Women’s corpses, such as those of Snow White or Ophelia, are often depicted as a beautiful and passive objects, which has led scholars to posit cultural reflections concerning tacit assumptions in the link between femininity and death. In relation to modern literature and art, scholars such as Elizabeth Bronfen (Over Her Dead Body), Elizabeth Grosz (Volatile Bodies), Sarah Goodwin (Death and Representation) argue that dead women are an nexus of morbidity, alterity, and beauty that unconsciously encapsulates the anxiety of the inexpressible event of death, and, as such, dead women are given the value of the “other” in the most macabre fashion.
fan studies and fandom
CFP: Isn’t It Ironic?: Receivership and Responsibility in Popular Culture (edited collection)
Ian Kinane and Elizabeth Parker (eds.)
Backward Glances 2019: REBOOT
The Screen Cultures Graduate Student ConferenceDepartment of Radio/Television/Film, Northwestern University
September 27 & 28, 2019
Keynote Speakers: Professors Susan Murray and Reem Hilu
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2019
This roundtable will be looking holistically at perspectives on the first 22 films in the MCU. This arc will be brought to completion with Avenger’s Endgame. Now would be a good time to look back and assess which gambles have worked and/or failed now that a narrative arc has been completed. Participants are encouraged to consider the MCU both as a whole as well as specific franchises under the overall banner.
The conference is through the Northeast Modern Language Association and will take place March 5-8th, 2020 in Boston, MA
Submissions are due: September 30, 2019
CALL FOR PAPERS
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
Thursday, November 14, 2019 to Sunday, November 17, 2019, Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel, San Diego, California
Call for Papers
Videogames have grown into a global socio-cultural phenomenon and are now a primary concern of Literary and Cultural Studies as well as the Social Sciences. In a medium that sweeps across geographies (including virtual ones), however, the discourse usually privileges a certain section when it comes to the representation of identity. In a medium, where roleplaying and playing in character is of prime importance, such an ignoring of the marginal and the diverse is indeed problematic.
No one escapes Marvel’s Endgame: the economic and cultural impact of the past few decades’ boom in superhero movies, and more broadly superhero narratives, is evident well beyond the boundaries of the United States. In fact, the presence and influence of American comic-book superheroes abroad started shortly after the debut of DC's Superman in 1938, and has been growing ever since.
This area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Conference (MAPACA), November 7-9 2019, includes all novel genres, authors, time periods, cultures, and settings. Consider it a safety net for novels that don’t fit neatly into a specific genre or that cross genres. For example, consider the many sub-genres of Romance with a capital “R”—western, thriller, paranormal, religious, romance (with a small “r”), detective, urban fantasy, etc. From Pearl S. Buck to Lee Child, from Laurie King to Tony Hillerman, from Julia Spencer-Fleming to Emilie Richards—all are welcome.
Edited by Matthew Edwards and Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns
Deadline for abstract submissions: June 28, 2019
Matthew Edwards/ Independent Scholar
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Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns/Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina).
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POP-UP Academic Conference on Popular Culture, hosted by Lone Star College-University Park
Event Date & Location: October 11, 2019, Lone Star College-University Park, 20515 TX-249, Houston, TX 77070
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Deadline for Submissions: Updated to September 30, 2019
Name of Organization: Lone Star College-University Park
Organization Website: http://www.lonestar.edu/popup.htm
Contact Email: Rhonda Jackson Joseph,Rhonda.JacksonJoseph@lonestar.edu