CFP: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Memory after the Atomic Bombings to Present
We welcome submissions from authors in history, East Asian studies, literature, film, political science, urban studies, religion, and popular culture for an interdisciplinary anthology on the history and memory of Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the atomic bombings.
This text will serve as a comprehensive introduction to the history, politic, and memory of the two cities as the only sites in the world to have experienced attacks by atomic weapons. This study will also consider the implications of a dwindling community of living witnesses who survived these twin tragedies. We welcome proposals on the following subjects or others which may be appropriate for the theme of the work:
Mayors for Peace
Consumption of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as Tourist Sites
The Annual Memorial Ceremonies at the Peace Parks of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Critique of John Hersey's Work, Hiroshima
Critique of Takashi Nagais Work, The Bells of Nagasaki
Critique of Keiji Nakasawas Manga Series, Barefoot Gen
Godzilla Over Time
Evangelical Visitations to the Bombing Sites and the Personalizing of Disaster
Urakami Cathedral Reconstruction
Buddhist Theological Remembrance of the Atomic Bombings
The Rebuilding of the Bombed Cities and Western Influence
Idea of "Never Again" in Israeli, German, and Japanese Cultures
Narrative Construction of Hibakusha Testimonies versus Holocaust Survivors
6th of Each Month Prayer for Peace
Research Center for Nuclear Arms Abolition at the University of Nagasaki
Radiation and Memory: The History of the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF)
Thousand Origami Cranes as Peace Symbol
Japanese History Textbooks and WWII
Japanese Rightwing Nationalism and Memory of WWII
Revisionist History of A-Bomb
Those interested should submit a 150-250 word abstract describing their essay as well as an abbreviated c.v.
Please send your abstract proposal to Dr. Kenya Davis-Hayes, California Baptist University (firstname.lastname@example.org), and/or Dr. Roger Chapman, Palm Beach Atlantic University (Roger_Chapman@pba.edu). The deadline for submission is December 13, 2013.
Final essays will be due on June 15, 2014. Completed essays should be between 5,000 and 7,000 words and be doubled spaced with doubled spaced endnotes formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition.
All queries should be directed to Dr. Kenya Davis-Hayes, California Baptist University (email@example.com), and/or Dr. Roger Chapman, Palm Beach Atlantic University (Roger_Chapman@pba.edu).
Roger Chapman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Rinker Hall 1338
901 S. Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4708
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