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EDUCATION

2011 PhD Department of Communication and Culture, Indiana University

2000 MA Department of Communication and Culture, Indiana University

1991 MA Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Ohio State University

1988 BA Department of English, Kenyon College

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2019-2020 Lecturer, Department of Media Studies, University of Virginia

2015-2016 Lecturer, INTO Mason, George Mason University

2012-2015 Assistant Professor Adjunct, Northern Virginia Community College

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

2019 Morimoto L. “(Trans)Cultural Legibility and Online Yuri!!! on Ice Fandom.” Mechademia Second Arc 2. (forthcoming)

2018 Morimoto L. “The ‘Totoro Meme’ and the Politics of Transfandom Pleasure. ” East Asian Journal of Popular Culture 4.1: 77-92.

2017 Morimoto L. “hannibal: a fanvid.” [In]Transition: Journal of Videographic Film & Moving Image Studies 3.4.

2013 Morimoto L.H. “Trans-cult-ural Fandom: Desire, Technology, and the Transformation of Fan Subjectivities in the Japanese Female Fandom of Hong Kong Stars.” Transformative Works and Cultures 14.

2013 Morimoto L.H. and Chin B. “Towards a Theory of Transcultural Fandom.” Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies 10.1: 92-108.

2004 Hitchcock, L. “Third Culture Kids: A Bakhtinian Analysis of Language and Multiculturalism in Swallowtail Butterfly.” Scope: An On-Line Journal of Film Studies. February.

Journal Articles

2019 Morimoto L. “Physical Disability in/an Transcultural Fandom: Conversations with my Spouse.” The Journal of Fandom Studies 7.1: 73-77.

2018 Morimoto L and Stein L.E. “Editorial: Tumblr and Fandom.” Transformative Works and Cultures 27.

2017 Morimoto L., Creekmur C., Kohnen M., McIntosh J., Morrisey K., Scott S., and Stein, L.E. “Roundtable on Videographic Criticism: Vidding and Remix.” Cinema Journal 56.4: 159-184.

2017 Morimoto L. “Sherlock (Holmes) in Japanese (Fan) Works.” Transformative Works and Cultures 23.

2015 Morimoto L.H. and Chin B. “Editorial: Fans and Fan Studies in Transnational Context.” Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies 12.2: 174-179.

Book Chapters

2020 Morimoto L., Klink F., Pande R. and Hutton Z. “The Culture of Fandom on Tumblr: A Roundtable Discussion.” A Tumblr Book: Platform and Cultures. McCracken A., Cho A., Stein L., and Hoch I.N., eds. University of Michigan Press.

2019 Morimoto L. “Hannibal: Adaptation in the Age of Fan Production.” Becoming: Genre, Queerness and Transformation in NBC’s Hannibal. Finn K.M. and Nielsen E.J., eds. Syracuse University Press. 258-282.

2018 Morimoto L. “From Imagined Communities to Contact Zones: American Monoculture in Transatlantic Fandoms.” Transatlantic Television Drama: Industries, Programs, and Fans. Hilmes M., Hills M., and Pearson R., eds. Oxford University Press. 273-290.

2018 Morimoto L. “Ontological Security and the Politics of Transcultural Fandom.” A Companion to Media Fandom and Fan Studies. Booth P., ed. Wiley-Blackwell. 257-275.

2017 Morimoto L. “Transnational Media Fan Studies.” The Routledge Companion to Media Fandom. Click M.A. and Scott S., eds. Routledge. 280-288.

2017 Morimoto L. and Chin B. “Reimagining the Imagined Community: Online Fandoms in the Age of Global Convergence.” Fandom: Identities and Communities in a Mediated World, Second Edition. Gray J., Sandvoss C., and Harrington C.L., eds. New York University Press. 174-189.

2016 Morimoto L. “The Good Fandom: Depicting Japanese Female Fans in Moonlight Express, Moumantai, and Hong Kong Star Fans.” Seeing Fans: Representations of Fandom in Media and Popular Culture. Bennett L. and Booth P., eds. Bloomsbury. 239-250.

Book Reviews

2020 Morimoto L. “Youjeong Oh. Pop City: Korean Popular Culture and the Selling of Place.” Cultural Sociology. (forthcoming)

2015 Morimoto L.H. “Jeongmee Kim (ed.) Reading Asian Television Drama: Crossing Borders and Breaking Boundaries.” Critical Studies in Television 10.3: 138-139.

2015. Morimoto L.H. “The Soul of Anime: Collaborative Creativity and Japan’s Media Success Story by Ian Condry.” Cinema Journal 54.3: 156-160.

2005 Morimoto L.H. “Bordwell, David. Planet Hong Kong: Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment.” Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese 7.2: 131-134.

2005 Morimoto L.H. “Poshek Fu and David Desser, eds. The Cinema of Hong Kong: History, Arts, Identity; Esther C.M. Yau, ed. At Full Speed: Hong Kong Cinema in a Borderless World.” Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese 6.1: 175-183.

2001 Hitchcock L. “Shohei Imamura edited by James Quandt; The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On: Yukiyukite Shingun by Jeffery Ruoff and Kenneth Ruoff.” Scope: An On-Line Journal of Film Studies. May.

