Midwest PCA/ACA Conference Otaku Studies Area

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
mpca.otaku@gmail.com

Call for Papers:
OTAKU STUDIES
2013 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 11-13, 2013
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis Union Station Hotel, A Doubletree by Hilton
Deadline: April 30, 2012
Submissions.mpcaaca.org

Otaku are a group of fans devoted to Japanese animation, graphic arts, couture, and other cultural products and activities. These groups regularly populate hundreds of conventions across the US and Canada each year that often exceed 25,000 in attendance. This group has been part of the American cultural landscape since the release of Astro Boy in 1963 and they’re still going strong today.

Topics can include, but are not limited to, otaku groups, events, practices, and productions. Case studies are also welcome.

Please upload 250 word abstract proposals on any aspect of Otaku Studies to the Otaku Studies area at http://submissions.mpcaaca.org/. Proposals for full panels are also welcome.

Any questions? Please email Jason Bennett at mpca.otaku@gmail.com
More information about the conference can be found at http://www.mpcaaca.org/ and our full CFP is available at http://mpcaaca.org/st-louis-2013/2013-cfp/
Please note the availability of graduate student travel grants: http://mpcaaca.org/conference/travel-grants/
Please include name, affiliation, and e-mail address with the 250 word abstract. Also, please indicate in your submission whether your presentation will require an LCD Projector.

cfp categories: 
american
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
general_announcements
humanities_computing_and_the_internet
interdisciplinary
modernist studies
popular_culture
science_and_culture
twentieth_century_and_beyond