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Queering Cyberspace/Queers in Cyberspace

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:59pm
Josie Rush / NeMLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Today, the internet serves as a watering hole for many LGBT individuals, whether as a place to go to meet, learn, organize, converse, plan, debate, or play. According to a 2013 study by the Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), LGBT youth are five times more likely than non-LGBT youth to search online for information on sexuality or sexual attraction, almost twice as likely to search for medical information online than non-LGBT peers, and report high levels of online civic engagement. 1 in 4 LGBT youth report being “more out” online than offline, 1 in 10 LGBT youth report first coming out online, and about 52% of LGBT youth who weren’t out offline had used the Internet to connect to other LGBT users (GLSEN).

CFP Frankenstein Papers(6/1/17; NEPCA Amherst, MA 10/27-28/17)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 6:09pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

CFP Frankenstein Papers(6/1/17; NEPCA Amherst, MA 10/27-28/17)

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS
FRANKENSTEIN: FRIEND OR FOE?
FOCUSED SESSIONS OF THE
FANTASTIC (FANTASY, HORROR, AND SCIENCE FICTION) AREA

Visit us at NEPCA Fantastic: https://nepcafantastic.blogspot.com

2017 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts
27 and 28 October 2017
Proposals by 1 June 2017

Michael A. Torregrossa
Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area Chair
cfp.NEPCAFantastic@gmail.com

Final Call for Papers: Fantastic Area (6/1/17; NEPCA Amherst, MA 10/27-28/17)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 6:09pm
Michael Torregrossa / Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS
TENTH-ANNIVERSARY SESSIONS OF THE
FANTASTIC (FANTASY, HORROR, AND SCIENCE FICTION) AREA

Visit us at NEPCA Fantastic: https://nepcafantastic.blogspot.com

2017 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts
27 and 28 October 2017
Proposals by 1 June 2017

Michael A. Torregrossa
Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area Chair
cfp.NEPCAFantastic@gmail.com

Becoming Dystopian? How Readers Respond when Dystopia Looks like their Lives

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:47pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

What purpose do dystopian novels serve?  What is their effect on readers?  Are they meant to change readers’ behavior, to call them to action, or are they meant to be read for entertainment?  How do readers typically respond to reading them?  When dystopian works become so popular that they flood the markets, do they lose their impact becoming merely white noise?

From the Curious to the Quantum: Bodies at the Intersection of Science and Performance

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:27am
American Society for Theatre Research, November 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Title: From the Curious to the Quantum: Bodies at the Intersection of Science and Performance

American Society for Theatre Research conference
Atlanta, GA
November 16-19, 2017

Session Co-Conveners:
Vivian Appler, College of Charleston

Meredith Conti, University at Buffalo – SUNY
 

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Literature/Film Association Annual Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:28am
Marton Marko
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 19, 2017

Literature/Film Association Annual Conference

POLITICS, ETHICS, AND ADAPTATION

October 26 - 29, 2017

University of Montana: Missoula, Montana USA

 

Black Masculinity in the Trump Era

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:28am
North Carolina Central University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 7, 2017

Black Masculinity in the Trump Era

North Carolina Central University's Departments of Language and Literature and Mass Communication will host the ninth African American Literature/Studies Symposium on Thursday, November 9, 2017.  This year's theme is "Black Masculinity in the Trump Era".  The symposium will explore various contemporary approaches to the study of Black Masculinity in African American Studies.

Possible Paper topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Afrofuturism, Authenticity, Disability Studies, Drama, Folklore, Gender Studies, Hip Hop Studies, Intertextuality, Film/Television, Literary Canon, Memory, Protest, Pop Culture, and Urban Literature

FANS Law and Politics Call for Editors

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:28am
Fandom And Neomedia Studies Law And Politics Studies Area
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

The Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association, an internationally recognized academic organization, invites applications for membership in its Law and Politics Studies Area. This group will examine the interconnections between fandom and media on the one hand and politics and law on the other. “How is political culture played out in the media?” “How is law (mis)represented in fiction?” and similar questions will fit into this field. Current and retired lawyers in good standing, law students, elected or appointed government officials, professors of law and/or politics, and political operatives are eligible for membership in this committee. The chair at any given time must be a practicing lawyer, sitting government official, or current professor.

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