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Wired China: Digital Media and Online Culture

updated: 
Monday, April 27, 2020 - 1:24pm
University of Zurich
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 14, 2020

Digital technologies have in the last decade profoundly changed China’s cultural landscape. Messaging apps such as WeChat and Chinese-language podcasts have become important platforms for critical debate, whilst the rising popularity of online platforms for fiction writing, video sharing, shopping, movie ratings and gaming reflect new practices of media consumption and reception. State surveillance and censorship play an important role in China’s wired culture, but web-based cultural activities do not only take place in the shadows of a repressive state but also reflect profound social and cultural transformations, technological developments as well as innovative engagements with traditional aesthetics.

Photography - staged and documentary

updated: 
Monday, April 27, 2020 - 11:21am
Pictures Science
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

 

CALL FOR PAPERS 

PICTURES SCIENCE 

 

We look forward to innovative articles on documentary and / or staged photography. Pictures science is an interdisciplinary magazine that is open to different approaches. Submissions should be accompanied by at least one picture. We are also open to artistic contributions, but the underlying methods and theories should be explained.

 

Please contact: jlior@sonic-media.de

http://pictures-science.com

 

 

Alt KidLit: What Children’s Literature Has Been, Never Was, and Might Yet Be

updated: 
Monday, April 27, 2020 - 11:18am
Kenneth B. Kidd & Derritt Mason
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS

Alt KidLit: What Children’s Literature Has Been, Never Was, and Might Yet Be

eds. Kenneth B. Kidd and Derritt Mason (editors of Queer as Camp: Essays on Summer, Style, and Sexuality, Fordham UP, 2019)

Peter Nicholls Prize 2021

updated: 
Monday, April 27, 2020 - 11:16am
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 4, 2020

We are pleased to announce our next essay-writing competition. The award is open to all post-graduate research students and to all early career researchers (up to five years after the completion of your PhD) who have yet to find a full-time or tenured position. The prize is guaranteed publication in Foundation (summer 2021).

Doing Southern Studies Today

updated: 
Monday, April 27, 2020 - 9:43am
Humboldt University in Berlin
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

Call for Papers

 

Doing Southern Studies Today

 

International Conference

Humboldt University in Berlin

14-15 January 2021

 

 

EXTENDED DEADLINE (May 15, 2020) - 2020 MPCA/ACA Conference: Animation and Anime

updated: 
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 5:43pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

 

Call for Papers. The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association seeks proposals for papers and panels both on Western animation and on anime for its 2020 Conference, to be held Friday-Sunday, 2-4 October 2020 at the Westin Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  As animation and anime cover all kinds of storytelling, topics may include but are not limited to the following suggestions:

 

Nostalgia and Popular Culture

updated: 
Monday, April 27, 2020 - 9:43am
Australiasian Journal of Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 10, 2020

Special Issue: Nostalgia and Popular Culture  
Abstract submission deadline: 10 May 2020
Full article (6,000-7,000 words) submission deadline: 19 July 2020
Issue Guest Editors: Carmel Cedro (Auckland University of Technology) and Blair Speakman (Auckland University of Technology)

MMLA 2020 Popular Culture Permanent Session CFP: Fan Responses to Popular Culture (deadline extended to May 31))

updated: 
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 5:46pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Due to the current circumstances, the deadline for submitting a paper for this panel has been extended to May 31.

Last year, when Fox canceled the television show Lucifer, a fan campaign to save the show resulted in Netflix picking it up for another season. This was not an isolated incident. Collectives of fans, gathering both online and in person, often influence the longevity, the content, the dispersal, and the afterlife of their favorite shows, games, songs, and other popular culture artifacts. In response to the conference theme “Cultures of Collectivity,” the popular culture permanent session invites papers that investigate how both planned and spontaneous groups appropriate or influence popular culture.

 

Gender in Crisis. COVID-19 and its Impact (Special Issue)

updated: 
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 5:43pm
Gender Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

According to the most recent gender report by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) “disease outbreaks affect women and men differently, and pandemics make existing inequalities for women and girls and discrimination of other marginalized groups such as persons with disabilities and those in extreme poverty, worse” (COVID-19: A Gender Lens). The COVID-19 crisis has affected and continues to affect every aspect of our lives, raising anxieties, limiting spaces, and intensifying tension and conflict in different areas.

Fabricating the Body (Permanent Section): MMLA (Milwaukee, WI; Nov. 5-8)--EXTENDED DEADLINE to May 31, 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 2:06pm
MMLA: Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

EXTENDED deadline for submissions: May 31, 2020 full name / name of organization: Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) contact email: tslankard@bakeru.edu 

 

convention information:

 

Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA), November 5-8, 2020, in Milwaukee, WI.

Conference Theme: "Cultures of Collectivity"

 

session CFP information:

Fabricating the Body:

This panel welcomes a wide range of proposals for scholarly presentations that seek to apply this year’s MMLA conference theme—“Cultures of Collectivity”—to literary, artistic or cultural portrayals of “the body”.

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