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Wonderwoman: Comic Myth or Idealized Icon?, NeMLA 2018

updated: 
Sunday, September 3, 2017 - 11:07am
Nicol Michelle Epple, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, NeMLA Annual Conference 2018, Pittsburgh, April 12-15th
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 28, 2017

We know the four tenets of True Womanhood and understand the Feminine Mystique. But, today, what gender role prescriptions still proliferate concerning domesticity and work, family affairs and public relationships? Anne-Marie Slaughter tells us women still can’t have it all. Barbara Spar shreds the Superwoman myth. But, Ariana Huffington tells us we can THRIVE if we just have the third metric. These three notably professional women have differing views. Can and should women decorate like the Gaines, cook like the Barefoot Contessa, thrive professionally like Huffington, be sexy as Kim Kardashian, not miss kids’ soccer practices, and all the while smiling? Has or can contemporary women break out of the American ideological boundaries?

TWC CFP: The Future of Fandom (01/15/18; 09/15/18)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 6:32pm
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

This special 10th anniversary issue of Transformative Works and Cultures seeks to explore the future of fandom while looking back to its past. How might scholarship on fandom's past and present invite speculation about its future? And what might the possible futures invoked by technological, ecological, and political discourses mean for fandom's communities and practices? Science fiction in particular--the field whose strategies spawned fandom, and the genre in which much fan activity occurs--has used imagined futures to shed new light on the present and the past. In turn, studying where we are and where we have been allows us to imagine where we may be heading.

Teaching Anime and Manga

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:22pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This session proposes to look at what has been a persistent but under-represented section of comics studies: manga (Japanese comics), and associated with it, anime (Japanese animation). Access to anime and manga is pervasive: one distributor, CrunchyRoll, has one million yearly paying subscribers, providing electronic access to 50 manga titles translated into English, and 800 anime titles. In partnership with United States distributors such as Viz and Funimation, the vast majority of those anime titles are dubbed into English, making language much less of a barrier of access for teachers–as well as students.

Game Studies Area: 2018 PCA/ACA National Conference.

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:37pm
Game Studies Area of PCA/ACA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Game Studies Area: 2018 PCA/ACA National Conference. 

The Game Studies area of the National Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association Conference invites proposals for papers and panels on games and game studies for the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference to be held Wednesday, March 28 through Friday, March 31, 2018 at the J.W. Marriott in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The database for proposal submissions opens July 1.

Below, please find:

I. Topics of Interest

II. Suggestions for First Time Submitters

III. Submission Process

New Approaches in Zombie Studies

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:25pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This session looks at zombies, including as they were defined by Night of the Living Dead, filmed in NeMLA’s host city Pittsburgh by local director George Romero.

Call for papers/articles: Bach on Screen

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:42pm
BACH: Journal of the Riemenschneider Bach Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Call for papers/articles: Bach on Screen

Date: Sunday, February 18, 2018

Venue: Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, Ohio

Submission deadline: October 1, 2017

                 

Baldwin Wallace University is pleased to announce a conference entitled “Bach on Screen,” the proceedings of which will be published in the January 2019 issue of BACH: Journal of the Riemenschneider Bach Institute. This issue will be co-edited by the journal editor, Dr. Christina Fuhrmann, and Dr. Rebecca Fülöp.

 

Women, video games, and modding

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:42pm
Bridget Whelan / McFarland Books
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

 

This is a call for article-length scholarly contributions for inclusion in a proposed collection of essays (to be published by McFarland) broadly focused around the topic of women and video game “modding.”

 

Potential topics may include:

UPDATE Libraries, Museums, Archives, and Digital Humanities in Popular Culture Area, SWPACA Feb. 7-10, 2018

updated: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 9:43am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 15

 

Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Digital Humanities in Popular Culture Area

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 15, 2017

Shakespeare and Science Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 9:59am
The Anglia Ruskin Centre for Science Fiction and Fantasy
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 6, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

 SHAKESPEARE AND SCIENCE FICTION

 The Anglia Ruskin Centre for Science Fiction and Fantasy (CSFF)

 Anglia Ruskin University

 28 April, 2018

 

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