Enola's Light: Japanese Cinema and the A-Bomb

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University West of England

This is a call for papers, for a new anthology tentatively titled Enola's Light: Japanese Cinema and the A-Bomb. The anthology's aim is to shed light on all genres of Japanese Cinema – commercial, anime, pink, underground – and its portrayal of how the atomic bombings have been depicted.

I'm particularly interested in receiving papers on how Japanese cinema has portrayed the effects of the bombing on Hiroshima and Nagaskai in its films, such as Godzilla and Children of Hiroshima?

I'm looking for critical essays that discuss individual films, directors or topics relating to the atomic bombings, whether dealt with directly or hidden as a subtext within the film.

Please send a 300-400 word proposal or abstract to the above email address.

If interested, I recommend that you first send a 300-400 word proposal (or a simple email, in order to check the paper's suitability). Submissions and proposals should be sent to Matthew6.Edwards@live.uwe.ac.uk

All texts should be in Times New Roman, font size 12 and justified. Please use endnotes, though please refrain from using the endnotes facility on your computer. For notes, please use superscript and number all notes numerically.

Closing date for submissions will be 15th June. This deadline will be rigorously enforced as I am aiming for a 2013 publication.

Matthew Edwards is the editor of the anthology Film out of Bounds, which was published in the US by Mcfarland and Co in 2007.