This special issue of Assuming Gender – an online, peer-reviewed academic journal from Cardiff University – seeks to explore the way gender is both presented and consumed through popular media and advertising. As Ann Herrmann points out in the article 'Shopping for Identities', commodities 'are characterised by their dual nature: material composition and symbolic meaning' (Herrmann 2002: 539). Consumer culture plays a significant role in constructing valid (and normative) identity categories with which consumers are encouraged to identify.
CALL FOR PANELS AND PAPERS
The Fifth Global Forum of Critical Studies
Asking Big Questions Again
11 - 12 November 2016, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy
Deadline for Paper Proposals: 1st of July 2016
The Sunflower Collective is now open for submissions. We celebrate the personal and the political - which we believe to be one and the same thing - in art.
We would like to mention at the outset that we are not interested in art that does not take risks. We do not mind if you have a degree but we are unlikely to be impressed by it. Nor do we care which journals have published your work before. All we are interested in is something that sings for itself without any props, something that grabs us by our throat and refuses to let go, something that shakes us out of our complacent stupor. Give us something hungry, not bellyful; something beat, if you get our drift.
Call for Works (deadline for submission is April 29, 2016)
Feminist Spaces 2.2 (Spring/Summer 2016)
Feminist Spaces is now accepting general submissions for its fourth issue. Feminist Spaces welcomes work across genres and disciplines and invite students, faculty, and independent scholars to submit academic papers, creative writings, and artistic pieces that address topics in feminist, gender, sexuality or women's studies as a primary focus. Articles may begin or enter into dialogue within feminist discourse or present historical research.
Examples of topics may include but are not limited to the following:
In the 1970s, DJ Kool Herc, a Jamaican born man living in the Bronx, helped spark the birth of a new genre/culture: Hip Hop. Popularized by Black and Brown marginalized populations in the United States, Hip Hop is a genre and culture now known around the world. From its early inception until now, Hip Hop has evolved into a culture and art form with its own Diaspora. During this, our fourth annual conference, we will explore how Hip Hop has reached a global audience and undergirded a whole new worldview for the last thirty years. This year, we will come to know Hip Hop in Diaspora.
CFPs due May 6th!
November 4-6, 2016
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
Book reviews are sought for the website of a new research network dedicated to the study of Margaret Thatcher and Thatcherism, capitalism and Classical Liberalism/neoliberalism. The website (www.thatchernet.org) launched in March 2016.
The Gloriana Society invites advanced graduate students and faculty to attend the inaugural meeting of our biannual conference In the Light of Gloriana, Nov 18-21, 2016 at the Tower of London. We seek to bring together scholars and presentations that look at all aspects of the Elizabethan era, from religion, politics, diplomacy, education, music, and trade; to medicine, literature, theater, gender, art, law, war, and daily life. Even more themes are listed in the CFP, and digital humanities projects related to any of these themes are welcome too.
On 26 and 27 January 2017, the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society will be hosting an international graduate conference. A selection of researchers and artists will be invited to participate in panels, in which their 20 minute papers and creative work will be discussed. Participants should currently be undertaking a PhD. When submitting a proposal for a paper presentation or a work of art, please make sure to include a short biography.
Call for Papers:
HEROES IN POPULAR CULTURE
2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Hilton Rosemont Chicago O'Hare
Deadline: April 30, 2016
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: