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Theorising the Popular Conference

updated: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:20am
Liverpool Hope University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 17, 2017

Theorising the Popular Conference 2017

Liverpool Hope University, June 21st-22nd 2017

The Popular Culture Research Group at Liverpool Hope University is delighted to announce its seventh annual international conference, ‘Theorising the Popular’. Building on the success of previous years, the 2017 conference aims to highlight the intellectual originality, depth and breadth of ‘popular’ disciplines, as well as their academic relationship with and within ‘traditional’ subjects. One of its chief goals will be to generate debate that challenges academic hierarchies and cuts across disciplinary barriers.

Subcultures between History and Mythmaking: Researching the Cultural Memory of Youth Subcultures, 1955 – present

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 1:25pm
Leiden University (the Netherlands)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

1. History, Mythmaking and the Cultural Memory of Youth Subcultures

During the twentieth century, various political, musical and other youth subcultures have emerged worldwide and evolved into globally marketed mainstream phenomena. Subsequently, research on subcultural movements has flourished. However, as spectacular as subcultural histories often are, myth and reality tend to become inextricably linked in retrospectives, both in popular media such as newspapers, photobooks, memoires, as well as in academic research. Even more so, researchers have often contributed to the mythical histories of subcultures, rather than critically engaging with them.

Fifth Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference CFP

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 11:00am
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Fifth Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Ft. Worth, TX, on 10 and 11 June 2017. #FANS5 is gearing up for a spectacular year. with Dr. Stephen Reysen of Texas A & M University at Commerce, noted fandom psychology scholar, as our keynote speaker.

Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one’s own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.

CFP: The third International Conference on Popular Culture and Education

updated: 
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 11:08pm
Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities, The Education University of Hong Kong
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Abstract sumission deadline is now extended to May 15th, 2017

submission via email: cpch.notice@eduhk.hk (Mr. Manni Cheung, Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities, The Education University of Hong Kong)

 

The Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities and the Department of Literature and Cultural Studies at The Education University of Hong Kong is pleased to announce The Third International Conference on Popular Culture and Education, which will take place in Hong Kong, July 20th-22nd, 2017.

High, Low and Everything in Between: The Birth and Death of Labels in Film Studies

updated: 
Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 11:03am
Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

CFP: SYNOPTIQUE Issue Vol. 6, no. 2

 

CALL FOR PAPERS:

High, Low and Everything in Between: The Birth and Death of Labels in Film Studies

 

REVISED DEADLINE: JULY 1, 2017

La version française suit.

 

This issue of Synoptique is proposed in partnership with the 19th Film Studies Association of Canada graduate colloquium. All members and non-members of FSAC are invited to participate.

CORRUPTIBLE SEED: Literary, Political, and Historical Perspectives on Bob Dylan

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:09pm
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond B.C.
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

CORRUPTIBLE SEED: Literary, Political, and Historical Perspectives on Bob Dylan

Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond B.C., September 22-23, 2017

Organisers: Tracey Kinney (Department of History, Kwantlen Polytechnic University), Gregory Millard (Department of Political Science, Kwantlen Polytechnic University), and Heather Cyr (Department of English, Kwantlen Polytechnic University).

Dickens Day 2017: Dickens and Fantasy

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:11pm
Birkbeck, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

*DICKENS DAY*

Saturday 14th October 2017, Senate House, London

Dickens and Fantasy

 

Steampunk: Then, Now, and Then Again

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:12pm
Dr Christine Berberich, University of Portsmouth & British Steampunk Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 14, 2017

Steampunk: Then, Now, and Then Again

Bishop Grossteste University, Lincoln

25th – 27th August 2017

 

 

‘The past is a kind of future that has already happened.’

Bruce Sterling, Co-author of The Difference Engine

 

Social Discourse, Mythos, and Visual Culture

updated: 
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 2:10pm
Maryland Institute College of Art
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

We invite papers from graduate students and emerging scholars that address the ways in which visual culture, the built environment, and electronic media affect and inform our perceptions of collective memory and/or identities. This symposium is devoted to a consideration of the role that popular visual culture plays in shaping critical discourse with the aim of better understanding the world around us.

For example, what role do monuments play in forming public memory around specific historical events? How do adaptations of film, comics, and other forms of popular art address classic themes, such as myth? As many popular artforms are now available digitally, how do professional and amateur artists respond? 

 

ACCSFF 2017 CFP

updated: 
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 1:27pm
Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The 2017 Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy will be held Friday and Saturday, June 2-3, 2017, in Toronto, Ontario, at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy, one of the most important collections of fantastic literature in the world.  

We invite proposals for papers in any area of Canadian science fiction and fantasy, including:

    -studies of individual works and authors;
    -comparative studies;
    -studies that place works in their literary and/or
     cultural contexts.

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