MCAD Professor Wins Fulbright Scholarship to Study Manga in Japan

ANN reports that Frenchy Lunning, a professor from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) who organizes the Schoolgirls and Mobilesuits academic conference on anime and manga, has been awarded a fellowship from the Fulbright Program sponsored by the U.S. government, and will be traveling to Japan to conduct manga-related research:

In the spring of 2008, she will be working in Tokyo and Kyoto, studying the origins and development of manga. She plans to use her research as a basis for a book on the relationship between manga and traditional Japanese art.