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

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 5:59pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

Call for Papers:


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

Dickens Day 2017: Dickens and Fantasy

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


Saturday 14th October 2017, Senate House, London

Dickens and Fantasy


4th International Conference on Arts and Humanities 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:13pm
The International Institute of Knowledge Management
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 29, 2017

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.


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Call for papers

High Art/Low Art: Boundaries of Genre, Character, and Viewer in Popular and Independent Film, SAMLA 89 [proposal due June 1, 2017]

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:14pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Film Studies Group
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

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.

Social Discourse, Mythos, and Visual Culture

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? 


Reminder: DHSI 2017 Colloquium

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 4:45pm
Digital Humanities Summer Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 20, 2017

Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2017 | DHSI Colloquium


Call for Papers |

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

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 4:45pm
Christian Literary Studies Group
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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.


Fan Studies Network Conference, 24-25th June 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 1:29pm
Centre for Participatory Culture, University of Huddersfield, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 13, 2017

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)

Twelfth International Conference on Design Principles & Practices

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 2:18pm
Common Ground Research Networks
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

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

Comparative Literature Conference: Identity

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 4:20pm
Comparative World Literature Cal State Long Beach
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 3, 2017

Call for Papers: Identity
52nd Annual Comparative World Literature Conference
April 11-12, 2017
California State University, Long Beach

Identity is inescapable and in constant flux. It can be located in the body, in the discourse that surrounds and determines bodies, or in the more nebulous realm of language. From race, class, gender, and orientation to professional, personal, familial, and cultural identities, we all negotiate multiple aspects of identity in our daily lives and our conceptions of ourselves.