2014 MPCA/ACA Conference: Animation and Anime

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Dr. Mark Gellis/Kettering University
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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 2014 Conference, to be held Friday-Sunday, 3-5 October 2014 at the JW Marriott Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN. As animation and anime cover all kinds of storytelling, topics may include but are not limited to the following suggestions:

• 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

• Genres of (and in) animation and anime (love and romance, fantasy, horror, erotica, science fiction, crime and mystery, historical dramas, etc.)

• Ethical criticism of animation and anime

• History of animation and anime

• 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.)

Please send submissions directly to http://submissions.mpcaaca.org. Full details are available on the official CFP at http://mpcaaca.org/indy-2014/2014-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 deadline for individuals to submit papers, abstracts, and proposals to the submission website is April 30, 2014. Please direct any questions (for papers on animation and anime only, please) to Dr. Mark Gellis at mgellis@kettering.edu.