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Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) -- 27th Annual Conference – Atlantic City, NJ – Nov. 3-5, 2016

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Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 11:46am
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Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)
26th Annual Conference
November 3-5, 2016
Atlantic City, NJ – Tropicana Hotel

Call for papers:
Proposals are welcome on all aspects of popular and American culture for inclusion in the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association conference in Atlantic City, NJ. Single papers, panels, roundtables, and alternative formats are welcome.

Proposals should take the form of 300-word abstracts, and may only be submitted to one appropriate area. The deadline for submission is Thursday, June 30, 2016.

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing): Call for Submissions

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Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 11:16am
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Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing)

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) invites writings (prose/nonfiction/reserach/opinions/poetry/travelogues) on travel. For the month of April we are receiving submissions throughout the month.

Selected writings, published in Diaries and Dialogues will qualify for publication in the journal, both online and print (EISSN 2278-9650; ISSN 2278-9642)

Call for Papers: 'Consuming Gender'

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Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 5:56am
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Assuming Gender
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This special issue of Assuming Gender – an online, peer-reviewed academic journal from Cardiff University – seeks to explore the way gender is both presented and consumed through popular media and advertising. As Ann Herrmann points out in the article 'Shopping for Identities', commodities 'are characterised by their dual nature: material composition and symbolic meaning' (Herrmann 2002: 539). Consumer culture plays a significant role in constructing valid (and normative) identity categories with which consumers are encouraged to identify.

Seeking submissions that takes risks

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Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 1:50am
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The Sunflower Collective

The Sunflower Collective is now open for submissions. We celebrate the personal and the political - which we believe to be one and the same thing - in art.

We would like to mention at the outset that we are not interested in art that does not take risks. We do not mind if you have a degree but we are unlikely to be impressed by it. Nor do we care which journals have published your work before. All we are interested in is something that sings for itself without any props, something that grabs us by our throat and refuses to let go, something that shakes us out of our complacent stupor. Give us something hungry, not bellyful; something beat, if you get our drift.

Beat and Hungry Generation: When losing became hip

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Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 1:47am
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Cafe Dissensus

It was in the summer of 1999 when I first discovered Bob Dylan. I had heard his songs before and sang blowing in the wind as one of the prayer songs at my school's assembly. I probably did not have the wit and political learning to understand his lyrics back then. But later, when I studied Economics for my Masters, most of the Dylan's poems (songs) resonated inside my head. Then, through Dylan and his politics, I learned about this man who would spoil the rest of my life. A pop icon, crazy, almost bald, round-faced, ever chanting, dancing Allen Ginsberg: he who contributed significantly towards a change in perception of how the West looked at the East.

Children and Childhood Studies Area, MAPACA (Nov. 3-5, 2016) - DEADLINE June 30, 2016

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 8:27pm
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Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

Children and Childhood Studies (CCS) focuses on the societal, cultural, and political forces that shape the lives of children and the concept of childhood contemporaneously and throughout history. CCS research may originate in any discipline, including: the humanities, the behavioral and social sciences, or the hard sciences. We especially encourage multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary research.

Feminist Spaces 2.2 Journal CFW

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 7:58pm
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Feminist Spaces Journal

Call for Works (deadline for submission is April 29, 2016)

Feminist Spaces 2.2 (Spring/Summer 2016)

Feminist Spaces is now accepting general submissions for its fourth issue. Feminist Spaces welcomes work across genres and disciplines and invite students, faculty, and independent scholars to submit academic papers, creative writings, and artistic pieces that address topics in feminist, gender, sexuality or women's studies as a primary focus. Articles may begin or enter into dialogue within feminist discourse or present historical research.

Examples of topics may include but are not limited to the following:

2017 Circling the Elements Hip Hop Conference: HIP HOP IN DIASPORA: Call for Proposals April 19 – 23, 2017

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 3:24pm
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Albany State University Department of English, Modern Languages, and Mass Communication

In the 1970s, DJ Kool Herc, a Jamaican born man living in the Bronx, helped spark the birth of a new genre/culture: Hip Hop. Popularized by Black and Brown marginalized populations in the United States, Hip Hop is a genre and culture now known around the world. From its early inception until now, Hip Hop has evolved into a culture and art form with its own Diaspora. During this, our fourth annual conference, we will explore how Hip Hop has reached a global audience and undergirded a whole new worldview for the last thirty years. This year, we will come to know Hip Hop in Diaspora.

CHILDHOOD - Collection of Essays and Original Research

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 12:49pm
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Dr Jacques Mostert & Dr Margarita Georgieva

We are looking for contributors of original research and reflection pieces to a collection entitled "Childhood".
The tone of writing should be intelligently conversational and educational. We are aiming for this research collection to reach a wide variety of audiences, to be informative and pleasant to read, while simultaneously open perspective and offer interesting, creative viewpoints.
The following themes in connection with childhood are welcome:
Development
Attachment
Play
Friendship
Peer influence
Buddy/mentoring
Stories
Narratives of childhood
Disruption
Resilience
Trauma and overcoming
Learning

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