CFP: The 12th annual workshop of the Association for Studies of Culture and Representation

The Association for Studies of Culture and Representation (ASCR) will hold its 12th annual workshop on 11 November 2017 at Musashi University, Ekoda, Tokyo. There will be a keynote speech by Professor Katharina Sykora (Braunschweig University of Art) and a performance session featuring Violet EVA and focusing on burlesque. We invite members to submit proposals for presentations. If you plan to read a paper, please follow the guideline below and send your proposal to the Program Committee.

The Association, founded in 2006, is an organization dedicated to promoting interdisciplinary studies of the humanities. Centring on the concept of representation, we cover a wide variety of fields that have largely been neglected by conventional academia. We also encourage communication between creators and academics.


1. Qualifications
The speaker must be an ASCR member.

2. Restrictions
We welcome a wide range of papers in the field of culture and representation. Papers already presented or published elsewhere are not accepted. Each paper will be allotted 25 minutes.

Please download form_12E.doc and fill in all the boxes. Applicants must submit papers in attachment form via e-mail to by no later 12 September. Please title the e-mail “Proposal for the 12th Annual Workshop” and rename the file as “your surname.doc” (e.g. suzuki.doc). The form requires the following information:

- Speaker’s name, affiliation, position and e-mail address
- Paper title
- Paper abstract (200 words or less)
- Speaker’s previous papers and presentations on this topic (if any)
- Information on the AV equipment to be used (please bring your own computer for the presentation; Mac users need to bring the proper connector)

4. Proposal Deadline
12 September 2017

5. Selection
The Program Committee will review the proposals. Papers with diversity in subject matter, methodology or the participants’ background will be merited. Results will be sent by e-mail to every proposer by late September.

6. Travel Grants
Travel grants will be available for student members and category B members. Please contact

7. Childcare
Childcare grants will be available for members who require childcare during the conference. Please contact

8. Contact