The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 64th Annual Meeting will be hosted by Webster University in St. Louis, MO, September 29-Oct 1, 2017. The keynote speaker will be Tammy Proctor of Utah State University, and the plenary address will be given by Jonathan Sawday from Saint Louis University.
*Note: Our text, Ideology and Identity in Young Adult Literature: Connections to the Composition Classroom, is under contract with McFarland Press, and we are looking for a few more contributors to round out our collection. Therefore, the turnaround time for the chapter will be relatively quick.
The original call is below. Please also note that we have a sufficient amount of literature analyzing dystopian texts, so please avoid that genre. Additionally, each chapter should have a Practical Considerations for the Classroom section in which contributors might discuss specific assignment descriptions and/or other practical applications.
CFP for 2018 MLA
4H: History, Hamilton, & Hip hop in High School
2018 MLA Conference, New York City, January 4-7, 2018
Session sponsored by MLA’s Children & Young Adult Literature Forum
Editors: Dr Maureen Burns & Dr Adam Dodd (The University of Queensland)
This issue provides a collection of critical cultural perspectives on popularising science. Many cultural studies scholars use science studies, science and technology studies and feminist science studies in our work. This issue offers critical cultural studies, communication and media studies perspectives specifically on the dissemination of science. Instead of exploring the ways that science is communicated to the general public, this issue will explore how mediation is intrinsic to the core practices of science, and the ways in which popular genres feed back into scientific institutions and disciplines.
Although we have recently seen the implementation of institutional changes that have altered the legal and socioeconomic status of queer people in the United States (i.e. United States v. Windsor in 2013 and Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015), queer individuals continue to encounter discrimination, violence, and death based on their gender and/or sexual orientation. The stark rise in murders of trans people of color and the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting are just a few of the events that have disrupted the misguided sense of utopia instilled by institutional change, and have brought into question whether it is possible for queerness to link to notions of futurity.
Proposed session for the annual convention of the American Studies Association (theme: “Pedagogies of Dissent”) in Chicago, Nov 9-12, 2017
CALL FOR PAPERS: THE MEDIEVAL IN AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE
SESSION PROPOSED FOR 2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE AMERICAN LITERATURE ASSOCIATION
TO BE HELD AT THE WESTIN COPLEY PLACE, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS FROM 25 TO 28 MAY 2017
PAPER PROPOSALS DUE BY 28 JANUARY 2017
The Medieval in American Popular Culture:
Reflections in Commemoration of the 80th Anniversary of Prince Valiant
Frankenstein and the American Dream?
Frankenstein and the Fantastic, an outreach effort of the Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association seeks proposals for a panel in commemoration of the endurance of Frankenstein and the Frankenstein tradition. The session is being submitted for the 2017 meeting of the American Literature Association to be held in Boston, Massachusetts, from 25-28 May 2017.
[A]nd so I left my fairy godmother, with both her hands on her crutch stick, standing in the midst of the dimly lighted room beside the rotten bride-cake that was hidden in cobwebs” (Great Expectations, 158).
The upcoming issue of Parlour will concentrate on food and consumption culture with an emphasis on the displeasing aspects of appetites: hunger, starvation, gluttony, and pica to name a few. We invite submissions that explore a wide range of approaches to the issue’s theme and the various ways consumption or depravation becomes a “haunting” and “horrible” aspect of humanity.
Comics and Monsters—Monsters and Comics
Canadian Society for the Study of Comics (May 11-12, Toronto)