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Consuming Cultures in Children's and Young Adult Literature and Cultures

updated: 
Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 10:05am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Critics such as James Kincaid, Kathryn Bond Stockton, Michelle Martin, Philippe Ariès, and Suzanne Linn have written about childhood and adolescence as something we consume, criticize, and commercialize, whilst simultaneously romanticizing and desiring. In Consuming Kids (2004), Suzanne Linn suggests consumerist culture is conducting a “hostile takeover” of childhood and adolescence. While cultural consumption of childhood and adolescence has increased, these spheres are likewise being offered up as commercial commodities across medias. We seek papers that explore all aspects of Children’s and Young Adult Literature, as well as those addressing the conference theme of consuming cultures.

Themed issue on Radio beyond Boundaries

updated: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 9:07am
Tobias Hochscherf
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

CFP. Themed issue of The Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television

 

Radio beyond Boundaries

 

The Legacy of Watership Down: Animals, Adaptation, Animation

updated: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 2:07pm
University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

The Legacy of Watership Down: Animals, Adaptation, Animation
An interdisciplinary symposium

University of Warwick
Saturday 10th November 2018

Organised by: Dr Catherine Lester

Keynote speaker: Dr Chris Pallant (Canterbury Christ Church University)

Love etc.

updated: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 1:57pm
Center for Uses of Literature, University of Southern Denmark
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

LOVE, ETC.

A conference sponsored by the “Uses of Literature” Research Project at the University of Southern Denmark, October 3-4, 2019

What is there left to say about love? Endlessly invoked, celebrated, assailed, abused, and parodied, love has been hailed as the meaning of life and disdained as the ultimate cliché. This conference is inspired by the conviction that love is poised to become a focus of renewed interest in the humanities. We anticipate two main focal points for the conference, without excluding other options.

The Adaptation Essay Prize 2018

updated: 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 9:19am
Adaptation
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

The Adaptation Essay Prize 2018Entries now open

About the Adaptation Essay Prize

The Adaptation Essay Prize is a new innovation from the journal, launched in 2011 to encourage the best new scholarship in the field. While the journal publishes many articles which focus on the relationship between literature and film, the Editors are particularly keen to publish work which challenges the primacy of that relationship: this might include essays on computer games, opera, popular music, animation, genre fiction or work with a wider theoretical sweep.

The Prize

The winner’s prize will consist of:

*EXTENDED DEADLINE* Theorising the Popular Conference - Liverpool (UK), 11-12 July 2018

updated: 
Monday, March 19, 2018 - 9:21am
Joshua Gulam / Liverpool Hope University - Media and Communication Department
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS

Please submit absrtacts by Saturday, March 31st.

 

Theorising the Popular Conference 2018

Liverpool Hope University, July 11th-12th 2018

 

Journal Issue on Tim Burton

updated: 
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 12:35pm
Dr. Antonio Sanna
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Journal Issue on Tim Burton

Edited by Antonio Sanna

The Fates of Frankenstein

updated: 
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 5:48am
Edinburgh Napier University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Call for papers

Conference: The Fates of Frankenstein

23-24 November 2018, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh

2018 sees a flourishing crop of events commemorating, one way or another, the bicentenary of Frankenstein’s publication. The Fates of Frankenstein is a two-day conference about adaptations and appropriations of Shelley’s novel.

‘It Is True, We Shall Be Monsters’: New Perspectives on Horror, Science Fiction and the Monstrous Onscreen.

updated: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 9:36am
De Montfort University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 13, 2018

Call for Papers

‘It Is True, We Shall Be Monsters’: New Perspectives on Horror, Science Fiction and the Monstrous Onscreen.

Wednesday 13th of June 2018

Postgraduate Conference

Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre, De Montfort University, Leicester.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Dr Laura Mee and Dr Johnny Walker

 

Consuming Cultures- MMLA Popular Culture Panel(s)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 4:57pm
Midwest Modern Language Association, Consuming Cultures Convention at Kansas City Marriott, November 15-18, 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Since the emergence of Capitalism in Western society, humanity’s role as consumers of culture has become internalized as an inalienable component of modernity. From Marx’s metaphor of vampire labor in Capital to George Romero’s metaphorical representation of zombies as consumers in Dawn of the Dead to the ravenous hunger of online fandoms eagerly seeking for new content, the relationship between popular culture and its human consumers draws upon a rich, expansive history that recontextualizes interpolated human relationships by emphasizing (and sometimes questioning) the cultural narratives that dominate modern societies.

