Call For Papers


POST SCRIPT welcomes manuscripts that deal with any aspect of the subject, especially the intercultural or cross-disciplinary influence of Japanese popular culture on films that addresses the following questions: How have film genres like anime and science fiction, so important in Japanese popular culture, helped non-Japanese filmmakers find new ways to shape subject matter? How have manifestations of Japanese popular culture as iconic as comics, music, fashion and computer games influenced narrational strategies in non-Japanese or Japanese films? How are the cinematic exchanges between Japan and other nations at the level of popular culture similar to or different from exchanges in related

art forms (theater, literature, painting, etc.)?

The deadline for manuscripts—up to 20 pages (5,000 words) and in MLA style—is January 31, 2008. Book reviews (up to 1,000 words) and substantive interviews are also welcome. The tentative date of publication is summer 2008.

POST SCRIPT is a referred journal.

A disk version and two hard copies of the manuscript with author identification on a separate cover sheet should be submitted to:

Keiko McDonald ( Guest Editor, POST SCRIPT, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, OEH 702, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.

The manuscript should also be accompanied by a one-paragraph profile of the author on a separate sheet.

Questions about Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities should be directed to Gerald Duchovnay, General Editor, at: The

journal’s website is: