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Call for paper des Symposiums zu AX Anime und Manga Studien, Anime Expo 2013

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Call for Papers / Call for Speakers
2013 AX Anime and Manga Studies Symposium

July 4 – July 7
Anime Expo 2013
Los Angeles Convention Center (Los Angeles, CA)

Submission Deadline: May 1, 2013

Japanese animation (anime) and comics (manga) represent one of the
major contributions that Japan has made to global visual and popular
culture. Indeed, for many people, their first – and sometimes only –
contact with Japanese culture at all is through Japanese visual

When, 30 years ago, Frederik Schodt published his Manga! Manga!: The
World of Japanese Comics, he almost single-handedly created the field
of English-language anime and manga studies – a field that has been
evolving and growing ever since.

As scholars around the world have recognized, anime and manga are open
to a wide range of interpretations, drawing on many different
disciplines. One goal of the Anime and Manga Studies Symposium is to
invite speakers from diverse backgrounds, fields and areas to exchange
ideas and approaches, explore new directions, and contribute to
building a community of anime and manga studies.

Uniquely, the Anime and Manga Symposium is an integral part of the
schedule of Anime Expo, the largest gathering of fans of Japanese
popular culture in the U.S. This will allow speakers to share their
research and scholarship with a public, non-academic audience, to
interact directly with fans of anime and manga from around the world,
and to become participants in a celebration and appreciation of
Japanese popular culture. In turn, the Symposium also serves to
introduce convention attendees to the ideas and practices of formal

Submissions on a wide range of topics dealing with anime and manga
will be considered. Possible areas to explore may include – but are
not limited to:

- Critical surveys of individual creators, directors and animators,
especially in larger contexts such as anime/manga as a whole,
animation, comics, Japanese literature/film, science fiction, war
literature, etc.

- Conversations with, critiques of, and expansions on previous
English-language scholarship on anime and manga (e.g. Frederik Schodt,
Susan Napier, Thomas Lamarre)

- The creative and industrial history of anime and manga throughout
the 20th century and into the 21st - in Japan, the U.S., Europe, and
other countries.

- Anime and manga’s representations of history, politics, and current events

- The use of remix culture in Japanese animation and comics:
Appropriation of settings, genres, motifs,
and tropes

- Anime and manga’s relationship to the world: Adaptation and
interpretation of Eastern, Western and other literatures and visual
media in Japanese popular culture

- Inspired by Anime: Uses of anime/manga styles and tropes outside Japan

- Copyright, obscenity, and other legal issues involving anime and manga

- Anime and manga as tools of globalization and agents of promoting
Japanese culture

- The history and evolution of anime/manga fandom outside Japan: Fan
practices and experiences - clubs, conventions, cosplay, fansites,
fansubbing, anime music videos

- Best practices for teaching Japanese popular culture and using
anime/manga in high school and college classes

- The anime/manga industry in Japan, the U.S., and around the world

- The impact of new technologies (wireless communication, augmented
reality, mobile computing) on storytelling in anime/manga and
production/consumption of anime and manga.

- Anime/manga and the Media Mix: Merchandise, music, video games,
visual novels graphics, and other related products

The Symposium particularly welcomes presentations on newer/emerging
works and creators.

Speakers are also welcome to submit proposals for roundtable
discussions on these and related topics.

Potential roundtables can include:

- Differences in theoretical approaches to anime and manga
- Anime/manga fan practices and activities in different countries,
cultures and regions
- New directions, new opportunities, and new challenges in thinking,
writing, and teaching about anime/manga

The AX Anime and Manga Studies Symposium will be open to all AX
attendees. Speakers are urged to consider subjects that will be of
interest to general non-specialist audiences and do not require
significant backgrounds in Asian Studies, media theory, literature,

For consideration, please submit the title of your paper or panel, an
abstract (300 words maximum) and a CV to


All submissions will be peer-reviewed.

All invited participants will be offered free admission to Anime Expo.

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