Call for Papers: Japanologist’s Playground 2018 “Fictions & Reality”

The Department of Japanese Studies at Nicolaus Copernicus University (NCU) and Polish Association for Japanese Studies invite panel and paper proposals for the International Conference to be held on 29 November – 1 December 2018 at NCU in Torun, Poland.

The conference is meant as an interdisciplinary forum for scholars, researchers, lecturers and graduate students specializing in Japanese Studies to discuss issues relevant to ancient and contemporary Japan (and beyond).

The main conference topics are “fictions and reality” as presented and discussed in Japanese sources, narrations on Japan, as well as in all cultural, social, political, economic phenomena pertaining to Japan.

The second objective of the conference is to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the establishment of Japanese Studies at NCU.

Papers can be presented in English or in Japanese.

Proposed panel sessions:

Section 1: Japanese Language Education
Section 2: Language and Linguistics
Section 3: Literature
Section 4: Performing and Visual Arts
Section 5: Film and Media Studies
Section 6: History
Section 7: Philosophy and Religion
Section 8: Anthropology and Sociology
Section 9: Politics and International Relations
Section 10: Law
Section 11: Economics and Business
Section 12: Urban, Regional and Environmental Studies

Important dates:

Proposal submission deadline: 31 July 2018 (via the link provided below)
Notification of acceptance: 1 September 2018
Registration and fee payment deadline: 30 September 2018
Preliminary version of the conference program: 15 October 2018
Final version of the conference program: 31 October 2018
Conference: 29 November- 1 December 2018
Paper submission deadline (for book publication): 28 February 2019

For more details, please visit conference official website

(Please note that conference official website will be updated regularly)

For all inquiries please contact the organizers:


We look forward to welcoming you in Torun!

Nicolaus Copernicus University Ul. Bojarskiego 1, 87-100, Torun, Poland

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Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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