Manuel Hernández-Pérez

Dr Manuel Hernandez-Perez

Lecturer in Digital Design

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • School of The Arts

Qualifications

  • BSc
  • MSc
  • MA
  • PhD

Summary

Manuel Hernández-Pérez is a lecturer in digital design at the University of Hull where he is programme leader for the BA Game and Entertainment Design course.

He has conducted research on video games, social networks' narrative aspects and, more recently, on Japanese media industries with a special focus on cross-media narratives and cross-cultural readings of manga and anime products.

His interests are also linked to the practical applications of narrative video games.

Undergraduate

Active collaborator on 'European History of Anime Markets', a project coordinated by Marco Pellitteri (Kobe University, Japan and Ca’ Foscari University, Venice)

Member of AEJE - Asociacion Espanola de Estudios Japoneses (Spanish Japanese Studies Association)

Part of the British Council Newton Fund Workshop 2017, 'Learning without Boundaries'

Book

Japón para otakus

(2019). Japón para otakus

Japanese media cultures in Japan and abroad: Transnational consumption of manga, anime, and media-mixes

(2019). Japanese media cultures in Japan and abroad: Transnational consumption of manga, anime, and media-mixes. https://doi.org/10.3390/books978-3-03921-009-1

Journal Article

Book review: Manga and Anime Go to Hollywood: The Amazing Rapidly Evolving Relationship between Hollywood and Japanese Animation, Manga, Television, and Film

Hernandez-Perez, M. (2018). Book review: Manga and Anime Go to Hollywood: The Amazing Rapidly Evolving Relationship between Hollywood and Japanese Animation, Manga, Television, and Film. Animation : an interdisciplinary journal, 13(3), 252-254. https://doi.org/10.1177/1746847718799406

Book review: Jane Jensen: Gabriel Knight, adventure games, hidden objects

Hernández-Pérez, M. (2019). Book review: Jane Jensen: Gabriel Knight, adventure games, hidden objects. Journal of gender studies, 28(4), 492-494. https://doi.org/10.1080/09589236.2019.1594111

Looking into the “Anime Global Popular” and the “Manga Media”. Reflections on the scholarship of a transnational and transmedia industry.

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), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.3390/arts8020057

Research interests

Media and psychology

Narrative theory

Transmedia products

Cross-cultural readings

Video games and Narrative

Postgraduate supervision

Media and psychology

Narrative theory

Transmedia products

Cross-cultural readings

Video games and Narrative

Conference organisation

Rethinking Film Genres: East Asian Cinema and Beyond

2016 - 2017

Part of the Conference Committee CFP: Rethinking Film Genres: East Asian Cinema and Beyond The conference committee of “Rethinking Film Genres: East Asian Cinema and Beyond” has extended its deadline for abstract submissions to 10 May 2017. Call for Papers The University of Hull invites researchers and postgraduates to its conference “Rethinking Film Genres: East Asian Cinema and Beyond” (University of Hull, 14-15 September 2017) Confirmed keynote speakers Professor Chris Berry, King’s College London Professor Michael Berry, University of California, Los Angeles Professor Shaoyi Sun, Shanghai Theatre Academy What is film genre? Does it still matter in today’s film production, distribution and consumption? How have some film genres become so closely associated with a nation or region, such as Chinese martial arts films, Japanese horror, and Korean melodrama? The fact that genre is widely discussed by the general public suggests that it is still important. However, the examination of genre theory and the scholarly discussion of genres have remained predominantly focussed on Hollywood and European cinemas, as exemplified by the work of scholars such as Thomas Schatz, Steve Neale, Barry Keith Grant, Rick Altman, Belén Vidal, and Antonio Lázaro-Reboll. Despite their rich screen culture and their influence within and beyond the Pacific region, East Asian cinemas remain underexplored. In today’s context of increasingly international filmmaking, we would aim to explore the ways in which film genres underpin cultural translation between East Asia and beyond. As the theme of ‘ Rethinking Film Genres: East Asian Cinema and Beyond’ suggests, the conference intends not only to celebrate cinematic creativity through the interrogation of the narrative and aesthetics of film genres developed in East Asian (including mainland Chinese, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwanese, Japanese, and Korean) cinemas, but also seek to expand scholarly discussion of the rich heritage and fast changing landscape of filmmaking of East Asian cinemas by examining the international co-production and cross-cultural consumption of film genres. We therefore invite papers based on either theoretical research or on case studies to address any of following themes: • Narrative, style and aesthetics of various genres of East Asian cinemas (including but not limited to Chinese, Japanese, Korean cinema) • Film genres and local, regional, national and global identities of East Asian cinemas • Cross-cultural consumption of East Asian film genres • Fandom and East Asian film genres • Creative professionals (e.g. stars, directors, producers, production designers) and film genres of East Asian cinemas • Cross-border mobility (e.g. talents, finance, ideas) and the development of film genres in East Asian cinemas • International filmmaking, coproduction and genre crossing between East Asian cinemas and other screen cultures • Remaking and adaptation of East Asian films • Sound, music and language (e.g. dubbing, subtitles, dialects) of East Asian film genres • International distribution and exhibition of East Asian film genres • Genre as a reflection of cultural flow, social economics, media policies, and political history • Historical review of film genres in East Asian cinemas This is not an exhaustive list of thematic strands that we hope to explore at the conference. We particularly encourage submissions from those whose papers promote cross-disciplinary dialogue and critical debate in area studies, genre theory, film studies, media studies and cultural studies. Please submit your proposal (maximum 250 words) for a 20 minute presentation, together with a short biography (maximum 50 words) and affiliation information to Dr. Lin Feng at Eastasiancinema@hull.ac.uk by 10 May 2017. Decision of abstract acceptance will be released by the end of May. The conference is to be held at University of Hull, 14-15 September 2017.

Journal editorial role

Guest Editor in Journal ARTS (ISSN 2076-0752)

2018 - 2018

Guest editor for the Special Issue Special Issue "Japanese Media Cultures in Japan and Abroad: Transnational Consumption of Manga, Anime, and Video Games" http://www.mdpi.com/journal/arts/special_issues/japanese_media_consumption

Journal peer reviewer

Peer Reviewer in several scientific journals

2015 - 2018

Mutual Images , Mass Media and Communications, Comic Grids...