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Wizard of Oz Panel for SCMS

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:45am
Ryan Bunch
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

2019 will be the 80th Anniversary of MGM’s The Wizard of Oz, and SCMS will be meeting in Seattle—the Emerald City!

I would like to propose a panel on The Wizard of Oz. I am open to receiving proposals on the 1939 film, other film adaptations of Oz, or the presence of Oz in American and global culture.

Please email paper proposals, including a title, abstract (200-300 words), and a short bio to Ryan Bunch ( by August 15.

C4: The Conference on Contemporary Celebrity Culture

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:28pm
Drake University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018


C4: The Conference on Contemporary Celebrity Culture, Drake University (Des Moines, Iowa, USA), June 9-11, 2019.


Kindred Spirits: Reflections on our relationship with Anne of Green Gables

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:18pm
Jess Carniel and Nike Sulway/University of Southern Queensland
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

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’?

1st International Popular Culture Conference

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 6:53am
Dpto. Comunicación audiovisual y Publicidad
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

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.

The Influence of RuPaul and Her Girls on Culture and Gender

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 12:36pm
Lindsay Bryde/ Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 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

The World of Bob Dylan

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 12:23pm
The University of Tulsa Institute for Bob Dylan Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

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

International Association for the Study of Popular Music--US branch 2019 CFP

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:57am
International Association for the Study of Popular Music-United States
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

2019 IASPM-US Conference Call for Papers

by JAREK ERVIN on JULY 9, 2018

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

Analog Games and Gender

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 11:24am
Steven Dashiell
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 10, 2018

Analog Games and Gender 

Panel for Game Studies Section

PCA 2019

Washington DC

April 17-20,2019

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.