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[cfp] 2012 AX Anime and Manga Studies Symposium

Posted 05 Apr, 2012
Los Angeles, CA: June 29 July 2, 2012

Anime and manga are visual culture and media, popular entertainment, commercial products, objects of interest and sometimes obsession and for many people, their first and sometimes only contact with Japan. Scholars in Japan and around the world have increasingly become interested in the themes, topics, and issues of anime and manga and of all Japanese popular culture.

The goal of the AX Anime and Manga Studies Symposium is to highlight cutting-edge research and critical thinking about Japanese animation and comics by examining emerging trends in anime and manga studies around the world. Anime Expo is the largest gathering of fans of Japanese popular culture in the U.S., and, as an integral component of the AX program, the Symposium will also serve to introduce anime and manga studies to a general, non-academic audience. Another goal of this event will be to establish crucial connections and facilitate bridging gaps between scholars and fans.

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