Call for Papers: “Limning the Contemporary in Postwar Japanese Fiction and Film”

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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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This panel is designed to appeal to a wide spectrum of approaches from scholars of modern Japan. Although conceived of as “area-focused”, the issue of the nature and timing of “the contemporary” in modern Japan resonates with debates on the nature of postmodernity in the West. Proposals for papers concerning the nature of “the contemporary” and/or of “modernity” and its relationship to “postmodernity” in Japan as it relates to literature, film or criticism are welcome.

The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association conference takes place October 14-16, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. For information on the conference, please see

In order to present their papers, all panel members must be members of the RMMLA by April 1, 2010. Please see for details.

The deadline for proposal submissions is March 1, 2010. Please include the following in your proposal:

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abstract of 250-500 words
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Please e-mail proposals to:

Peter Tillack
Assistant Professor of Japanese
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Montana State University

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