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Alterity and the Research Imagination Conference (Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Lisbon, 25-26 January 2018)

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:37pm
Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Lisbon
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Preoccupation with theories and practices of representation and othering, across the breadth of various genres and disciplines, has moved forward debates about positioning in research and modes of constructing and producing knowledge. In Meatless Days (1989), a vivid memoir of her girlhood in postcolonial Pakistan, Sara Suleri Goodyear deplores being regarded as an “otherness machine”—a concern Kwame Anthony Appiah (1991) shares in his famous critique of postcolonial literature, culture and critical studies. A host of scholars who tend to conflate the post-isms as such contend that postcolonial theory and praxis are embedded in Western institutions that shape the field.

Fan Studies Network Australasia Conference 2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 9:50am
Fan Studies Network Australasia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 25, 2017

***Revised*** Call for Papers

Fan Studies Network Australasia 2017

30 November - 1 December 2017, University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Matt Hills, University of Huddersfield

The Art of Artertainment: Nobrow, American Style

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 9:48am
The Art of Artertainment: Nobrow, American Style
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

Many of our current cultural practices are marked by a union of art and entertainment. Underlined by all-pervasive processes of globalization and digitalization, this union comes in all shapes and sizes, transforming culture so that it can no longer be comfortably classified as high or low, art or genre. Surprisingly, this ‘art of artertainment’ has not, as yet, attracted much scholarly interest. It is with the aim of overcoming this omission that we launch this call for papers.

Folklore and Popular Culture

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:23am
Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017


Indianapolis, IN
March 28-March 31, 2018
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Transpacific Currents: Special Issue of American Music

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:19am
American Music Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Special Issue: Transpacific Currents 

The editorial team of American Music is planning a special issue to appear in 2018 on the topic of transpacific intersections. We invite contributions addressing Asian-Pacific music and musicians within the Americas, as well as music and musicians of the Americas in the Asia-Pacific region.

For consideration, please send an abstract of not more than 300 words and a CV to by September 30, 2017. Invited articles should be approximately 6,000-8,000 words in length including references, and will be due by January 31, 2018.

Food, Drink and 20th-Century Communism Conference [April 2018]

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:18am
FOST – Social & Cultural Food Studies at the Free University of Brussels (VUB); KULeuven
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

FOST (Social & Cultural Food Studies), a leading research unit of Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium, is pleased to announce the conference Food, Drink and 20th-Century Communism, to be held 19 and 20 April 2018 in Brussels, Belgium, in cooperation with the University of Leuven (KULeuven).

We are inviting proposals for paper presentations, addressing one of the following themes:

New Approaches to Gothic Literature: Panel at 2018 ASECS Annual Meeting, March 22-25

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:14am
Geremy Carnes
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

As the bicentennial of the publication of the early Gothic’s masterpiece, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, 2018 is
an ideal time to reconsider how we understand the aesthetic qualities, ideological underpinnings, historical
development, and cultural work of Gothic literature. Derided as juvenile or worse through most of the
nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the Gothic has enjoyed a resurgence in interest among scholars in recent
decades—and of course, it has never lost the interest of popular audiences. This panel seeks papers from
scholars of literature, history, art history, religion, science and technology studies, and other fields which break