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The Food Issue / La bouffe en question; September 25, 2015

updated: 
Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 9:07pm
Transverse journal Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto

With the recent trends in dietary choices and food preparation techniques, we are constantly bombarded with statements that point fingers at our eating habits. We are told that we are what we eat! The rise of awareness to vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free lifestyles, as well as the prevalence of fair trade campaigns, have rendered the slogan so ubiquitous that it runs the risk of metamorphosing into a dead metaphor. As such, for Transverse Issue 15, we want to challenge the assumption that inevitably binds the product and the consumer into a one way relationship, and focus on the active roles food plays within cultural spaces.

Nineteenth Century Popular Culture deadline 5/15 (Midwest PCA/ACA October 1-4, 2015)

updated: 
Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 3:35pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference

Call for Papers:
NINETEENTH CENTURY POPULAR CULTURE
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, October 1-4
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
35 W. Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH 25202
Deadline: May 15, 2015
http://submissions.mpcaaca.org/

Topics may include, but are not limited to, historical and literary treatments of women's and children's periodicals or books, international affairs, nineteenth century "fads" or trends, travel/tourism, technology, science and medicine, temperance, advertising, and slavery.

2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association CFP: Subcultures

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Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 1:34pm
Subcultures Section/ Midwest PCA

The Subculture Area of the MPCA/MACA requests 150-250 word proposals for papers to be presented at the 2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference. Proposals for co-authored papers, complete panels (3-4 presenters), or nontraditional formats such as workshops, roundtables, open forums, and/or visual/artistic/creative approaches are also welcomed. All proposals must be submitted by May 15, 2015.

Mothers and Domestic Violence--Abstracts due by June 1, 2015

updated: 
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 2:16pm
Demeter Press

CALL FOR PAPERS

Demeter Press is seeking scholarly and creative submissions for an edited collection tentatively titled Mothers and Domestic Violence.

Editors: Michele McIntosh, Tracy Royce, Valerie R. Stackman, and Patricia Breton

Deadline for Abstracts: June 1, 2015

Germaine Greer Journal Themed Issue

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Friday, May 1, 2015 - 1:54pm
Australian Feminist Studies

Australian Feminist Studies (Routledge/Taylor & Francis) plans to publish a themed issue focusing on Germaine Greer in 2016.

No figure in Australian feminism has been as influential or as exciting as Germaine Greer. The recent opening of her archive at the University of Melbourne has only heightened interest in research and reflection on her life and career.

AFS is seeking contributions in the form of original articles (up to 8,000 wds) that offer new insights on any aspect of Greer's writing or her career. We would particularly welcome submissions focusing on:

Visionary Texts, Past and Present: (Re)visionings and (Re)imaginings [August 3/15]

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Friday, May 1, 2015 - 12:02pm
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought

CALL FOR PAPERS

Visionary Texts, Past and Present: (Re)visionings and (Re)imaginings

Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought

"The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and reimagines the world." — Malcolm Gladwell

"It's a very salutary thing to realize that the rather dull universe in which most of us spend most of our time is
not the only universe there is." — Aldous Huxley

America's Obsession with Superheroes

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Friday, May 1, 2015 - 12:22am
Michelle Stonis / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

"Hera, give me strength!" Wonder Woman can do a lot of things, but writing your proposal for this panel isn't one of them.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: "HEROES IN POPULAR CULTURE" MPCA/ACA Conference in Cincinnati, OH. Oct. 1-4, 2015

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Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 9:44pm
Jef Burnham, DePaul University

Extended Deadline: May 15, 2015
Submit to: Submissions.mpcaaca.org

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
-Anti-heroes in media
-Pop culture heroes and religion/mythology
-Hero worship
-Real world heroes in the news and biographies

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