category: cultural studies and historical approaches

Exploring Imaginary Worlds: Audiences, Fan Cultures and Geographies of the Imagination

full name / name of organization: 
William Proctor (Bournemouth University) and Richard McCulloch (Regent's University London)
contact email: 
bproctor@bournemouth.ac.uk; mccullochr@regents.ac.uk

Call for Papers: Special themed issue of Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies

America's Obsession with Superheroes

full name / name of organization: 
Michelle Stonis / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
contact email: 
michelle.stonis@csulb.edu

“Hera, give me strength!” Wonder Woman can do a lot of things, but writing your proposal for this panel isn’t one of them.

Special Issue of TEXT Journal –Why YA?: Researching, writing and publishing Young Adult fiction in Australasia

full name / name of organization: 
Jessica Seymour (Southern Cross University) and Denise Beckton (Central Queensland University)
contact email: 
j.seymour.21@student.scu.edu.au

The early twenty-first century saw Young Adult (YA) fiction rise to become the world’s fastest growing literature category.

[UPDATE} Extended Deadline - May 15: Area of Whedon Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
contact email: 
kwhaleyuky@gmail.com

Topics include any aspect of Joss Whedon’s television and web texts (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Serenity, Dr.

VII International Gothic Literature Congress “Uncanny Transgressions”

full name / name of organization: 
International Gothic Congress
contact email: 
antonio.alcala@itesm.mx

During the last years, Gothic Literature has just begun to be accepted as a literary field worth of study among Mexican scholars.

Shakespearean Performance Research Group 2015 CFP

full name / name of organization: 
Shakespearean Performance Research Group, American Society for Theatre Research
contact email: 
astr.sprg@gmail.com

Abstract due date, May 31, 2015

The Shakespearean Performance Research Group

Conference CFP: PSYCHOANALYSIS AND FREEDOM (April 22-23, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
LACK / COLORADO COLLEGE
contact email: 
scott.krzych@coloradocollege.edu

The first biannual conference for LACK, a new organization devoted to the promotion and development of Lacanian psychoanalytic theory, will be held at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado, o

"Contested Terrains: Third World Women, Feminisms and Geopolitics" Submission deadline: Dec 1, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy
contact email: 
shelley.park@ucf.edu; rherr@bentley.edu

Special Issue "Contested Terrains: Third World Women, Feminisms, and Geopolitics"

Volume 32 Issue 3, 2017

MAY 15 DEADLINE: Women in the Global Eighteenth Century, November 5-6, 2015 Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J.

full name / name of organization: 
The Aphra Behn Society for Women in the Arts, 1660-1830
contact email: 
Dr. Kirsten Schultz at Kirsten.schultz@shu.edu or Dr. Karen Gevirtz at Karen.gevirtz@shu.edu

In The Global Eighteenth Century, Felicity Nussbaum and her contributors urged scholars to see the eighteenth century as “wide”: a period with a geographical as well as temporal sweep.

[UPDATE] [NEW EMAIL ADDRESS] CFP War and Peace in Early Modern Literature and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Queen's University Belfast
contact email: 
warandpeaceconference@qub.ac.uk

CFP ‘War and Peace in Early Modern Literature and Culture’

Interactions between Literature and Advertising

full name / name of organization: 
special issue of Interférences littéraires/Literaire interferenties: A Multilingual e-Journal of Literary Studies.
contact email: 
david.martens@arts.kuleuven.be

Advertising draws upon literary culture in many ways: it borrows quotations for its slogans, enlists the services of aspiring and established writers and, more in generally, it uses many stylistic and

ARST @ RSA: 2016 Preconference CFP

full name / name of organization: 
Association for the Rhetoric of Science and Technology
contact email: 
akr@txstate.edu

Skepticism, Doubt & Change in Science, Medicine & Technology

Multimedia Faulkner at SAMLA 87 - Nov. 13-15, 2015 - Durham, NC

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association, William Faulkner Society
contact email: 
hstrom@gsu.edu, ulf.kirchdorfer@darton.edu

Call for book chapters - Shakespeare: New Critical Perspectives - abstracts by 1 June, papers due 31 October

full name / name of organization: 
Petar Penda
contact email: 
petar.penda@unibl.rs

I am working on an edited book to mark 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death to be published by a UK publisher in 2016.

Fashion and Material Culture Area at Midwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
contact email: 
kobrien1@memphis.edu

FASHION AND MATERIAL CULTURE
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, October 1-4, 2015
Cincinnati, OH
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

Deadline: May 15, 2015

Call for Reviewers: Chop Suey and Sushi from Sea to Shining Sea

full name / name of organization: 
Chop Suey and Sushi from Sea to Shining Sea: Asian Restaurants in the United States
contact email: 
AsianRestaurantBook@gmail.com

Blind Peer Reviewers Needed (Graduate Students Welcome)

I am writing to ask for volunteers to blind peer review essays seeking
inclusion in Chop Suey and Sushi from Sea to Shining Sea: Asian

[UPDATE] Literature and Tourisms of the Long Nineteenth Century - 6/3/15

full name / name of organization: 
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_ Special Issue cfp

Literature and Tourisms of the Long Nineteenth Century

Deadline: June 3, 2015

PAMLA 2015: Autobiography Standing Sessions, Portland State University, 6-8 November (submissions due 15 May)

