all recent posts

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster Area [Deadline Extension to 11/15]

updated: 
Monday, November 2, 2015 - 12:55pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Feb. 10-13th, 2016
contact email: 

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster in Culture
Area of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
37th Annual Conference
February 10-13, 2016 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel

The Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster in Culture Area is calling for papers about anything apocalyptic, dystopic, or disaster-related. This can be in movies, television, literature, graphic novels, or any other cultural examples of disaster, dystopia, or the end.

Once again, this year did not disappoint in these topics, from Mad Max: Fury Road to Insurgent to San Andreas to Jurassic World and many, many more. This area is interested in all types of theories, both real world and fictional.

[UPDATE] CFP: Stardom and Fandom, SW PCA/ACA (11/15/15; 2/10-13/15)

updated: 
Monday, November 2, 2015 - 12:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lynn Zubernis/Southwest Popular Culture Association
contact email: 

Proposal deadline extended 2 weeks!! We have lots of awesome papers for this year's conference, and would welcome more -

Join us for the 37th Annual Southwest Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference, February 10 – 13, 2016 at the beautiful Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Area Chair for Stardom and Fandom invites paper or panel proposals on any aspect of stardom or fandom.

Proposal submission deadline: November 15, 2015.

The list of ideas below is limited, so if you have an idea that is not listed, please suggest the new topic. We are an interdisciplinary area and encourage submissions from multiple perspectives and disciplines. Topics might include:

CFP Deadline Extension 11/15: Computer Culture (SWPACA Conference, February 10-13, 2016)

updated: 
Monday, November 2, 2015 - 12:20pm
full name / name of organization: 
Natasha Chuk / SWPACA
contact email: 

37th Annual Conference
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association
COMPUTER CULTURE AREA
February 10-13, 2016
Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, NM
www.southwestpca.org

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION EXTENDED DEADLINE: Sunday, November 15, 2015

Proposals for papers are now being accepted for the area of Computer Culture, as one of the many areas within the 37th annual conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA). Please consider submitting.

Advertising and Consumer Culture November 15 deadline

updated: 
Monday, November 2, 2015 - 12:18pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular/American Cultural Association
contact email: 

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
37th Annual Conference
February 10-13, 2016 - Albuquerque, NM
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
http://www.southwestpca.org
Proposal submission deadline: November 15, 2015

Proposals for individual papers and panels are now being accepted for the Advertising and Consumer Culture area. Presentations on historical or contemporary subjects are welcome. Topics might include, but are not limited to:

Medieval Globalisms: Movement in the Global Middle Ages (8-9 April 2016)

updated: 
Monday, November 2, 2015 - 11:30am
full name / name of organization: 
Medeival Studies Insititute of Indiana University, Bloomington
contact email: 

The Medieval Studies Institute of Indiana University invites proposals dealing with any aspect of Medieval Globalisms: movement, discourse, and cultural exchange. Scholars have rigorously interrogated modern models of globalism, but what does "global" mean for the Middle Ages? This symposium aims to identify the global perspectives that emerged in this period in which people, ideas, and objects traversed the globe through travel, trade, war, and exodus, and to explore the larger geographic context in which the Middle Ages occurred. In addition to the geographic, papers might explore studies of medieval conceptions of the globe and its relation to the self.

The Novel and Digital Humanities: Seeking Teaching Tools

updated: 
Monday, November 2, 2015 - 11:18am
full name / name of organization: 
Studies in the Novel Affiliate Website
contact email: 

The editorial team at Studies in the Novel is seeking content for its online archive of indexed teaching tools on the journal's affiliate website. I am seeking pedagogical content that addresses teaching novels using digital humanities tools/perspectives. Please consider submitting sample course syllabi, specific assignments, short narrative descriptions of your own experiences, or other appropriate content. The next deadline for submission is November 20.

Special Issue on Short-Form Media

updated: 
Monday, November 2, 2015 - 11:08am
full name / name of organization: 
The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture
contact email: 

The Projector is developing an issue on the general subject of short form media that will include both essays and artist-submitted short media. The topic is especially timely as the field of media studies is in the midst of a noteworthy expansion in both the availability of and critical/scholarly interest about short-form media. Following the recent publication of the monograph, Discovering Short Films: The History and Style of Live-Action Fiction Shorts (2015, Palgrave), this special issue is intended to enable the further exploration of and attention to short films and media, as an rich and endlessly diverse form that is both resilient and, especially in the context of online streaming, nearly omnipresent.

Bodies at Work: Reimagining the Lines of (Re)Production

updated: 
Monday, November 2, 2015 - 11:05am
full name / name of organization: 
UTA English Graduate Conference

Bodies at Work: Reimagining the Lines of (Re)Production
April 7-8, 2016, The University of Texas at Arlington
Submission Deadline: December 31, 2015
Conference Chairs: Stephanie Peebles Tavera, Robert LaRue

The University of Texas at Arlington invites 200-250 proposals for individual paper presentations as well as proposals for complete panels for our fourth annual English Graduate Conference. Please include your name, institutional affiliation, and contact email in your proposal. For complete panels, please include an abstract for the entire panel, along with brief explanations of the intended presentations.

"Fighting Words (Cold War, Korea, Vietnam)"

updated: 
Monday, November 2, 2015 - 10:36am
full name / name of organization: 
Postwar Area Studies Group, American Literature Association, 26-29 May 2016, San Francisco
contact email: 

How did war terminologies and war mentalities manifest themselves in important texts from the postwar period? Did war narrative change significantly after WWII, in the period 1945 to 1975? Did it go underground, such that we could no longer tell stories about battles, foxholes, and beloved leaders in the way we did in the mid-century? Did Heller's Catch-22 and Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five rewrite the rules in significant ways? We welcome all papers treating representations of war in influential American texts, 1945-1975.

"The Suburban Sublime"

updated: 
Monday, November 2, 2015 - 10:34am
full name / name of organization: 
Postwar Area Studies Group, American Literature Association, 26-29 May 2016, San Francisco
contact email: 

How did important texts from the postwar period frame the suburbs as a locus of refuge, anger, hysteria, or (even) self-realization at a moment when American cities themselves experienced a shifting and growing economy, African American rights protests, atomic fears, etc.? How did the suburban aesthetic, the collision of romantic and realist, and spatial concepts including place, space, geography, zones, neighborhoods, distance, and scale feature in suburban narrative? We welcome all papers treating the suburban experience, as this approached or averted the apocalyptic, in American texts, 1945-1975.

EXTENDED DEADLINE for American West Panel!

updated: 
Monday, November 2, 2015 - 10:19am
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
contact email: 

Come to Albuquerque! This panel is seeking papers on any aspect of the American West in Literature or Film.

American West in Literature and Film
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

10-13 February 2016
Albuquerque, NM

Proposal submission deadline: 8 November 2015

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
330 Tijeras Avenue Northwest
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 842-1234

Further conference details are available at southwestpca.org

Seeking Papers on any aspect of the American West in Literature or Film:

Studies in American Culture, an MLA-indexed, Peer-Review Journal, Submission Due Date: 1 April 2016.

updated: 
Monday, November 2, 2015 - 10:12am
full name / name of organization: 
American Culture Association in the South

Studies in American Culture welcomes the submission of essays on all aspects of American culture, including studies of the literature, language, visual arts, music, digital humanities, and history of the United States, and from all scholarly and critical approaches.

The Editorial Board welcomes studies of art, music, theatre, political science, sociology, literature, history, Latino/a and Asian-American experience, or any other area related to American Studies. We will consider any essay that explores an interesting dimension of American culture but are particularly eager to see submissions that approach their subjects from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Pages