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[Commlist] CFP “Identity Politics in East Asian Popular Culture”

Mon Nov 11 15:29:27 GMT 2019

Please see the CFP for the second annual conference of the The East Asian Popular Culture Association. Whilst there are both set panels there convenors also welcome papers and panel proposal in any aspect of East Asian populations culture. Full details are in the attached CFP. 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.

The deadline for submission of panel or individual paper proposals is January 6th 2020.

There will be opportunities for networking, publishing, and developing caucus groups within the EAPCA. Presenters will be encouraged to develop their papers for publication in East Asian Journal of Popular Culture (EAJPC), and the journal editors will be working closely with session convenors to identify suitable papers. Paper and panel proposals will be subject to peer review. Individual presentations must not exceed 20 minutes in length, while each panel will be allocated a total of 90 minutes. In case of panel proposals, please provide a short description of the panel along with abstracts for each individual presentation. 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 (eapopcultureconference /at/ 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.

The conference draft program will be announced by April 30th 2020 along with registration and accommodation details on the EAPCA website.

The East Asian Popular Culture Association (EAPCA) is the leading international community of scholars researching East Asian popular culture. The idea of forming EAPCA was first conceived by participants at the 2009 International Popular Culture Conference in Finland. While the board of EAPCA is based in Taiwan and Japan, the Association includes scholars working on popular culture throughout East Asia, based across the region and beyond. The EAPCA Inaugural Conference (EAPCA I) was held in Taipei in September 2011. EAPCA II will take place July 20-21st 2020 at Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.

EAPCA & EAJPC TEAM (in alphabethical order):
Yin C. Chuang, Alessandra Ferrer, Ann Heylen, Nathalie Mingboupha, Scott Sommers, Kate Taylor-Jones, Edward Vickers
National Taiwan

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