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CEA at SAMLA (11/3-5)

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:32pm
Lynne M. Simpson, College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 29, 2017

The College English Association solicits abstracts on the special focus of the 89th SAMLA conference from November 3-5 in Atlanta: “High Art/Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture.” From the selection of singer and songwriter Bob Dylan as the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature last year to the election as President of a former reality-television star, the topic could not be more timely nor seminal.

More information on the conference may be found at

GLBTQ Studies Area of MAPACA (Philadelphia, November 2017)

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:33pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The GLBTQ Studies Area of MAPACA welcomes proposals of relevance to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities. Proposals are encouraged on any medium and from any critical, contemporary, historic, or disciplinary perspective. While proposals on any topic are accepted, we especially welcome proposals that speak to the following:

*Denied Service: H.R.2802, the First Amendment Defense Act

*The Politics of Public Spaces: Inclusion/Exclusion

*Popular Culture and Trans Perspectives and Representation

*Drag Culture and Performance

*GLBTQ Representation on Film

*”Looking” at GLBTQ TV Representation

*Manhunting on Grndr: Gay Social Apps

Iconic Images in Media

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 1:08pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

Whether it is the photo of V-J Day in Times Square or the image of drowned three-year-old Alan Kurdi on a beach, certain images have the power to become iconic for a generation. Through inspiring shots of Humans of New York or devastating pictures from natural and man-made disasters around the world, digital imagery and visual iconography have permeated our culture and, through their viral nature on social media, have opened us to stories and truths we might not otherwise know.

Early Modern Spectacles

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:35pm
Journal for the Study of British Cultures (special issue)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Call for Papers

JSBC 2018/1

Early Modern Spectacles

(edited by Susanne Gruss & Lena Steveker)


CFP: Women in Literature Panel at PAMLA Nov. 10-12

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 1:37pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

We invite proposals for papers dealing with any aspect of women in literature. This session welcomes proposals on a wide variety of topics, with particular consideration granted to papers that engage with the 2017 conference theme of "The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, & Ways of Seeing." Possible foci might include narrative perspectives and frames; visual aesthetics; voyeurism; beauty and sublimity; and/or constructions of subjectivity.

Proposals may be submitted via PAMLA's online submission form:

FINAL REMINDER: Queer Subjects and the Contemporary United States

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 1:55pm
University of East Anglia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

A one-day colloquium at the University of East Anglia, U.K.

Hosted by the School of Art, Media, and American Studies.

Saturday 5th August 2017


Keynote speaker: Sam McBean (Queen Mary, University of London)


Call for papers

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 1:57pm
the quint: an interdisciplinary online quarterly from the north
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 6, 2017

The quint’s thirty sixth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books.  The deadline for this call is 15th August 2017—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board.  Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint’s editors or outside readers.

Star Trek: Voyager

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 1:58pm
Robert L. Lively/ Truckee Meadows Community College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 28, 2017

In 1995, Star Trek: Voyager launched in a way very different from its predecessor series.  Voyager took place thousands of light years from the Federation, and it contained a multi-ethnic crew with a female captain.  Voyager, in a sense, encapsulated the American zeitgeist of the 1990s when major demographic changes were transforming the population of America, and the post-Cold War era left us wondering what strategic alliances would mean moving forward. The series challenged the nature of the American mindset at the time.