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Event Announcement: Godzilla and Japanese Culture

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Sent on: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 1:31 PM

SMU Dean to Give First Talk on Godzilla in Dallas




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Since Godzilla's first appearance more than fifty years ago, the King of the Monsters has become a cinematic icon and a globally recognized symbol of Japan. Southern Methodist University’s new dean and Godzilla expert, Dr. William Tsutsui, will give a talk exploring the serious lessons to be learned from the twenty-eight Godzilla films and the abiding worldwide popularity of the King of the Monsters.


WHO: William M. Tsutsui is the new dean of Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences and professor of history at Southern Methodist University. Dean Tsutsui's research and teaching focus on the business, environmental, and cultural history of twentieth-century Japan. His two books, Godzilla on My Mind: Fifty Years of the King of Monsters and In Godzilla’s Footsteps: Japanese Pop Culture Icons on the Global Stage have met critical acclaim. Dean Tsutsui is the nation’s leading expert on Godzilla.


WHEN: Wednesday, October 5, 2010

7:00 p.m. Lecture and Q&A Session

8:00 p.m. Reception and Book Signing


WHERE: McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall

Southern Methodist University

3225 University Drive, Dallas, Texas 75205


COST: General Public - $15 / JASDFW and Crow Collection Members - $10 / Non-SMU Students - $10 / SMU Staff and Students - Free


Fee includes program and an informal reception


REGISTRATION:  Register online at or by phone at[masked]


R.S.V.P. by Friday, October 1. No refunds will be issued after R.S.V.P. deadline. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.


SUPPORT: The program is presented by the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth in cooperation with Southern Methodist University’s Dedman College, Southern Methodist University’s International Center, Southern Methodist University’s Asian Studies Advisory Board, and the Crow Collection of Asian Art.


The Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth is supported by The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership. The series sponsor is American Airlines.


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