AATJ Annual Spring Conference

The 2018 Annual Spring Conference will be held on Thursday, March 22, 2018, in Washington, DC, in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) . A full day of panel and individual paper presentations on Literature, Language Pedagogy, Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Language and Technology, and other topics will take place at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, the site of the AAS conference.

Call for Proposals

Proposals are invited for individual papers and panels. A proposal should be in one of the following areas/categories: (1) pedagogy, (2) literature, (3) linguistics, (4) second language acquisition, (5) language and technology, or (6) special interest group topics*. 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).

* If your proposal is on a topic related to one of AATJ's Special Interest Groups (Professional Development, Translating/Interpreting, 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. ** If your proposal is on a topic that is outside the main topic areas, please consider whether it might fit into one of the SIG topics.

The submission deadline for all proposals is 9 p.m. Eastern time, Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

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.

Please note that Individuals may submit only one proposal, as presenter, co-presenter, or panel member. This includes participation in SIG panels and presentations.

Submit a Proposal

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

Membership in AATJ is not required in order to submit a proposal; however, if your proposal is accepted for the 2018 conference, you will need to be a member for 2018.

Programs from Past Spring Conferences

2017 Spring Conference Program
2017 Spring Conference Program with Abstracts
2016 Spring Conference Program
2016 Spring Conference Program with Abstracts
2015 Spring Conference Program
2015 Spring Conference Program with Abstracts
2014 Spring Conference Program
2014 Spring Conference Program with Abstracts