Dr Alistair Swale

Senior Lecturer, Graduate Student Adviser (Screen & Media Studies)

Qualifications: BA Canterbury MA PhD Kyoto University

School of Arts



Japanese mass media and popular culture; media and ethics; history of political communication.

Recent Publications

  • Swale, A. D. (2016). Shinkai Makoto – the 'New Miyazaki' or a New Voice in Cinematic Anime. In The 23rd Nichibunken International Symposium: Japanese Studies Down Under: History, Politics, Literature and Art. Conference held by the International Research Centre for Japanese Studies, Kyoto at University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

  • Swale, A. D. (2016). Manga and Anime in postwar Japan, - Alternative attempts to bridge graphic art and historiography. In Every Picture Tells a Story - The Visualization of Japanese History. Conference held at University of Oslo, Norway.

  • Swale, A. D. (2016). The peripheral intelligentsia: Gesaku writers and artists in the evolution of early Meiji print culture. In International Symposium on Japanese Studies: Center and periphery in Japanese culture. Conference held at Center for Japanese Studies, University of Bucharest, Romania.

  • Swale, A. (2015). Miyazaki Hayao and the aesthetics of imagination: Nostalgia and memory in Spirited Away. Asian Studies Review, 39(3), 413-429. doi:10.1080/10357823.2015.1056086

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Swale, Dr Alistair 9186 alexei I.4.19 Screen and Media Studies Programme