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'Gothic Afterlives: Mutations, Histories, and Returns', Biennial GANZA Conference, 23-24 January 2017

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 11:49pm
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Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA)
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The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA) welcomes papers for its third biennial conference, to be held at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, on 23-24 January 2017.
The conference will be organised in the spirit of the Association.

GANZA is interdisciplinary in nature, bringing together scholars, students, teachers and professionals from a number of Gothic disciplines, including literature, film, music, television, fashion, architecture, and other popular culture forms. It is the aim of the Association to not only place a focus on Australasian Gothic scholarship, but also to build international links with the wider Gothic community as a whole.

The Encyclopedia of the Lost Generation: Life and Times of the Jazz Age

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 8:01pm
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Bob Batchelor and Kathleen M. Turner

The Encyclopedia of the Lost Generation: Life and Times of the Jazz Age

Editors: Bob Batchelor and Kathleen M. Turner

The Encyclopedia of the Lost Generation: Life and Times of the Jazz Age is a collection of essays written for today's savvy general readers that contextualizes and expands our notion of this critical era in American history.

The reference work is designed to not only provide deep contextual history of the period, but also to also serve as a thorough, well-written and well-researched cultural history that broadens the reader's comprehension of the era, its popular culture, and lasting significance.

[Update]"Pushing Back: Feminist Readings as Resistance"

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 2:30pm
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Parlour: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Analysis
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Deadline for Submissions: August 1, 2016

The upcoming issue of Parlour will concentrate on women as producers and consumers of texts with an emphasis on counter-intuitive feminist interpretations. We invite submissions that explore a wide range of approaches to the issue's theme and its attendant connotations of defiance, opposition, direct action, and rebellion.

Edited Collection on ABC Family / Freeform and its programming

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Monday, March 28, 2016 - 5:34pm
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Emily L. Newman and Emily Witsell

Contributions are sought for an interdisciplinary collection of essays on the ABC Family/Freeform to be published by McFarland & Co. We are interested in a sustained exploration of the television channel and brand as a cultural phenomenon. In November 2001, Fox Family Channel was purchased by The Walt Disney Company and ABC Family was born. Launched in 1977 by the Christian Broadcasting Service, the network has gone through many changes in ownership and title, and its most recent incarnations feature a unique mixture of programming and over the past decade has taken significant risks to become one of the leading cable channels with its targeted demographic of 14-34 year-olds.

Modernist Whitman (Proposed panel for MSA 18)

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Monday, March 28, 2016 - 2:18pm
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Erin Kappeler

This proposed panel for MSA 18 will explore the ways in which modernist poets, critics, and academics reacted to and against Walt Whitman, constructing complicated literary historical and social legacies. From Ezra Pound's begrudging acknowledgment that Whitman "broke the new wood" to Amy Lowell's assertion that "Whitman fell into his own peculiar form through ignorance"€ to Michael Gold's claim that Whitman was "America's first proletariat poet," Whitman was at the heart of debates about what constituted modern poetic form and modern social identities. This panel seeks to interrogate the ways in which cultural workers in the modernist era used the figure of Whitman to construct usable pasts, poetic futures, and imagined communities.

SAMLA 88: Women's Studies Affiliated Panel: Women & Visions of Utopia/Dystopia in Comics and Graphic Novels

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Monday, March 28, 2016 - 11:17am
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SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association) 88

SAMLA 88: Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?
Women's Studies – Affiliated Panel
Jacksonville, Florida – November 4-6, 2016
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Whose Paradise is It?: Women & Visions of Utopia/Dystopia in Comics and Graphic Novels 

Comics have depicted worlds without men with varying degrees of social commentary about gender politics and the agency of women—from Wonder Woman's Paradise Island, a utopian haven for Amazonian warriors of myth, to Brian K. Vaughn's Y: The Last Man, in which the main character navigates his survival in a newly fashioned matriarchal dystopian world.  

2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference:Contemporary Studies

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Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 9:27pm
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Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association
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2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference
Call for Papers
Contemporary Studies Area

Thursday-Sunday, 6 - 9 October 2016
Chicago, IL
Hilton Rosemont Chicago O'Hare
Deadline: April 30th, 2016

The Contemporary Studies Area of The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October 2015.

Call for Peer Reviewers

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Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 9:37am
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[Inter]sections

[Inter]sections is the annual online journal of American Studies at the University of Bucharest (ISSN 2068 – 3472). It has been a peer-reviewed academic publication since 2009. You can find us here: www.intersections-journal.com.

We are currently seeking peer reviewers. If you are interested in doing peer review work for [Inter]sections, please send us an e-mail by May 10 at intersections@americanstudies.ro.

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MSA 2016: "The Pool Film Group and Beyond: Modernism's Media" (Abstracts due 4/12/16)

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Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 11:11pm
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The H.D. International Society
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The H.D. International Society invites paper submissions for a proposed panel, "The POOL Film Group and Beyond: Modernism's Media," at the Modernist Studies Association conference, November 17-20, 2016, in Pasadena, CA. We are especially interested in papers that consider Bryher, H.D., or Kenneth Macpherson's involvement with the Pool film group or that in other ways focus on media technologies or media industries in relation to the orbit of these figures. Please send a brief bio and 250 word abstract to Rebecca Walsh (rawalsh@ncsu.edu) and Celena Kusch (ckusch@uscupstate.edu) by April 12, 2016.

Flow 2016 Conference on Television and New Media (Austin, 9/15-9/17)

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Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 8:00pm
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Flow 2016

The 2016 Flow Conference will feature a series of roundtables, each organized around a discussion question on contemporary issues in television and new media culture and scholarship. Respondents are asked to submit a brief (150-word) abstract addressing one of the Flow 2016 roundtable questions.

Responses in the form of 150 word abstracts should be submitted using our online form. To ensure full consideration, please submit your proposal by Friday, May 20 at 5 PM (CST).

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