Social perceptions of madness continually inform interpersonal and policy decisions in the US, notable of late in the shooting of unarmed, non-violent mad people of color; the use of mental “unfitness” to disparage Donald Trump; and the equation of madness with violence after school shootings. Contemporary discussions of how to surveil, restrict, and value those identified as “mad,” mentally and emotionally disabled, or distressed demonstrate the significance of Mad Studies work in the humanities.
cultural studies and historical approaches
Cosplaying White Working-Class ‘Authenticity’
Northeast Modern Language Association Convention March 21–24, 2019, Washington, DC
Co-chairs: Shannon Mooney and Hannah Taylor
This call is for an accepted roundtable session at the 50th Northeast Modern Language Association convention in Washington, DC, March 21-24, 2019. Please submit abstract (300 word limit) through the NeMLA system: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17239
Media Literacy and Academic Research is a high-quality open accesss peer-reviewed journal focused on the academic reflection of media and information literacy issues, media education, critical thinking, digital media and new trends in related areas of media and communication studies. The journal is devoted to addressing contemporary issues and future developments related to the interdisciplinary academic discussion, the results of empirical research and the mutual interaction of expertise in media and information studies, education studies as well as their sociological, psychological, political, linguistic and technological aspects.
For NeMLA 50th Annual Conference, 21-24 March 2019, in Washington, DC, this session is seeking proposals exploring Diasporic Spaces in keeping with the theme of the conference, Transnational Spaces: Intersections of Culture, Language and People. The diaspora is an important cultural phenomenon in the formation of national identities and opposing attempts to develop forms of transnationalism. Categories such as national identity, migration, exile, war, colonialism, post-colonialism, race, and gender shape the diasporic experience.
Dear UPENN colleagues,
Sorry for cross-posting the following information, which we hope will be of interest to scholars working across differing areas of global cult media. Below is the CFP for the 12th annual Cine-Excess international film festival and conference. This takes place at Birmingham City University between the 8th- 10th November 2018, with screenings also planned at other venues within the region. We look forward the possibility of welcoming you to the event:
This panel proposes a historical approach to the study of women’s participation in the press industry as editors of magazines, newspapers, and periodicals. We invite scholars to work from a transnational perspective in order to compare editorial strategies and trace different journalistic traditions in Europe and the US. In addressing these issues, this panel seeks to explain how women shaped the periodical field throughout the long nineteenth century while navigating the challenges of the industry and advocating for gender equality.
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)
2019 National Conference, April 17-20
Call for Papers: American Literature
Deadline: October 1, 2018
The American Literature Area of PCA/ACA invites submissions for our 2019 National Conference, to be held in Washington, D.C. at the Marriott Wardman Park.
This panel will examine what it means to re-imagine a region of the world that continues to occupy the imaginations of, among others, artists and scholars, vacation goers and/or environmentalists. The islands of the Pacific, for instance, were regarded by colonial explorers from Europe as utopias untouched by humankind. Beginning in the twentieth century, some islands were used as military testing sites by the United States and Europe with no regard for the Indigenous people of these locations. And most recently, as literary theorist Aimee Bhang explains, the Pacific “is laden with speculation, mostly of two kinds: one that anticipates the economic potential of the ‘Asian century,’ and another that projects its ecological devastation” (663).