Recent upheaval from the Trump administration’s policy-making in the United States has seen the lives of queer subjects radically altered. This has included numerous executive orders that seek to curtail the power and agency of certain groups based on race, disability, gender, and sexuality particularly. Such identity distinctions are being made through an increasingly nationalist, and therefore heteronormative, lens which lends itself to the supremacy of ideals that support hegemonic cultural discourse.
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Since its creation in the mid-20th century, fantasy sport has become a significant part of international sport and its history. Once an obscure subculture of statistics-obsessed sports fans, fantasy sport now constitutes a cultural phenomenon with 59.3 million North American participants in 2017 and with tens of millions more throughout the world. According to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, North American participants alone spend an average of $556 a year on fantasy sport and related materials, amounting to almost $33 billion in annual revenue. With this level of fan interest and earning capacity, fantasy sport is now a major force within the global sport industry.
CALL FOR PAPERS / ARTICLES [New Journal]SOUTHEAST ASIAN MEDIA STUDIES
Vol. 1, No. 3, December 2019
"Special Issue on Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam"
Guest Editor: John Charles Ryan, University of New England
The third issue of the Southeast Asian Media Studies journal aims to provide a collection of research articles about the mass media of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam, bringing together discursive inquiries on media studies and literacy in and about the aforementioned countries.
CALL FOR PAPERS / ARTICLES [New Journal]
SOUTHEAST ASIAN MEDIA STUDIES
Vol. 1, No. 2, August 2019
"Special Issue on Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, and Indonesia"
Guest Editor: Prof. James McLellan, Universiti Brunei Darussalam
The second issue of the Southeast Asian Media Studies journal aims to provide a collection of research articles about the mass media of Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, and Malaysia, bringing together discursive inquiries on media studies and literacy in and about the aforementioned countries.
CALL FOR PAPERS/ARTICLES [New Journal]Southeast Asian Media Studies
Vol. 1, No. 1, April 2019
"Special Issue on Singapore, the Philippines, and Timor Leste"
Guest Editor: Prof. Cecilia Fe Sta. Maria-Abalos, University of the Philippines
The first issue of the Southeast Asian Media Studies journal aims to provide a collection of research articles about the mass media of Singapore, the Philippines, and Timor Leste, bringing together discursive inquiries on media studies and literacy in and about the aforementioned countries.
Call for Chapters: Hispanic and Lusophone Voices of Africa
Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on Hispanic and Lusophone Voices of Africa. The volume will be edited by Prof. David Mongor- Lizarrabengoa (Montclair State University) and Sarita Addy (University of Western Ontario).
Arthur Koestler, the man, has been in the forefront of academic interest in the past twenty years. In this period, three critical biographies have been published in English alone, another three in Hungarian, two in German, one in Spanish, and another one in French, in other words, on average, one volume every second year. While this is a luxurious situation few other authors can claim, the fact remains that although Koestler was a writer who wrote seven novels and a play, six volumes of autobiography, and more than twenty book-length works of non-fiction, the last book in English devoted to his oeuvre was published in 1984. In terms of academic articles and book chapters, the situation is hardly any better.
"Screening Non-Binary Bodies": A call for a Screen Bodies special issue on gender non-conforming bodies in visual media.
Guest editor: Wibke Straube, Centre for Gender Studies, Karlstad University, Sweden.
The special issue “Screening Non-Binary Bodies” is eager to explore screen representations and effects of gender non-conforming bodies in films, documentaries, video installations, performance art, Vlogs, TV, and other audio/visual media.
We are putting together a special issue tentatively called “Dirty places: geographies of waste”. “Waste” is a broad and multifaceted concept, always open to interpretation. We want to keep it that way, partly because we are looking for fresh voices, and partly because we want to facilitate an interdisciplinary conversation. However, for clarity’s sake, waste is here defined as “material that we failed to use” (Gille, 2018). Gille’s succinct definition reads like an updated version of Mary Douglas’s (1966) classic take on “dirt” —“matter out of place” —, this time formulated under the banner of the Anthropocene. For a deeper look into the concept of waste, please read the following texts:
Call for Chapter Proposals: Teaching Literature in the Online Classroom