Fandom today is often entangled with digital platforms, which offer spaces and features that make some aspects of fan culture more widely accessible amid increasingly globalized communities and models of consumption. Fans are perceived to be early adopters of new technologies, particularly those that provide space for gathering and community building. Likewise, many types of fan works, fan labor, and fandom participation depend on certain platforms for hosting, sharing, distributing, and discussing such content. However, fans also have complicated relationships with platforms, whether because their needs and uses are in conflict with other stakeholders or because platforms can generate and challenge notions of access, accountability, and community.
Call for Papers
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
44th Annual Conference, February 22-25, 2023
Albuquerque, New Mexico
EXTENDED Proposal submission deadline: November 14, 2022
Call for Papers: Edited volume on representation of neurodiversity on television
Curt Hersey, firstname.lastname@example.org, Associate Professor of Communication, Berry College, Mount Berry, Georgia
Julie D. O’Reilly, email@example.com, Professor of Communication and Women’s & Gender Studies, Heidelberg. University, Tiffin, Ohio
Gender Studies Area
April 5-8, 2023
San Antonio, TX
The Gender Studies area of the Popular Culture Association explores a broad range of intersections between gender and popular culture, whether within popular culture texts or practices.
- SEEKING PAPER PROPOSALS -
Bridgewater State University and Salem State University, graduate-level
students or recent degree-recipients to present their research and writing. Our third annual conference will held at Bridgewater State University on Saturday, February 4, 2023.
accepting works in:
TESOL & Linguistics
Rhetoric & composition
English education & teaching English
Professional writing & communication
Re-Africanizing Local Culture: Language and Identity Politics in African Literature
Call for Papers
Draft Proposal by Dr. Najib Mokhtari, UIR-Center for Global Studies
Co-edited with Dr. Richard Oko Ajah, University of Uyo, Nigeria
Sneaker Studies: A Call for Papers
Sneakers have constituted one of the most significant cultural phenomena in recent history, and yet they have not garnered sustained attention by scholars of humanities and cultural studies. This project, an online sneaker archive will consider how specific shoes have become icons of their historical eras. This is a second call for papers this time with a more focused question. We are interested in studies of specific athletes as pitchmen and their changing relationship with signature shoes or shoe lines.
“That’s a Take!”: The International Television Commercial as Short Film
You are invited: An international conference sponsored by a trio of universities that may attended for free and without any registration at this ZOOM link:
The goal of this seminar is to provide a forum in which to discuss how TV shows (reality shows, true crime shows, documentary broadcasts, docufictions, and web series) bridge the gap between factual knowledge and myths, and how it facilitates the transfer of ordinary knowledge into the implausible, especially in Iberia and Latin America. Entertainment business and journalism intertwine to engage an audience oriented to the consumption of serialized narratives.
Call for Contributions
Hard Times Issue
Perspectives on Punishment and Decarceration: (The Need for) Recipes
edited by Paul McGuinness, Cornelia Wächter and Andrea Zittlau
“Environments” will be the theme of the 21st biennial conference of the International Society for the Study of Early Medieval England, planned for 28-30 June, 2023. Under this broad rubric, we invite papers from all disciplines that study aspects of early medieval England. Possible topics include:
• material and physical environments (e.g., landscapes, seascapes, architecture, travel)• ecologies and cosmologies (e.g., conceptions of Nature, the Universe, astrology)• spiritual environments (e.g., Heaven and Hell, the Church and the church)• cultural and intellectual environments (e.g., scholarly networks, libraries, networks of cultural exchange, source study)
American Academy of Religion - Western Region Annual Meeting 2023
University of California, Davis March 24-26, 2023
Call for Papers: The Role of Religion in Asian American Civil Rights Discourses
Panel: Asian American Religious Studies Unit
The human and plant relationship stretches back to the earliest of times, arguably 20,000 years ago when the prehistoric hunter-gatherers had not quite learned to domesticate the wild vegetal species that grew around them. Learning to domesticate the plants for their own use was a decisive moment that changed humans into an agricultural unit and left the promise of a quantum leap in human history. Indeed, for the last twenty millennia, humans and plants have co-evolved in such diverse but intimate ways that the history of one would be unthinkable without the history of the other.
Canadian Review of American Studies (University of Toronto Press) is the leading American Studies journal outside the United States and the only journal in Canada that deals with cross-border themes and their implications for multicultural societies. Published three times a year, the journal aims to further multi- and interdisciplinary analyses of the culture of the US and of social relations between the US and Canada. CRAS is a dynamic and innovative journal, providing unique perspectives and insights in an increasingly complex and intertwined world of extraordinarily difficult problems that continue to call for scholarly input.
