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Mechademia

Vol. 1 (2006) through current issue

Mechademia: An Annual Forum for Anime, Manga and the Fan Arts. Mechademia’s subject area extends from manga and anime to game design, fashion, graphics, packaging, and toy industries, as well as a broad range of fan practices related to popular culture in Japan. We are interested in how the academic and fan communities can provide new possibilities for critical thinking and popular writing. Mechademia appears annually, published by University of Minnesota Press.

Published by: University of Minnesota Press

Current Issue: Volume 9, 2014

Volume 9, 2014

Volume 8, 2013

Volume 7, 2012

Volume 6, 2011

Volume 5, 2010

Volume 4, 2009

Volume 3, 2008

Volume 2, 2007

Volume 1, 2006


E-ISSN: 2152-6648
Print ISSN: 1934-2489

Submission Guidelines



Submission Format and Procedures

Mechademia essays may be up to 5,000 words, plus citations. Shorter pieces are also welcome, and we will consider submissions in creative, non-traditional formats as well.

Mechademia uses Chicago style documentation. Accepted pieces must be revised to conform with the citation and romanization guidelines in the Mechademia Style Guide, which can be downloaded from the link on this page.

Mechademia encourages authors to include relevant illustrations, up to five black-and-white images per article. Color images may be possible with special permission from the publisher. In the case of copyrighted images or other copyrighted material, it is the author’s responsibility to obtain permission to reproduce the material, but authors need not have these permissions in hand at the submission stage. Note that screen grabs from films and anime, book covers and manga covers, and ephemera (including advertising) are considered fair use by the publisher; authors need not and should not seek permissions for these things.

Articles should be submitted in electronic form, as Microsoft Word (1997-2004 format), RTF, or PDF documents. Email these as attachments to submissions AT mechademia.org. Files larger than 5 MB should be sent through a file transmission service like http://www.mediafire.com.

For questions about the submissions process

Please contact:
Wendy Goldberg
Submissions Editor
submissions AT mechademia.org

For other inquiries:

Please contact:
Frenchy Lunning,
Editor-in-Chief, Mechademia
frenchy AT mechademia.org

Editorial Board

Volume 9, 2014



Mechademia Editorial Staff

Frency Lunning, Editor-in-Chief
Michelle Ollie, Associate Editor
Thomas Lamarre, Associate Editor
Christopher Bolton, Associate Editor
Wendy Goldberg, Associate Editor
Andrea Horbinski, Copy Editor
Margherita Long, Online Review and Commentary Editor
Miri Nakamura, Online Review and Commentary Editor
Brian Ruh, Research Editor

Editorial Board

Brent Allison
C. B. Cebulski
Patrick Drazen
Pamela Gossin
Marc Hairston
John A. Lent
Tom Looser
Hajime Nakatani
Susan Napier
Abé Mark Nornes
Nora Paul
Gilles Poitras
Marc Steinberg
Toshiya Ueno
Theresa Winge
Mark J. P. Wolf
Wendy Siuyi Wong

Production

Michael Baxter
Ursula Husted
Rana Raeuchle

Volume 8, 2013



Mechademia Editorial Staff

Frency Lunning, Editor-in-Chief
Michelle Ollie, Associate Editor
Thomas Lamarre, Associate Editor
Christopher Bolton, Associate Editor
Timothy Perper, Review and Commentary Editor
Martha Cornog, Review and Commentary Editor
Brian Ruh, Research Editor

Editorial Board

Brent Allison
C. B. Cebulski
Patrick Drazen
Wendy Goldberg
Pamela Gossin
Marc Hairston
Trish Ledoux
John A. Lent
Tom Looser
Hajime Nakatani
Susan Napier
Abé Mark Nornes
Nora Paul
Gilles Poitras
Toshiya Ueno
Theresa Winge
Mark J. P. Wolf
Wendy Siuyi Wong

Production

Michael Baxter
Yuriko Furuhata
Andrea Horbinski
Ursula Husted
Yasuko Nakaegawa

Volume 7, 2012



Mechademia Editorial Staff

Frency Lunning, Editor-in-Chief
Michelle Ollie, Associate Editor
Thomas Lamarre, Associate Editor
Christopher Bolton, Associate Editor
Timothy Perper, Review and Commentary Editor
Martha Cornog, Review and Commentary Editor
Brian Ruh, Research Editor

