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Listening to Refugees

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:57am
albeit journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Issue 5.1: Listening to Refugees

albeit, an innovative, MLA-indexed online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the theme of literature by and concerning refugees.

Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:
Fictional accounts of exile
The Jewish diaspora
Literature of political disillusionment
The role of nostalgia in displaced writers
Being “at home” in America
Trauma and/as emigration
Representations of exile in comics and graphic novels

Fifth Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference CFP

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 11:00am
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Fifth Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Ft. Worth, TX, on 10 and 11 June 2017. #FANS5 is gearing up for a spectacular year. with Dr. Stephen Reysen of Texas A & M University at Commerce, noted fandom psychology scholar, as our keynote speaker.

Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one’s own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.

CfA Summer School Transnational Graphic Narratives

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:03pm
University of Siegen
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

Call for Applications *new details and closing date below*

Summer School Transnational Graphic Narratives

University of Siegen, 31 July - 5 August 2017

 

CFP: The third International Conference on Popular Culture and Education

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:03pm
Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities, The Education University of Hong Kong
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities and the Department of Literature and Cultural Studies at The Education University of Hong Kong is pleased to announce The Third International Conference on Popular Culture and Education, which will take place in Hong Kong, July 20th-22nd, 2017.

The Digital Divide: South Asia in Crisis

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:04pm
MLA 2018 Special Session
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

While digital technologies are generally seen as empowering because they offer increased scholarship opportunities and resources through Open Access, affordable education through MOOCS (Massive Open Online Courses), and unlimited interpersonal interactions through social media, why is it that in South Asian countries, access to digital technologies only perpetuates existing social divisions?  Assa Doron and Robin Jeffrey in their landmark study, The Great Indian Phone Book (2013) describe the mobile phone as a remarkable agent of change, but just how economically and socially leveliing is this change?

Journal of European Popular Culture - forthcoming volumes

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:05pm
Journal of European Popular Culture (JEPC)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Journal of European Popular Culture (JEPC)

This peer-reviewed journal seeks lively submissions on all aspects of European cultural and creative activity.

At present we're looking ahead to Volume 9 (2018), two issues, but early submission is also encouraged with a consideration to remaining spaces in Volume 8

The journal is interested in contemporary practices, but also in historical, contextual, biographical or theoretical analyses relating to past cultural activities in Europe.

Papers or exploratory critical or creative pieces relating to European media, literature and the writing arts, film, music, new media, art and design, architecture, drama and dance or fine art are all very welcome.

CORRUPTIBLE SEED: Literary, Political, and Historical Perspectives on Bob Dylan

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:09pm
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond B.C.
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

CORRUPTIBLE SEED: Literary, Political, and Historical Perspectives on Bob Dylan

Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond B.C., September 22-23, 2017

Organisers: Tracey Kinney (Department of History, Kwantlen Polytechnic University), Gregory Millard (Department of Political Science, Kwantlen Polytechnic University), and Heather Cyr (Department of English, Kwantlen Polytechnic University).

Heroes in Popular Culture Area CFP - MPCA/MACA Conference (Oct. 18-22 2017 in St. Louis, MO)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:09pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Call for Papers:

HEROES IN POPULAR CULTURE

2017 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference

Oct. 18-22, 2017

St. Louis, MO (Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch)

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2017

Submissions.mpcaaca.org

 

Papers can explore any topic relating to heroes and/or prevailing notions of heroism as they present themselves in popular culture. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

 

-Superheroes and action stars as heroic icons

-Video games and the experience of vicarious/learned heroism

-Connections between violence and heroism

-The gendering of heroism

-Heroines in young adult fiction

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