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Exegesis and Authorial Agency through Judeo-Christian Iconography in Japanese anime: Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995-97) as an Open Work (2024)
Journal Article
Selles de Lucas, V., & Hernandez Perez, M. (in press). Exegesis and Authorial Agency through Judeo-Christian Iconography in Japanese anime: Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995-97) as an Open Work. Imafronte,

Exegesis is a common practice when discussing religious texts. It has also been employed in the analysis of cultural production to elucidate the author's intentions. Japanese animation (anime) is a transnational industry with cases such as Neon Genes... Read More about Exegesis and Authorial Agency through Judeo-Christian Iconography in Japanese anime: Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995-97) as an Open Work.

Building a timeline for LGBTQ+ Global Cinemas (1895-2019): Movie Production Trends from a Collaborative Internet Cinema Database (2023)
Journal Article
Hernandez Perez, M., & Sanchéz Soriano, J. (2023). Building a timeline for LGBTQ+ Global Cinemas (1895-2019): Movie Production Trends from a Collaborative Internet Cinema Database. Journal of Film and Video, 75(1), 46-61. https://doi.org/10.5406/19346018.75.1.04

This paper examines the role of cinema as a reflection of reality and social change. IMDb (Internet Movie Database) was employed as the main data source in order to examine the representation of LGBTQ+ in global cinema in parallel with the analysis o... Read More about Building a timeline for LGBTQ+ Global Cinemas (1895-2019): Movie Production Trends from a Collaborative Internet Cinema Database.

Autoría transmedia e infraestructura diegética. Análisis cultural y textual de la función autoral en los macro-relatos manga-media (2022)
Book Chapter
Hernandez Perez, M. (2022). Autoría transmedia e infraestructura diegética. Análisis cultural y textual de la función autoral en los macro-relatos manga-media. In Estudios sobre cultura visual japonesa: videojuegos, manga y anime (123-143). Martorell, Barcelona: Colección Biblioteca de Estudios Japoneses/CERAO (Centro de Estudios e Investigación sobre Asia Oriental)/Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona - Ediciones Bellaterra

Life AMDRYC4: A virtual reality (VR) application to ‘connect’audiences with strategies for climate change adaptation inMediterranean drylands (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Hernandez Perez, M., Perez Sirvent, C., & Martinez Sanchez, M. (2022, July). Life AMDRYC4: A virtual reality (VR) application to ‘connect’audiences with strategies for climate change adaptation inMediterranean drylands. Poster presented at 22nd World Congress of Soil Science, Glasgow

LIFE AMDRYC4 is an educational experience in Virtual Reality [compatible with Google Cardboard], also available in tactile version, focused on the impact of different agricultural practices on climate change and the creation of synergies between farm... Read More about Life AMDRYC4: A virtual reality (VR) application to ‘connect’audiences with strategies for climate change adaptation inMediterranean drylands.

A structured mechanism for identifying political influencers on social media platforms : top 10 Saudi political Twitter users (2021)
Journal Article
Alsolami, A., Mundy, D., & Hernandez Perez, M. (2021). A structured mechanism for identifying political influencers on social media platforms : top 10 Saudi political Twitter users. International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 15(4), 366-372

Social media networks, such as Twitter, offer the perfect opportunity to either positively or negatively affect political attitudes on large audiences. The existence of influential users who have developed a reputation for their knowledge and expe... Read More about A structured mechanism for identifying political influencers on social media platforms : top 10 Saudi political Twitter users.

Collection of entries in 'The SAGE international encyclopedia of mass media and society' (2020)
Book Chapter
Hernandez Perez, M. (2020). Collection of entries in 'The SAGE international encyclopedia of mass media and society'. In D. Merskin (Ed.), The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society. London: SAGE Publications

Collection of entries in The SAGE international encyclopedia of mass media and society: Blockbusters (pp.177-179), Talk Shows (Television) (pp. 1715-1717), Modeling and Observational Learning (pp. 382-384), Media Dependency (pp. 1051-1052), Desensiti... Read More about Collection of entries in 'The SAGE international encyclopedia of mass media and society'.

Otaku tourists out of Japan : fictionality, shared memories, and the role of national branding in the Japanese pilgrimages of anime fans in the United Kingdom (2019)
Journal Article
Hernandez Perez, M. (2019). Otaku tourists out of Japan : fictionality, shared memories, and the role of national branding in the Japanese pilgrimages of anime fans in the United Kingdom. Journal of Popular Culture, 52(6), 1512-1535. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpcu.12871

The article explores the reasons and narratives behind the anime pilgrimage experiences of Japanese tourists in the UK. Anime or otaku (fan) pilgrimages are a phenomenon widely studied by Japanese and foreign academics in relation to seichi junrei (“... Read More about Otaku tourists out of Japan : fictionality, shared memories, and the role of national branding in the Japanese pilgrimages of anime fans in the United Kingdom.

