Mark Nornes amnornes
Wed Nov 9 13:01:37 EST 2005

Have you noticed that a new journal on Japanese animation is coming 
your way? First issue is on its way. Here's the call for the next one. 
Please send in a submission!


  Call for Papers on Anime, Manga, and Related Arts

Mechademia is a new refereed journal from the University of Minnesota 
Press, for critical work on Japanese anime, manga, and the fan arts. We 
are currently seeking submissions on topics linked to manga or anime, 
as well as related material from fields like fashion, film studies, 
fine art, video game design, and international fan culture, among 
others. Mechademia's goal is to promote critical thinking, writing, 
art, and creative activity that can bridge the current gap between 
professional, academic, and fan communities and discourses. To this 
end, we seek contributions in a variety of formats, by authors from a 
wide range of backgrounds and fields. Contributors should endeavor to 
write across disciplinary boundaries, presenting their unique knowledge 
in all its sophistication, but with a broad audience in mind. Each 
issue will have a theme that will focus the conversation and connect 
different pieces, but we encourage contributors to interpret these 
themes broadly in order to keep the way open for new and original kinds 
of work. Superior submissions that fall outside the theme will also be 
considered if space permits.

Mechademia will appear annually starting in Fall 2006.

The first issue, ?Worlds of Anime and Manga,? will feature work that 
highlights the nexus of groups, practices, knowledges, and worlds that 
anime and manga have created. The essays connect these particular 
aesthetics to broader practices and social considerations. Submissions 
for this issue are now closed.

The theme of issue #2 (to appear in Fall 2007) is ?Networks of Desire." 
This may be interpreted liberally and creatively: networks could be 
technological, social, economic, aesthetic, or other. Desire could 
embrace physical desire as well as consumption and gratification, 
nostalgic longing, political yearning, or existential hunger. And these 
suggestions are definitely not exhaustive. The submission deadline for 
issue #2 is January 2, 2006.

The theme of issue #3 (Fall 2008) is ?Limits of the Human." The 
submission deadline will be in early 2007.

Further information is available on the journal's web site at Submission Format and Procedures

??Essays may be up to 5,000 words. Shorter pieces are also welcome, and 
we encourage submissions in creative, non-traditional formats.

? Mechademia uses a double-blind refereeing system. The name of the 
author should not be included in the manuscript file, and the article 
should be free of identifying references (such as "I have argued 
elsewhere?"). Name and contact information should be included 
separately in the email that accompanies the submission.

? Mechademia encourages authors to include relevant illustrations, up 
to five black-and-white images per article. Color images may also be 
possible, with special permission from the publisher.

? Video, interactive environments, or other media that cannot be 
accommodated in a print publication may be referenced in your article 
and hosted on the Mechademia web site.

? Mechademia uses Chicago style documentation. We prefer that submitted 
articles be in this format, but any consistent citation style is 
acceptable at the submission stage.

??Articles should be submitted in electronic form, as Microsoft Word, 
Rich Text Format, or PDF documents. Email these as attachments to 
submissions at Very large files may not transfer well 
through email, so please contact submissions at for 
instructions on how to submit files larger than 1?MB.

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