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Panel “Audio-Visual Pedagogies of Decline” at the ASA 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 10:34am
Eric Erbacher &b Sina Nitzsche
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

CfP Panel “Audio-Visual Pedagogies of Decline” 

at the 2017 ASA Conference “Pedagogies of Dissent” | Chicago | 9-12 November 2017

Urban decline is conventionally framed as a devastating process both for the physical fabric as well as for the social structure of urban communities. Particularly in mass media and popular culture, the common representation of declining urban spaces is dominated by images of physical decay and destitute people as well as narratives of social failure, lack of morality, and crime. These spaces and communities are thus presented as having little to nothing to offer with respect to educational achievement, creative expressivity and intellectual development.

Children and Childhood Studies Area, MAPACA 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 10:37am
Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

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.

Call for contributors ReFocus: The Films of Xaxier Dolan

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 2:08pm
Andrée Lafontaine
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

CFP ReFocus: The Films of Xavier Dolan

Ever since his first feature film J’ai tué ma mère premiered at Cannes in 2009, where it received an eight-minute standing ovation and three awards, every film from the prolific and precocious 28 year-old Québécois director Xavier Dolan has generated significant buzz. A recipient of numerous international awards, Dolan has recently taken his career into genre filmmaking (with Tom à la ferme, which premiered at Venice and garnered the prestigious FRIPESCI prize) and to an international level, with his first English-language feature The Death and Life of John F. Donovan now in post-production.

English Language Notes Special Issue: Latinx Lives in Hemispheric Context

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:04pm
Jesse Aleman, University of New Mexico & Maria Windell, University of Colorado Boulder
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

“Latinx Lives in Hemispheric Context”

ELN (English Language Notes) Spring/Summer 2018 (Duke University Press)

Editors: Maria A. Windell, University of Colorado Boulder and Jesse Alemán, University of New Mexico

The Popular and Polarizing Works of Leonard Cohen

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 11:27am
SAMLA / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 2, 2017

November 7, 2017 will mark the first anniversary of the death of Leonard Cohen. Known predominantly for his music, Cohen’s artistic contributions extend into the genres of poetry, fiction, and visual art. This year’s SAMLA conference theme, “High Art/ Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture,” presents a timely and appropriate venue for an examination and celebration of the artist’s life and work.

Technology of the Soul and of the Self

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 28, 2017

MOSF Journal of Science Fiction @ Escape Velocity 2017


The MOSF Journal of Science Fiction is accepting 250 word proposals for 15-20 minute papers for this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in Washington, D.C, September 1st – 3rd.

The topic of this literature panel is “Technology of the Soul and of the self,” and aims to discuss posthumanism, metaphysics, and identity politics. More specifically, we would love papers discussing the boundaries of what we might consider the human “soul” or self and where we locate the parameters of personhood in a technologically enhanced world.

Approaches to Jordan Peele's Get Out

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
Dawn Keetley / Lehigh University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Jordan Peele’s horror film, Get Out (2017) just became the highest-grossing debut project for a writer-director with an original screenplay (beating out the prior holder of that record, Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez’s 1999 film The Blair Witch Project).


Get Out is not only an enormous box office success but it has won a critical acclaim unusual for a horror film—currently (as of early April, 2017) standing at 99% on Rotten Tomatoes with 225 positive and only one negative review.


Generation BioWare. Story-Driven Games in Contemporary Humanities

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
University of Wrocław, Institute of English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

American Literature and Culture Secton (Department of English Studies, University of Wrocław) and New Media and Popular Literature Secton (Department of Polish Studies, University of Wrocław) invite paper abstracts for “Generaton BioWare,” a conference focused exclusively on the Canadian developer and their games.

CFP (Colloquium) - Studying the South: Approaches and Orientations

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
Southern Studies in the UK Network
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Studying the South: Approaches and Orientations

 A one-day colloquium organised by the Southern Studies in the UK Network

26th August 2017, University of Hertfordshire