Seeking proposals for papers that examine comics and graphic novels considering any aspect of ecocriticism. Please send 250-word abstracts and bios by 10 March 2017 to Juan Meneses at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We invite papers from graduate students and emerging scholars that address the ways in which visual culture, the built environment, and electronic media affect and inform our perceptions of collective memory and/or identities. This symposium is devoted to a consideration of the role that popular visual culture plays in shaping critical discourse with the aim of better understanding the world around us.
For example, what role do monuments play in forming public memory around specific historical events? How do adaptations of film, comics, and other forms of popular art address classic themes, such as myth? As many popular artforms are now available digitally, how do professional and amateur artists respond?
Representing Rural Women
We invite you to submit an abstract for a proposed collection of critical essays focused on historical and contemporary representations of rural women in North America.
We are interested in interdisciplinary topics and theoretical approaches that help provide new understandings of the lives and experiences of rural women. We are seeking contributors from American studies, women’s and gender studies, ethnic studies, English, popular culture studies, film and media studies, history, sociology, anthropology, political science, and other relevant disciplines. Contributions may include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
The 2017 Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy will be held Friday and Saturday, June 2-3, 2017, in Toronto, Ontario, at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy, one of the most important collections of fantastic literature in the world.
We invite proposals for papers in any area of Canadian science fiction and fantasy, including:
-studies of individual works and authors;
-studies that place works in their literary and/or
Special musicological issue on the topic “Music and Popularity”
The Fan Studies Network 2017 Conference
24-25th June 2017
Centre for Participatory Culture,
University of Huddersfield, UK
Keynote Speaker: Dr Louisa Stein (Middlebury College, USA)
Plenary Address: Professor Matt Hills (University of Huddersfield, UK)
SUSSEX CENTRE FOR CULTURAL STUDIES
ANNUAL CONFERENCE FRIDAY MAY 26TH 2017
Echoes of Fascism in Contemporary Culture, Politics and Society
Keynote speakers include:
Angela Nagle (author of ‘Ireland Under Austerity’ and ‘Kill All Normies’)
Gholam Khiabany (academic and political journalist, author of ‘Blogistan’)
‘Every age has its own fascism’ – Primo Levi
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction @ Escape Velocity 2017
The MOSF Journal of Science Fiction is accepting 250 word proposals for 15-20 minute papers for this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in Washington, D.C, September 1st – 3rd.
The topic of this literature panel is “Technology of the Soul,” and aims to discuss posthumanism and metaphysics. More specifically, we would love papers discussing the boundaries of what we might consider the human “soul” and where we locate the parameters of personhood in a technologically enhanced world.
The 9th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 22-23, 2017 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The Conference Committee is now accepting presentation proposals for the upcoming conference. The theme of this year’s conference is “Louisiana Landscapes.”
Design Principles & Practices Research Network: a conference and journal collection founded in 2007, exploring the nature, meaning, and purpose of design.
Topics include: Interdisciplinary Studies, Multidisciplinary Studies, Communications and Media, Design, Technology, Fashion, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Visual Design, Information Science, Popular Culture, Sustainable Development, Computer Software and Applications, E-learning, Architechture