The Edith Wharton Society invites proposals for a panel at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference (SAMLA 89) to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, November 3-5, 2017. The conference topic is High Art / Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture.
Call for Proposals: Race/Gender/Class/Media 4.0: Considering Diversity Across Audiences, Content, and Producers (Rebecca Ann Lind, Editor).
Global Fantastika: Special Edition
“Fantastika”, coined by John Clute, is an umbrella term which incorporates the genres of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, but can also include alternative histories, steampunk, young adult fiction, or any other imaginative space.
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)