For its 2020 Convention, the Midwest Modern Language Association welcomes—especially, but not exclusively—proposals that broadly reflect aspects of its conference theme, “Cultures of Collectivity.” We invite proposals for individual papers as well as for fully assembled panels or roundtables.
cultural studies and historical approaches
The Journal for Gender Studies (Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies) is a forum for the scientific problematization of gender in relation to ethnicity, sexuality, class, and age. The journal is an interdisciplinary medium operating at the intersection of society, culture, health and science. The editorial staff invites articles about gender issues from different disciplines and accepts articles in Dutch and English. As well as publishing articles, the journal includes essays, columns (short topical and polemical articles), interviews, reviews, summaries of dissertations and conference reports.
We are pleased to invite contributions to an edited volume that analyzes sexual taboo in contemporary popular culture, with an eye toward theorizing taboo sexual practices using frameworks that reveal the uncomfortable or silenced spaces that surround non-normative sexual desire. We seek chapters that focus on how different cultural products normalize the taboo, bringing deviant behavior into mainstream spaces that challenge the traditional relegation of non-normative behavior to fringe spaces. We invite readings of literary, film, interactive and fan-created works that reveal positive representations of taboo, opening our readers to a sympathetic experience of deviancy and socially proscribed behavior.
CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS
Fashion and Material Culture, MWPCA/ACA
The Fashion and Material Culture area of The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now welcoming abstracts, papers, and panel proposals for its 2020 meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 2-4, 2020.
CFP for Peace, Literature, and Pedagogy Panel
MMLA 2020, November 5-8, Milwaukee, WI
Abstract Deadline: April 5, 2020
General Conference Topic: “Cultures of Collectivity”
The Midwest Modern Language Association welcomes, especially but not exclusively, proposals dealing with any aspect of the theme “Cultures of Collectivity” for the 2020 conference. Please find a general description of this theme here:
Lateral, the journal of the Cultural Studies Association, seeks submissions for a unique collection of essays: Years in Cultural Studies.
What forgotten historical moments or contexts shaped the trajectory of cultural studies? How have individual scholars and broader social movements contributed to the cultural studies we know today? The special section ofLateral—“Years in Cultural Studies”—seeks to answer these questions and more through essays that interrogate cultural studies’ diverse, fragmented, and provocative history. Essays in this collection focus on specific years in the history of Cultural Studies.
Humour and Religion in the Early Modern World
Universiteit Utrecht 15-16 January 2021
Digital Expressions of the Self
Organized by the Department of Humanities & Social Sciences
National Institute of Technology Silchar
7-8 December 2020
Pre-Symposium Workshop: 5-6 December 2020
Beginning this year, SLSA will be organizing a special stream on research dedicated to the study of computational media. Bringing together different perspectives on the history, epistemology, sociology, and cultures of computing and its defining practices, this stream will host a set of 3-5 curated panels highlighting new and emerging work on computational media in fields including but not limited to: digital studies, new media studies, algorithmic studies, software and hardware studies, critical code studies, media ecology, science and technology studies (STS), gender studies, indigenous studies, infrastructure studies, and media anthropology.
New Ways of Thinking About Modernism and the Left
Scholars have explored modernism’s relationship both with the political right, broadly construed (fascism, nationalism, etc.) and the political left (feminism, pacifism, and Marxism in its time, how it anticipates disability studies in our time, etc.). In the spirit of MSA 2020’s stream topics on crip modernisms, activism, and environmentalism, this panel explores new paths for scholarship on modernism and the left.