PCAS conference Panel: Bad Boys in Sports

updated: 
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 10:36am
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

“Bad Boys” and Girls in Sports

 

CFP: Reflections on Black Panther

updated: 
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 12:15pm
Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies (www.jpanafrican.org)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 23, 2018

Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies (formerly The Journal of Pan African Studies; JPAS), a trans-disciplinary on-line multilingual peer reviewed scholarly journal devoted to the intellectual synthesis of research, scholarship and critical thought on the African experience around the world, is seeking contributions for a special edition of scholarly reflections about historical and current social complexity in Africa and the African diaspora as mirrored in Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole’s film Black Panther (Marvel Studio. Burbank, CA: 2018).

 

Science Fiction and Fantasy International Conference Messengers from the Stars: Episode V – “Fragments of Humanity”

updated: 
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 5:53am
School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

Science Fiction and Fantasy International Conference

Messengers from the Stars:  Episode V – “Fragments of Humanity”

 

School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon

University Lisbon Centre for English Studies

November 29-30, 2018

http://messengersfromthestars.letras.ulisboa.pt/conference-2018/

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Call for Proposals: Black Panther Model United Nations Simulations

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 11:18am
Roberto Sirvent, Hope International University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 20, 2019

We invite scholars, educators, activists, and college students to help create Model UN simulations based off the comic book series The Black Panther. The goal is to create an online archive of Black Panther committee simulations that are made available at no cost to middle schools, high schools, and universities organizing their own Model UN conferences.

Those interested are encouraged to contact Roberto Sirvent at rdsirvent@hiu.edu. When contacting Roberto, please indicate one (or more) of the following that best describes you:

“Bad Boys” and Girls in Sports: an edited collection of scholarly analyses

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:06am
Book publication
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

At their most basic level, sporting events are about numbers: wins and losses, percentages and points, shots and saves, clocks and countdowns. However, when it comes to sports narratives—the expert commentary before, during and after, the athlete interviews and press conferences, the fan debates around a television or in online forums, etc.—the stories quickly leave the realm of analytics and enter into mythos. The narratives we tell make sports so compelling. We shape athletes into heroes or scapegoats, Davids or Goliaths. We mold the sporting event into a comeback tale or a fall from grace. In other words, we make sports dramatic.

 

2018 Science Fictions, Popular Cultures Call for Presentations

updated: 
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 11:22am
SCIENCE FICTIONS, POPULAR CULTURES CONFERENCE @HAWAIICON
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

SCIENCE FICTIONS, POPULAR CULTURES
devoted to cross-disciplinary, cross-genre, and cross-media scholarship

SCIENCE FICTIONS, POPULAR CULTURES is a scholarly, academic conference which runs in conjunction with HawaiiCon (September 13-16, 2018) at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows on the western coast of the Big Island of Hawai’i.

CFP: Edited Collection on Eliza Rachel Félix

updated: 
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 4:13am
Nevena Stojanovic, West Virginia University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

DEADLINE EXTENDED (New Deadline: May 1, 2018)

I welcome chapter proposals for an interdisciplinary collection on the life, oeuvre, and legacy of the famous nineteenth-century French Jewish actress Eliza Rachel Félix (1821-1858). Scholars in the fields of literary and cultural studies, theater, Jewish studies, history of art, journalism, etc. are encouraged to contribute the proposals. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

--Rachel as a Jewish actress

--Rachel as a tragedienne

--Rachel’s roles

--Rachel’s impact on the French theater

--Rachel’s influence on nineteenth-century actresses

--Rachel as a symbol of resistance and revolution

--Rachel as a national and international celebrity

Media Journey Symposium 2018: Animation in Transcultural Contexts

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 11:17am
University of East Anglia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 9, 2018

Media Journeys 2018: Animation in Transcultural Contexts

Symposium at the University of East Anglia

 24th May 2018

 

Call For Papers: Paper Proposal Deadline: 9th March 2018 (Extended deadline)

 

Essays on Resistance in Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 12:54pm
Clark Firestone Pharr
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 20, 2018

The 21st century has become inculcated with a sense of perpetual crisis, reflecting a world seemingly on the verge of catastrophe. This new age of anxiety is evident not only in the breakdown of traditional hegemonies, but also in an increasingly personal sense of fear, futility, and frustration for marginalized communities. Within this context, we invite essays for a collection that explores the topic/themes/ideas of resistance in works of myriad types of contemporary (~2005-2018) popular culture.

