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.
I Want My New Music Television: The Emerging Field of Popular Music and Television
CFP, Society for Cinema and Media Studies: Toronto, March 14-18, 2018
May 10-13, 2018
***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
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.
POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION 2018 JOINT NATIONAL CONFERENCE
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1, 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 email@example.com 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.
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:
Irish Media Culture in Transnational Contexts
Society for Cinema and Media Studies: Toronto, March 14–18, 2018
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