"This is You Beyond You": Representing the Present through Speculative Futures
Seminar proposal for ACLA's annual meeting
"This is you beyond you. After and with the consequences of fracking past peak oil. After and with the defunding of the humanities. ... After the end of the world. After the ways we have been knowing the world" -- Pauline Gumbs, M Archive
“Tell me,” he says, “have you ever heard of something called a moon?” -- NK Jemisin, The Fifth Season
CFP: Edited Collection - Irish Writers and the Civil Service
Jonathan Foster (Stockholm University), Elliott Mills (Trinity College Dublin), and Karl O’Hanlon (Maynooth University)
Rights and Responsibility in Jewish Tradition
UCLA Department of Theater and the Center for Performance Studies present the 2023 Graduate Student Conference:
In Cahoots: Disciplinary Crossings and a Future for Performance Studies
Abstract Due: November 10th, 2022
Conference Dates: February 15-17, 2023
The JASNA Denver/Boulder Region invites submission of proposals for the breakout sessions at the 2023 AGM which will be held in Denver, Colorado, on October 27-29, 2023. The theme is “Pride and Prejudice: A Rocky Romance.” Keeping this in mind, presenters could examine the “rocky” relationships and situations existing in Pride and Prejudice through fresh eyes and unique perspectives.
March 1-4, 2023
Dallas, TX and online
Sponsored by the International Society for the Study of Narrative, the International Conference on Narrative is an interdisciplinary forum addressing all dimensions of narrative theory and practice. We welcome proposals for papers and panels on all aspects of narrative in any genre, period, discipline, language, and medium; papers, however, should be in English. Organizers are particularly interested in discussions connected to the topic “Narratives in the Public Sphere."
Reconnecting and Recovering:
A call for papers for the second LFA/AAS online conference
We live in a golden age of conspiracies. From relatively innocuous conspiracies such as Area 51 or the Denver International Airport to more dangerous conspiracies such as QAnon or vaccines with microchips, conspiracy theories are pervasive in our culture. We have seen conspiracy theories lead to domestic terrorism in the past several years, including the January 6th Insurrection. As instructors who teach critical thinking and critical literacy, it is necessary for us to engage with conspiracy theories—since our students are encountering them on social media, on the internet, and, often, in their homes.
Georges Bataille’s work, a century after his texts were first published, has always been vested in controversy. Initially exiled from academic discourse and confined to titillating the imaginations of land-deprived sailors, Georges Bataille’s textual corpus has become the reluctant womb of post-modernity. Bataille’s influence can be found in a milieu of key thinkers from Foucault and Deleuze onto Giorgio Agamben and Jean Baudrillard.
Contagions and Non-Human Animals: (Re)Viewing Disregarded Species in Real and Imagined Pandemics
Due to the pandemic and a personal issue that delayed publication, this CFP from late 2020 is being reopened. I am looking for 3 to 4 essays to add to what I have. Below is the premise for the volume.
The impact of the pandemic and the threat that it poses to future human experiences has been well-documented. However, now that non-human animals are possible carriers and becoming infected, their experiences, while often overlooked, are nevertheless integrated into the worldwide pandemic.
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December 2022 Issue Submissions Call!
Theme: Love. There are so many things that revolve around that word. It is the number one muse for so many creative people and it means different things to everyone. What does love mean to you? Who or what do you love? How does the word or sentiment make you feel?
We want to know what Autumn looks like through your eyes -- whether in the past, present or future, fiction or non-fiction and across genres (Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Slice of Life, etc.). We are accepting the following storytelling formats:
The Black Performing Arts Area provides a scholarly forum to share and disseminate research pertaining to the Black performing arts across expressive forms. Broadly defined, the area focuses on all forms of performing and visual arts, including jazz, blues, gospel, hip-hop, rhythm and blues, Caribbean music, dance, poetry, drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, and acting. In all of these contexts we are interested in investigating the merger of aesthetic technique and embodiment across Black diasporic expressivity.
This aim of this symposium will be to examine how marginalized cultures are constructed and produced. We will focus on the key players, the main artisans of this cultural production, as well as on the networks that result from it. We will analyze the concepts of resistance, self-exclusion and the hyper-center faced with the process of cultural polycentrism. These tensions will have to be thought of in terms of contemporary art, long time periods and historicity.
This conference is hybrid in nature and welcomes participants who can present in person at Georgia State in Atlanta or virtually, from their home institution or their own home. This structure is intended to create a diverse conference group, with attendees from multiple locations around the world. Virtual attendees are encouraged to consider putting together a panel or a round table of presenters from their own institution; in that way, that institution can function as an international hub for the conference. Sindiwe Magona 2023: Literary Reflections on Contemporary Issues in South Africa and Beyond
Yasna Bozhkova (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle) and Nell Wasserstrom (Boston College)
Atelier Société d’Études Woolfiennes (SEW)/Société d’Études Modernists (SEM)
Congrès La Société des Anglicistes de l’Enseignement Supérieur (SAES)
Université Rennes 2, June 1-3 2023