Digital Publications

2018 “The State of Fandom Studies 2018: Lori Morimoto & Sanghita Shresthova.” Confessions of an Aca-Fan: The Official Weblog of Henry Jenkins. March 12.

2017 “Leslie Cheung: Blamefully Beautiful [DCCFF 2017].” Cinema. September 14.

2015 “Situating Hannibal with the Fullerverse: Now More Than Ever Seems It Rich to Die.” in media res. Hannibal theme week. September 21.

2015 “Fangirls in the Crosshairs.” The Outtake. August 5.

PRESENTATIONS

Invited Talks

2019 Keynote Speaker. “What a Difference a Name Makes: Transculturating Fan Studies.” Fan Studies Network Conference. University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK. June 26.

2018 “‘It was… intimate’: Hannibal and the Gendered Politics of Identification in Quality TV.” McGill University. Montreal, Canada. November 2.

2015 “Transcultural Fandom.” Department of English. Princeton University. Princeton, NJ. March 9.

Panels Organized

2018 “Intersections: Japanese Media Fan Cultures Through a Fan Studies Lens.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference. Toronto, Canada. March 21.

2015 “Through a Magnifying Lens: Sherlock Fandom in Global Context.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference. Montreal, Canada. March 27.

2014 “Fan Studies’ (Transcultural) Futures.” Fan Studies Network Conference. London, UK. September 27.

Papers Presented

2018 “Third Culture Subjectivity in Acafandom.” Fan Studies Network North America Conference. Chicago. October 27.

2018 “Yuri!!! on (Thin) Ice: Convergence and Conflict in Transcultural Media Fandom.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference. Toronto, Canada. March 21.

2017 “First Principles: Hannibal, Affective Economy, and Oppositionality in Fan Studies.” Fan Studies Network Conference. Huddersfield, UK. June 24.

2016 “Outrageous Sirk-umstances: Hannibal and the Aesthetics of Excess.” Feasting on Hannibal. Melbourne, Australia. November 29.

2016 “The Fan-shufu: Hong Kong Star Fans in/and the Home.” Communicating with Cool Japan ICA Preconference. Tokyo, Japan. June 8.

2016 “Sherlock and Global Transfandom.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference. Atlanta, GA. March 30.

2015 “Setting the Stage: The Origins of Modern Foreign ‘Boy Booms’ in Japan.” Fan Studies Network Conference. Norwich, UK. June 28.

2015 “Sherlock and the British Actor Boom: ‘Regifting’ Female Fandom in Japan.” Console-ing Passions Conference. Dublin, Ireland. June 20.

2015 “Sherlock and Nation-Branded Boy Booms in Japan.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference. Montreal, Canada. March 27.

2014 “Transcultural Fandom In/As Contact Zone.” Fan Studies Network Conference. London, UK. September 27.

2014 “Video Killed the Martial Arts Star: Distribution Technologies and the Vagaries of Jackie Chan Fandom in Japan.” Cult Cinema and Technological Change Conference. Aberystwyth, UK. April 15.

2014 “Yukata!Batch Goes Global: Japanese Entertainment Booms in the Age of Social Media.” Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference. Albuquerque, NM. February 22.

2012 “The Loquacious Geisha: Lotus Blossom and the Hidden Transcript of Teahouse of the August Moon.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference. Boston, MA. March 23.

2012 “The Trans-cult-ural Geographies of Hong Kong Film Fandom in Japan.” Asian Cinema Studies Society Conference. Hong Kong. March 18.

2011 “Wings of Desire: Hiroko Shinohara and the Making of ‘Fashionable’ Hong Kong Cinema in Japan.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference. New Orleans, LA. March 11.

2008 “I Heard the News Today: Digital Fandom and the Making of Trans/Cultural Geographies.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference. Philadelphia, PA. March 8.

2006 “Your Place or Mine? Transnational Okkake and Global Media Fandom.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference. Vancouver, CA. March 5.

2004 “Hong Kong Cinema and its Japanese Female Fans – A Comparative Study of Film Spectatorship Practices.” Association for Asian Studies Conference. San Diego, CA. March 6.

2002 “Seeing Stars: Japanese Women Watching Leslie Cheung.” Asian Studies Conference Japan. Tokyo, Japan. June 22.

Other Conference Participation

2018 Plenary Roundtable Participant. “Featured Roundtable: Praxis in Practice.” Flow Conference. Austin, TX. September 27. (Invited)

2018 Roundtable Participant. “Pleasure and Politics.” Scholar Fan Salon: The Transformative Civics of Fandom. Los Angeles, CA. February 26.

2017 Roundtable Participant. “Decolonizing Fan Studies.” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference. San Diego, CA. April 30.

2017 Respondent. “Chinese Queer Fan Cultures in the Twenty-First Century: Queering Heterosexuality, Geopolitics, and Transcultural Imaginations.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference. Chicago, IL. March 22.

2016 Workshop Participant. “Towards a Transnational Fan Studies.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Atlanta, GA. March 31.

2016 Roundtable Participant. “Every Love is Unique: Fans, Producers, and Romance in Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal.” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference. Seattle, WA. March 25.

2011 Discussant. “Women in East Asian Film.” Association for Asian Studies Conference. Honolulu, HI. April 3.