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Lukas R.A. Wilde
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Dr. Lukas R.A. Wilde is a research associate at Tübingen University's Department for Media Studies, Germany. He studied theatre and media; Japanese; and philosophy at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg and the Gakugei University of Tokyo, and is a fellow of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes). His media studies dissertation on the functions of ‘characters’ (kyara) within everyday communication of contemporary Japanese society was awarded the Roland-Faelske-Award for the best Dissertation in Comics and Animation Studies in 2018.


In the German Society for Comic Studies (ComFor) he is the executive board's treasurer, the co-spokesperson of the Committee for Comic Studies (AG Comicforschung) of the German Society of Media Studies (GfM), as well as a member of the editorial board of the journal Medienobservationen. Lukas Wilde is also one of the organizers of the digital artists initiative Comic Solidarity and the GINCO Award (The German Inclusive Comic Award of the Independent Scene).

Lukas R.A. Wilde's site at Tübingen University's homepage

Main research focus:

Comic/manga theory and narratolgy;
Transmedia character theory;
Japanese popular culture;
Webcomics and digital comics;
Media theory and intermediality research;
Pictorial semiotics;
Diagrammatics;
Animation and Motion Capture.