Second Arc

The Mechademia series continues twice a year from the University of Minnesota Press, edited by Frenchy Lunning and Sandra Annett. Mechademia: Second Arc is a scholarly journal devoted to the study of East Asian popular cultures, broadly conceived.

All submissions should be sent to the Mechademia submissions editor. Please indicate the title of the volume you are submitting to as follows: “Submission–[volume name]” in the subject line. Submit two copies of your article as either a Word document or a PDF. One of these copies should be anonymized: do not include your name anywhere in the article (named citations of your own work are acceptable, provided you do not use first-person language to discuss the work in question).

Submissions should be 5,000-7,000 words and follow the Mechademia Style Guide, which is based on the Chicago Manual of Style.

Vol. 11.1: Childhood

The first volume of Second Arc is available now.

Vol. 12.1: Transnational Fandom, guest ed. Andrea Horbinski

The second volume of Second Arc will be published in autumn 2019.

Vol. 12.2: Materialities Across Asia, guest ed. Stevie Suan

The third volume of Second Arc will be published in spring 2020.

Vol. 13.1: Queer(ing), guest ed. James Welker

The fourth volume of Second Arc will be published in autumn 2020.

Vol. 13.2: Soundscapes, guest ed. Stacey Jocoy

The fifth volume of Second Arc  will be published in spring 2021.

Vol. 14.1: Science Fictions, guest ed. Takayuki Tatsumi (due 1 July 2020; published autumn 2021)

Vol. 14.2: General issue, guest ed. Andrea Horbinski (due 1 July 2020; published spring 2022)

Vol. 15.1: Modes of Existence (due 1 July 2021; published autumn 2022)

Vol. 15.2: Performance (due 1 July 2021; published spring 2023)

Vol. 16.1: Media Mix (due 1 July 2022; published autumn 2023)

Vol. 16.2: Media Platforms and Industries (due 1 July 2022; published spring 2024)