Call for Papers – ‘Animation/Anime’

Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association
2015 Annual Conference

Cincinnati, OH (October 1-4, 2015)

The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association seeks proposals for papers and panels on animation and anime for its 2015 Conference, to be held ThursdaySunday,1-4 October 2015 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati, OH.  The conference seeks papers on Western animation, Japanese animation (anime), and animation from other cultures.  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 Full details are available on the official CFP at Graduate students are invited to apply for one of the MPCA/ACA’s competitively awarded travel grants at

Abstract/proposal submission deadline: April 30
Subject Area Chair: Prof. Mark Gellis (Kettering University)


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