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.
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
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:
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
The 62nd Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, Boston, 31 March–2 April 2016.
"Hera, give me strength!" Wonder Woman can do a lot of things, but writing your proposal for this panel isn't one of them.
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
-Real world heroes in the news and biographies
In The Global Eighteenth Century, Felicity Nussbaum and her contributors urged scholars to see the eighteenth century as "wide": a period with a geographical as well as temporal sweep. Such a perspective, Nussbaum contended, would require different, more complex narratives of the people, events, systems, and discourses of the age.
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International Creative Writing Conference (UK)
Imperial College, London
Saturday 20 June – Sunday 21 June 2015
Proposals are invited for the 18th Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference. Creative or critical presentations are welcome.
In this, the 18th year of the conference, we look to celebrate creative writing in all its forms and to explore topics in creative writing teaching and learning.
Proposals are peer-reviewed. The conference also features the Annual New Writing International Creative Writing Lecture.
CFP 'War and Peace in Early Modern Literature and Culture'
War and Peace in Early Modern Literature and Culture is a three-day conference to be held on the 26th – 28th November 2015 in association with the School of English at Queen's University Belfast, exploring 'war and peace' in early modern Europe across literary and historical perspectives. Our aim is to engage with contemporary literary texts, historical analysis and more recent representations and appropriations of the period's numerous conflicts.