"Hera, give me strength!" Wonder Woman can do a lot of things, but writing your proposal for this panel isn't one of them.
Extended Deadline: May 15, 2015
Submit to: Submissions.mpcaaca.org
Papers can explore any topic relating to heroes and/or prevailing notions of heroism as they present themselves in popular culture. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
-Superheroes and action stars as heroic icons
-Video games and the experience of vicarious/learned heroism
-Connections between violence and heroism
-The gendering of heroism
-Heroines in young adult fiction
-Anti-heroes in media
-Pop culture heroes and religion/mythology
-Real world heroes in the news and biographies
Topics include any aspect of Joss Whedon's television and web texts (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Serenity, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Dollhouse, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D); his films (Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, Serenity, The Cabin in the Woods, Marvel's The Avengers, Much Ado About Nothing, In Your Eyes); his comics (e.g. Serenity: Those Left Behind, Serenity: Better Days, The Shepherd's Tale, Fray, Astonishing X-Men, Runaways, Sugarshock!, Tales of the Slayers , Tales of the Vampires, Angel: After the Fall, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight, Season Nine, and Season Ten); or any element of the work of Whedon and his collaborators (Marti Noxon, Tim Minear, David Fury, Jane Espenson, Jed and Zack Whedon, etc.).
CFP 'War and Peace in Early Modern Literature and Culture'
War and Peace in Early Modern Literature and Culture is a three-day conference to be held on the 26th – 28th November 2015 in association with the School of English at Queen's University Belfast, exploring 'war and peace' in early modern Europe across literary and historical perspectives. Our aim is to engage with contemporary literary texts, historical analysis and more recent representations and appropriations of the period's numerous conflicts.
I am working on an edited book to mark 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death to be published by a UK publisher in 2016. The provisional title of the book is Shakespeare: New Critical Perspectives and topics might include (but are not limited to):
- new critical perspectives on individual plays and non-dramatic works;
- contemporary theoretical approaches to studying Shakespeare's oeuvre;
- textual scholarship;
- Shakespeare on stage and on film;
- Shakespeare's philosophical views;
- ambiguities and paradoxes;
- linguistic criticism;
- Shakespeare on creation, procreation and death;
- power, ideology and religion;
- conventionality and tradition;
- Shakespeare in translation;
FASHION AND MATERIAL CULTURE
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, October 1-4, 2015
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Deadline: May 15, 2015
Topics can include, but are not limited to the history of fashion, fashion designers, fashion models, fashion in literature, film, or television, fashion choices of celebrities, and fashion trends of the present or past.
Please upload 250 word abstract proposals on any aspect of Fashion or Material Culture to Kelli Purcell O'Brien, The University of Memphis, http://submissions.mpcaaca.org/.
Mediascape – META Section Call for Papers 2015 – Topic: "Time"
CFP: "Devilishly Human" – Manifestations of Evil in Contemporary Cultures - Fourth Salzburg Institute Symposium, University of Salzburg, Austria, July 23, 2015
Keynote Speaker: Russell Berman (Stanford University)
This conference at the University of Huddersfield is co-hosted with the Universities of Reading and Liverpool Hope. It will take place on 16th and 17th September 2015 and aims to explore the social, economic and spatial factors underpinning the changing way ordinary men demonstrated their commitment to God and the church(es) in a period of significant turmoil. Papers that address English male devotional experience from historical, literary, gender studies and material culture perspectives are welcomed. Suggested themes include:
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (ISSN 2393-9001)
Call for Papers
Volume 2, Issue 2 | June-July 2015
FOCUS: Reading Queer in Literature, Film and Culture
Submissions are invited for the forthcoming issue of The Apollonian (Vol. 2, Issue 2) on the representations of the 'queer' in the various genres and sub-genres of literature, art, cinema, culture, critical theory, philosophy and history. The papers are expected to be scholarly in nature, and yet accessible to a fairly general readership.
Topics may include, but are not limited to: