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The Fifties and Pop/Visual Culture: Film, Television and Beyond Conference

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:12am
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart, Film/TV/Digital Media, TCU
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 3, 2018

We invite presentation proposals for The Fifties and Pop/Visual Culture: Film, Television and Beyond Conference, to be held at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas) November 9-10, 2018.

The conference organizers are seeking historically and theoretically intriguing contributions that explore any noteworthy aspect(s) of popular and/or visual culture during the 1950s, whether in the United States or elsewhere, in relation to cinematic, televisual, and other types of media offerings.

When I Was/Am/Will Be: Interrupting Empire

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:11am
Florida Atlantic University Comparative Studies Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018

When I Was/Am/Will Be: Interrupting Empire

18 - 20 October 2018 | Boca Raton, FL

Comparative Studies Program | Florida Atlantic University

Panel for SAMLA 90_Women of the Avant-Garde and Political Dissent: Resisting Power from the Margins

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:05am
SAMLA 90, November 2nd-4th_Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 4, 2018

This panel examines the role of avant-garde women in confronting models of gender, domesticity and political practices safeguarded by patriarchal society. From the margins of vanguardism women effectively engaged in syndicalist and anarchist movements that reacted to state politics, while urging the importance of launching social reforms and radical art. This panel will thus provide an overview of artists who participated in a variety of experimental trends such as Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, Imagism, Vorticism, Dadaism and Surrealism, among others.

Sexology and Development: Exploring the Global History of the Sexual Sciences

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:04am
Dr Chiara Beccalossi (University of Lincoln) and Dr Jana Funke (University of Exeter)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 20, 2018

Sexology and Development: Exploring the Global History of the Sexual Sciences 

Barcelona, Spain 

5th and 6th October 2018 

This international conference seeks to investigate the global history of the sexual sciences by focusing on the concept of development. Key questions might include, but are not limited to:

Dancing the Blues: An Exploration of Blues Music and Movement

Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 8:42am
Chelsea Adams, UNLV, and Dr. Emily Winerock, Shakespeare and Dance Project
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 10, 2018

Full Name / Name of Organization:

Chelsea Adams, University of Nevada Las Vegas, The Blues and Jazz Dance Book Club

Emily Winerock, Co-Director, Shakespeare and Dance Project


Afrofuturism panel at MMLA: Invitation to submit abstracts, permanent session

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 1:08pm
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

“If you are not a myth whose reality are you? If you are not a reality whose myth are you?” –Sun Ra, Prophetika, Book One


Since the publication of Mark Dery’s now-seminal article on Afrofuturism, “Black to the Future” (1993), several critical studies have expanded the concept of black speculative fiction and claimed it as a full-fledged genre of its own. Indeed, the mainstream releases of a graphic novel adaptation of Octavia Butler’s Kindred, Marvel’s Black Panther and Ava Duvernay’s A Wrinkle in Time point to the existence of what we might now might call an “Afrofuturist canon.”


World Literature

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 11:23am
Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

CFP: World Literature – Northeast Popular/American Culture Association

The World Literature area for the 2018 Northeast Popular/American Culture Association conference is accepting paper proposals from faculty and graduate students. NEPCA’s 2018 annual conference will be held from Friday, October 19-Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Worcester State University in Worcester, MA.

Eliza Haywood: 300 Years of Love in Excess

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 11:13am
Manushag N. Powell / Purdue University Early Atlantic Reading Group
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 20, 2018

2019 marks the 300th anniversary of the publication of Love in Excess, the still-popular work of fiction that launched the print career of one of the most important authors of the entire eighteenth century. The Early Atlantic Reading Group at Purdue University therefore calls for papers and non-fatal enquiries in celebration of all aspects of Eliza Haywood’s work, career, and world (such expansive topics might include bibliography, women’s book history, theatricals, the Hillarians, or even Haywood and Crusoe—which also marks its 300th birthday in 2019). Please send abstracts of approximately 250 words to Manushag N. Powell ( on or before August 20, 2018.