Call for Papers: Serialization in Asia

image: logoThe Uni­ver­si­ty of Wash­ing­ton Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies invites pro­pos­als for papers to be pre­sent­ed at “Seri­al­iza­tion in Asia,” a con­fer­ence deal­ing with cre­ation and con­sump­tion of cul­tur­al prod­ucts in seri­al­ized form, to be held at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Wash­ing­ton, May 15–16, 2015.

The con­fer­ence aims to stim­u­late inter­dis­ci­pli­nary and inter­re­gion­al dis­cus­sions on the fol­low­ing ques­tions, among oth­ers: How will our under­stand­ings of cul­tur­al prod­ucts and relat­ed phe­nom­e­na change when we take seri­al­i­ty as a piv­otal theme to exam­ine them? How does seri­al­i­ty relate to our socio-cul­tur­al real­i­ty and our per­cep­tion of the world around us? What socio-his­tor­i­cal com­po­nents have been involved in the seriality’s flour­ish­ing in Asia, and how do those com­po­nents dif­fer from place to place? What sim­i­lar­i­ties and dif­fer­ences are there between ser­i­al pro­duc­tion in Asia and the rest of the world?

Prospec­tive par­tic­i­pants should send a pro­pos­al of 300 to 500 words, accom­pa­nied by a brief biog­ra­phy or cur­ricu­lum vitae, by e-mail to the Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies at uwcks@u.washington.edu. Pro­pos­als should be sub­mit­ted by July 1, 2014, to receive full con­sid­er­a­tion. Select­ed par­tic­i­pants will be expect­ed to sub­mit papers of 6,000–8,000 words to be cir­cu­lat­ed before the con­fer­ence.