Comics, Cartoons, and Video Games all represent some kind of visual meta-reality that invites participants inside a singular or collective artistic imagination. The Comics, Cartoons, and Video Gaming area invites papers that discuss all aspects of comic books, comic strips, graphic novels, cartoons, both print and animated, and video games in any form, from simple pong to educational challenges to complex, painstakingly rendered simulations, strategy games, and first-person shooters.
Children and Childhood Studies (CCS) is an area of study that focuses on the societal, cultural, and political forces which shape the lives of children and the concept of childhood. CCS research draws from the behavioral and social sciences as well as the arts. Papers in this area examine the impact of popular culture on children and childhood, as well as the role of children and young adults as influencers and creators of that popular culture.
The wealth of material found in the literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance continues to attract modern audiences with new works in fiction, film, and other areas, whether through adaptation or incorporation of themes and characters. This is a call for papers or panels dealing with any aspect of medieval or renaissance
representation in popular culture. Topics for this area include, but
are not limited to:
– modern portrayals of any aspect of Arthurian legends or Shakespeare
– modern versions or adaptations of any other Medieval or Renaissance writer
– modern investigations of historical figures such as Eleanor of
Aquitaine, The Richards, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I,
Mary Queen of Scotts
The area of Art welcomes papers that discuss some aspect of the relationship of art to American society and popular culture. Art includes the traditional plastic arts of painting, sculpture, and works on paper, as well as performance art, installation art, earth art, folk and outsider art, "craft" or amateur art, and multimedia and digital art. Professors interested in coordinating sessions of student papers, graduate or undergraduate, are encouraged to submit panel proposals.
The American Studies Area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association is seeking papers from interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary perspectives that investigate the actions, influences, and phenomena that have formed American society. Though the field of American Studies may approach American culture from a variety of directions, it focuses on America as a whole; as a result, papers on all facets of American society and/or culture are welcome.
The Image in American Realism and Naturalism
IEEE CCNC 2011
January 8 - 11, 2011, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society, is a
major annual international conference organized with the objective of bringing together researchers, developers, and
practitioners from academia and industry working in all areas of consumer communications and networking.
CFP: The Arts and the Public
New England American Studies Association Annual Conference
Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA
October 1-3, 2010
CFP deadline extended to 4/16/2010
Call for Papers: Theatre and the Making of Subjects
28-31 October 2010, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
The problem of how the subject is constituted stands at a central intersection between the examination of theatrical practices from an aesthetic standpoint on the one hand, and from a cultural studies perspective on the other. Within a theatrical framework, playing with different forms of subjectivity—as a process either of fragmentation or consolidation of the autonomous, self-identical subject—points to the precariousness of constituting the subject since it is destabilized by the playful quality of the theatrical event.