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From Selma to Stonewall: Intersectional Identities and LGBT Activism

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 4:05pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

From Selma to Stonewall: Intersectional Identities and LGBT Activism

Queer theory underscores the importance and history of intersectional identities in the LGBT movement as it pertains to race, gender, religion, class, immigration, disability, etc. We are looking for dynamic presenters who will offer case studies analyzing how outsider and mainstream art as well as grassroots and establishment political activism interrogates and employs intersectional identities to advance LGBT rights.

UPDATE and REMINDER: Black Mirror Edited Collection

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 4:04pm
Dr Terence McSweeney, Southampton Solent University and Dr Stuart Joy, Southampton Solent University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

 

----UPDATE/REMINDER----

Edited collection on Black Mirror. (Deadline for abstracts/proposals January 31st 2018)

full name / name of organization: 

Dr Terence McSweeney, Southampton Solent University

and

Dr Stuart Joy, Southampton Solent University

contact emails: 

terence.mcsweeney@solent.ac.uk

stuart.joy@solent.ac.uk

Comics Arts Conference San Diego

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 10:16am
Comics Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Comics Arts Conference is now acception 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, panels, and poster sessions taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at Comic-Con International, San Diego, CA, July 19 - 22, 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.

The Tacky South

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 3:09pm
Monica Miller
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 27, 2018

Call for papers: The Tacky South
American Studies Association Annual Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia
November 8-11, 2018

As a way to comment on a person’s style, the word “tacky” has distinctly southern origins. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, it first emerged around 1800 as a noun to describe “a poor white of the Southern States from Virginia to Georgia.” Although the OED does not draw connections between this origin and the origins of the adjective describing something “dowdy, shabby; in poor taste, cheap, vulgar,” these definitions suggest a clear link between national stereotypes of region, race, and class and urbane (and northern urban?) notions of taste, class, and sensibility.

Selling Childhood

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 10:18am
Modern Language Association Convention 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Call for Papers

Modern Language Association Convention

Chicago, IL

January 3rd – 6th, 2019

 

Selling Childhood

 

Arguably, Western culture has been selling the concept of childhood from its inception.  In the eighteenth century, figures like John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau persuaded their peers to buy the new idea that childhood constituted a distinct phase of human development. 

 

Reframing Perceptions of the Greater Caribbean in Popular Media

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 2:57pm
Caribbean Without Borders Graduate Student Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 2, 2018

7th Caribbean Without Borders Graduate Student Conference:

Reframing Perceptions of the Greater Caribbean in Popular Media.

The graduate program of the English Department at the University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras announces the call for papers for the 7th Caribbean Without Borders Graduate Student Conference to be held on May 16-18, 2018.

For this installment, we are looking for new interdisciplinary  scholarship on how the Greater Caribbean is represented in popular media, whether in literature, film, television, music, news media, social media platforms, comic books, or video games.

Submission requirements for abstracts:

The Shifting Landscape of Crime on the German Small Screen

updated: 
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 9:17am
German Studies Association Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 5, 2018

We are soliciting abstracts for a panel at the German Studies Association Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, PA September 27-30, 2018.

Traditionally the small screen has portrayed danger and crime in the context of the metropolitan, but shows like Weinberg, Dark, Tatort, Polizeiruf 110, among others have increasingly shifted the focus to suburbs, small-towns, and countryside infringing on the tranquility of these supposedly safe spaces. These shows expose the deviance and intrigue of non-metropolitan locales. Does this conflict move from the city and into the small-town or have these towns always maintained an undercurrent of menace, of which we are just now aware? 

Humor in America Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 4:22pm
American Humor Studies Association / Mark Twain Circle of America
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Humor in America 2018
Call for Participants

Sponsored by:
American Humor Studies Association
Mark Twain Circle of America

Website: https://humorinamericaconference.wordpress.com

“I knew him … a fellow of infinite jest”: Reading David Foster Wallace, Ten Years Later

updated: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 1:15pm
Josh Privett / Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

It has been ten years since the untimely death of American writer David Foster Wallace, who is best remembered for his gargantuan novel, Infinite Jest. This panel seeks papers that focus on any aspect of DFW’s life or work. Proposals might address how critical appreciation of Wallace has changed in the last decade, or they might chart new paths for the next decade of Wallace scholarship. Special preference will be given to proposals that are related to this year’s conference theme of socio-political activism, which you can read more about on the SAMLA website.

Going Global: Steampunk and Transnational Cultures

updated: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 1:15pm
University of Portsmouth / British Steampunk Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

Going Global: Steampunk and Transnational Cultures

Call for Papers

 

The Asylum Steampunk Festival Conference

Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln

25th – 26th August 2018

 

Keynote Speaker:

Yomi Ayeni – Transmedia Author, Producer, and Filmmaker

 

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