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Heroes in Popular Culture Area CFP - MPCA/MACA Conference (Oct. 18-22 2017 in St. Louis, MO)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:09pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Call for Papers:

HEROES IN POPULAR CULTURE

2017 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference

Oct. 18-22, 2017

St. Louis, MO (Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch)

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2017

Submissions.mpcaaca.org

 

Papers can explore any topic relating to heroes and/or prevailing notions of heroism as they present themselves in popular culture. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

 

-Superheroes and action stars as heroic icons

-Video games and the experience of vicarious/learned heroism

-Connections between violence and heroism

-The gendering of heroism

-Heroines in young adult fiction

Leonora Carrington Centenary Syposium

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 5:50am
Edge Hill University UK
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Leonora Carrington Centenary Symposium will celebrate and bring into discussion the work and legacy of Lancastrian-born Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington (1917-2011).  This timely event forms part of the existing body of research and creative practice that has already emanated from across departments at Edge Hill University, including Film Scholarship (Professor Roger Shannon), Creative Writing (Professor Ailsa Cox), and Dance Performance and Choreography (James Hewison and Michelle Man). We now call upon artists and scholars from a range of disciplines to share research and creative practice that explores Carrington’s work as an artist, a theatre and film collaborator, and writer. 

Islands and Film

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:10pm
Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Islands and Film

 

A special issue of the refereed journal Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities

Guest edited by Ian Conrich, Kseniia Kalugina, Laura Sedgwick and Roy Smith

Book chapter submissions on Affect Theory and Rhetorical Persuasion in Mass Comm

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:11pm
Lei Zhang/University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

We are soliciting book chapter proposals for a book on the theme of affect theory and rhetorical persuasion in mass communication. An editor at Routledge is interested in reviewing a detailed book proposal.

B(l)ack Futures - Flat Time in Black Performance

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:11pm
De Gruyter / Open Cultural Studies journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Editors: Dr Nicole Hodges Persley, (University of Kansas, Department of Theatre) & Dr Baron Kelly (University of Louisville, Department of Theatre)

Multicultural Cervantes

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:12pm
De Gruyter / Open Cultural Studies journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

Editor:Prof. Juan de Dios Torralbo Caballero (University of Córdoba, English Studies)

Last year’s commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Cervantes’s death (in April 1616) was, according to the BBC or The Guardian, overshadowed by the scope of the program marking Shakespeare’s death. Therefore, the aim of this special issue is to extend Cervantes quadricentennial festivities beyond the international congress “Cervantes from Andalusia, 1547 to 2016,” held in Castro del Río (Córdoba) from November 29 to December 2 last year. 

Visualizing Violence:

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:12pm
MLA 2018 - Special Sessions
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

What are the ethics and politics of representing postcolonial conflict (1960s - present) and associated violence in films? Submit 300 word abstracts and brief bios by 15 March 2017; Sreyoshi Sarkar (sreyoshi@gwu.edu).

CFP: Musical Theatre and Film

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:12pm
Northeast Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 19, 2017

Papers are being solicited for the new Musical Theatre and Film area at the Northeast Popular Culture Association Conference to be held October 27 and 28, 2017, at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst.

 

This area investigates topic central to the understanding of all aspects of musical theatre and film and their reflections and resonances in popular culture.  Some topics may include:

◾Politics

◾Performance history

◾Canons

◾Divas and Icons

◾Music

◾Choreography

◾Lyrics

◾Writers, composers, directors and designers

◾Formal traditions

◾Critical response

 

Journal of Historical Fictions

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:13pm
Historical Fictions Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

The Journal of Historical Fictions welcomes proposals from disciplines as diverse as archaeology, literature, film, history, media studies, art history, musicology, reception studies, and museum studies. We encourage ambitious approaches of high quality, using new methodologies to support research into larger trends. The Journal aims to foster more theoretically informed understandings of the mode across historical periods, cultures, media and languages.

THE POLITICS OF MEMORY IN CONTEMPORARY U.S. VISUAL CULTURE

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:13pm
SAMLA 89 South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

This special session investigates the function of memory in U.S. visual culture, tracing political significance of remembering particular historical events in a contemporary moment. Indeed, judging by recent examples—including Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway sensation Hamilton, Theodore Melfi’s blockbuster Hidden Figures, and John Lewis’s graphic novel trilogy March; the representational backwards-gaze upon the national past seems to enact, at a minimum, influential political critique and, at a maximum potential, art-based activism. We welcome proposals for 15-minute papers that consider the political stakes of memory and remembrance in any visual artifact (broadly defined) that engages U.S. culture.

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