Special Issue on Asian Children's Literature, Film, and Animation

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Southeast Asian Review of English (SARE), University of Malaya
contact email: 



                                                            CALL FOR PAPERS

                                                      Vol. 55, No. 2, December 2018

                                                   Guest Editor: Bernard Wilson

This special edition of SARE: Southeast Asian Review of English invites papers on Asian children’s literature, film and animation, and on intercultural and cross-cultural comparisons between Asian (Eastern, Southeastern, and Southern) cultures and other children’s literature and film. Papers may include - but are not limited to - analyses and comparisons of traditional children’s stories such as fairy tales, folklore, myths, fables and legends, as well as young adult fiction, such as fantasy and realistic fiction and film. Papers may deal with one specific genre or culture, or may involve cross-cultural comparisons.

 SARE is particularly interested in these thematic areas:

  1. Southeast Asian children’s literature and film.
  2. Representations of other Asian societies or cultures in children’s literature, film or animation.
  3. Representations of gender expectations and gender roles in children’s literature, film or animation from these regions.
  4. Representations of cultural and ethnic aspects in Asian children’s literature, film or animation.
  5. Crossing borders in children’s literature, film, or animation, which may also include translated texts.

The deadline for submission of full papers (5000-7000 words) is 30 September 2018. All papers should be submitted in English and uploaded to the SARE website at sare.um.edu.my.  

Further submission guidelines  can be found on our website.

If you have any questions related to the special issue, please send your e-mails to sarejournal@gmail.com.


About our Guest Editor:

Associate Professor Bernard Wilson teaches at the University of the Sacred Heart, Rikkyo University, and Gakushuin University. He has spent the past two decades teaching at universities in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan and specializes in postcolonial literature, children's literature, and cinema. He is widely published in Southeast Asian literature in English, Indian and Chinese diaspora literatures, and East/West theory, and his work has appeared in leading international journals in the United States, Asia, Australia, and the U.K. He is currently writing a monograph on Western cinematic interpretations of Asia.