Thomas Lamarre

Academic title(s): 

Professor Emeritus 

Thomas Lamarre
Contact Information
Email address: 
thomas.lamarre [at] mcgill.ca
Department: 
East Asian Studies
Biography: 

Thomas Lamarre's research centers on the history of media, thought, and material culture. He has written on communication networks in 9th century Japan (Uncovering Heian Japan); silent cinema and the global imaginary (Shadows on the Screen 2005); animation technologies (The Anime Machine, 2009) and infrastructure ecologies (The Anime Ecology, forthcoming 2018). He is co-editor with Takayuki Tatsumi of a book series with the University of Minnesota Press entitled “Parallel Futures,” which centers on Japanese Speculative fiction. His current research on animation addresses the use of animals in the formation of media networks associated with colonialism and extraterritorial empire, and the consequent politics of animism and speciesism.  For further details see: http://lamarre-mediaken.com/Site/Home.html

Area(s): 
Japan
Research areas: 
Japanese Media
Areas of interest: 

His current research on animation addresses the use of animals in the formation of media networks associated with colonialism and extraterritorial empire, and the consequent politics of animism and speciesism.  

Group: 
Professor
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