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cultural studies and historical approaches

Non-normative Sexuality and Popular Culture

Monday, March 9, 2020 - 2:23pm
Panic at the Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 17, 2020

We invite submissions for the 2020 issue of Panic at the Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Journal, an online publication associated with Queen’s University. Papers spanning any discipline are welcome, and in particular, we support new and innovative ways of theorizing that do not necessarily fit within traditional frameworks. The deadline for submissions is April 17, 2020.

SAMLA 92: Scandalous Humor/Humorous Scandal

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:55am
American Humor Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

Both perennial elements of a society, scandal is often fodder for humor, and humor fodder for scandal. From their subversion of existing power structures, to issues of critical reception, to objectionable behavior on the part of creators, humorous texts have exposed, caused, and responded to many instances of cultural uproar. This panel will explore the ways that humor and scandal are intimately related. Papers and presentations on any aspect of humor expression are welcome, including but not limited to analysis of stand up or sketch comedy, satire, political cartoons, satirical activism, parody, literature, television, film, or music.

MLA 2021 Panel: Cultures of Anti-Fascism, Then and Now

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:55am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 16, 2020

This panel considers the legacy of anti-fascist culture. How can we articulate a persistent anti-fascism that outlasts the forces of capital and ethno-nationalism in the present?

Send 250-word abstracts to by March 16.

Visual Depictions of the American West

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:54am
Tracy Lassiter, University of New Mexico-Gallup
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 30, 2020

The American West has been depicted for decades through comic books and graphic novels, including by many authors living outside the U.S.

George Gissing in Vogue

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:54am
Tom Ue / Dalhousie University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Midway through New Grub Street (1891), Reardon reunites with his wife Amy. In preparation, he leaves behind his overcoat. This attire, once “fairly good,” is now long past its prime, “the edges of the sleeves were frayed, two buttons were missing, and the original hue of the cloth was indeterminable.” Reardon knows Amy well, but not well enough: her attention at the meeting is quickly directed to “his muddy and shapeless boots,” and her desire for “a renewal of amity” conflicts with her shock over her husband’s appearance: “[S]uch attire degraded him in her eyes; it symbolised the melancholy decline which he had suffered intellectually.

2020 MMLA Conference “Cultures of Collectivity" (Dickens)

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:53am
The Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Call for Papers for the Dickens Society

at the

2020 MMLA Conference

“Cultures of Collectivity”

Milwaukee, WI

November 5-8, 2020 at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center


ACROSS - A Comprehensive Review of Societal Studies

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:42am
Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, Romania, The Cross-border Faculty
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

ACROSS is a biannual, peer-reviewed online journal which addresses mainly humanities scholars. Exploring themes of cultural diversity from the interrelated perspectives of cultural studies and history, literary studies, media studies, linguistics and critical discourse analysis, the journal welcomes contributions with a potential for enhancing the global, multicultural dialogue in the ever-changing world of the twenty-first century.

ACROSS promotes research excellence. We are certain that your expertise will help us build a space of imparting knowledge in the field of multiculturalism and multilingualism across the world.

ISSN 2602-1463

Subject areas include but are not limited to:

[EXTENDED] Eat/Play/Tweet: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Storytelling and Identity in Popular Culture

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:09am
Popular Culture Research Centre, AUT
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020


An Interdisciplinary Conference

on Storytelling and Identity in Popular Culture


Popular Culture Research Centre,

Auckland University of Technology

7-9 July 2020


The Popular Culture Research Centre (Auckland University of Technology) welcomes papers for its upcoming interdisciplinary conference on the theme of ‘storytelling and identity’ in popular culture. The conference will be held in Auckland on 7-9 July 2020.


Keynote Speakers:

Justin Edwards (University of Stirling)

Lorna Piatti-Farnell (Auckland University of Technology)

Constantine Verevis (Monash University)


Latina/o cultural productions as provocation: breaking rules, making texts.

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:09am
SAMLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Latina/o Cultural Productions as Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts.


The cultural production of US Latina/os, as any other so-called minority discourse, can be analyzed as defiant voices that aim to provoke dialogue with the hegemonic discourse and the mainstream culture. As such, these discourses can be more or less combative in their struggle to break and resist the rules imposed by the status quo.

This panel welcomes submissions in English or Spanish on any aspect of Latina/o cultural products (literature, fashion, film and visual arts, etc.) that aim to contest hegemony, including but not limited to: