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MONSTERS VS. ALIENS: GENDER, POWER, AND SEXUALITY IN THE "ALIEN" AND "UNDERWORLD" FILMS

updated: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 11:30am
Dr. Christie Rinck, University of South Florida
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

MONSTERS VS. ALIENS: GENDER, POWER, AND SEXUALITY IN THE ALIEN AND UNDERWORLD FILMS

 

The portrayal of women warriors in literature and popular culture is a subject of study in history, literary studies, film studies, folklore, and mythology.  In 2011, Rebecca Stringer noted the archetypal figure of the woman warrior is an example of a normal thing that happens in some cultures, while also being a counter stereotype, opporing the normal construction of war, violence and agression as masculine.  This convention-defying position makes the female warrior (or, shero, heroine, hero) a prominent topic of investigation for discourses surrounding female power and gender roles in society.

Comics Arts Conference WonderCon

updated: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:26am
Comics Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, and panels taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at WonderCon in Anaheim, CA, March 23-25, 2018.  We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars.  We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.

Crime Fiction(s): Victorian and Neo-Victorian Narratives of Crime and Punishment

updated: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:26am
Dr Anne Schwan / Edinburgh Napier University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

Crime Fiction(s): Victorian and Neo-Victorian Narratives of Crime and Punishment

 

An interdisciplinary one-day conference at Edinburgh Napier University

Friday 27th April 2018

 

Co-hosted by the Scottish Centre for Victorian and Neo-Victorian Studies (SCVS), the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR), and the Centre for Literature and Writing (CLAW) at Edinburgh Napier

 

The Geek and Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:25am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Call for Papers

THE GEEK AND POPULAR CULTURE

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 15, 2017

 

Shirley Jackson's Domesticity

updated: 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:42pm
American Literature Assoc./Shirley Jackson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Shirley Jackson wrote about about haunted houses, dysfunctional families, wayward children, attempts at maintaining a sane work-life balance, as well as restricted, doomed women in a period when Americans were constantly reminded of their civic duties to manage and maintain clean, comfortable, ‘normal’ domestic spaces. But as evidenced by letters from her fans, Shirley Jackson’s approach to domesticity opened up the possibility for something different, something more for women who felt trapped by their home lives.

This panel seeks work that addresses any aspect of Jackson’s domesticity in her fiction or nonfiction for the May 2018 ALA Conference in San Francisco.

A Critical Introduction to R.E.M.

updated: 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:50pm
Tom Hertweck / University of Nevada, Reno
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 12, 2018

A Critical Introduction to R.E.M.

edited by Tom Hertweck (U of Nevada, Reno)

for inclusion in the series "For the Record: Lexington Studies in Rock and Popular Music" (Lexington Books)

Call for Abstracts – ATHE 2018 –Panel Proposal

updated: 
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 2:27pm
Zach Dailey / Texas Tech University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 27, 2017

Call for Abstracts – ATHE 2018 –Panel Proposal

AMERICA ONLINE: (WEB)SITE-SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE

 

A potential Multidisciplinary Panel for

Performance Studies Focus Group and American Theatre and Drama Society

 

CFP - Myth and Fairy Tales

updated: 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:34pm
SWPACA (Southwest Popular and American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 22, 2017

All scholars working in the areas of myth and/or fairy tales are invited to submit paper or panel proposals for the upcoming SWPACA Conference. Panels are now forming on topics related to all aspects of myths and fairy tales and their connections to popular culture. To participate in this area, you do not need to present on both myths and fairy tales; one or the other is perfectly fine. Presentations considering both genres are of course welcome and can stimulate interesting discussions. Proposals for forming your own Myth or Fairy Tale-focused panel – especially panels focused on one particular myth/tale – are encouraged.

Paper topics might include (but are certainly not limited to):

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