Terminal Dogma: Essays on Neon Genesis Evangelion

posted on by Christopher Macdonald
Upcoming Volume Solicits Fans and Academics Alike for Essays

Brian Ruh, author of Stray Dog of Anime: The Films of Mamoru Oshii and the maintainer of Anime Research has announced an upcoming tome of essays dealing with Neon Genesis Evangelion, tentatively titled Terminal Dogma: Essays on Neon Genesis Evangelion.

The volume, edited and compiled by Brian Ruh, will focus not only on the show itself, but also how Evangelions has been discussed, marketed, and understood. Another purpose of the volume is to foster dialogue between academics studying anime and anime fans. As such, Ruh is requesting essay submissions not only from academics, but from anime fans as well.

Aspects covered by the chapters could include (but are certainly not
limited to):
Psychoanalysis and Evangelion
Narrative structures of the TV series / films
The reception of Evangelion (both in Japan and in other countries)
Evangelion on DVD
The merchandising of Evangelion
Evangelion manga
Evangelion video games
The role of Evangelion in anime canon formation
Evangelion in the context of Hideaki Anno's / Gainax's other works
Evangelion's references to previous anime
Music in Evangelion
Evangelion fanfiction / doujinshi
Animators / animation techniques in Evangelion
Evangelion fandom / websites / shrines
Language use / translating Evangelion

Final essays will be around 5000 words. Please send proposals of
500-700 words or completed essays as well as a brief CV / personal
bio to the editor at evabook[at]
Deadline: December 31, 2006

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