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Skepticism and Credulity

updated: 
Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 2:18pm
C19 The Society for Nineteenth-Century Americanists 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

 

If the nineteenth century witnessed expanded interest in science and facts, it also nurtured a fascination with deceit. From the minstrel stage to P.T. Barnum’s humbugs, questions of authenticity captured the public’s imagination—and paychecks. This panel invites papers that explore nineteenth-century attitudes surrounding truth and belief, with a particular interest in the structures of knowledge and affect that organized popular understandings of credibility, authority, and legitimacy within the cultural landscape.

 

Reminder--American Literature Area at PCA/ACA 2018

updated: 
Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 2:18pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)

2018 National Conference

Indianapolis, IN

March 28-31, 2018

Call for Papers: American Literature 

Deadline: October 1, 2017

The American Literature Area of PCA/ACA seeks individual papers for presentation at our 2018 National Conference, to be held in Indianapolis, IN at the J.W. Marriot. 

The Velvet Light Trap Issue 83 - Politics of Space and Place

updated: 
Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 2:18pm
The Velvet Light Trap
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

The Velvet Light Trap Issue 83 - Politics of Space and Place

At the outset of Space and Place: The Perspective of Experience, Yi-Fu Tuan observes, "Space and place are basic components of the lived world; we take them for granted. When we think about them, however, they may assume unexpected meanings and raise questions we have not thought to ask." Power relations are often negotiated through space and embedded in place, and these dynamics resonate through and within media. As such, media studies stands to offer an important contribution to the critical study of space and place, just as this important area of study may help us to reorient and reimagine foundational premises and concerns within our field.

Goddess Studies Unit: AAR Western Region

updated: 
Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 2:18pm
American Academy of Religion Western Region
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

This year's theme is "kindness."

Specific to Goddess Studies, what are some of the ways women have been portrayed as kind in religious and mythic narrative or iconography? In which ways has the personification of kindness-as-feminine been damaging to women's roles in the larger socio-political context? Does this have specific implications for narratives including LGBTQ and people of color? Are there any narratives of figures which the mainstream has adopted as malevolent, but actually have much more nuanced and complicated histories? Send your proposal to Angela Sells (omingintobeing@gmail.com.

 

DEADLINE EXTENSION - Special Issue - Spineless: Online Horror and Narrative Networks

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 9:44am
Horror Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 6, 2017

With the current spate of contemporary high-budget properties that have sought to engage and adapt online horror content, increasing attention has been turned to communities of amateur critics, writers, illustrators, and fans that work to create horror in digital space. Their influence has been felt in a variety of media, from the television series Channel Zero and Supernatural, to the film The Tall Man and video games like Slender and SCP: Containment Breach. Fora in Something Awful, “r/nosleep”, and the SCP Foundation represent attempts by massive communities to create negotiated fictions, imagining mythic spaces and enduring, horrific creatures.

Rap and Hip Hop Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 9:45am
SouthwestPCA (Pop Culture and American Culture Conference)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 22, 2017

Call for Papers

Rap and Hip Hop Culture

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: October 22, 2017

 

Performing Francophonie: Music and Text in Modern North American Franco Identities (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 10:54pm
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS:   

April 12-15, 2018  

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania  

The 49th Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention 

Abstracts due Sept. 30, 2017 

  

Performing Francophonie: Music and Text in Modern North American Franco Identities  

OGOM & Supernatural Cities present: The Urban Weird

updated: 
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 10:54pm
University of Hertfordshire
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2018

The OGOM Project is known for its imaginative events and symposia, which have often been accompanied by a media frenzy. We were the first to invite vampires into the academy back in 2010. Our most recent endeavour, Company of Wolves: Werewolves, Shapeshifters and Feral Humans enjoyed extensive coverage globally and saw us congratulated in the THES for our ambitious 3 day programme which included actual wolves, ‘a first for a UK academy’.

Call for papers for a Panel at NeMLA 2018: "Bodies in transit. Exploring Borderlands in Hispanic Science Fiction World"

updated: 
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 10:50pm
The Catholic University of America
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In the last decades, acts of globalization –a product of the late capitalism in the so called first world– have spread simulacra of wealth and wellness everywhere. As a consequence, people from the peripheries embark on the diaspora to reach a better future, and need to overcome all kinds of struggles. Thus, frontiers, the cornerstone of geopolitics, play a crucial role in the control of migratory movements. In this state of affairs, there is a growing number of writers and artists who embrace the genre of science fiction to articulate experiences of displacement, marginalization or resistance, as well as to interrogate the very nature of borderlands.

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