Call for Papers: Feb. 17, 2014

CALL FOR PAPERS: Feb. 17, 2014

Seventh annual Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the Korea Foundation are pleased to announce the seventh annual Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop, during July 21-25, 2014 and at Pacific Grove, CA - Asilomar Conference Grounds. The Application Deadline is May 1, 2014. The SSRC Korean Studies Dissertation Workshop seeks to create a sustained network of advanced graduate students and faculty engaged in research on Korea. The four-day workshop provides an informal setting for participants to give and receive critical feedback on dissertations in progress. Individual students will lead discussions of their projects with mentor faculty and peers from various disciplines to receive creative and critical input on improving their fieldwork plans or writing strategies. Only full-time advanced graduate students, regardless of citizenship, who are enrolled at US or Canadian institutions are eligible. Applicants must have an approved dissertation prospectus but cannot have completed writing for final submissions. Special consideration will be given to students from universities that are not major Korean Studies institutions. For the application and more information, please visit

The Japan Society of New York

The Japan Society of New York is now accepting papers for their afternoon workshop on September 12, 2014, called "Reports from the Field: On Archival Documents.” This event is co-organized with Japan Society and NYU's East Asian Studies and will consist of 15-20 minute  presentations, and for their workshop on September 13, 2014, Saturday, afternoon  symposium "New Scholarship" which will consist of 15-minute presentations. For both, they would like a proposal of no more than 500 words, a CV of no more than 2  pages.If you want to attach image(s) they can not be more  than 1MB and email all documents to by March 20. Proposed papers should be based on original and critical research within the following  parameters:the paper must address the work of art and related media (e.g., visual culture, such as film, design, architecture,manga, etc.) produced after 1945, the artist(s) must have been either born  in Japan, of Japanese descent, or active in Japan and the work must demonstrably relate to  aesthetic or socio-political situations in Japan after 1945.

The East Asia Divisions of the MLA

The East Asia Divisions of the MLA invite you to submit paper proposals for any of the following panels, which we are planning for the January 2015 Modern Language Association annual conference, to convent in Vancouver, Canada.

Supernatural Narrative and East Asian Modernity Relationships between modern constructions of the supernatural (e.g., film and fiction) and "traditional" narratives (folk and elite). 250-word abstracts to Paul Rouzer ( by March 10. by 10 March 2014

Diffusing Memories: Writing the Past in the Present seeks papers which explore the transmission of memory and memoir writing across media, aesthetics, and ideologies in East Asian; Literatures.abstracts, 250 words by 15 March 2014; Monika Dix (

The Making of Korean Literature Korean: Literature as a conceptual category: vernacular composition; cultural translation; its place in the globalized production. 250 words abstract and a brief CV by March 15, 201 by 15 March 2014; Meera Lee (

Writing the Future: Children's Literature in East Asia Literature for (or by) children, particularly with reference to transitions to modernity in 19th and 20th centuries. 250 word abstracts to Charlotte Eubanks (cde13@psu by 10 March 2014; Charlotte Eubanks ( and Melek Ortabasi (

No Last Words: Contesting Official History in Contemporary East Asian Literature and Film. This session will examine contestation in contemporary East Asian literature and film over censored historical events. 250-word abstract by 15 March 2014; Thomas Chen (

Asia Transforming: Old Values and New Presences

The Hofstra Cultural Center, the New York Conference on Asian Studies (NYCAS) and the Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies (MAR/AAS) are proud to present an international conference that contemplates how ongoing economic, social and political transformations have challenged present-day perceptions of Asian cultural identities. The program committee invites proposals for panels, round-tables, and individual papers on all aspects of Asian and Asian-American history, culture, and contemporary life, representing disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and professional schools. Interdisciplinary proposals are also welcome. In addition, the conference will feature a Teaching Asia Workshop, concerts, art exhibitions and cultural events. Presentation topics may include, but are not limited to, the following: Notions of hybridity, Diaspora and migration, Global Asian cosmopolitanisms/transnational cultures and the Impact of globalization. The deadline for submission of proposals for individual papers, panels, and round-tables is April 7, 2014. For proposal submission, please visit <> or email the conference co-directors.

The Harvard Asia Quarterly

The *Harvard Asia Quarterly* (HAQ) is a professional academic journal of Asian studies affiliated with the Harvard University Asia Center. We publish four times per annum on multidisciplinary topics related to issues in East, South, Central, and Southeast Asia. *HAQ* is indexed by EBSCO Publishing and the Bibliography of Asian Studies. We are currently seeking submissions for our upcoming issue. The issue will not be themed -- rather, we hope to engage with the breadth and diversity of content that speaks to Asia today. All papers related to modern Asia will be considered. Submissions are to be between roughly 5000 and 8000 words, and guidelines for submissions can be downloaded at Articles must be submitted by this Friday, *February 14, 2014* in order to be reviewed.