CFP: MPCA/ACA Conference, Animation and Anime, 4-7/10/18

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
04/10/2018 - 07/10/2018
Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
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The Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (MPCA/ACA) is a regional branch of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association.

MPCA/ACA seeks proposals for papers and panels both on Western animation and on anime for its 2018 Conference, to be held Thursday-Sunday, 4-7 October 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN.

As animation and anime all kinds of storytelling are covered and topics may include, but are not limited to, the following suggestions:

  • Using animation and anime in the classroom
  • History of animation and anime
  • Creating and producing animation and anime (adapting sources like folklore and manga, visual styles, music, voice casting, translating and subtitling, etc.)
  • Genres of animation and anime (romantic comedy, slice-of-life, horror, erotica, science fiction, parody, fantasy, superhero, crime and mystery, etc.)
  • Examination of social and political issues (environmentalism, addiction, gender roles, faith and spiritualism, etc.) in animation and anime
  • Rhetorical and/or ethical critiques of animation and anime.

The deadline for individuals to submit papers, abstracts, and proposals to the submission website is April 30, 2018.

The submissions can be sent directly via the MPCA submissions site

Graduate students are invited to apply for one of the MPCA/ACA’s competitively awarded travel grants. Information regarding membership and registration fees can be found here as well as the FAQ section.

For further questions (for papers on animation and anime only), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Event Dates

  • From 04/10/2018 to 07/10/2018



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