POWERS OF POP: Cross-Cultural Influences Between Japanese and American Pop Cultures

deadline for submissions: 
April 16, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Kendra Sheehan and Matthew Hodge
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POWERS OF POP: Cross-Cultural Influences Between Japanese and American Pop Cultures
To be published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Edited by Dr. Kendra Sheehan and Matthew Hodge
This edited collection aims to advance the intellectual exploration and interdisciplinary understanding of the cross-cultural influences between Japan and America. With the ever-evolving globalization of contemporary pop culture, Japanese and American consumers have continuously experienced cultural collaborations and collisions. This insightful volume will serve as a collection of multidisciplinary scholars who offer fresh perspectives of ongoing cross-cultural and cyclical influences evident in Japan and America, two of the most culturally dominant and impactful nations in modern history. The intention of this collection of scholarly chapters is to discuss subject matters within the scope of this edited book’s aim, including Japanese influences in American culture, American influences in Japanese culture, or cross-cultural influences between both nations. Potential topics include (but are not limited to):
·      Entertainment media (film, television, video games)
·      The Arts (music, theatre, art, dance)
·      Literature, Poetry
·      Folklore and fairy tales
·      Comics and graphic novels
·      Fashion
·      Education
·      Politics
·      Sports
·      Technology
·      Cuisine
·      Fandom
·      Tourism, travel
·      Merchandise, toys
Submitted proposals should include a 200-300 words abstract, a CV, and a biographical statement (up to 150 words). Please email questions and proposals to Matthew Hodge at rmhodge@peace.edu
Proposal Deadline: March 1, 2022 (Accepted proposals will be notified by March 15, 2022).
Full Chapter Submission Deadline: July 1, 2022 (Approximately 5,000-10,000 words, referenced in Chicago endnote style).
This book is scheduled to be published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, an international academic publisher of original academic work across a wide range of subjects in four key areas: Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS); Health Sciences (HS); Physical Sciences (PS); and Life Sciences (LS). For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit https://www.cambridgescholars.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in early 2023.
Dr. Kendra Sheehan is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Louisville and adjunct professor at Indiana University Southeast, teaching courses on global humanities, Asian studies, and Japanese culture. Her recent publications and research interests include topics of Japanese culture, literature, religion, film, the humanities, and East Asia.
Matthew Hodge, M.F.A., is an Associate Professor at William Peace University, where he teaches arts and humanities courses. His recent publications cover such topics as performing arts histories, pop culture, commercial tourism, entertainment media, belief systems, westernization, and cultural globalization.