Extended Deadline: Mechademia Conference on Asian Popular Cultures "Queer(ing)"- Minneapolis

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September 27, 2019 to September 29, 2019
Minnesota, United States
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Cultural History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies, Popular Culture Studies

Nagaike Kazumi, PhD.  Keynote Speaker

Japanese manga, anime, and games culture is associated with excessive sexuality and gender-bending that have unsettled cultural norms in multiple, often queer, ways. The appeal of such queer(ing) and hypersexual attributes has at least partially driven the spread of these media and fan practices around Asia and beyond. In spite of the ongoing strong association with Japanese popular culture, however, Japan is but one of multiple centers of queer(ing) media and fan practices in contemporary Asia.

This conference will focus on queer(ing) comics, animation, and games, and other related media as well as their fandoms in Asia. The committee invite papers which offer new insights on queer aspects of popular media and fandoms, or alternatively new queer(ing) perspectives on media and practices that are not self-evidently queer. 

Presenters can register as either attending or as a GoToMeeting candidate. Paper and/or panel proposals of not more than 250 words are due on or before June 1st, 2019.

Send conference proposals to mechademia@mcad.edu with the subject line “Mechademia Conference 2019.”



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