Editorial Board

Brent Allison
C. B. Cebulski
Patrick Drazen
Wendy Goldberg
Pamela Gossin
Marc Hairston
Trish Ledoux
John A. Lent
Tom Looser
Hajime Nakatani
Susan Napier
Abé Mark Nornes
Nora Paul
Gilles Poitras
Toshiya Ueno
Theresa Winge
Mark J. P. Wolf
Wendy Siuyi Wong

Production

Michael Baxter
Yuriko Furuhata
Andrea Horbinski
Ursula Husted
Yasuko Nakaegawa

Volume 6, 2011



Mechademia Editorial Staff

Frency Lunning, Editor-in-Chief
Michelle Ollie, Associate Editor
Thomas Lamarre, Associate Editor
Christopher Bolton, Associate Editor
Timothy Perper, Review and Commentary Editor
Martha Cornog, Review and Commentary Editor
Brian Ruh, Research Editor

Editorial Board

Brent Allison
C. B. Cebulski
Patrick Drazen
Wendy Goldberg
Pamela Gossin
Marc Hairston
Trish Ledoux
John A. Lent
Tom Looser
Hajime Nakatani
Susan Napier
Abé Mark Nornes
Nora Paul
Gilles Poitras
Toshiya Ueno
Theresa Winge
Mark J. P. Wolf
Wendy Siuyi Wong

Production

Michael Baxter
Yuriko Furuhata
Andrea Horbinski
Ursula Husted
Yasuko Nakaegawa

Volume 5, 2010



Mechademia Editorial Staff

Frency Lunning, Editor-in-Chief
Michelle Ollie, Associate Editor
Thomas Lamarre, Associate Editor
Christopher Bolton, Associate Editor
Timothy Perper, Review and Commentary Editor
Martha Cornog, Review and Commentary Editor
Brian Ruh, Research Editor

Editorial Board

Brent Allison
C. B. Cebulski
Patrick Drazen
Wendy Goldberg
Pamela Gossin
Marc Hairston
Trish Ledoux
John A. Lent
Tom Looser
Hajime Nakatani
Susan Napier
Abé Mark Nornes
Nora Paul
Gilles Poitras
Toshiya Ueno
Theresa Winge
Mark J. P. Wolf
Wendy Siuyi Wong

Production

Michael Baxter
Yuriko Furuhata
Andrea Horbinski
Ursula Husted
Yasuko Nakaegawa

Volume 4, 2009



Mechademia Editorial Staff

Frency Lunning, Editor-in-Chief
Michelle Ollie, Associate Editor
Thomas Lamarre, Associate Editor
Christopher Bolton, Associate Editor
Timothy Perper, Review and Commentary Editor
Martha Cornog, Review and Commentary Editor
Brian Ruh, Research Editor

Editorial Board

Brent Allison
C. B. Cebulski
Patrick Drazen
Wendy Goldberg
Pamela Gossin
Marc Hairston
Trish Ledoux
John A. Lent
Tom Looser
Hajime Nakatani
Susan Napier
Abé Mark Nornes
Nora Paul
Gilles Poitras
Toshiya Ueno
Theresa Winge
Mark J. P. Wolf
Wendy Siuyi Wong

Production

Michael Baxter
Yuriko Furuhata
Andrea Horbinski
Ursula Husted
Yasuko Nakaegawa

Volume 1, 2006



Mechademia Editorial and Advisory Boards

Senior Board

Michelle Ollie, Associate Editor
Christopher Bolton, Admissions Editor
Timothy Perper, Review and Commentary Editor, Otaku Editor
Martha Cornog, Review and Commentary Editor
Marc Hairston, Otaku Editor
Patrick Drazen, Otaku Editor
Gilles Poitras, Otaku Editor
Yuriko Furuhata, Otaku Editor
Thomas LaMarre
Thomas Looser
Haijime Nakatani
Susan Napier
Abé Mark Nornes
Mark J. P. Wolf
Wendy Siuyi Wong

Editorial Board

Brent Allison
C. B. Celbulski
Trish Ledoux
David Rapp
Brian Ruh
Theresa Winge

Advisory Board

Pamela Gossin
Adam Haecker
John A. Lent
Nora Paul
Lester Shen