Anime and Manga
PCA/ACA 2013 National Conference
March 27-30, 2013
This is the national meeting of the Popular Culture
Association and the American Culture Association. This submission is under the
area “Asian Popular Culture.” There are two “Calls for Papers.”
Deadline: November 30, 2012
please submit your proposal to Wendy Goldberg
who will organize these panels.
CFP: The “Abject” in Anime
This call is for papers that focus on the “abject” in anime
and manga. French theorist, Julia Kristeva, in her essay, “Powers of Horror,” defines
the abject as that which threatens the boundary between subject and object,
producing fear and revulsion. The
classic “abject” example would be the corpse which is like/unlike a living
Papers may not necessarily deal directly with Kristeva’s
theories but participants are encouraged to explore the use of the horrific or
the grotesque in anime and manga. Papers may explore how the abject comment on
social or political institutions in addition to individual identities.
CFP: Teaching with Anime
Participants are encouraged to submit proposals about how
they teach courses on anime and manga or how they integrate anime and manga
into classes. Some questions to consider:
- What do you teach and how do you teach it?
- How does anime and manga support the goals of the class?
- What has been student reaction to the subject?
- What has been the institution’s reaction to the subject?
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