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
tanya.heflin@iup.edu

CFP: Film Exhibition History: From the Canister to the Cloud

full name / name of organization: 
Film & History
contact email: 
carmci28@msu.edu

The journey from nickelodeon to multiplex traces the hopes and dreams of Mom and Pop entrepreneurship, the vertical integration of the movie industry, and the SCOTUS mandated ownership shifts in the h

Immigrant Transitions in Literature and Film (PAMLA, May 15)

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
contact email: 
lcoklin@writing.ucsb.edu

PAMLA, Nov 6-8, 2015
Portland, OR

Immigrant Transitions in Literature and Film

UCLA Mediascape Journal "Meta" Section Call For Papers Due June 30th

full name / name of organization: 
University of California Los Angeles - School of Film, Televsion an Digital Media
contact email: 
mediascape.meta@gmail.com

Mediascape – META Section Call for Papers 2015 – Topic: “Time”

“Devilishly Human” – Manifestations of Evil in Contemporary Cultures

full name / name of organization: 
University of Salzburg and Salzburg Institute of Religion, Culture and the Arts
contact email: 
symposium@salzburg-institute.org

CFP: “Devilishly Human” – Manifestations of Evil in Contemporary Cultures - Fourth Salzburg Institute Symposium, University of Salzburg, Austria, July 23, 2015

Neal Stephenson, the Long Now, and the History of the Future

full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA 2015
contact email: 
jlewis94822@troy.edu

We are looking for papers that address issues of history in Stephenson’s fiction.

Open Call for Papers: SCIENCE FICTION FILM AND TELEVISION

full name / name of organization: 
Gerry Canavan / SCIENCE FICTION FILM AND TELEVISION
contact email: 
gerry.canavan@marquette.edu

Science Fiction Film and Television invites submissions for our summer reading period!

Digital Animals: Inhabiting the Intersections of Nature, Culture, and Technology. [Due June 1, 2015]

full name / name of organization: 
TRACE Journal - TRACE@UF
contact email: 
mbianchi@ufl.edu

[UPDATE] 9/11 Popular Culture (Panels for MPCA,Oct 1-4, 2015); May 15 deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
pauldpetrovic@gmail.com

The 2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association conference will be held at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza from Thursday-Sunday, October 1-4

Seeking Excellent Undergraduate Work

full name / name of organization: 
Queen City Writers undergraduate journal
contact email: 
qcwriters@gmail.com

Queen City Writers is a refereed journal that publishes essays and multimedia work by undergraduate students affiliated with any post-secondary institution.

CCCC 2016 Panel: Writing (Center) Strategies for Action

full name / name of organization: 
Heather Lang & Aimee Jones
contact email: 
hl12d@my.fsu.edu

Writing (Center) Strategies for Action

CCCC 2016 Panel: Writing (Center) Strategies for Action

full name / name of organization: 
Heather Lang & Aimee Jones

Writing (Center) Strategies for Action

“She Flew to Me For Protection”: Networks, Agency, and Community in Eighteenth Century Women’s Writing (Abstracts Due June 5th)

full name / name of organization: 
EC/ASECS 2015 conference (November 12-14, 2015) West Chester, Pennsylvania
contact email: 
RGarcia@citytech.cuny.edu

This panel seeks to explore how eighteenth-century women writers recreate, redefine and utilize conventional relationships to find new communities that allow them greater access to authority.

Transforming Male Devotional Practices from the Medieval to the Early Modern, 16th and 17th September 2015

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Huddersfield
contact email: 
devotionalpracticeconference@gmail.com

This conference at the University of Huddersfield is co-hosted with the Universities of Reading and Liverpool Hope.

QUEER THEORY: Reading Queer in Literature, Film and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies [http://theapollonian.in]
contact email: 
apollonianjournal@gmail.com, subashishbhattacharjee@gmail.com, mmm.saikatguha@gmail.com

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (ISSN 2393-9001)
Call for Papers
Volume 2, Issue 2 | June-July 2015

FOCUS: Reading Queer in Literature, Film and Culture

Edited Collection - The Global Road Movie, Deadline July 30

full name / name of organization: 
Timothy Corrigan (University of Pennsylvania) – José Duarte (University of Lisbon/ULICES)
contact email: 
roadmoviesoftheworld@gmail.com

In light of the recent publications on road movies (Neil Archer, 2012; Gott and Schilt, 2013; Sara Brandellero, 2013 or Natália Pinnaza, 2014), we welcome contributions for a volume focusing on road

UPDATE: EXTENDED DEADLINE - 2015 MPCA URBAN STUDIES

full name / name of organization: 
Megan Cannella/ MPCA/ACA
contact email: 
megan.cannella@gmail.com

Call for Papers:
Urban Studies
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, 1-4 October 2015
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

CFP: Children and Childhood Studies Area, MAPACA (Nov. 5-7, 2015) - DEADLINE June 29, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
contact email: 
brandi.venable@rutgers.edu or eva.lupold@rutgers.edu

Children and Childhood Studies (CCS) focuses on the societal, cultural, and political forces that shape the lives of children and the concept of childhood contemporaneously and throughout history.

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