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Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900 to present

updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 2:58pm
Americana: An Institute for American Studies and Creative Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900 to present, is currently reading American Studies essays for the Fall 2016 edition of the journal. Attach and email submissions to editor@americanpopularculture.com. For more information, visit the links here: http://americanpopularculture.com/journal/index.htm. Queries to editor@americanpopularculture.com.

 

Transmedia Storytelling: Questioning Canon in 21st-century Popular Culture Narratives (NeMLA 2017 Panel)

updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 2:56pm
Mary Ellen Iatropoulos / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

How does transmedia storytelling inform and influence contemporary understandings of the relationship between medium, auteur, canon, and fandom? Although clearly successful in connecting with audiences hungry for more stories set in these universes, transmedia continuations of films, television shows, and comic books illustrate how the marketing of auteurism obscures as much as clarifies complexities in authorship, collaborative production, different reading styles demanded of audiences across different media, and the relative importance of dynamics between intention vs. reception and narrative continuity vs. formal dissimilarity.

Lifewriting Annual - Call for Book Reviews

updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 2:56pm
Rob Ward (Brown University)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Lifewriting Annual: Biographical and Autobiographical Studies (AMS Press) seeks reviews of recent publications, including autobiographies, memoirs, letters, and so on. Word length: 1000-1500 words. Citation style: Chicago, 16th edition (author/date). Deadline for submission: December 1st, 2016. Expected publication of volume 6: 2017. Please get in touch with short proposals and questions. 

Superhero Narratives and (Dis)Ability Roundtable (NeMLA 2017)

updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 2:56pm
Derek S. McGrath and Mary Ellen Iatropoulos / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

In what ways can superpowers be read as disabilities, or disabilities as superpowers? For example, The Avengers hinges on Tony Stark’s ability to recruit Bruce Banner, the Hulk, by acknowledging how they both share the “privilege” of what are interpreted as disabilities: Stark’s heart injury that led him to develop the Arc Reactor powering the Iron Man robotic suit, and Banner’s condition as the Hulk, which by height, weight, mentality, and emotions can compromise his involvement in the world but can also make him a superhero.

Dislocating Masculinity

updated: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 4:10pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

In the past year, The New York Times has rekindled a decades-long national conversation about crises in American masculinity with articles titled “Teaching Men to Be Emotionally Honest” and “A Master’s Degree in… Masculinity?” These pieces of popular journalism look (warily) to the academy to demystify what it means to be a man; this panel turns the lens back on popular culture to trace how contemporary popular narratives produce images of masculine feeling and masculine crisis. As The New York Times pieces attest, the field of masculinity studies has gained traction in a political climate in which calls for gender equality and gender diversity are growing louder and more insistent.

X Marks the Spot: Lyric Chiasmus and Chiastic Lyrics

updated: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 11:16am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

For a moment in time, a generation ago, apostrophe became for some scholars the embodiment of the lyric gesture itself. In Jonathan Culler’s words, apostrophe signals “not a moment in a temporal sequence but a now of discourse, of writing,” typified by the poetic “O.” Long the neglected step-sibling of lyric apostrophe, chiasmus (“a crosswise placing” from the Greek letter chi) embodies the boustrophedonic turns of repetition and reversal, which also might be seen at the heart of the lyric. Where apostrophe involves a turning away to address an absent person, thing, or idea, chiasmus seems to turn inward—to sound, form, image.

Modernist Forms of Fidelity (NeMLA 2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 10:50am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

NeMLA 48, Baltimore, Maryland, March 23-26, 2017

Modernist Forms of Fidelity

Diverse Unfreedoms and their Ghosts

updated: 
Monday, July 11, 2016 - 8:36am
Sarada Balagopalan, Cati Coe, and Keith Green (Rutgers U, Camden)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Call for Conference Papers:

Diverse Unfreedoms and their Ghosts

A One-Day Conference

 

Rutgers University, Camden

March 31, 2017

 

Deadline for abstracts: October 1, 2016

 

Multidisciplinary Pedagogies for the 19th Century--Roundtable

updated: 
Monday, July 11, 2016 - 8:34am
Nineteenth Century Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Roundtable Discussion on Pedagogies Across Disciplines (addressing 19th century works)

Nineteenth Century Studies Association Meeting, “Memory and Commemoration”

February 2-4, 2017 in Charleston, SC

ONE WEEK TO GO!

updated: 
Monday, July 11, 2016 - 8:28am
Western Area / FILM&HISTORY
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

Gods and Heretics: Figures of Power and Subversion in Film & Television

The Deep South in the Global South Conference

updated: 
Monday, July 11, 2016 - 8:27am
University of Louisiana at Lafayette English Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 9, 2016

DATE: April 6-8, 2017

PLACE: The University of Louisiana-Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana

 

CALL FOR PAPERS:

Nothing important can come from the South. The axis of history starts in Moscow, goes to Bonn, crosses over to Washington, and then goes to Tokyo.  What happens in the South is of no importance.    

--HENRY KISSINGER, 1969

 

War in the Whedonverses: Essays on Warfare and Military Studies in the Works of Joss Whedon

updated: 
Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 10:06am
Ensley F. Guffey and Samira S. Nadkarni
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

CFP for Edited Book Collection: War in the Whedonverses: Essays on Warfare and Military Studies in the Works of Joss Whedon

 

Editors: Ensley F. Guffey and Samira S. Nadkarni

Publishers: McFarland and Co.

Book Website: warinthewhedonverses.wordpress.com

 

CFP: Transnational Science Fiction Film (SCMS 2017 Panel)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 11:31am
Sean A. Guynes / Michigan State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Society for Cinema and Media Studies 2017 Confeence

Call for Panelists

Transnational Science Fiction Film and Media

Roots at 40: Reflections and Remembrances [Update]

updated: 
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 11:31am
Goodwin College
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

In the final week of January, 1977, the ABC miniseries Roots became the most-watched television program of all time. To the surprise of the show’s producers, Roots became not only a ratings windfall, but a cultural phenomenon, articulating an African-American counter-narrative of American history, provoking a dialogue about the legacy of slavery, and presenting African-American characters with a dignity and integrity that differed sharply from the caricatured representations common to television up to that time. In many ways, the response to the show by the media and the general public constitutes the first of many “conversations about race” that have punctuated the Post-Civil Rights era.

Edited anthology of Conjure, Hoodoo and Voodoo in African-American Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 11:25am
Dr. James Mellis/ William Paterson University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Articles are sought for a collection of essays on representations of Conjure, Hoodoo and Voodoo in African-American literature. This collection seeks to explore how African-American writers have used, referenced, engaged and disengaged with Conjure, Hoodoo and Voodoo in their writing through various cultural and historical movements.

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