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Popular Culture in a New Media Age: Trends and Transitions

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 1:56pm
Hellenic Association for American Studies (HELAAS) and the Department of American Literature and Culture of the School of English of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 6, 2019

Ex-Centric Narratives:

Journal of Anglophone Literature, Culture and Media

The Hellenic Association for American Studies (HELAAS) in cooperation with the Department of American Literature and Culture of the School of English of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), Greece, is launching the fourth issue of the electronic multi/interdisciplinary open access, refereed journal with the title Ex-centric Narratives: Journal of Anglophone 
Literature, Culture and Media (Ex-Na). The journal addresses academics, scholars and graduate students engaging in the interdisciplinary study of Anglophone literatures, cultures and media and will be published once a year.

Hip Hop Ecologies (Workshop and Special Issue)

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 2:09pm
University of Konstanz, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Hip Hop Ecologies: A Workshop at the University of Konstanz (June 26-28, 2020)

Hip hop is one of the globally most successful forms of cultural production today. Since its emergence in the African American and Latino neighborhoods of 1970s New York City, it has spread around the world and exerted a considerable impact not only on pop culture, but on societal debates around race, class, public safety, nationality, gender, and a range of other issues. The rapidly expanding field of hip hop studies has examined its artistic development and cultural significance from a variety of angles. What has remained almost entirely absent from scholarly debate is the relationship between hip hop and the environment.

2020 C19: Reforming Women

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 1:57pm
Emily Banta / Rutgers University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 16, 2019

Please consider submitting an abstract for this proposed panel for the 2020 C19 conference in Coral Gables.

Reforming Women

Women were powerful activists in a range of nineteenth-century reform movements, agitating for abolition, temperance, prison reform, education reform, and women’s suffrage, to name a few. This panel asks how women’s reform work participated in the practices of dissent and consent, exploring the politics and poetics of nineteenth-century women’s activism. The very term “reform” bridges material change and continuity in the act of making: the work of re-forming involves repetition, revision, and return, which present substantial political possibilities as well as distinct limits.  

Proposals sections “Essays” and “Theory and practice of Translation” Ticontre, XIII, 2020

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 12:19pm
Ticontre. Teoria Testo Traduzione
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

«Ticontre» focuses on Literary Criticism and Textual Analysis, History of Literature, Literary Theory, Comparative Literature, and Translation Studies. All manuscripts will undergo a double-blind peer-review process. Since its foundation in 2014, «Ticontre» is regularly published twice a year, with a total of eleven issues and 185 papers. In the last four years, pdf articles were downloaded more than 65,000 times. Up to thirty per cent of them are written in a language other than Italian and authors belong to over seventy different universities, half of which abroad.

Esotericism & Occultism @ SWPACA 2020

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 12:22pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Esotericism & Occultism

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2019

Graduate Journal aspeers Calls for Papers on "Pride and Shame in America" by 27 Oct 2019

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 12:19pm
aspeers: emerging voices in american studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 27, 2019

In June 2019, Stonewall 50 marked the largest LGBTQ+ event in history. Half a century ago, after the NYPD raids on the Stonewall Inn, a resistance movement that had loudly proclaimed ‘Gay Pride’ was born. The year before, James Brown had urged African Americans to “say it loud, I’m black and I’m proud.” Ever since, activists and scholars in these movements have welcomed the community-building that social formations rooted in pride have fostered, while, at the same time, backlash against the increased visibility of such disenfranchised groups has appropriated this terminology as well, for instance in the supremacist slogans ‘white pride’ or ‘straight pride.’

“Imagined Blackness in Imagined Communities”

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 12:54pm
DeLisa Hawkes/ U of Maryland, College Park
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019

Afrofuturism has become increasingly central to critical conversations about Afro-pessimism, race relations, and cultural histories. This proposed panel draws from Benedict Anderson’s conception of “nation” in his pivotal text Imagined Communities as a generative starting point for thinking about black community formations, black futurity, and cultural histories represented in literature. Anderson claims that “since World War II every successful revolution has defined itself in national terms” (2). However, nations are merely “imagined political communities… as both inherently limited and sovereign” (6).

MUSIC, CINEMA, AND MODERNISM: The Works and Heritage of Kurt Weill between Europe and America

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 1:50pm
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 MUSIC, CINEMA, AND MODERNISM:The Works and Heritage of Kurt Weill between Europe and America TORINO, , Università degli studi di Torino, Palazzo Nuovo22-24 May 2020 Keynote Speakers: • Nils Grosch (Universität Salzburg)• Stephen Hinton (Stanford University)  The conference aims to address aspects of Kurt Weill’s works in relation to his contemporaries and his heritage to succeeding generations, both in the United States and in Europe.

Special Issue on War and Conflict in North American Autobiographical and Documentary Narratives

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 1:06pm
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Our age is one of refugee crises, of wars where the civilian population is more exposed than ever before, and of terrorist attacks that can produce more victims than organized combat. Today, information about all of these events circulates faster than ever, particularly outside of traditional media outlets.  Witnessing and reporting about destruction has never been easier, and cultural memory and social responsibility are more mobile and more complicated as a consequence.