AATJ Annual Spring Conference - Call for Proposals

The 2015 Annual Spring Conference will take place on Thursday, March 26, 2015. 


The 2015 AATJ Spring Conference will be held in Chicago, IL, March 26, 2015, in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) .

Proposals are invited for individual papers and panels. A proposal must be in one of the following areas/categories: (1) pedagogy, (2) literature, (3) linguistics, (4) second language acquisition, or (5) special interest groups*. Individual papers are 20 minutes long with an additional 5 minutes for discussion. Organized panels are 100 minutes long and are limited to four active participants (four paper presenters, or three presenters with one discussant).

(* Note: If your proposal is on a topic related to one of AATJ's Special Interest Groups (Professional Development, Japanese for Specific Purposes, Japanese as a Heritage Language, Study Abroad for Advanced Skills, Language and Culture, Classical Japanese, Community College Training, Proficiency Assessment, or AP Japanese), and if you would like to have it considered for sponsorship by the SIG, please indicate which SIG topic is addressed in the appropriate section of the submission form.)

An abstract for an individual paper should be no more than 300 words in English or 700 characters in Japanese. For organized panels, a maximum 300-word or 700-character abstract is required from each participant, in addition to a maximum 300-word or 700-character abstract for the panel itself.

Proposals will be evaluated based on the following characteristics: contribution to the field, originality, practicality, methodological or conceptual soundness, and clarity of writing.

The submission deadline for all proposals is 9 p.m. Eastern time, Monday, November 3, 2014. Individuals may submit only one proposal, as presenter, co-presenter, or panel member. This includes participation in SIG panels and presentations.

Only AATJ members may submit proposals; if your membership is not up to date, you will be contacted and asked to renew.

To submit a proposal for an individual paper presentation, click on the link below:
Individual Paper Proposal Submission Form

To submit a proposal for a panel presentation, click on the link below:
Panel Discussion Proposal Submission Form


Programs from past Spring Conferences

2014 Spring Conference Program
2014 Spring Conference Program with Abstracts
2013 Spring Conference Program
2013 Spring Conference Program with Abstracts
2012 Spring Conference Program
2012 Spring Conference Program with Abstracts