The International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics (MCP) seeks papers for a themed issue on Indigenous Film and Media. Papers should address any aspect of Indigenous, Aboriginal, First Nations, Maori, Sami, etc. film, media, and popular cultures. MCP is committed to analyzing the politics of communication(s) and popular cultural processes. It addresses cultural politics in their local, international and global dimensions, recognizing equally the importance of issues defined by their specific cultural geography and those which run across cultures, nations, and nation-states. Consequently, this themed volume welcomes comparative research across media and/or Indigenous ethnicities and cultures.
2014 Conference of Mid-Atlantic Popular / American Culture Association (MAP/ACA)
MAP/ACA War Studies Area
Thursday, November 6 -- Saturday, November 8, 2014
Lord Baltimore Hotel
Proposals due to http://www.mapaca.net by June 14, 2014
LEX HUMANA - CALL FOR PAPERS
VOL.06, N.01, 2014
The Consortium for Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking
Saturday, October 25, 2014
The St. Jon's University Manhattan Campus
51 Astor Place
New York, NY
Sponsored by Berkeley College, St. John's University, and Iona College
This interdisciplinary conference invites presentation proposals on pedagogy and improved student learning as they relate to the teaching and learning of critical reading, writing, and thinking in higher education.
What are the specific challenges, successful practices, and methodologies inherent to your field(s)?
Presentation topics may include (but are not limited to):
October 31-November 2, 2014, Riverside, CA
E[RACE]ED: METHODOLOGY OF THE REPRESSED
This panel deploys comparative analytical frameworks to re-imagine topics within American studies often limited by the scope of specialized ethnic subfields. Papers will take a pan-ethnic, interdisciplinary approach to interrogate ongoing American national concerns, veering away from insulated politico-racial narrative trajectories.
CFP: Special Issue of American Periodicals on War and Periodicals
American Periodicals is currently seeking submissions for a special issue on "War and Periodicals," guest edited by James Berkey (Duke University) and Mark Noonan (CUNY). The journal is devoted exclusively to scholarship and criticism relating to American magazines and newspapers of all periods.
Where is the discourse presently located surrounding literary celebrity? What are critics saying about literary celebrity and what does this phenomenon mean to these scholars? How do critical assessments of literary celebrity determine what authors get read and how we read their work? This panel will consider how scholars are assessing authorial fame today. Are their analyses biographical, materialist, formalist, feminist, queer, sociological? How do critics contextualize literary celebrity? Through social or political movements, popular culture, literary periods, national or geographical spaces (thinking here about this year's theme of "the living city")? And what do these critical methodologies tell us about the meaning of literary celebrity?
The deadline for this CFP is quickly approaching!
This CFP is for the MSA 16 conference in Pittsburgh.
Once considered a touchstone of modernist aesthetics, politics, ethics, and cultural criticism, the critical theory of the Frankfurt School has seen its reputation suffer in the latter portion of the 20th century, in part because of its pessimism towards or outright dismissal of "mass culture," as well as the perception that its purview is too narrowly European. More recent scholarship has begun to revalue the School's critical theory and argue for its contemporary significance, especially for ecocriticism and postcolonial aesthetics and politics.
To date, there has not been a single scholarly book published on Dick Grayson, the original Robin who grew up to become the hero Nightwing and serve as Batman. In conjunction with Grayson's 75th anniversary in 2015, this book seeks to examine any and all aspects of Grayson as an influential comic book character and cultural icon.
We welcome contributions from all scholarly fields, including history, literature, psychology, philosophy, art, art history, cultural studies, media studies, and more.
Given that this project is the first of its kind, the range of topics is extremely broad. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
As the academic year comes to a close, please share the following CFP with your excellent undergraduate writers:
Queen City Writers is a journal of undergraduate writing and composing operated from the University of Cincinnati. We seek submissions for our fall 2014 and spring 2015 issues. Our focus is on writing, rhetoric, reading, literacy, popular culture and media, community discourses, and multimodal and digital composing.
Language, Literature and Stylistics Symposiums have been held for the past 13 years in various cities for the purpose of creating an opportunity for all scholars in stylistics, linguistics, applied linguistics, translation studies and literature to come together and to hold discussions on the related fields. The main strands of "style" in the symposium to be organized by Dokuz Eylul University are "Direct Style" and its alternatives as 1- Indirect Style, Rhetorical Style and 2-Discursive Style, Rambling Style.
The Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference seeks papers and panels relating to all things Shakespearean, especially those focusing on the spectral, the fantastic, the mad, and the fey. We take our cue from Theseus: "Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, / Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend / More than cool reason ever comprehends." The place of the world-beyond-the world, the line between reality and fantasy, and the demarcation of the sane from the mad are ever-present and controversial aspects of Shakespeare's work and of early modern literature more broadly.
Hartskill Review seeks essays on contemporary poetry and poetics. "Contemporary" is broadly conceived as anything after 1950. For essays about a poet or group of poets, a slight preference is given to American poets.
The primary purpose of Hartskill Review is to publish contemporary poetry. Essays, therefore, are meant for a general literary audience. Ideas should be sharp, challenging, and meaningful, but not plagued by jargon or willful obscurity. Submissions are reviewed and selected by the editor and are not peer reviewed externally.
The submission deadline for the next issue is June 27, 2014.
We are glad to announce that the IDENTITY: REPRESENTATION & PRACTICES conference will take place on the 11th and 12th of September 2014. The conference will be hosted by the University of Lisbon, Portugal.
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)
25th Annual Conference
November 6-8, 2014
Baltimore, MD - Lord Baltimore Hotel
Call for papers:
Proposals are welcome on all aspects of popular and American culture for inclusion in the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association conference in Baltimore, MD. Single papers, panels, roundtables, and alternative formats are welcome.
Proposals should take the form of 300-word abstracts, and may only be submitted to one appropriate area. The deadline for submission is Saturday, June 14, 2014.