Book review : Contemporary Culture and Media in Asia by Daniel Black, Olivia Khoo, and Koichi Iwabuchi and Telemodernities: Television and Transforming Lives in Asia by Tania Lewis, Fran Martin, and Wanning Sun (2019)
Journal Article
Hernandez Perez, M. (2019). Book review : Contemporary Culture and Media in Asia by Daniel Black, Olivia Khoo, and Koichi Iwabuchi and Telemodernities: Television and Transforming Lives in Asia by Tania Lewis, Fran Martin, and Wanning Sun. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 96(3), 940-942. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077699019856868

Book review : Contemporary Culture and Media in Asia by Daniel Black, Olivia Khoo, and Koichi Iwabuchi and Telemodernities: Television and Transforming Lives in Asia by Tania Lewis, Fran Martin, and Wanning Sun

Looking into the “Anime Global Popular” and the “Manga Media” : reflections on the scholarship of a transnational and transmedia Industry (2019)
Journal Article
Hernandez Perez, M. (2019). Looking into the “Anime Global Popular” and the “Manga Media” : reflections on the scholarship of a transnational and transmedia Industry. Arts, 8(2), 57. https://doi.org/10.3390/arts8020057

This article introduces the special issue dedicated to global industries around anime, its theoretical commentary and its cross-cultural consumption. The concepts “anime” and “anime studies” are evaluated critically, involving current debates such as... Read More about Looking into the “Anime Global Popular” and the “Manga Media” : reflections on the scholarship of a transnational and transmedia Industry.

Japan : fictionality, transmedia national branding and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (2018)
Book Chapter
Hernandez Perez, M. (2018). Japan : fictionality, transmedia national branding and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. In M. Freeman, & W. Proctor (Eds.), Global convergence cultures : transmedia Earth (175-191). London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315188478-11

The chapter aims to examine the concept of transmediality (or cross-mediality) in relation to institutional communication in Japan. To do this, it examines several case studies within the current Japanese society, with special attention to crisis com... Read More about Japan : fictionality, transmedia national branding and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

American politics as a transnational popular narrative : narratological structures of shōnen manga and their cross-cultural readings in Kaiji Kawaguchi's Eagle (1997-2001) (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Hernandez Perez, M. (2017, August). American politics as a transnational popular narrative : narratological structures of shōnen manga and their cross-cultural readings in Kaiji Kawaguchi's Eagle (1997-2001). Presented at International Workshop on Reflective Transitions of Politics in Japanese Art, University of East Anglia

American cinema and television have been very present in the expansion of Creative industries on a global scale and have become a model for other systems of transnational production. One consequence of their influence is the popularization of content... Read More about American politics as a transnational popular narrative : narratological structures of shōnen manga and their cross-cultural readings in Kaiji Kawaguchi's Eagle (1997-2001).

Cartoons vs. manga movies : a brief history of anime in the UK (2017)
Journal Article
Hernandez Perez, M., Corstorphine, K., & Stephens, D. (2017). Cartoons vs. manga movies : a brief history of anime in the UK. Mutual images, 2, 5-43. https://doi.org/10.32926/2017.2.HER.carto

This paper has as main objective to explore, adopting a historical and critical perspective, the release of film and anime TV in UK. This would be a first step towards the studio of the peculiar implementation of manganime Culture in Britain. Comp... Read More about Cartoons vs. manga movies : a brief history of anime in the UK.

Animation, branding and authorship in the construction of the ‘anti-Disney’ ethos : Hayao Miyazaki’s works and persona through Disney film criticism (2016)
Journal Article
Hernandez Perez, M. (2016). Animation, branding and authorship in the construction of the ‘anti-Disney’ ethos : Hayao Miyazaki’s works and persona through Disney film criticism. Animation, 11(3), 297-313. https://doi.org/10.1177/1746847716660684

Walt Disney (1901-1966) is one of the most important figures in the history of cinema, but also he may also be one of the most criticized. Adjectives referring to Disney in their different forms (‘Japanese Disney’, ‘Asian Disney’, ‘Disney from the Or... Read More about Animation, branding and authorship in the construction of the ‘anti-Disney’ ethos : Hayao Miyazaki’s works and persona through Disney film criticism.

Memories of the grateful visitor. A look at Spanish spaces, ethnography and material artefacts through contemporary Japanese entertainment industries (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Hernandez Perez, M. (2016, May). Memories of the grateful visitor. A look at Spanish spaces, ethnography and material artefacts through contemporary Japanese entertainment industries. Presented at Mutual Images 4th International Workshop, Aarhus University

Audiences from all over the world may differ in the way they perceive a particular country or cultural tradition. Even when it is possible to argue that fictionality can’t be really isolated from any kind of representational form, communicational gen... Read More about Memories of the grateful visitor. A look at Spanish spaces, ethnography and material artefacts through contemporary Japanese entertainment industries.

Constructing the Mangaverse : narrative patterns in Marvel’s appropriation of manga products (2015)
Book Chapter
Hernandez Perez, M. (2015). Constructing the Mangaverse : narrative patterns in Marvel’s appropriation of manga products. In C. Brienza (Ed.), Global manga : 'Japanese' comics without Japan? (167-184). Farnham: Ashgate Publishing (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315584898-15

It´s well known that the major global comic producers are Japan and U.S. There are not so many countries where this medium has achieved this importance not only as high-quality producers but also as powerful creators of contents. In fact, there is al... Read More about Constructing the Mangaverse : narrative patterns in Marvel’s appropriation of manga products.

Representations of religion, spirituality and philosophy as international narratives in the manga “Full Metal Alchemist” (Hagane no Renkinjutsushi, 2001-2010) (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Hernandez Perez, M. (2015, June). Representations of religion, spirituality and philosophy as international narratives in the manga “Full Metal Alchemist” (Hagane no Renkinjutsushi, 2001-2010). Presented at CSS Research Day : Spirituality and Popular Culture / Arts, Centre for Spirituality Studies, University of Hull

Japanese Entertainment Industries may be defined by two main features: its transmedia vocation, or its ability to disseminate narratives through several media at once, and its cross-cultural, or heterogeneous representation of different cultural back... Read More about Representations of religion, spirituality and philosophy as international narratives in the manga “Full Metal Alchemist” (Hagane no Renkinjutsushi, 2001-2010).