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  • atheniag
    I know that this is off-topic, but if any of the scholarly types on this list are doing research on Yaoi/BL as well, it might be of some interest. Of course,
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      I know that this is off-topic, but if any of the scholarly types on
      this list are doing research on Yaoi/BL as well, it might be of some
      interest. Of course, if you know anyone doing work like this, please
      feel free to pass it on. :-)

      ***

      CALL FOR PAPERS


      Girls Doing Boys Doing Boys: Japanese Boys' Love Anime and Manga in a
      Globalized World

      Edited by Antonia Levi, Mark McHarry, & Dru Pagliassotti


      This edited, interdisciplinary volume seeks to examine the new
      representations of same-sex attracted males in boys' love and/or
      yaoi -- that is, male same-sex romance or erotica as featured in
      manga, manwha, anime, videogames, fanfic, fanvids, artwork, and
      other media derivative of the genre's Japanese origins. The
      collection's primary focus will be the ways in which fans in
      countries and cultures other than Japan interpret and use these
      genres, although the editors are open to contributions about boys'
      love fandoms in Japan as well. We want to provide a broad overview of
      scholarly essays and research in yaoi / boys' love studies and so
      encourage work from all disciplinary perspectives. Scholarly work
      about slash fiction is welcome, too, insofar as the genre is
      discussed within the framework of boys' love / yaoi.


      Papers should be between 5,000 to 20,000 words in addition to any
      illustrations and well-grounded in theory and methodology. Shorter
      works will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

      Potential approaches might include:


      o Controversies and Legal Issues

      o Fandoms and Fanfic

      o Theoretical Models of Gender and Sexuality

      o Genre Development and Adaptation

      o The Publishing Industry

      o Concepts of "Race" / Ethnicity in Yaoi and Boys' Love

      o Queer / Gay Discourses of Yaoi / Boys' Love

      o Comparison of Boys' Love and Yaoi Expressions in World Regions



      Submissions must be previously unpublished (conference presentations
      are acceptable) and in English. Manuscript format, especially
      citations and references, should accord with the Chicago Manual of
      Style -- see ChicagoManualofStyle.Org.

      We encourage you to submit preliminary proposals by July 31, 2008,
      although these are not mandatory. Notification of preliminary
      acceptances will be sent by August 30. Manuscripts and artwork must
      be complete by November 15. Please note that all final decisions
      will be made upon seeing completed works, not proposals or abstracts.

      Proposals, papers, and questions should be emailed to <anthology --
      at --yaoiresearch.com>. Further information and discussion can be
      found atmYaoiResearchWiki.Com.

      The collection will be published by McFarland & Co. in 2009.

      Antonia Levi
      Associate Professor of History (retired)
      Portland State University
      levia -- at -- pdx.edu


      Mark McHarry
      Independent Scholar
      markmcharry -- at -- gmail.com


      Dru Pagliassotti
      Associate Professor of Communication
      California Lutheran University
      paglia -- at -- callutheran.edu
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