Call for Papers: JAPANOLOGISTS’ PLAYGROUND 2018 @ COPERNICUS “Fictions & Reality” Decennial Celebration of Japanese Studies in Torun

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Call for Papers
November 29, 2018 to December 1, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Literature, Japanese History / Studies, Linguistics, Humanities, East Asian History / Studies

The Department of Japanese Studies at Nicolaus Copernicus University (NCU) and Polish Association for Japanese Studies invite panel and paper proposals for the International Conference to be held on 29 November – 1 December 2018 at NCU in Torun, Poland.

The conference is meant as an interdisciplinary forum for scholars, researchers, lecturers and graduate students specializing in Japanese Studies to discuss issues relevant to ancient and contemporary Japan (and beyond).

The main conference topics are "fictions and reality" as presented and discussed in Japanese sources, narrations on Japan, as well as in all cultural, social, political, economic phenomena pertaining to Japan.

The second objective of the conference is to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the establishment of Japanese Studies at NCU.

Papers can be presented in English or in Japanese.

Proposed panel sessions:

Section 1: Japanese Language Education

Section 2: Language and Linguistics

Section 3: Literature

Section 4: Performing and Visual Arts

Section 5: Film and Media Studies

Section 6: History

 Section 7: Philosophy and Religion

Section 8: Anthropology and Sociology

Section 9: Politics and International Relations

Section 10: Law

Section 11: Economics and Business

Section 12: Urban, Regional and Environmental Studies



Important dates:

Proposal submission deadline: 31 July 2018 (via the link provided below)

Notification of acceptance: 1 September 2018

Registration and fee payment deadline: 30 September 2018

Preliminary version of the conference program: 15 October 2018

Final version of the conference program: 31 October 2018

Conference: 29 November- 1 December 2018

Paper submission deadline (for book publication): 28 February 2019

For more details, please visit conference official website

(Please note that conference official website will be updated regularly)

For all inquiries please contact the organizers:


We look forward to welcoming you in Torun!



Contact Info: 

Nicolaus Copernicus University Ul. Bojarskiego 1, 87-100, Torun, Poland