Minerva Terrades

 
PhD students
Doctorands
PhD title:

Romance in Japanese TV Dramas. Affect, Gender and Topos in TV Getsuku Dramas of the 1990s.

PhD supervisor: Dr. Artur Lozano Méndez
Joint supervision: -
Date of project acceptance: 2017/10/02
European PhD thesis: -
Language of PhD: English
Abstract: Television broadcasting in Japan started in the 1950s, only several years after World War II, with the launch of NHK General TV, in February 1953, and Nippon Television, in August 1953. Television sets spread rapidly, reaching almost a 100% of diffusion rate in the 1980s, and television programming became one of the main staples of Japanese popular culture. Since the very beginnings television dramas were aired at strategic time slots to attract a mainly female audience and their popularity reached its peak in the 1990s, with the so-called trendy dramas, popular dramas that were characterised by hiring popular actors and actresses of the time and by narrating shallow stories that displayed charming and consumerist-oriented lifestyles. 

In this context, the aim of this thesis is to analyse how romance has been depicted and constructed in the most popular trendy dramas of the 1990s both from a sociological and anthropologial perspectives. The object of research is a selection of 14 dramas aired on Fuji TV, Mondays 9pm (getsuku time slot), when the most popular dramas of all times were broadcasted. The 14 dramas cover the period that began with the implosion of the bubble economy in 1989 until the end of the trendy drama boom, in 2004.

Romance in dramas will be analysed using a toolkit of critical theory schools, focusing on the intertwinings of power, discourse, affect and gender. This thesis will make use of ethnographic methods of observation, interpreting, content analysis and critical discourse analysis from the standpoint of cultural studies in order to provide a detailed examination of the characters’ representation, language and acting in the occurrence of romantic interactions. All the findings will be recorded in a field diary.

 

Scholarship: NO
Type of Scholarship: -
Date of entrance: 2017/10/02

Areas of research:

Research Priority Area Translation and Interpretation: Cultura, pensamiento e interculturalidad de Asia Oriental  
Secondary line of research for the Department of Translation and Interpretation: Sociedad, política y relaciones internacionales de Asia Oriental
Research Priority Area of East Asian Studies: -
Secondary line of research: -
Predoctoral stays abroad: -
Publications: Camps, S; Ninova, M; Noé, S; Terrades, M. (2005). La comunidad en transformación. Análisis del cambio en la comunidad del “Doctorado de Psicología Social Crítica” producido por las TIC’s. Athenea digital: 2005. ISSN: 1578-8946.

Terrades, M. (2006) Nuevos retos de la mujer japonesa. El caso de las parasite singles. Actas del VIII Congreso de la Asociación de Estudios Japoneses en España. "La mujer japonesa: realidad y mito". 

Hernández, V.; Araiza, A.; Moska, S.; Bona, Y.; Terrades, M.; Ruiseco, G.; Farre, A.; Luna, J. (2006). " Das Anfertigen der Philosophie. Die Zapatisten als Denker einer neuen Welt ". In: Jahrestagung der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Österreichische Lateinamerika-Forschung 2006. 16 July.

Hernández, V.; Ruiseco, G.; Bona, Y.; Mozka, S.; Terrades, M.; Farre, A.; Luna, J. (2006). " EZLN: Imaginary, Social Imaginary or Radical Imaginary ". In: 29Th Conference of the Annual Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP). 12 July.

Hernández, V.; Mozka, S.; Bona, Y.; Terrades, M.; Farre, A.; Luna, J. R.; Ruiseco, G. (2006). " The Zapatistas as Thinkers of a New World ". In: Kulturwissenschaften / Cultural Studies. 14 June.

Terrades, M; Viñals, J. (2007) Deconstrucción del Shintoismo. Actas del I Foro Español de Investigación sobre Asia Pacífico. 

