Paper Call: East Asian (Japanese And Chinese) Literature and Culture

Monday, October 04, 2010

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64th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference
April 14-16, 2011 – University of Kentucky – Lexington, Kentucky
CALL FOR PAPERS: East Asian (Japanese and Chinese) Literature and Culture
Deadline for submission of abstracts: November 1st

The Kentucky Foreign Language Conference is proud to open sessions devoted to the presentation of scholarly research in the field of East Asian (Japanese and Chinese) Literature and Culture, broadly defined. Abstracts are invited in all areas and aspects of this field, including, but not limited to:

Class, gender, ethnicity/race
Colonialism and Diaspora
Memory, violence and nation
Popular culture in global markets
Performance, agency, and identity
Ethics of literary-cultural studies
Classical literature; new readings
Media studies, music studies, film studies
Social movements – justice, citizenship, and resistance
The avant-garde – arts in contexts
Body, space, and the public sphere
The politics of writing – writing within/against culture

Each presentation is 20 minutes followed by a 10 minute questions & answers period. Individually submitted abstracts for paper presentations will be grouped into panels under common themes. In addition, proposals will be considered for complete panels of five papers organized around common themes.

The KFLC has a tradition of attracting scholars from a broad range of languages and specializations. This year's conference will have sessions in Arabic Studies, East Asian Studies, French and Francophone Studies, German-Austrian-Swiss Studies, Italian Studies, Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies, Language Technology, Second Language Acquisition and Hispanic Studies, and will feature Mary Louise Pratt of New York University as keynote speaker, who will present a paper entitled “Globalization as Linguistic Force Field.” Abstracts should be no more than one page in length (approx. 200-250 words) and should include author's name, affiliation and contact coordinates. Panel proposals are also limited to one page in length and should include the theme of the panel, the organizer's name and contact information, and the names and affiliations of the panel participants (each abstract must be submitted individually with the organizer’s name and affiliation at the end of the abstract). In view of the multi-lingual audience, the language of presentation is English.

Deadline for submission of abstracts and panel proposals is November 1, 2010.

Please visit the following website for more information and to submit:

Acceptance of a paper or complete panel implies a commitment on the part of participants to register and attend the conference. All presenters must pay the appropriate registration fee by February 15, 2011 to be included in the program.

For specific questions regarding the East Asian sessions, please contact the East Asian Studies Executive Committee member, Masamichi (“Marro”) Inoue (

More information here.