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FANS Japan: Call for Committee Members • 委員会メンバー募集


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Call for Committee Members • 委員会メンバー募集


FANS Japan, a new subsidiary of the Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association, is pleased to announce a Call for Members to organize an annual conference and to edit an annual journal to be titled Dai-ryū /大竜, which will publish the conference’s proceedings.

Our mission is to encourage, assist, and publish work in our fields of study on an intenational scale. As we look toward our tenth year, the FANS Association is pleased to expand with a dedicated national organization for Japan under the leadership of Dr. Darren-Jon Ashmore of Yamanashi Gakuin University with assistance from Jay Pustějovskeý Bennett of the University of Texas at Dallas and Jonathan Tarbox of Prince Sultan University.

Members would be charged with soliciting submissions of work in our fields of study, construed broadly, reviewing submissions, and voting on whether or not to include them in the annual conference and journal. The main FANS Japan conference would be in late December or January. We will also have a small event in June via webcast technology to align in the main FANS Conference in Texas. The first FANS Japan event will be a memorial conference dedicated to Matsumoto Leiji-Sensei to be held in conjunction with the FANS Conference, 2-4 June 2023.

Membership is open to academics and creative industry professionals alike. Specific portfolios may be assigned as needs develop or by member request.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or professional work equivalent
  • Fluency in Japanese or English
  • At least one publication or production in our fields of study
  • Primary residence in the Indo-Pacific Region
  • Ability to attend at least one event during the year, defined as running from 1 August to 31 July, whether in person or via telepresence. Exceptions will be made for health concerns, natural disasters, military actions, and similar circumstances beyond the person’s control.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree or professional work equivalent
  • Bilingual fluency in Japanese and English
  • Primary residence in Japan or the United States

To Apply

  • Prepare a CV, to include a published article and/or professional work.
  • Write a brief statement, no more than 250 words, on why you believe you would be an asset for FANS Japan.
  • Submit materials to FANS Japan and FANS Global.

Fields of Study, as applied to fans and media:

  • Costume and Couture
  • Economics and Politics
  • Games and Gamers
  • General Studies
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Law
  • Music
  • Narrative Studies
  • Participatory Fandoms
  • Body and Mind
  • Physical Sciences
  • Professional Development
  • Regional or Era Studies
  • Religion and Philosophy
  • Sex and Gender
  • Social Sciences
  • Technology
  • Translation
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