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ECR/Grad Students: call for short book reviews, popular culture/cultural studies

updated: 
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 6:23am
PopMeC research blog
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

This call is for our book recommendation section.for the academic blog (ISSN 2660-8839, https://popmec.hypotheses.org) of the PopMeC Association for US Popular Culture Studies.

We aim at recommending books that we find relevant in the realm of the representation of the US, as well as in the related cultural studies. We’d like to share books that we found inspiring, useful, and engaging, delving into culturally relevant topics, popular culture products, public reception, cultural politics, minority/discriminated groups’ representation, collective imaginaries fueled by cinema, music, comics, TV series, public performances, and whatnot. 

Global Crisis(es) between Image, Language and Time: On the Fantastic in Contemporary Films and Series

updated: 
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 4:11pm
Julia Bruehne / University of Bremen (Germany)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 21, 2021

Version française cf. ci-dessous / versión española véase abajo

Global Crisis(es) between Image, Language and Time: On the Fantastic in Contemporary Films and Series

Organization:

Julia Brühne, Orlando Valenzuela Celis, Padraic Wilson (University of Bremen, March 03-05, 2022).

CFP: 56th Annual Comparative Literature Conference "Culture Jamming and the Art of Subversion: A Multidisciplinary Perspective""

updated: 
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 4:10pm
Comparative World Literature, CSULB
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

CFP: 56th Annual Comparative World Literature Conference

Culture Jamming and the Art of Subversion: A Multidisciplinary Perspective

Venue: California State University, Long Beach. Mainly in person with a handful of sessions on zoom.

Dates: April 13 and 14, 2022 

CFP: Mystery & Detective Fiction Area of the Popular Culture Association Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 4:10pm
Jennifer Schnabel, The Ohio State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS: 

2022 NATIONAL PCA CONFERENCE IN SEATTLE, WA.

Sheraton Seattle Hotel

1400 Sixth Avenue

Seattle, WA 98101

Wednesday, April 13 – Saturday, April 16, 2022

For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org

For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/

 

CFP: MYSTERY & DETECTIVE FICTION AREA

Alfred Hitchcock

updated: 
Monday, September 27, 2021 - 11:00pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Call for Papers

[ALFRED HITCHCOCK]

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

43rdt Annual Conference, February 23-26, 2022

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on August 1, 2021

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2021

 

WASTELANDS-34th European Association for American Studies Conference

updated: 
Monday, September 27, 2021 - 1:14pm
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 10, 2021

WASTELANDS

34TH EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR AMERICAN STUDIES CONFERENCE

UNED, Madrid 6-8 April 2022

The year 2022 marks the centenary of the publication of T.S. Eliot’s poem The Waste Land. The title of the conference alludes to Eliot’s work and the main themes in it, expanding the idea of the wasteland to the study of the United States. Hence, the overarching theme of the conference is open to all kinds of reflections around the concept of “wasteland” and waste. EAAS 2022 invites proposals that address the concept of waste in U.S. culture, history, and politics.

Proposals may address (but are not restricted to) the following topics:

 WASTELANDS IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

As a Matter of Affect: Making Sense of Planetarity

updated: 
Monday, September 27, 2021 - 4:18am
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 10, 2021

Call for Papers

 

Young Researchers’ Conference

on

As a Matter of Affect: Making Sense of Planetarity

 

2-3 December 2021

 

Department of English

Jamia Millia Islamia

New Delhi

 

 

Forgiveness and Compassion from a Jewish Perspective

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 4:00pm
American Academy of Religion-Western Region
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Forgiveness and Compassion from a Jewish Perspective
This year’s AAR-WR theme is centered around the timely - and timeless - topics of “Grace, Mercy, and Atonement.” We are asked to consider what different religious groups have to say about forgiveness, compassion, and other responses to suffering, perhaps in terms of ritual or sacred activities or processes, or in terms of personal, communal, and organizational responses.

Theorizing Jack London: The 2021 Jack London Society 15th Biennial Symposium

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 2:26pm
The Jack London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

[Proposal and Registration Deadlines Extended]

The 15th Biennial Jack London Society Symposium will be held December 9–12, 2021 at The Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center in Sonoma, California.

