Tales, fables, fragments, sketches, and other short literary forms have comprised the fabric of scary stories told and re-told, adapted, transformed, appropriated and re-appropriated. Their brevity is, and was often, central to their wider dissemination, and for the publication and democratisation of voices that might have otherwise remained unheard; allowing them to be accessed by those who might have otherwise been excluded. Much of their debt is, undoubtedly owed to the oral yarn, the fireside tale, the urban legend, and many have, and remain, connected to a diverse and rich visual culture.
Recent upheaval from the Trump administration’s policy-making in the United States has seen the lives of queer subjects radically altered. This has included numerous executive orders that seek to curtail the power and agency of certain groups based on race, disability, gender, and sexuality particularly. Such identity distinctions are being made through an increasingly nationalist, and therefore heteronormative, lens which lends itself to the supremacy of ideals that support hegemonic cultural discourse.
Since its creation in the mid-20th century, fantasy sport has become a significant part of international sport and its history. Once an obscure subculture of statistics-obsessed sports fans, fantasy sport now constitutes a cultural phenomenon with 59.3 million North American participants in 2017 and with tens of millions more throughout the world. According to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, North American participants alone spend an average of $556 a year on fantasy sport and related materials, amounting to almost $33 billion in annual revenue. With this level of fan interest and earning capacity, fantasy sport is now a major force within the global sport industry.
"Interface" calls for papers for Issue 9: Visual Discourse and its Circulation between Europe and Asia
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2019
Publication Date: June 2019
Editor invites proposals or completed, previously unpublished essays for a scholarly anthology on the cultural influence of the Ramones (contract pending with McFarland).
Proposals should demonstrate a strong thesis and a clearly articulated critical approach, as well as familiarity with the music of the Ramones and any related punk rock bands and punk rock scenes. In this collection, the editor hopes to showcase well-researched, scholarly work covering a variety of disciplinary approaches and insights. Possible topics include but are not limited to:
The Center for 21st Century Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee invites proposals for their spring 2019 conference, Insecurity, which will take place on May 2-4, 2019.
Confirmed plenary speakers for the conference are: Neel Ahuja (UC Santa Cruz), Jennifer Doyle (UC Riverside), Annie McClanahan (UC Irvine), Mark Neocleous (Brunel University London), Safiya Noble (USC), Naomi Paik (Illinois), and Saskia Sassen (Columbia).
Call For Papers:
Bad Romance: The Ethics of Love, Sex, and Desire
An interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference at Harvard
Featuring Keynote Speaker: Nancy Bauer (Tufts)
Panel Respondents: Moira Weigel, Robert Reid-Pharr, and others (TBD)
The Hall Center for the Humanities and the Institute for Policy & Social Research at the University of Kansas invite you to our upcoming conference, Beyond Discourse: Critical and Empirical Approaches to Human Trafficking.
Beyond Discourse: Critical and Empirical Approaches to Human Trafficking
April 4-5, 2019
University of Kansas
“The Black AIDS Epidemic”
Co-Editors: Marlon M. Bailey (Arizona State University) and Darius Bost (The University of Utah)
III International Symposium. MACBA Auditorium, Barcelona. January 30th, 2019
Confirmed Keynote: PhD Rick Dolphijn, Utrecht University
Call for papers:
CALL FOR PAPERS / ARTICLES [New Journal]SOUTHEAST ASIAN MEDIA STUDIES
Vol. 1, No. 3, December 2019
"Special Issue on Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam"
Guest Editor: John Charles Ryan, University of New England
The third issue of the Southeast Asian Media Studies journal aims to provide a collection of research articles about the mass media of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam, bringing together discursive inquiries on media studies and literacy in and about the aforementioned countries.
CALL FOR PAPERS / ARTICLES [New Journal]
SOUTHEAST ASIAN MEDIA STUDIES
Vol. 1, No. 2, August 2019
"Special Issue on Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, and Indonesia"
Guest Editor: Prof. James McLellan, Universiti Brunei Darussalam
The second issue of the Southeast Asian Media Studies journal aims to provide a collection of research articles about the mass media of Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, and Malaysia, bringing together discursive inquiries on media studies and literacy in and about the aforementioned countries.
CALL FOR PAPERS/ARTICLES [New Journal]Southeast Asian Media Studies
Vol. 1, No. 1, April 2019
"Special Issue on Singapore, the Philippines, and Timor Leste"
Guest Editor: Prof. Cecilia Fe Sta. Maria-Abalos, University of the Philippines
The first issue of the Southeast Asian Media Studies journal aims to provide a collection of research articles about the mass media of Singapore, the Philippines, and Timor Leste, bringing together discursive inquiries on media studies and literacy in and about the aforementioned countries.
Under the auspices of the Research Project “Orientation: Towards a Dynamic Understanding of Contemporary Fiction and Culture (1990s-2000s)” (ref. FFI2017-86417-P), funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness https://orionfiction.org/, this conference addresses past, present and future orientations of (neo-) Victorian literature and culture.