Sunday, September 9, 2012

CFP Asian Popular Culture Conference

CFP (Deadline extended) Schoolgirls and Mobilesuits 2012: Intertexts and Intersections (Asian popular culture conference)
Location: Minnesota, United States
Call for Papers Date: 2012-09-28 (in 19 days)
Date Submitted: 2012-08-19
Announcement ID: 196473

Extended deadline for SGMS/Mechademia Conference on Asian Popular Cultures 2012
Minneapolis College of Arts and Design, September 28-30, 2012

Location: Minnesota, United States
Conference Date: 2012-09-28

Schoolgirls and Mobilesuits (SGMS) is an internationally-recognized, three-day workshop that explores and celebrates anime and manga.

Through its unique merger of academic and fan audiences, SGMS engages both anime's and manga's creative and cultural implications and practices.

SGMS 2012: Intertexts and Intersections Conference
September 28th-30th, 2012

Asian popular cultural has generated a vast array of manga, anime, games, and related merchandise, artifacts that have proliferated globally. The 12th annual SGMS Workshop and 2nd annual Mechademia conference focus on the characters, concepts, and ideas that have emerged from Asian popular culture, as well as the intertextual relations and intersections of these forms with other cultures and with other worlds.

Featured Speaker: Dai Sato

Dai Sato is writer of critically acclaimed and fantastically popular television series and films such as Samurai Champloo (2004), Casshern (2004), Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2004), and Cowboy Bebop (1998). He began his career as a TV scriptwriter, program planner, and lyricist at the age of 19, and later ventured into the video game and music industries. Today he is first and foremost an animation scriptwriter, but also creates scripts and concepts for various media. He has collaborated with some of Japan's best-known anime writers, using extensively his experience in game development projects and interactive club events. In 2007 he established Storyriders Inc., Ltd., of which he is the President and CEO.

Individuals should send an abstract of 250 words or less, including the presentation title, to:

by August 30, 2012. Panel proposals of 3 or 4 individual papers should include a 250 words description of each presentation, each presenters vita / resume, and a clearly stated panel title.


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Dr. Jessica M. Dandona
Minneapolis College of Art and Design

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