The organizers of the 2021 Jack London Society Symposium encourage participants to experiment with innovative, alternative, and established theoretical approaches to the life and work of Jack London.We welcome conventional 20-minute paper presentations and panel submissions on any aspect of the author’s life and work. Proposals for roundtables or teaching presentations are encouraged, especially those that connect London with other writers and artists.

CFP: The Beatles Special Topic Area PCA conference 2022

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 11:29am
Popular Culture Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

As music critic Rob Sheffield says in response to a recent Hulu documentary about Paul McCartney, “Fifty years after they said goodbye, the Beatles are bigger than ever — the toppermost of the poppermost, guaranteed to raise a smile.” Sheffield cites the release of the Disney Plus Get Back documentary, the fiftieth anniversary edition of George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass, and McCartney’s own recent albums McCartney III and McCartney III Imagined as testament to this fact. Perhaps even more true is the healing power of the music and the Beatles fandom during the pandemic years, where the Beatles have the same power to “raise a smile” as they did when performing on the Ed Sullivan Show just weeks after John F.

A Critical Companion to David Fincher

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:51am
Francis Mickus/Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 30, 2021

David Fincher initially learned his craft through the technical aspects of film making with his first job at George Lucas’ company Industrial Lights and Magic. From there, he went on to make commercials (which were, to say the least, provocative) and then music videos for stars performers such as Madonna.

From Kabuliwala to the Fall of Kabul: Afghanistan in Popular Imagination

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:50am
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021

With the recent fall of Kabul, Afghanistan has resurfaced in political and critical discourses. The “Graveyard of Empires” as it is known, the popular imagination of the country has been a source to draw courage from for subalterns the world over. Its crucial geopolitical location has often made it a site for global scuffles of major powers as we witnessed in Rudyard Kipling's Kim and its backdrop of the Great Game. We have also often seen how Hollywood’s Orientalist lenses transformed the country into a site for fulfilment of neocolonial American desires—Rambo vanquishing the Soviets almost single-handedly in the background of the Cold War. 

Happiness and Culture

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:50am
Vida Penezic/PCA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

Call for Papers

Special Topic: Happiness and Culture

National Conference 

of the Popular Culture Association (PCA) 

Seattle, WA

April 13-16, 2022

 

We are seeking paper proposals for the 2022 PCA conference in Seattle. The papers may focus on any aspect of the relationship between happiness (tentatively understood as subjective well-being) and broadly defined popular culture.

TRANSNATIONAL CALIFORNIA: Special Issue of Comparative American Studies

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:47am
Michael Docherty
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Deadline for abstracts: 1 December 2021

Deadline for essays: 1 May 2022

California has been transnational since the moment of colonial encounter from which it acquired its name – borrowed by Spanish explorers from a work of contemporary fiction and imposed upon a place (indeed, multiple places) long known to indigenous peoples by other words. Since that time, California has been defined by further transnational encounters, exchanges, and conflicts – as a site of cross-cultural communication where borders often characterise experience but equally often prove to be porous and mutable.

Hispanic, Latinx, Chicano/a Literature (CEA 3/31/22–4/2/22)

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:46am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Call for Papers: Hispanic, Latinx, and Chicano/a Literature at CEA 2022

March 31-April 2, 2022 | Birmingham, Alabama

Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham | 2201 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Hispanic, Latinx, and Chicano/a Literature for our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

John Singleton: The Soulful Auteur [Spring 2023 release]

updated: 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 4:22pm
Joi Carr/Pepperdine University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 22, 2021

Call For Papers: John Singleton: The Soulful Director [Spring 2022 release]

Abstract Deadline Octboer 22, 2021

Manuscript Deadline November 30, 2021

 

Brief Description:  

Graphic Novels (CEA 3/31/22-4/2/22)

updated: 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 3:49pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Subject: Call for Papers: Graphic Novels at CEA 2022 

 

Call for Papers, Graphic Novels at CEA 2022 

March 31-April 2, 2022 | Birmingham, Alabama 

Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham | 2201 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203 

CFP Classics Illustrated: Adaptation and Appropriation in the Comics (9/30/21; NeMLA Baltimore 3/10-13/2022)

updated: 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 11:15am
Michael A Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

