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: May 15, 2017
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
Saturday 14th October 2017, Senate House, London
Dickens and Fantasy
4th International Conference on Arts and Humanities 2017
ICOAH 2017 will address a range of critically important areas in relation to the Arts and Humanities fields in today’s context. The Arts and Humanities is about creation, connection, reflection and interpretation of the experiences witnessed from the inception of mankind. The specific disciplines of the humanities and the arts include visual art, film, media art, music, theater, dance, creative writing, the study of language, culture, race, gender, classics, history, philosophy, religion, literature, and linguistics.
Conference Website - http://fineartsconference.com/
Call for papers
Across independent, international, and Hollywood film communities, notions of boundary continue to articulate and challenge how we engage with film. As viewers, critics, and theorists, how might we problematize boundaries of genre, character, and viewer in popular and/or independent film? And when boundaries separating high from low art begin to dissolve, how do we trace dissolutions and reformulations of boundary between popular and independent film? In keeping with the theme of high art/low art: border and boundaries in popular culture, this panel seeks papers addressing liminality in writing, directing, visual style, and performance in popular and independent film.
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?
Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2017 | DHSI Colloquium
Call for Papers | http://dhsicolloquium.org
Proposals are now being accepted for presentations at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute Colloquium, to be held in June 2017 at the University of Victoria. Open to all, the DHSI Colloquium offers an opportunity to present research and projects within an engaging, collegial atmosphere. Submissions are peer-reviewed, with participants subsequently invited to contribute to a DHSI-themed special issue in an open-access journal.
Evidently Set Forth: God and the Human Stage
Corpus Christi College, Oxford, UK, Saturday 4 November 2017
Offers of papers are invited on aspects of the history and theory of drama, tragedy, drama in Biblical narrative, mystery plays, Biblical dramas, Puritanism and the theatres, and modern drama, including poetic drama, closet drama and studio drama. Performance is within this remit, as also is theo-drama. Papers may adopt a historical or thematic approach, or may discuss individual plays or books, or draw comparisons e.g. as between King Lear and the Book of Job. The CLSG interest is in Exploring Christian and Biblical themes in Literature.
The Fan Studies Network 2017 Conference
24-25th June 2017
Centre for Participatory Culture,
University of Huddersfield, UK
Keynote Speaker: Dr Louisa Stein (Middlebury College, USA)
Plenary Address: Professor Matt Hills (University of Huddersfield, UK)
Design Principles & Practices Research Network: a conference and journal collection founded in 2007, exploring the nature, meaning, and purpose of design.
Topics include: Interdisciplinary Studies, Multidisciplinary Studies, Communications and Media, Design, Technology, Fashion, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Visual Design, Information Science, Popular Culture, Sustainable Development, Computer Software and Applications, E-learning, Architechture