An associate professor of English at NDSU will give a talk to students about the violence of characters in anime, an NDSU press release said.
Betsy Birmingham, associate dean of the arts, humanities and social sciences at NDSU, will present “Anime’s Dangerous Innocents: Millennial Anxieties, Gender Crises and the Shojo Body as a Weapon” at 4 pm. Wednesday, April 16, in the Weber Reading Room in the NDSU library.
Birmingham will talk about portrayal of certain characters in anime as violent and their impacts.
The presentation will include the showings of several anime clips of dangerous anime schoolgirls. These kinds of characters, Birmingham said in the press release, are made to be simply violent where some scholars say they are being portrayed as powerful.
By looking at the Japanese anime programs, Birmingham hopes to encourage more analysis of the shows being created in the United States.