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Edited Collection on the Hallmark Channel and its programming ***UPDATED DEADLINE***

updated: 
Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 11:32am
Emily L. Newman and Emily Witsell
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Contributions are sought for an interdisciplinary collection of essays on the Hallmark television channels to be published by McFarland & Co. We are interested in a sustained exploration of the television channel and brand as a cultural phenomenon. At the end of 2017, The Washington Postpublished an article entitled “We can’t take any more of 2017, so we’ve turned to the Hallmark Channel in desperation.” The article described men and women – but mostly women – engaging in a particular brand of escapism from the seemingly daily barrage of bad news: watching Hallmark Channel original movies.

Psychoanalysis in Our Time 2018 – Psychoanalysis, Nationalism and Ideology, Sopot/Gdansk, Poland, 5th-7th October 2018

updated: 
Monday, June 11, 2018 - 10:03am
Psychoanalysis in Our Time
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Now in its fifth year – and following the great success of sessions across Europe – the Psychoanalysis in Our Time research network is delighted to announce the call for papers for our next event, which will take place in association with the University of Gdansk, Poland from 5th to 7th October 2018. The topic for this symposium will be “Psychoanalysis, Nationalism and Ideology”.

We are very pleased to be able to say that the internationally acclaimed philosopher of the Slovenian School, Prof. Alenka Zupančič will be our keynote for this event.

2018 Midwest PCA/ACA Conference, Television Area 10/4/-10/7

updated: 
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 8:08am
Cory Barker, Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

***DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 5/15/2018***

 

Thursday-Sunday, 4-7 October 2018

Indianapolis, IN

Hyatt Regency Indianapolis

Address: Hyatt Regency, 1 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis IN 46204

Phone: (317) 632-1234

Unmasking Masculinity: Superheroes and Defeating the Power of Patriarchy

updated: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:19am
Sean Parson
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 7, 2018

We are seeking 300-500 word abstracts by May 7th, 2018 for possible inclusion into an edited collection seeking to explore the complex relationship between masculinity, toxic masculinity, gender, queerness, and superhero narratives. Over the last few years there have been books that that explore issues of feminism, gender, and sexuality within comic books but rarely have they engaged with the way the genre shapes and is shaped by contemporary conceptions of masculinity. This project is meant to fill that absence focusing on the construction of the masculinity in comics, as well as engage with critical works that deconstruct toxic version of masculinity or offer queerer, trans, and feminist counter-narratives of the concept.

 

The Future is Unwritten: Representations of Political Resistance and Emancipation in Science Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:19am
Sean Parson
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 27, 2018

“Happy are those ages when the starry sky is the map of all possible paths—ages whose paths are illuminated by the light of the stars. Everything in such ages is new and yet familiar, full of adventure and yet their own.” Georg Lukács wrote those words in his Theory of the Novel in developing the point that art is no longer merely a copy of the world, but rather, an imagined totality. Though he favored realism, we can, perhaps borrow his point to explain the value of science fiction in today’s world. Few other genres exceed science fiction’s ability to portray the expansive space of the imaginary.

CFP for Essay Collection: Animation and Subversion

updated: 
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 9:07am
Brian N. Duchaney, Curry College and David S. Silverman, Kansas Weslyan University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Editors Brian Duchaney and David Silverman are seeking submissions of individually and co-authored chapters on the topic of animation and subversion for a project that is currently under contract with McFarland publishers. The collection will explore the rise of the animated platform as a means to comment on and criticize social constructs. Special attention will be paid to prime-time animated television shows and streaming content that directly targets adult audiences. 

Twenty-First Century True Crime

updated: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 9:04am
albeit
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

albeit, an innovative, MLA-indexed online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the evolving genre of true crime.

Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:

The Fifties and Pop/Visual Culture: Film, Television and Beyond Conference

updated: 
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 9:12am
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart, Film/TV/Digital Media, TCU
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 3, 2018

We invite presentation proposals for The Fifties and Pop/Visual Culture: Film, Television and Beyond Conference, to be held at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas) November 9-10, 2018.

The conference organizers are seeking historically and theoretically intriguing contributions that explore any noteworthy aspect(s) of popular and/or visual culture during the 1950s, whether in the United States or elsewhere, in relation to cinematic, televisual, and other types of media offerings.

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