The superhero-as-outsider has been a narrative told for decades since Superman’s parents sent him on a rocket from Krypton to Earth. The immigration narrative is closely aligned with extraterrestrial heroes, including refugees such as the Martian Manhunter and Icon. Yet a superhero does not have to be from another planet to experience the process of immigration: in just X-Men, Charles Xavier, Deadpool, Nightcrawler, Colossus, and Storm all work outside their nations of birth, and Magneto forms Genosha as an international sanctuary for mutants persecuted by their governments. Recent films such as Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther examine the challenges of being forced out of one’s home and taking on the role of an exile.
film and television
Carlos Reygadas is a twenty-first century Mexican auteur of international acclaim. His opera prima, Japón (2002), was awarded the Caméra d’Or Special Mention at Cannes. After his second and third features were nominated for the Palme d’Or, his latest feature, Post Tenebras Lux (2012), again nominated for the Palme d’Or, won the award for best director. Reygadas’s poetic and experimental use of images, along with his subversive approach to traditional cinematic representations of Mexican life, has opened up an array of possibilities of interpretation for audiences and critics alike.
Present your research on queer television in the 21st century at the 2018 Finnish Gender Studies Conference, which will occur in Turku, Finland, from November 22-24, 2018. The language of these presentations will be English.
This workshop call for papers invites presentation proposals pertaining to any aspect(s) of queerness in contemporary television during the period from 2000 to the present. Topics pertaining to cultural and/or television studies at the intersection of gender/sexuality studies and/or queer theory are invited from scholars, educators, and students of various levels and disciplines. Contributors are encouraged to interpret and explore this topic broadly and innovatively.
Abstracts are sought for a collection of philosophical essays related to the book and television series The Good Place. This volume will be published by Open Court Publishing (the publisher of The Simpsons and Philosophy, Pink Floyd and Philosophy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy, Bullshit and Philosophy, Mr. Robot and Philosophy, and The Americans and Philosophy, etc.) as part of their successful Popular Culture and Philosophy series. Chapters of the book are meant to be accessible and entertaining to a lay audience. Potential contributors may want to examine other volumes in the Open Court series.
Daphne Du Maurier: A Critical Reassessment – An Interdisciplinary International Conference
28-29 June 2019
Venue : Le Mans Université, Department of Anglophone Studies, Avenue Olivier Messiaen, 72085 Le Mans cedex 09, France
Key Words: Daphne du Maurier – Short fiction – Novels – Film adaptations – Didactics --Biography – Psychoanalysis – Local history
NeMLA 2019 CFP
The Aesthetics of Frechheit: Cynicism and Resistance in German Speaking Culture
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In today’s mass media landscape, reports of domestic tragedies, inexplicable violence, and familial collapse have become staples of the 24-hour news cycle. Meanwhile, television series like Game of Thrones (Il Trono di Spade) and soap operas like The Bold and the Beautiful (Beautiful) sensationalize transgressions like parricide, incest, and tyrannical impulses to massive global success.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Popular Culture Association (PCA) National Conference
April 17-20, 2019
Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
50 NeMLA Convention, March 21-24, 2019 in Washington D.C.