CFP: Classics Illustrated: Adaptation and Appropriation in the Comics

Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture

For the 53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association

To convene at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore, Maryland, from 10-13 March 2022

Proposals due by 30 September 2021

 

Food and Culture

updated: 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 11:15am
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Call for Papers

Food and Culture

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

43rdt Annual Conference, February 23-26, 2022

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on August 1, 2021

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2021

 

18th Tolkien at University of Vermont Conference

updated: 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 11:15am
Tolkien at University of Vermont Conference/ University of Vermont
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 15, 2022

This is our 18th  annual conference held on Saturday, April 2nd at the UVM campus. The theme is Tolkien’s Histories and the Idea of History in Middle-earth.  Possibilities include theories of history, the placement of Tolkien himself within historical discourse, the impact of European historical events, the influence of ancient and medieval histories, the play of genre, the history of sexuality, of race, of gender, of science, of religion, the histories within Tolkien's legendarium and in cinematic adaptations, and much more. Submitted abstracts need not be on the theme; all will be considered. Our keynote will be delivered by Dr. Gergely Nagy. There will be a virtuql component to this conference, and we will accept virtual delivery. 

Children's Literature in Place

updated: 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 11:12am
Zeljka Flegar Longwood University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Call for Papers

_Children's Literature in Place: Surveying the Landscapes of Children's Culture_ (an edited collection)

Deadline for abstract submissions: December 1, 2021

Contact: Željka Flegar, flegarzn@longwood.edu; Jennifer Miskec, miskecjm@longwood.edu

Women and Comedy 1890-1950: 17th-18th September 2022

updated: 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 11:10am
Elizabeth von Arnim Society, Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Is it true that, according to a 2019 study, men are ‘officially funnier than women’?

Excursions Journal 12.1: 'Home'

updated: 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 11:09am
Excursions Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Home.

NeMLA 2022 | To Write Like a Woman: Gender and Science Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 1:29pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

If one were to judge the genre of science fiction by the blockbuster films it has produced, one would think it is a hypermasculine, imperialist, anti-feminist genre. However, non-white, non-male people have shaped, defined, and sustained the genre throughout its existence as authors, editors, and fans. The modern founder of the genre was arguably Mary Shelley who initially published anonymously. However, authors like Ursula Le Guin and Octavia Butler are now synonymous with literary sci-fi. Furthermore, some of the most compelling and successful contemporary writers of science fiction are women of color.

Tabletop Teaching: Board Games and Social Justice

updated: 
Monday, September 20, 2021 - 8:48am
Matthew Johnson / Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

***Extended Deadline***

The editors have received several requests for extra time: balancing teaching, designing, and researching during the COVID-19 pandemic is a challenge with which we fully empathize. It is also an opportunity to invite others to participate, and we welcome additional proposals.  Updated proposal deadline, November 1, 2021.

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Call for Proposals
Tabletop Teaching: Board Games and Social Justice

What Gives?: Formal Change after Catastrophe (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Sunday, September 19, 2021 - 4:35pm
Jackie O'Dell / UMass Dartmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

In the wake of COVID, some workers have been deemed essential, forced to put their lives at risk to keep the market moving or care for those with the means to stay off the frontlines. While these jobs may be crucial, those who perform them are frequently treated as exchangeable.Yet as workers have become interchangeable, a fantastical contrast has emerged in the form of the non-fungible token (NFT): at the same time that stable employment and livable wages have been cut in the interest of profit, digital creations become irreplaceable tokens of payment. The catastrophic impact of the pandemic shows which systems of exchange are malleable or fluid and which remain brittle or stagnant.

Reading into Murder: critical essays on the theme of murder in select cult texts

updated: 
Saturday, September 18, 2021 - 10:26am
Dr Debayan Deb Barman, Assistant Professor and Head, THLH Mahavidyalay
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

 

 

DATES EXTENDED to 1st OCT 2021 for submission of abstract

 

Reading into Murder: critical essays on the theme of murder in select cult texts. 

 

Critical Theory Now: Repurposing Adorno's Rich Annoyance

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 3:17pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

"The complex relation between the private, the individual and loneliness is unique and necessary to Adorno’s work, despite the rich annoyance of his particular mode of provocation.” (Fred Moten, “The Phonographic mise-en-scene” 2004)

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