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Capitalist Aesthetics

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:08am
Open Cultural Studies / De Gruyter
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Editors: Dr Pansy Duncan & Dr Nicholas Holm (Massey University)


Aging and Masculinities in Literature and Film

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:06am
Jacob Jewusiak / Valdosta State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 10, 2018

Abstracts are being accepted for a non-guaranteed panel at MLA 2019 in Chicago as part of the TC Age Studies Forum. This panel solicits papers that address the intersections of age and masculinity in literature or film. Papers might consider the following questions: How do modalities such as time and space change as men grow older? How does aging help us reconsider the discourse of gender in society? How does the intersection of masculinity and femininity change (or not) in old age? We are interested in diverse approaches to this topic, and essays about texts or films from all time periods will be considered.

Environments of Change - Aigne Winter 2018 Issue

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:28am
Aigne Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 4, 2018

The contemporary world is undergoing a period of accelerated change which can be attributed to a number of different developments: technological advances, the ubiquity of social media and smartphones, the acceleration of global warming and the resultant environmental disasters, and major political upheavals such as Brexit and the growth of white nationalist movements across the globe. These and other changes create constantly shifting and unstable contemporary environments. In this climate of economic, political and environmental uncertainty, it is important to address the impact on and outcomes of these and other major changes in our contemporary world.

The Paradox of the Other: Difficulties in Classification (Grad Conference)

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:24am
Brooklyn College Graduate English Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018


Eleventh Annual Brooklyn College Graduate English Conference

Saturday, May 5, 2018

“If one could possess, grasp, and know the other, it would not be other,” wrote Emmanuel Levinas.  The paradox Levinas identifies is at the heart of this conference’s concerns. Despite our definitions – the unknown, the demonic, and the withdrawn, for example – the “other,” by definition, must elude our grasp.  Given this un-givenness, why do scholars continue to pursue questions of otherness? What is it about otherness that provokes or induces scholarly interest?

"Speaking Her Truth, Power in the Telling: Contemporary Narratives of Women Writing for Healing, Wholeness, and Re-formation of Sociopolitical Understandings of Sexual Violence"

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:21am
(SSAWW Nov. 7-11, 2018, Denver, CO)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 12, 2018

"Speaking Her Truth, Power in the Telling: Contemporary Narratives of Women Writing for Healing, Wholeness, and Re-formation of Sociopolitical Understandings of Sexual Violence" (SSAWW Nov. 7-11, 2018, Denver, CO) deadline for submissions: February 12, 2018 full name / name of organization: Nicol Michelle Epple/Indiana University of Pennsylvania contact email: 

TWC Special Issue CFP: Fandom and Politics (1/1/19; 6/15/20)

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 1:50pm
Transformative Works and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

We have entered an historical moment in which political communication is filled with fandom. Grassroots fan communities mobilize to influence elections. Political candidates perform fandom on the campaign trail. And of course, rallies on both sides of the aisle are filled with bursts of fannish excitement. Examples range from the Princess Leia “We are the resistance” posters used during the 2017 Women’s March to Elizabeth Warren’s Harry Potter references to the strong attachment Trump fans felt for their candidate. Still, the affective nature of fandom is often treated as being at odds with the rational discourse of the political sphere, and the relationship between fandom and politics is often dismissed or ignored.

MSA 2018: Modernism at Ease

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 11:41am
Modernist Studies Association Annual Conference, Columbus, Ohio, November 8-11, 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 18, 2018

Modern art and literature have long been considered challenging or “difficult,“ either formally or topically. Recent investigactions into the labor of the work of art and the industries of modern culture have also tended to emphasize the serious work undertaken by the modern artist in the pursuit of their career. This panel welcomes proposals for papers that will take a different tack, engaging with scholarship that probes modernist culture‘s mechanisms for non-productive labor and leisure. We hope to generate thinking that explores the modernist party, the relationship between modernist art and tourism, hobbies, games, and sports, bar and cafe culture, and unprofessionalism more generally.


PUNKADEMIA: Spaces and Access

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 10:31am
Dr. Matthew Ussia / Duquesne University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

While generally misunderstood as a nihilistic musical genre that peaked in the late 1970s, punk rock has evolved into an anti-authoritarian subculture with diverse and sometimes conflicting aesthetics and political orientations. Punk was once portrayed as a genre of music that was against anything and everything. However, punk sub-genres (and the communities that have risen up around them) such as peace punk, crust, riot grrrl, and queercore have inserted the political and social concerns of critical inquiry front and center into their music, fanzines, and social activities, transforming a music fan bases into decentralized activist communities.

The Korean Television Reader

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 9:26am
Grace Jung
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

A Call for Papers: The Korean Television Reader


Despite the large interest in Korean television among academics and fans, studies of Korean television content in Anglo-speaking countries have seen limited publication. This is a call for papers related to Korean television for a co-edited anthology, which combines approaches to television from Media and Area studies perspectives. The editors are interested in an interdisciplinary discussion of television programs that address the wide range of novel approaches to interrelated media spheres.