E l.donnelly@latrobe.edu.au  

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