Call for Editors
We are pleased to present a call for editors for a proposed new publication, The Rising Dragon, a journal of Pacific Rim culture and media studies. We will cover topics ranging from copyright to ritual, fandom to technology, and many more besides. We take a broad view of what our mandate includes and encourage instructors and professionals from diverse fields to apply for a position as an associate editor of our new journal. The projected date for the first publication is Spring 2016.
• Fluency in Japanese and/or English. Spanish, Chinese, Korean, or any other Pacific Rim language fluency is desirable but not required.
Call for Editors
We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Third Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 6 and 7 June 2015.
Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one's own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.
We are seeking and welcome perspectives from a variety of disciplines, historical, comparative, and cross-cultural, for a collection of essays entitled Toni Morrison and Mothering/Motherhood. In her vast body of work, fiction and non-fiction, Toni Morrison explores and critiques American/African American culture. While Morrison's novels examine multiple topics such as race, slavery, trauma, and identity, the theme Morrison continually returns to in her work is motherhood. Her most well-known work, for example, Beloved, is a relentless exploration of the dilemmas of motherhood under slavery. Motherhood, however, is a problematic term as it is a social construction dominated by patriarchy and in the case of African-American motherhood, racism.
This panel welcomes papers concerning the intersections of satire, political art, and other forms of subversive humor with various audiences during any time period. A discussion of any medium or combination of media is welcome. How does political art and satire affect various audiences/publics? How has this effect changed through time? What does this effect look like in the present? And finally, how has the changing nature of "audience" concomitantly affected forms of satire, political art, and/or subversive humor? Submit a 300 word abstract by March 15,2015 to Janessa Toro (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Barzakh Spring 2015 Issue: "Rage"
Deadline: April 15, 2015
Call For Proposals:
Conference: "Mapping Nations, Locating Citizens" An interdisciplinary conference on nationalism and identity
Dates: October 30 – 31, 2015
Institution: Humber College / International Festival of Authors, Location: Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
Submission Deadline: May 10, 2015
Film Studies Group
Performance on Film
This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of "Performance on Film," defined broadly. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 87 theme are especially welcome.
Possible topics could include:
JAST: Journal of American Studies of Turkey
Special Issue: Steampunk and the Neo-Victorian: America, England, and the Transnational
Guest Editor: Gordon J. Marshall, Department of English Language and Literature, Istanbul Aydin University, Istanbul, Turkey
Submission Date: June 1st 2015
Women and Ageing: New Cultural and Critical Perspectives
University of Limerick, Ireland
20th-22nd May 2015
Conveners: Dr Cathy McGlynn, Dr Maggie O'Neill, Dr Michaela Schrage-Früh (University of Limerick)
Papers sought for a special session to be proposed for MLA 2016 on any aspect of nineteenth-century science fiction. Potential angles on this topic may include:
- proto-science fiction
- texts traditionally not viewed as science fiction, reconsidered as aligned with the emergence of the genre
- historical/cultural influences on the emergence of the genre
- literary/cultural impacts of the emergence of the genre
300-word abstract and 1-page CV by 15 March 2015, sent to Jessica Kuskey (email@example.com)