Thesis title: Narratives and counter-narratives of 'cultural trauma' in post-3.11 Japanese cinema.
PhD in Japanese
Year of study: 4
- School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
Chantal Bertalanffy is a PhD Candidate in Japanese Studies at The University of Edinburgh. Previously, she studied Media and Film Studies (BA & BA Hons) at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and obtained her MA in Filmmaking from The London Film School.
Chantal’s PhD research investigates narratives and counter-narratives of ‘cultural trauma’ in post-3.11 Japanese cinema.
Also a filmmaker, Chantal's first feature film is currently in development.
- 27.07.2017 Nordic Summer University: Trauma Narratives and the Ethics of Reading (Saulkrasti, Latvia)
Whose Trauma is it? '3.11', Power Struggle and Cinema
- 15.09.2017 International Conference 'Post-Fukushima Art and Literature in Japan and The West' (The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK)
Whose Trauma is it? The Cinema of 3.11
- 23.10.2017 Bilkent Science Technology and Society Network (University of Bilkent, Ancara, Turkey via video)
What happened to change? Fukushima, Power and Trauma
- 29.06.2018 European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS): Media Tactics and Engagement (The University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands)
The Articulation of Power: 'Shin Godzilla's' Cultural Trauma in post-Fukushima Cinema and 'Love and Peace's' Resistance
- 04.07.2018 Film Philosophy Conference (The University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden)
The Cultural Trauma of Fukushima, Power and The Ethics of Fictional Films
- 07.09.2018 British Association of Japanese Studies (BAJS) Conference (The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK)
What happened to change? Trauma in post-disaster Japanese Cinema
- 27.06.2019 Memory Studies Association (MSA) Conference (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain)
Post-disaster Japan's Cultural Trauma, ‘the way things have been' and Cinema
- 17.07.2019 The 11th International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAS 11) Conference (Universiteit Leiden, Leiden, The Netherlands)
The Relationless Society and Fukushima's Trauma: Doris Dörrie's "Fukushima mon Amout" and Sion Sono's "Himizu"
- 04.09.2019 Joint East Asian Studies (JEACS) Conference (The Universty of Edinburgh, Edinbugh, UK)
Single-mothers in post-disaster Japanese Cinema
- 13.12.2019 Heath, Risk and Disaster Symposium (HeaRD) (The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK)
3.11, Women and Inequality
- 31.5.2018 Nippon Connection Film Festival (Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
New Godzilla, Old Trauma? Japanese Cinema post Fukushima
- 11.06.2020 Nippon Connection Film Festival (Frankfurt am Main, Germany - online)
Women in Contemporary Japanese Cinema
Watch the talk here: https://m.facebook.com/nipponconnection/videos/3155928934468260/
- 06.06.2021 Nippon Connection Film Festival (Frankfurt am Main, Germany - online)
Familie im zeitgenössischen japansichen Kino (The Family in contemporary Japanese Cinema)
Watch the talk here (in German): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vv1NYa_8MSY