CALL FOR PAPERS “Identity Politics in East Asian Popular Culture”
Kyushu University, Fukuoka, July 20th -21st 2020
Abstract Deadline: January 6th 2020
The East Asian Popular Culture Association (EAPCA) is planning its second international conference to mark the 10th anniversary of the International Center of Taiwan Studies (ITSC), College of Liberal Arts, National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU). The conference is organised in collaboration with the Kyushu University Taiwan Studies Program, and will be held at Kyushu University’s Nishijin Plaza, Fukuoka, Japan, on July 20th -21st 2020. We are seeking up to 75 paper presenters. A highlight will be two keynote lectures and an extended session on Taiwanese popular culture. Names to be disclosed asap.
EAPCA II is seeking panel sessions that investigate the role of East Asian popular culture in shaping and reflecting the politics of identity in societies across the region. This could include sessions dealing with Asian film (past and present), television, music, celebrity and fandom, the body, fashion, digital media, comics and popular literature, gender mainstreaming studies, sport, heritage, and curation. We are interested in papers that adopt not only historical, but especially comparative and culturally situated perspectives that engage with ideas of intersectionality, inclusivity and marginalised voices.
Each paper proposal should include a 300-word abstract, the presenter’s full name, affiliation, and contact details (as a Word-file attachment, not a PDF). Please submit to Alessandra Ferrer by January 6th 2020 at the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org with in the subject line: NAME OF THE APPLICANT, TITLE OF THE PROPOSAL. Receipt of proposals will be acknowledged via e-mail. Accepted abstracts will be notified by February 28th 2020. Presenters who would like to be considered for publication in the East Asian Journal of Popular Culture, are highly encouraged to submit their paper by mid-June 2020.