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The Beatles' "White Album": A 50th-Anniversary Symposium

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 9:14am
Monmouth University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 2, 2018

Conference Theme: "Producing an Enigma for the Ages"
November 8-11, 2018

Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ

You are cordially invited to submit abstracts and/or panel suggestions for an international scholarly conference devoted to the life, work, and influence of the Beatles, particularly in relation to their legendary album The Beatles (1968), popularized as The White Album. To submit an abstract, please go to https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/BWAIS2018, and click on the abstract link. Abstracts should be 150-250 words in length to ensure full consideration.

Auscultations | Occultations, Listening to the Occult

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 9:13am
Tuning Speculation VI
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Due June 1, 2018

Tuning Speculation VI: Auscultations | Occultations, Listening to the Occult

http://www.theocculture.net/ts6-auscultations-occultations-listening-to-...

Keynote Speakers: Jayna Brown (Pratt) and Joyelle McSweeney (Notre Dame) 

November 2 - 4 2018 at The Back Door, 207 S. College Ave, Bloomington IN 47404

In the name of... Conference on Animal Studies

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 9:13am
Institute of European Studies, Jagiellonian University in Kraków
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

In the name of...  

International Interdisciplinary

Conference on Animal Studies

of BA, MA and PhD students

 Kraków, 25-26 October 2018

 

We speak in the name of animals. We kill in the name of pleasure. We think in the name of animals. We subdue the earth in the name of gods. We make them suffer in the name of science. We fight in the name of animals. We abuse in the name of profit. Therefore, we organize a conference - to think, to discuss, to exchange.    

Suggested topics:

- representation of non-human animals in literature, film, music and art;

Southeast Asian Media Studies (journal)

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 9:42am
Southeast Asian Media Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Southeast Asian Media Studies
October 2018, Vol. 1, No. 1
December 2018, Vol. 1, No. 2

SPECIAL FOCUS
Explorations in Southeast Asian Media Studies: Theories, Trajectories, and Futures

Edited Collection on the Hallmark Channel and its programming ***UPDATED DEADLINE***

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Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 11:32am
Emily L. Newman and Emily Witsell
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Contributions are sought for an interdisciplinary collection of essays on the Hallmark television channels to be published by McFarland & Co. We are interested in a sustained exploration of the television channel and brand as a cultural phenomenon. At the end of 2017, The Washington Postpublished an article entitled “We can’t take any more of 2017, so we’ve turned to the Hallmark Channel in desperation.” The article described men and women – but mostly women – engaging in a particular brand of escapism from the seemingly daily barrage of bad news: watching Hallmark Channel original movies.

2018 Midwest PCA/ACA Conference, Television Area 10/4/-10/7

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Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 8:08am
Cory Barker, Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

***DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 5/15/2018***

 

Thursday-Sunday, 4-7 October 2018

Indianapolis, IN

Hyatt Regency Indianapolis

Address: Hyatt Regency, 1 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis IN 46204

Phone: (317) 632-1234

Unmasking Masculinity: Superheroes and Defeating the Power of Patriarchy

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Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:19am
Sean Parson
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 7, 2018

We are seeking 300-500 word abstracts by May 7th, 2018 for possible inclusion into an edited collection seeking to explore the complex relationship between masculinity, toxic masculinity, gender, queerness, and superhero narratives. Over the last few years there have been books that that explore issues of feminism, gender, and sexuality within comic books but rarely have they engaged with the way the genre shapes and is shaped by contemporary conceptions of masculinity. This project is meant to fill that absence focusing on the construction of the masculinity in comics, as well as engage with critical works that deconstruct toxic version of masculinity or offer queerer, trans, and feminist counter-narratives of the concept.

 

The Future is Unwritten: Representations of Political Resistance and Emancipation in Science Fiction

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Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:19am
Sean Parson
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 27, 2018

“Happy are those ages when the starry sky is the map of all possible paths—ages whose paths are illuminated by the light of the stars. Everything in such ages is new and yet familiar, full of adventure and yet their own.” Georg Lukács wrote those words in his Theory of the Novel in developing the point that art is no longer merely a copy of the world, but rather, an imagined totality. Though he favored realism, we can, perhaps borrow his point to explain the value of science fiction in today’s world. Few other genres exceed science fiction’s ability to portray the expansive space of the imaginary.

CFP for Essay Collection: Animation and Subversion

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 9:07am
Brian N. Duchaney, Curry College and David S. Silverman, Kansas Weslyan University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Editors Brian Duchaney and David Silverman are seeking submissions of individually and co-authored chapters on the topic of animation and subversion for a project that is currently under contract with McFarland publishers. The collection will explore the rise of the animated platform as a means to comment on and criticize social constructs. Special attention will be paid to prime-time animated television shows and streaming content that directly targets adult audiences. 

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