Do You Believe in Magic?: The Narrative Construction of Magical Worlds, Creatures, and Characters

updated: 
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 8:17pm
Museum of Science Fiction/Escape Velocity Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

The Museum of Science Fiction is accepting 250 word proposals for 15-20 minute papers to be presented at this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in National Harbor Maryland, May 25th – 27th, 2018.

As is often the case in the examination of the mainstream literary cannon, works incorporating “traditional” magic, Afro-diasporic voodoo and Santeria, and other mystical cosmologies are frequently dismissed as non-literature in an increasingly secular and data-driven world. But by violating the laws of empirical reality, magical narratives challenge the preferred Western emphasis on science to make room for cultural, religious, and social practices inexplicable in scientific terms.

The Mondo Film and its Legacy

updated: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:11am
University of Bradford (UK)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Film International

http://filmint.nu/

 

Contributions are invited for a special edition of Film International devoted to the ‘mondo’ shock documentary film. The mondo genre was created in the 1960s by Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi and Paolo Cavara with their first feature Mondo Cane (Italy, 1962). The genre quickly became an international sensation, hated by most critics but admired by large audiences and the likes of John Waters, Sergio Leone, Boyd Rice and J.G. Ballard.

 

Contributions can explore any aspect of the mondo film including the pre-history of the genre and its legacy.

 

Reading Young Adult Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 2:25pm
Sean Donnelly / University of Birmingham
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 9, 2018

Reading YA Fiction Symposium, Thursday 24th May, Westmere House, University of Birmingham

YA Fiction has boomed in popularity in the twenty first century, from blockbuster franchises Twilight and The Hunger Games to critically acclaimed works by authors including Phillip Pullman, Patrick Ness and Malorie Blackman. Once valued primarily as a pedagogic tool, YA is beginning to emerge from the shadow of Children’s Literature to become an exciting field of study in its own right.  Critics including Roberta Trites, Robyn McCallum, Allison Waller and Crag Hill have produced complex theoretical readings of YA, establishing the groundwork for specialist scholarship in this area.

Textual Transactions in Netherlandic Literature, Language and Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 8:59am
MLA Dutch Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Textual Transactions IN NETHERLANDIC LITERATURE, LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

3–6 January 2019, Chicago

Session organized by the MLA Dutch Forum

The Modern Language Association is the oldest and largest professional organization dedicated to the study of language and literature in America. For the 2019 convention of the Modern Language Association, the MLA Dutch Forum is organizing a session on the 2019 Presidential theme ‘Textual Transactions’. The convention will be held from 3–6 January, in Chicago.

Anne Gere, the 2018–19 president of the MLA, has chosen Textual Transactions as the presidential theme for the 2019 MLA Annual Convention in Chicago. This is described as follows:

Brand placement in film and TV series

updated: 
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 12:56pm
University Paris 8
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

The research program MEDIA (TransCrit, EA 1569) is organizing a one-day workshop on brand placement in film and TV series. The workshop will be held at the University of Paris 8 on Friday 15 June 2018.

Neither an artistic choice nor a coincidence, brand placement started to be used as soon as the movie industry was created but in a moderate way. Due to the rising costs of film production, this financial partnership has progressively become unavoidable to such an extent that a certain number of Hollywood movies and series could not be produced without it. The same applies, perhaps even to a larger degree, to TV shows, even though their production mode sometimes places them side-by-side with regular TV commercials.

Death and Celebrity

updated: 
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 9:36am
Celebrity, Citizenship and Status Project, University of Portsmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

Call for Papers: Death and Celebrity

Wednesday 6th June 2018, University of Portsmouth

 

Keynote Speakers:

Dr Ruth Penfold-Mounce, University of York

Dr Samantha Matthews, University of Bristol

 

‘Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil’ (John Milton)

 

‘Fame is a food that dead men eat’ (Henry Austin Dobson)

 

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