From a lost silent film to Japanese animation, LMM Montgomery’s Anne Shirley is one of the most enduring fictional characters, finding life on the shelves and screens of each generation since the novel Anne of Green Gables was first published in 1908. The release of Netflix’s new adaptation, released internationally as Anne With An E, prompted a range of responses from generations who had grown up with the books and the iconic Kevin Sullivan/CBC mini-series from the 1980s. This new Anne was darker and edgier, her fragility rawer than before – but was she ‘our Anne-girl’?
fan studies and fandom
1st International Popular Culture Conference
Universidad de Sevilla (Spain), December 12-14, 2018
We welcome your participation in the 1st International Popular Culture Conference (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain) which will take place in the School of Communication (Av. Américo Vespucio, s/n. 41092-Sevilla) on December 12, 13 and 14, 2018.
RuPaul’s Drag Race has steadily increased its audience share and jumpstarted the careers of dozens of drag performers. It’s not simply a contest to be declared “America’s Next Drag Superstar,” but a platform for each queen to shape their brand, promote different forms drag, and start conversations on a number of cultural questions (i.e. gender, race, and identity). This panel seeks paper that considers how the show has educated audiences on drag, beauty, race, and gender through its successes and failures.
The conference is through the Northeast Modern Language Association and will take place March 21-24th, 2019 in Washington, D.C.
Submissions are due: September 30, 2018
Call for papers for collected volume
Short Circuit: Brevity and the short form in serial television
Marilyn Monroe certainly has a lasting legacy—new material on her life and career has been published every year since her death over 55 years ago. In light of this fact, our panel seeks to explore the range and variety of Monroe’s impact on sundry areas of film and television including, but not limited to:
- Hair, makeup, or fashion (especially within the film or television industry)
- Performances and acting styles of other actors or actresses
- The emergence of independent production and free-agent stars
- The definitions of feminism and female sexuality
- The nature of gossip reporting
- Genre films (musicals, comedies, biopics)
- Method acting
In 2016, the George Kaiser Family Foundation and the University of Tulsa jointly announced the acquisition of the Bob Dylan Archive–an extraordinary collection of material that includes over 6,000 items, including recordings, manuscripts, film, notebooks and much more. These materials have already begun to open up new ways of understanding not just Dylan and his work, but the broader history of popular music both in America and around the world. Tulsa is already home to the Woody Guthrie Center and will soon welcome OKPOP, which will house collections related to Leon Russell, Wanda Jackson, Roy Clark, Bob Wills, and more. The Bob Dylan Archive will thus rest at the center of a rich array of resources focused o
2019 IASPM-US Conference Call for Papers
The International Association for the Study of Popular Music-United States invites proposals for its 2019 conference. The meeting, which will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 7-10, 2019, will feature the theme “Musical Cities: Music, Historiography, and Myth.” We welcome proposals for individual papers and panels (up to four individuals) on any aspect of popular music, especially proposals on the musical cultures of New Orleans; music in and of the global and local South; and music and race and resistance.
Subtopics might include
For this approved panel at the spring 2019 Northeast Modern Language Association conference, March 21-24, 2019 in Washington, DC, please submit abstracts by September 30: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17265. I will respond between October 1 and October 15.
Analog Games and Gender
Panel for Game Studies Section
Concepts of gender have been a cornerstone of contemporary discussion in the field of game studies (Hayes 2011; Kafai et al 2008; Shaw 2014; Williams, Ratan, and Harrison 2011) . While much of the research is firmly tied to video games, understandings of gender in analog games has slowly come to the fore. Increased media related to live action role playing games (larp), the unpredicted resurgence of Dungeons & Dragons, and the longevity of collectible card games like Magic The Gathering demonstrate analog games as a durable subsection of game studies that is ripe for academic analysis in terms of gender.
This panel seeks papers that explore adaptations from comics into theater, or from theater into comics. Whether comics adaptations of classic plays, or celebrated graphic narratives that get adapted for the musical stage, the interplay between the stage and the comics page is rich and multi-directional, as both are visual narratives, with very different points of access and methods of meaning-making. The ill-fated Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark may not have much in common with a graphic novelization of Oscar Wilde’s Salome, for instance, but they share an attempt to grapple with the intersection of the two media.