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CFP: FANS Science & Technology Studies Area

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:24pm
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association Science and Technology Studies Area

Call for Papers

The Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for its new Science and Technology Studies Area. This area will examine the interaction between the fields of science and technology and fandom and neomedia, broadly construed, so topics may include but are not limited to:

CFP: FANS Military Studies Area

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:24pm
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association Military Studies Area

Call for Papers

It is our pleasure to announce a Call for Papers for the new Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association Military Studies Area. This area will examine the interplay between the military and media, broadly construed.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

CFP: FANS Law & Politics Studies Area

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:24pm
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

FANS Law and Politics Call for Papers

The Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association, an internationally recognized academic organization, invites article submissions to its Law and Politics Studies Area with this Call for Papers.

Topics in this area include but are not limited to:

CFP: FANS Health & Biology Studies Area

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:24pm
Fandom and Neomedia Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association Health and Biology Studies Area

Call for Papers

It is our pleasure to announce a Call for Papers for the new Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association Health and Biology Studies Area. This area will examine the interplay between health, medical, and biology topics and fandom and media studies, broadly construed to include both physical and mental health.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

NeMLA 2018 Panel: Ancient Myth and National Spaces in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:24pm
Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski and James Coleman / University of Pittsburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Please consider submitting an abstract to the following session at the NeMLA's 49th Convention that will take place April 12-15, 2018, in Pittsburgh, PA:

Ancient Myth and National Spaces in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

In this current age of resurgent nationalism, questions of national origin and legitimation take on a new importance. This panel, which welcomes submissions from scholars working within or across different national literary traditions, will explore the use of ancient myth in justifications of territorial conquests and the defense and legitimation of national spaces.

 Issues that papers may address include (but are not limited to):

Ancient and pseudo-ancient foundation myths 

Mothers, Motherhood, and Mothering in Popular Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:24pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 22, 2017

Call for Papers

Mothers, Motherhood, and Mothering in Popular Culture
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
http://www.southwestpca.org
Proposal submission deadline: October 22, 2017

Reading Deep: Reading Texts Closely

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:24pm
Anthony Lee/ Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In the twentieth century, literary criticism took a turn from philology and historical approaches toward analyzing small, suggestive passages, using them as a microcosm that offered a fertile glimpse into the larger textual expanses of the text.  In the Soviet Union, this effort came to be denominated as Russian formalism; in France, the explication de texte; in the Anglophone world, the New Criticism practice of “close reading.”  In recent decades, this approach has fallen out of fashion, as politically motivated theoretical and critical modalities have become operative (cultural studies, post-colonialism, queer theory, etc.)  While these recent efforts surely constitute an enlargement of our knowledge and an advancement of our critical protocol

Global Literature in the Age of Trump

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:24pm
Christina McComb Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This roundtable endeavors to assess the influence of Donald Trump’s 2016 election on literature in the US and around the world.   Three avenues of inquiry will be featured. First, do the results of the 2016 election in the US clearly influence literature in the US or worldwide?   If so, what are the main traits of this influence?  Second, are there commonalities between writing in the US and writing elsewhere following the election?  Finally, focusing on non-US writing, are there perspectives or themes that are not at all present in US writing?  Is there a global voice after Trump’s election that does not exist in the United States?

Lacan and the Post-Modernists

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:23pm
Julia Bruehne Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The panel will explore three questions: Is it possible to establish a precise relationship between Jacques Lacan and post-modernist literature in general? Can one isolate specific important themes in post-modernist literature and establish connections between these themes and Lacan? Focusing on the Oedipus conflict as it developed in Lacan, can one establish relationships between Lacan and post-modernist writers?

 

This panel has two underlying goals.

 

Constructing South Asian Identity in Film and Fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:23pm
Richard Schumaker/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Constructing South Asian National Identity in Literature and Film: Confluences on the Asian Subcontinent

When Partition created India, East Pakistan (later Bangladesh) and West Pakistan in 1947, the nationhood of these new states moved from the theoretical to the real in dramatic fashion, setting up complexities and contradictions that continue to reverberate into the present day. This panel will investigate the past, present, and future of these South Asian nations’ search for cultural identity in an examination of their fiction, poetry, and film. 

Comparative Literature Today--Roundtable

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:23pm
Richard Schumaker/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This roundtable will exchange perceptions and experiences on the state of comparative literature both in the US and worldwide today. Our session will explore the following questions:

· What are the methods of analysis that are specific to comparative literature?

· What are the concrete experiences of “comparistes” in their teaching and research today?

· How can teachers of comparative literature promote their area of interest in academia and the community? 

· What contributions can teachers and researchers in comparative literature make to creative curriculum develop today?

Call for chapter proposals for an edited collection - "The Power of Makeup": Evolving Commerce, Community, and Identity in the Modern Makeup Tutorial

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:23pm
Clare Douglass Little
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 6, 2017

In a society defined by digital experiences, the online makeup tutorial democratizes the “American dream,” making it accessible to all—all who can find an audience of followers/subscribers, that is. It connects YouTube celebrities who promote makeup-challenge tags and offer advice to their subscribers/followers and helps bring individuals into a larger virtual community. It further promotes what constitutes intimacy in modern society via cross channel communication between “YouTubers” and interactive on-screen dialogue with channel subscribers, who can gain further “intimacy” with their makeup gurus through additional outlets like Snapchat and Twitter.

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