UPDATE for 2013 MPCA/ACA Conference: Animation and Anime (May 15, 2013 deadline)

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Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association
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Call for Papers. The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association seeks proposals for papers and panels on animation and anime for its 2013 Conference, to be held Oct 11-13 at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel, A Doubletree by Hilton in St. Louis, MO. As animation and anime cover all kinds of storytelling, topics may include but are not limited to the following suggestions:

• Comedy, parody, and pastiche in animation and anime
• Creating and producing animation and anime (adapting books and manga, visual styles, music, voice casting, translating and subtitling, etc.)
• Ethical criticism of animation and anime
• Genre in animation and anime (love and romance, fantasy, horror, erotica, science fiction, crime and mystery, historical dramas, etc.)
• History of animation and anime
• Social and political themes in animation and anime (environmentalism, gender roles, ethnic and cultural stereotypes, political corruption, etc.)
• Using animation and anime in the classroom

Papers may discuss Western animation, anime, or any other form of animation. Please send submissions directly to http://submissions.mpcaaca.org. Full details are available on the official CFP at http://mpcaaca.org/st-louis-2013/2013-cfp/. Graduate students are invited to apply for one of the MPCA/ACA's competitively awarded travel grants at http://mpcaaca.org/conference/travel-grants/. The REVISED deadline for individuals to submit papers, abstracts, and proposals to the submission website is May 15, 2013. Please direct any questions (for papers on animation and anime only, please) to Dr. Mark Gellis at mgellis@kettering.edu.