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The Influence of RuPaul and Her Girls on Culture and Gender

updated: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 12:36pm
Lindsay Bryde/ Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

RuPaul’s Drag Race has steadily increased its audience share and jumpstarted the careers of dozens of drag performers. It’s not simply a contest to be declared “America’s Next Drag Superstar,” but a platform for each queen to shape their brand, promote different forms drag, and start conversations on a number of cultural questions (i.e. gender, race, and identity). This panel seeks paper that considers how the show has educated audiences on drag, beauty, race, and gender through its successes and failures.

The conference is through the Northeast Modern Language Association and will take place March 21-24th, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

Submissions are due: September 30, 2018

Approaches to Teaching Fake News: When Technology Acts Faster than Journalism

updated: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 12:36pm
Lindsay Bryde/ Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The rise of the internet has certainly led to a proliferation of false news stories and social media posts/pages. Fake news's profile has only risen as more organizations describe legitimate news sources as false when they don't like what is being said, leading to further confusion for students regarding who to believe. This roundtable looks at how to effectively educate first-year students on credible research methods, such as how to vet web sources and disseminate biased news reporting. The priority should be on recent examples to provide a practical context on the subject.

The conference is through the Northeast Modern Language Association and will take place March 21-24th, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

Feminism. Historical Legacies and Current Challenges

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 11:09am
Special Issue of Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia, edited by Rossella Ghigi (University of Bologna) and Catherine Rottenberg (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev).
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

FEMINISM: Historical Legacies and Current Challenges
Call for papers, Special Issue of Rassegna Italiana di Sociologia, edited by Rossella Ghigi (University of Bologna) and Catherine Rottenberg (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)

Radio and Audio Media

updated: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 11:01am
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

 

CALL FOR PAPERS 

 

 

 

POPULAR CULTURE AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

 

APRIL 17-20, 2019, WASHINGTON, D.C.

 

 

 

RADIO AND AUDIO MEDIA AREA

 

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION:  OCTOBER 1, 2018

 

 

 

Evolving Women in Film

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 11:01am
Northeast MLA 2019 Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Open discussion of how women are portrayed in film should examine how those portrayals evolve over time to reflect changing cultural values. Women have fulfilled roles that exhibit their historically subservient or sexualized positions in society, among others. Over the decades the gender identity of women has fluctuated to include powerful women, emotionally strong women, lesbian women, and even neurologically atypical women. These identities reflect the expanding possibilities that society recognizes as more likely and more mainstream.

SHAKESPEARE ON FILM AND TELEVISION

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 10:58am
Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

shakespeare on film and television

The 2019 PCA/ACA Conference will be held from Wednesday, April 17 to Saturday, April 20, at the Wardman Park Marriot, Washington, D.C.  
 

For conference information: http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/  

CALL FOR PAPERS: 

The Shakespeare on Film and Television area explores Shakespeare in a variety of media beyond the traditional stage, including film, television, anime, and magna adaptations.  We have previously had papers on the following topics and invite new ideas all the time.

Teaching Palahniuk in the Age of Trump

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Monday, July 16, 2018 - 9:31am
Northeast MLA 2019 Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Since Fight Club earned Chuck Palahniuk notoriety, critical praise and derision and a committed cult following on the heels of the 1996 novel publication and 1999's David Fincher film adaptation starring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham-Carter and Jared Leto, the author and his work have struggled to find critical legitimacy. His reputation, especially at public readings, has been built upon accentuating all the ways grotesque horror can become comically absurd.

Superheroes and the Immigrant Experience (NeMLA 2019)

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Monday, July 16, 2018 - 9:46am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The superhero-as-outsider has been a narrative told for decades since Superman’s parents sent him on a rocket from Krypton to Earth. The immigration narrative is closely aligned with extraterrestrial heroes, including refugees such as the Martian Manhunter and Icon. Yet a superhero does not have to be from another planet to experience the process of immigration: in just X-Men, Charles Xavier, Deadpool, Nightcrawler, Colossus, and Storm all work outside their nations of birth, and Magneto forms Genosha as an international sanctuary for mutants persecuted by their governments. Recent films such as Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther examine the challenges of being forced out of one’s home and taking on the role of an exile.

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