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Collections, Curation, and Collectors: An Exploration of Gathering

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 9:41am
Bowling Green State University/Popular Culture Scholars Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

The Ray Browne Conference for Popular Culture Studies

Collections, Curation, and Collectors: An Exploration of Gathering

March 6th and 7th 2020

Pallister Conference Room, Jerome Library

Call for Papers

 

It might be observed that scholars who investigate popular culture often explore collections, curation, and collectors. In such explorations, popular culture scholars make visible the stories bound to material objects, the common interpretant of communities, and the negotiations of individuals.

 

The 21st-century Disaster Film: Now It Gets Real

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 9:36am
Rebecca Romanow/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The 21st-century Disaster Film: Now It Gets Real

Complicity [ACLA 2020]

updated: 
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 2:56pm
Anirban Gupta-Nigam | UC Humanities Research Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

In recent years, subtle discussions of beneficiaries (Bruce Robbins), bystanders (Robert Meister), spectators (Luc Boltanski), and implicated subjects (Michael Rothberg) have drawn attention to the political, ethical, and aesthetic imperatives emanating from occupying positions of complicity in structures propped up by historical injustice. While much of this scholarship zeroes in on atrocities and events of historical significance, Robbins and Meister, at least, also wedge open space for considering complicity at the level of everyday life. What does it mean for someone to feel depressed by diagnosis of climate catastrophe? To feel overwhelmed by capitalism? To desire escape routes in the face of resurgent racist nationalisms around the world?

The Status of Medievalist Film Studies (A Roundtable) at ICMS Kalamazoo 2020

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Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:48pm
International Society for the Study of Medievalism
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 7, 2019

As medievalism has made its way into mainstream medieval studies, and the teaching of medievalist film alongside medieval texts has become commonplace, what new opportunities and challenges do scholars of medievalist film studies face? These shifts have prompted heated debates in recent years on the values and dangers of teaching Game of Thrones in medieval studies classes, the inadequate framing of medievalist films as adaptations in literature classes and as fiction in history classes, and the formal differences between cinematic and written texts. This roundtable seeks short presentations that address some aspect of this development in scholarship and teaching.

Serial Killers on Screen

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Monday, July 29, 2019 - 3:03pm
Claire O'Callaghan/Sarah Fanning (Loughborough University/Mount Allison University)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

In recent years, the media has abounded with stories of serial killers. Esquiremagazine notes that 2019 has been a particularly ‘bumper year for [Ted] Bundy’, but numerous other news stories have maintained our perennial fascination with serial murderers.[i]Indeed, the death of Charles Manson (2017), the 2018 arrest and subsequent identification of Joseph James DeAngelo (known as the ‘original night stalker’ and, latterly, the Golden State Killer), and multiple anniversaries, including the Tate-LaBianca murders (50th) and Ted Bundy’s death (30th), have all kept serial killers at the forefront of the public imagination.

 

The Gothic Panel II at PAMLA 2019 (Extended)

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:55pm
Tanner Sebastian, The University of Nevada, Reno
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

We are looking for one or two more presenters to join the second Gothic Panel at PAMLA.

We invite proposals for papers dealing with Gothic literature, culture, and film. This session welcomes proposals on a wide variety of topics, with particular consideration granted to papers that explore gothic children's literature or that engage with the 2019 conference theme of "Send In the Clowns." Possible foci might include adaptations, audience/reception studies, children's gothic, and emotional portrayals in relation to the Gothic.

Conference Information:

November 14-17, 2019

Wyndham San Diego Bayside, San Diego, CA

Formal Intersections between Narrative Fiction and Other Media

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Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:55pm
Grzegorz Maziarczyk, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin/ Wojciech Drąg, University of Wrocław
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Lublin Studies in Modern Languages and Literature

Vol. 44, no. 2 (2020)

Call for papers

Special issue: “Formal Intersections between Narrative Fiction and Other Media”

Guest edited by

Grzegorz Maziarczyk and Wojciech Drąg

 

Rap and Hip Hop Culture CFP

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:55pm
Southwest Popular and American Culture Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 41st annual SWPACA conference. One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels. For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-forpapers/

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