The Institute of Literary and Artistic Communication in Nitra, Slovakia launches new international scholarly magazine Art Communication & Popculture covering domains of art, art communication and popculture. The ambition of the magazine is to offer a space for scholarly reflection of problems of actual art communication in all forms of art and popculture. The concept of the magazine Art Communication & Popculture is the reflection of the need to create a theoretical platform for investigation of the world of which protomethodological basis is knowledge that a purpose is not a quality situated outside but as inherent attribute. Art Communication & Popculture is the magazine for interpretation of the world determined by art and popculture.
April 3, 2015
On the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Keynote speaker: New York baseball maven Sarah Bunting
Luncheon Speaker: Ken Griffey Sr.
Repetitive narratives are at the heart of popular fantastic culture; we need look no further than the many sequels of _Friday the 13th_ or the serialization of the early 20th-century French villains Fantomas as evidence. With this repetitive pattern as an organizing principle, the College of St. Joseph is seeking presenters for its 4th annual popular culture conference, held April 10-11th in Rutland, VT. Papers can explore any of the repeating manifestations of fantasy/horror/science fiction in popular culture: film, television, novels, pulp magazines, or other medium. Topics for the presentations are equally as inclusive: everything from close readings of _Seed of Chucky_ to stylometric analysis to cultural discussion of fan sequels are encouraged.
Identity and Materialism: Reading the Space between Persons and Things
University of Alabama in Huntsville Graduate Student Conference
April 10-11, 2015
Keynote speaker: Dr. Priscilla Wald (Professor of English and Women's Studies at Duke University, editor of American Literature)
Identities in the Making - Dutch Colonialisms and Postcolonial Presents
Graduate students conference, December 3-4, 2014, University of California, Berkeley
With a keynote lecture by Rudolf Mrázek (Univ. Michigan) and a panel discussion on 'zwarte piet'
The Dutch Studies Program of the University of California, Berkeley invites graduate students from different disciplinary backgrounds to present a paper that relates to the history and legacy of Dutch colonialisms.
Call for Submissions
Deadline to ensure consideration for Issue #3: 15 February 2015
For Issue #3, general submissions are welcome as well as work on the following topics:
•Age and the Posthuman
•Pain and Old Age
Deadline for 2015 Graduate Student Essay Contest: 15 February 2015
CFP: Popular Music Fandom and the Public Sphere - A One Day Symposium
University of Chester,
Friday, 10th April 2015
Keynote speaker: Dr Cornel Sandvoss, University of Surrey
CRIME UNCOVERED: The Detective (edited by Barry Forshaw)
Intellect is currently looking for chapter contributions to 'The Detective', one of the first titles in a new book series examining character types in crime fiction. 'The Detective', edited by Barry Forshaw (author of 'Death in a Cold Climate' [Palgrave Macmillan] and editor of 'British Crime Writing' [Harcourt]), is an examination – and celebration – of the police detective throughout the long history of crime literature, TV and film, and will be looking to identify the individual characteristics that define these much-loved characters and discuss how they relate to their surroundings, country and class – and the criminals they relentlessly pursue.
University of Idaho: March 28, 2015
International Journal of Bioassays [ISSN:2278-778X] is an Open access, Peer-reviewed monthly journal, Authors are invited to submit research articles / reviews / case studies / short communications for possible publication in forthcoming issues of International Journal of Bioassays. For more details visit journal at www.ijbio.com
Our request to all corresponding authors use maximum e-work,
Submissions are invited for a forthcoming edited volume on the representations of the 'queer' in the various genres and sub-genres of art, cinema, culture and popular culture, theory, philosophy and history and any other relevant areas.
Papers should be documented according to MLA Stylesheet, within 5,ooo words, and should be sent as email attachment (.doc/.docx).
The papers are expected to be scholarly in nature, and yet accessible to a fairly general readership.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
- the queer on stage, on screen
- the queer in theory (Foucault, Kristeva, Butler, Sedgwick, Lee Edelman, David Halperin)
-the queer in pohilosophy
-the queer in popular culture
The International Academic Forum, in conjunction with its global university partners, is proud to announce the European Conference on Politics, Economics and Law (ECPEL2015), to be held from July 9 to July 12, 2015, at the Thistle Hotel Brighton in the United Kingdom.
The 2015 Conference Theme is "Power"
Abstract submission deadline: March 15, 2015
The official reaction of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to The Book of Mormon, the musical from Matt Stone and Trey Parker of South Park and Robert Lopez of Avenue Q, consists of a single sentence: "The production may attempt to entertain audiences for an evening, but the The Book of Mormon as a volume of scripture will change people's lives forever by bringing them closer to Christ."
The Graduate Center-CUNY English Student Association Conference: Trance
March 5-6 2015
This conference seeks to bring together critical and imaginative forms of scholarship, workshops, performance and other creative work around ideas of trance. From the Great Awakening's irruptive glossalia to the glossed eyes of late capitalist workers, from various manifestations of trance dance to the moving spiral, trance is woven into the fabrics of spiritual, theological, political, and literary histories, texts and methodologies. Trance not only challenges Enlightenment models of knowledge production, but also forces us to navigate extra-linguistic experience, thus destabilizing language as epistemological ground.
Just a reminder that the deadline is fast approaching for submissions to the Romantic sustainability project:
Call for Chapter Proposals
Chapter proposals are invited for an edited volume on sustainability and the environment in British Romantic literature, tentatively titled Romantic Sustainability: Endurance and the Natural World, 1780-1830. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, sustainability and environment in relation to the following: