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More than Marvel: Representations of Norse Mythology in Contemporary Popular Culture (ICoMS Kalamazoo 2019)

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 11:36am
Michael A Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

More than Marvel: Representations of Norse Mythology in Contemporary Popular Culture

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

54th International Congress on Medieval Studies

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan

9-12 May 2019

Proposals due by 15 September 2018

 

Misogyny, toxic masculinity, and heteronormativity in post-2000 popular music.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 11:22am
University of Winchester
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

Popular music has been a well-studied area during the 20th century, but this focus waned during the early part of the 21st Century, moving instead to music on the fringes. With recent academic and press interest in gender and sexuality in contemporary popular music, we aim to bring together a collection of works related to the notions of misogyny, toxic masculinity and heteronormativity in post-2000 popular music. Specifically, the purposes of this book are to:

 

-          Address the themes of heteronormativity and gender stereotyping

-          Explore misogyny,  female exploitation, and the sexualisation of female artists

-          Discuss the concept of toxic masculinity

The Age of Sharing? Practices of Sharing in Contemporary Media, Literature and Culture

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 11:22am
University of Koblenz-Landau
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018

The concept of sharing has become pervasive in the 21st century. We are encouraged to 'share' our digital data (e.g. facebook) and to participate in the 'sharing industry' (e.g. Airbnb). Moreover, popular self-help literature emphasizes that we should develop healthy intimate relationships through sharing or disclosing our innermost thoughts and feelings. While these are quite diverse practices, the concept of 'sharing' emphasizes a link, endowing them with a positive value. This extraordinary career of the concept 'sharing' has led sociologists such as Nicholas John to dub our contemporary time as an '‘age of sharing'. The practices subsumed under 'sharing', however, have also given rise to controversy.

ComiqueCon: Celebrating Women in Comics

updated: 
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 11:12am
ComiqueCon
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Call for Papers: 

ComiqueCon (Dearborn, MI) 

 

Deadline for submissions: 

July 31, 2018 

 

Conference location/date: 

October 13, 2018; Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, Michigan  

 

The goal of this conference: 

Suspicion

updated: 
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 11:26am
Universidade Catolica Portuguesa
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Call for Articles

Suspicion

Deadline for submissions: July 31, 2018

James Joyce / Richard Linklater (essay collection)

updated: 
Monday, June 25, 2018 - 12:18pm
Layne Farmen and Nathan Wallace
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

From the earliest reviews to the most recent monographs, commentators have noted the Austin-based director Richard Linklater’s overt references to James Joyce. We invite scholars of literature and film to submit 500-word proposals for essays exploring Joyce's fiction in relation to specific Linklater films.

Diagnosing History: Medicine in Television Costume Dramas

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Friday, June 22, 2018 - 9:11am
Dr. Julie Anne Taddeo
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

There has been a long relationship between television and medicine: some of the small screen’s most popular shows, on both sides of the Atlantic, have been medical in focus, from hospital-set dramas like ER to reality TV shows and docudramas like One Born Every Minute. This fascination with doctors, hospitals and bodies is also shared by period drama television, but scholarship has paid little attention to this intersection/relationship.

Empowerings and Victim Shaming: #Me too and its ambivalent repercussions

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 9:32am
Gender Forum - An Internet Journal for Gender Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

“MeToo” was originally phrased/used as a slogan by Tarana Burke in 2006 to raise awareness against sexual violence against women. However, it wasn’t until October 15, 2017 that the slogan/phrase/hashtag became known globally. In the aftermath of the Weinstein affair Millano tweeted “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.“ In less than 24 hours tens of thousands of people replied to her tweet.

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