Call for Papers

The 13th annual meeting of the Association for Studies of Culture and Representation

The Association for Studies of Culture and Representation (ASCR) will hold its 13th annual meeting on 10 November 2018 at Yamagata University (Kojirakawa Campus). If you plan to read a paper, please follow the guideline below and send your proposal to the Program Committee.

There will also be a film screening event of The Bullfight (Pierre Braunberger, 1951) on 11 November, co-sponsored by the André Bazin Workshop. We invite members to submit proposals for presentations.

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.

3. Proposals
Please download form_13E.doc and fill in all the boxes. Applicants must submit papers in attachment form via e-mail to by no later 3 September. Please title the e-mail “Proposal for the 13rd Annual Meeting” 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
Monday 3 September 2018

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. Contact

7. Travel Grants

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

8. Childcare

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