Godzilla exhibition on display in Thompson Library

December 18, 2019
Godzilla

“Godzilla Legacy: The King of the Monsters (1954-2019),” an exhibition about the global history of Godzilla and the other giant creatures who followed in his path to stardom, is on display now through February in Thompson Library. Curated by Nate Stover (Class of 2019) and Prof. Ann Marie Davis (Japanese Studies Librarian), the exhibition was inspired by Stover’s lifelong love of Godzilla, as well as a new Autumn 2019 course, “EALL 4200: The Monstrous in Japanese Culture,” taught by Prof. Naomi Fukumori of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures. In addition to this glass-case exhibition, as part of his final project for EALL 4200, Stover created a pop-up exhibit for an event held in conjunction with the course—the Institute for Japanese Studies-sponsored lecture, “Beyond the Man in the Rubber Suit: Godzilla, Postwar Japan, and the Global Imagination,” delivered by Bill Tsutsui, president of Hendrix College, on November 19, 2019. “Godzilla Legacy” is on display in the Thompson Library on the east side of the second floor, outside the reading room and near the East Asian reference materials.