With the advent of new media technologies and social networking sites making communication faster and easier than ever, there exists a dearth of opportunity to see how fan cultures have evolved as a result. For example, fans can now have a direct impact on how some of their favorite TV shows are made and have influenced the storylines taking place. This type of "participatory" fandom has reached new heights in the 21st century as fans and creators become better connected. With this in mind, Dr. Kristin M. Barton and Dr. Jonathan M. Lampley are seeking proposals for an edited volume under consideration at McFarland titled Fan CULTure: An Examination of Participatory Fandom in the 21st Century.
Shooting the Event: Revolutionary Art & Thought in the Arab Uprisings
November 5-7, 2012
American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut, Lebanon
"It was the best of times. It was the worst of times." It was the age of pleasure. It was the age of atonement. It was any place in the nineteenth century. The scope is global, the approaches, cross-disciplinary. What pleased the palate and tickled the nose? What roused the senses and deepened joy? What thrilled the body and inspired the mind? What did they do besides work? What diversions (respectable or otherwise) did they seek? How did they think about the enjoyments they sought? These are some of the questions to address at INCS 2013, which is devoted to 'Leisure, Enjoyment, and Fun.'
Queer Writers: Call for Submission Extended
Polari Journal is holding an open call for submissions for its next issue (published JUNE 2012). There is no specific theme for this issue; however Polari tends towards the shorter forms: short stories, poetry, essays, scholarly papers, one act plays/scripts and reviews. In general, the word limit for fiction, plays and essays is 6000 words. Reviews should not be more than 1500 words. For poetry, the maximum is 100 lines.
At this time financial remuneration is not offered.
All rights remain with the author/s.
The Final Date for submission is now MAY 1st 2012.
This session aims to explore the role of magic, witchcraft and religion in literary works, when moral categories had a different meaning. Abstracts in English on Italian, Spanish, French and English literature are welcomed.
The session will be held at the 110th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA 2012 - Seattle University, October 19-21, 2012). Deadline for submitting a 300 words abstract is 22 April, 2012 at http://www.pamla.org/2012/
The monographic section will address new parameters in the construction of lyrical subjects in contemporary poetry, including theoretical and practical scopes of investigation:
Apollon eJournal announces its second issue and CFP. With six contributions from undergraduates scholars across the US, the current issue features expanded functions such as audio interviews and editorial pieces.
Apollon invites college and university undergraduate students to help edit or get published in a new peer-reviewed digital humanities publication.
Student submissions deadline is JUNE 15, 2012. Interested faculty should contact us by September 15, 2012.
The 2012 New York College English Association Conference will be held at Villa Maria College in Buffalo, NY, a small Catholic college that specializes in art and music programs. The conference will focus on the theme of "literature and the arts," exploring the multiple intersections, conflicts, and parallels between literature and other forms of visual and performing art.
Abstracts of 250 words are requested by July 31, 2012, on topics related to the conference theme of Literature and the Arts. Please send abstracts electronically to Matthew Giordano, Associate Professor of English, Villa Maria College, at email@example.com.
Dolan Cummings, editor of Culture Wars, describes confessional culture as "an increasing blurring between public and private, and a concern to expose and reveal our "true selves"". Though the act of confession is nothing new, the rise of reality television and web 2.0 means our culture is increasingly publicising the private, and using the media to expose ourselves and others. This two day postgraduate conference will look at the effect of confessional culture on a range of media and discourses, in order to understand and unpack the manifestations, history and impact of this growing and evolving phenomenon.
Date: 5 – 6 July 2012
Venue: Caulfield Campus, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
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The Celebrity Forum section of Celebrity Studies Journal is interested in receiving short submissions (up to 1,500 words) that engage in contemporary debates, issues, phenomenon and developments in the field of celebrity studies.