Bona, Y. & Terrades, M. (2007). Wireless Communities as a sociotechnical infrastructure to inhabit: Becoming expert, becoming a node. In Proceedings of an international Conference on social and cultural aspects of mobile phones, media and wireless technologies (pp. 288–295). Sidney: University of Sydney.

Terrades, M. & Bona, Y. (2007). Mobile phone mediated inter-action. Affectivity, mobile subject and urban space. In Proceedings of an international Conference on social and cultural aspects of mobile phones, media and wireless technologies (pp. 151–160). Sidney: University of Sydney.

Terrades, M. (2009). The keitai as a thing. Media theory through an ethnography of Tokyo (Master’s Thesis). The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (in Japanese).

Papers at conferences: ‘Different places, different customs. Comparative Cultural Studies on Mobile Media’, 13th Public Research Meeting of the MELL Platz, The University of Tokyo & MELL Platz, Tokyo, June 27th 2009.

‘Keitai Bodies. An intimate relationship’, Digital Youth in East Asia, The Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies, Temple University, Tokyo, June 21st and 22nd 2008.

With Yann Bonna, ‘Wireless Communities as a sociotechnical infrastructure to inhabit: Becoming expert, becoming a node’, International Conference on Mobile Media, University of Sydney, Sydney, July 2nd 2007.

With Yann Bonna, ‘Mobile phone mediated inter-action. Affectivity, mobile subject and urban space’, International Conference on Mobile Media, University of Sydney, Sydney, July 2nd 2007.

‘Mobile phone mediated inter-action in Tokyo: Affectivity, emotion and imagination’, Ubiquitous media: Asian Transformations (UMAT), The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, July 13th-16th 2007.

‘Interacción mediada por móvil: TICs, identidad y afectividad, I Encuentro Estatal de Estudios de la Ciencia y la Tecnología, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya i Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, May 25th-27th 2006.

With Alejandra Araiza, Yann Bona, Albert Farré, Víctor Hernández, René Hernández, Sayana Moska & Gisela Ruiseco, ‘EZLN: imaginary, social imaginary, or radical imaginary?, The Political Psychology of Liberation, the Political Psychology of Oppression, International Society of Political Psychology, Barcelona, July 15th 2006.

With Alejandra Araiza, Yann Bona, Albert Farré, Víctor Hernández, René Hernández, Sayana Moska & Gisela Ruiseco, ‘La hechura de la filosofía. Los zapatistas como pensadores de un nuevo mundo, 22nd Anual Conference ARGE Österreichische Lateinamerikaforschung, Asociación de Latinoamericanistas de Austria, Ströbl, June 17th 2006.

With Víctor Hernández & Gisela Ruiseco, ‘The Zapatistas as Thinkers of a New World’, Conference at the Faculty of Psychology, The University of Viena, June 2006.

With Jordi Viñals, ‘Deconstrucción del Shintoismo’, Foro Español de Investigación sobre Asia Pacífico, Universidad de Granada, Granada, September 18th, 19th and 20th 2006.

‘Interacción mediada por teléfono móvil. TIC’s, identidad y afectividad’ Foro Español de Investigación sobre Asia Pacífico, Universidad de Granada, Granada, September 18th, 19th and 20th 2006.

With Jordi Viñals, ‘Gender and Deconstruction of Shinto’, Gender and Spiritual Praxis in Asian Contexts, The University of Lancaster, September 25th to 28th 2006.

With Maya Ninova, Sergi Noé and Silvia Camps. ‘La comunidad en transformación. Análisis del cambio en la comunidad del Doctorado de Psicología Social Crítica producido por las TIC’s, Simposium: la Virtualización de la Sociedad, Departament de Psicologia Social, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, April 2005.

‘Nuevos retos de la mujer japonesa. El caso de las parasite singles’, La mujer japonesa: realidad y mito, VIII Congreso de la Asociación de Estudios Japoneses en España, Universidad de Zaragoza, December 1st to 3rd 2005.

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