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‘Akira’ (1988) and autoethnography

Dejana Ristic

When I first heard of the concept ‘autoethnography’ I thought it was quite complex and possibly even difficult to understand. I was introduced to the concept in my second year subject BCM241, where I learnt that the concept is not at all what I had in mind.

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Akira (1988)

Autoethnography is an approach that ‘analyses (graphy) personal experience (auto) in order to understand cultural experience (ethno).’  As Ellis, Adams & Bochner clarified most often autobiographer’s write about epiphanies, which refers to ‘moments that are perceived to have significantly impacted the trajectory of a person’s life’.

I don’t watch anime or manga myself, however when I realised that this weeks screening would be ‘Akira’ I was quite fascinated and was looking forward to watching it.

Akira (1988) Trailer

After having watched the screening in class, Akira was not at all what I was expecting. I was very…

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Auto ethnographic experience of the ‘Gojira’ (1954) screening

Dejana Ristic

Hi, welcome back to my blog.

As I entered my first seminar of the class BCM 320 ‘Digital Asia’ to be honest with you, I didn’t quite know what to expect. As it turns out, we were engaging in the screening of the 1954 Gojira classic whilst interacting with live tweeting through the hash tag #BCM320. I haven’t done anything like this before. For me this was quite an interesting, confronting and a little confusing at first, however joyful experience. In todays post I will be discussing my personal experience viewing the screening of the 1954 ‘Gojira’ classic.

Trailer: Gojira (1954)

During the live tweeting I decided to Google some facts and background information on the film, in order to engage my audience and inform myself on the context behind the classic. I usually don’t watch black and white films, however I enjoyed this one, it was something different…

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