The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.