This permanent MMLA panel invites abstracts that engage with collectives, communities, and print culture, widely conceived. In line with the conference theme, "border states," how does print culture give us a sense of community boundaries? How are collective identities formed, altered, or dismantled? What role does print culture play in shaping collectives or communities? How can we (re)conceive solidarity or community through the literary? This panel can engage with but is not limited to the following topics: literary criticism, critical theory (including theories of affect), aesthetics, propaganda, literary texts, and print culture more broadly.
The 9/11 and Popular Culture area is looking for abstract proposals for the MPCA conference in Chicago, IL, at the Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O'Hare from Thursday-Sunday, October 6-9.
The 9/11 Popular Culture area seeks essays that explore the convergence of post-9/11 themes in contemporary television, film, fiction, poetry, comics, and other artistic expression. I am especially interested in essays that approach issues of trauma theory and Islamophobia, as well as critiques of American exceptionalism and politics across artistic expression.
I welcome papers that analyze
the immediate American literary responses and considerations of the 9/11 terrorist attack (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Writing on the Wall);
It has been more than 50 years since the beginning of an intense period of socio-political action around issues of race, gender, and class in the U.S. and beyond. Once again, in 2016, we ﬁnd ourselves in a moment of burgeoning activism around the unﬁnished work of earlier movements. As we celebrate our 50th anniversary at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), we oﬀer this conference as an opportunity to look back as we look forward. Please join us at this 2nd LLC Graduate Student Conference, an all-day event on October 1st, 2016.
THE SOCIAL is the International Association for Visual Culture biennial conference that will take place at Boston University. IAVC2016@Boston invites papers, presentations, interventions, collaborations, and events from researchers, artists, academics, curators, and activists on post- democracy, post-society, anger, violence, future visions, crisis, zombie democracies, social media, neo-slavery, post-capitalism, post-data, social evolution, revolution, actionism, post-state, interventionism, cannibalizing corporativism, post- colonialism, economic vampirism, neo-serfs, globalized thievery, art activism, red art, insurrectional art and social exploitation.
Since the term was coined by Serge Doubrovsky in 1971, autofiction has become established as a recognisable genre within the French literary pantheon. Over the same period, it has attracted increasing critical and theoretical scrutiny so that it has developed into a dynamic field of scholarly research in France. Indeed, the increase and variety of autofiction scholarship has had the effect of placing the characteristics of the genre itself in question.
The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA) welcomes papers for its third biennial conference, to be held at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, on 23-24 January 2017.
The conference will be organised in the spirit of the Association.
GANZA is interdisciplinary in nature, bringing together scholars, students, teachers and professionals from a number of Gothic disciplines, including literature, film, music, television, fashion, architecture, and other popular culture forms. It is the aim of the Association to not only place a focus on Australasian Gothic scholarship, but also to build international links with the wider Gothic community as a whole.
Deadline for Submissions: August 1, 2016
The upcoming issue of Parlour will concentrate on women as producers and consumers of texts with an emphasis on counter-intuitive feminist interpretations. We invite submissions that explore a wide range of approaches to the issue's theme and its attendant connotations of defiance, opposition, direct action, and rebellion.
Call for Proposals for a proposed edited volume of essays centering around the theme of "Doing the Charleston," to be published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, and edited by Valerie Frazier
(6 May, 2016)
contact: Valerie Frazier, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mock the Weak: Comedy and the Politics of Representation
14th-15th September 2016, Teesside University/ARC Stockton
SAMLA 88: Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?
Women's Studies – Affiliated Panel
Jacksonville, Florida – November 4-6, 2016
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
Whose Paradise is It?: Women & Visions of Utopia/Dystopia in Comics and Graphic Novels
Comics have depicted worlds without men with varying degrees of social commentary about gender politics and the agency of women—from Wonder Woman's Paradise Island, a utopian haven for Amazonian warriors of myth, to Brian K. Vaughn's Y: The Last Man, in which the main character navigates his survival in a newly fashioned matriarchal dystopian world.
2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference
Call for Papers
Contemporary Studies Area
Thursday-Sunday, 6 - 9 October 2016
Hilton Rosemont Chicago O'Hare
Deadline: April 30th, 2016
The Contemporary Studies Area of The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October 2015.
[Inter]sections is the annual online journal of American Studies at the University of Bucharest (ISSN 2068 – 3472). It has been a peer-reviewed academic publication since 2009. You can find us here: www.intersections-journal.com.
We are currently seeking peer reviewers. If you are interested in doing peer review work for [Inter]sections, please send us an e-mail by May 10 at email@example.com.
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The 2016 Flow Conference will feature a series of roundtables, each organized around a discussion question on contemporary issues in television and new media culture and scholarship. Respondents are asked to submit a brief (150-word) abstract addressing one of the Flow 2016 roundtable questions.
Responses in the form of 150 word abstracts should be submitted using our online form. To ensure full consideration, please submit your proposal by Friday, May 20 at 5 PM (CST).