Roger Hecht Presents Paper at Popular Culture Conference

Roger W. Hecht (English) presented a paper, “To See With Eyes Unclouded By Hate: Environmental Ethics and the Art of Seeing in the films of Hayao Miyazaki,” at the Popular Culture Association national conference in Seattle on March 23. He also chaired the Anime panel. His paper defined the “environmental gaze” and described its role in cultivating environmental ethics in audiences in three of Miyazaki’s films: “Nausicaa, the Valley of the Wind,” “My Neighbor Totoro,” and “Princess Mononoke.”