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Special Issue Call for Papers: Using Popular Culture to Bring Awareness, Develop Understanding, and Find Solutions to Issues in our Contemporary World

updated: 
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:32am
Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Submission deadline: August 1, 2019

Expected publication date: February 2020

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for a special issue on the intersection between popular culture texts, broadly conceptualized, and awareness, understanding, and solutions to issues in contemporary society.

How are you using popular culture to understand or teach about the contemporary world? What practices, innovations, and theories are you reinterpreting or creating to better conceptualize the current political climate? In what ways have popular culture texts allowed you to dig deeper, bring awareness, uncover solutions, or highlight contemporary issues, including but not limited to:

Utopia & Dystopia Conference on the Fantastic in Media Entertainment

updated: 
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 12:22am
Rikke Schubart/University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Conference, University of Southern Denmark, May 28–29, 2020

 

Utopia & Dystopia

Conference on the Fantastic in Media Entertainment

 

Venue and date: University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark, May 28–29, 2020

 

Proposal Deadline: December 10, 2019

 

Call for Presentations

Not-So-Dead Women: Renegotiating Femininity and Death in Literature and Pop Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 3:53pm
NeMLA 2020 (Boston)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Women’s corpses, such as those of Snow White or Ophelia, are often depicted as a beautiful and passive objects, which has led scholars to posit cultural reflections concerning tacit assumptions in the link between femininity and death. In relation to modern literature and art, scholars such as Elizabeth Bronfen (Over Her Dead Body), Elizabeth Grosz (Volatile Bodies), Sarah Goodwin (Death and Representation) argue that dead women are an nexus of morbidity, alterity, and beauty that unconsciously encapsulates the anxiety of the inexpressible event of death, and, as such, dead women are given the value of the “other” in the most macabre fashion.

Otherness: Essays and Studies 7.3 (General Issue)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 9:28am
Centre for Studies in Otherness
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

The peer-reviewed e-journal Otherness: Essays and Studies is now accepting submissions for its next general issue, 7.3, forthcoming Winter 2019.

Otherness: Essays and Studies publishes research articles from and across different scholarly disciplines that examine, in as many ways as possible, the concepts of otherness and alterity.  We particularly appreciate dynamic cross-disciplinary study.

Film After Joyce (essay collection)

updated: 
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 8:26pm
Nathan Wallace, The Ohio State University / Layne Farmen, The University of Tulsa
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The Soviet director Sergei Eisenstein initiated what has become a very long and multifaceted conversation about James Joyce in relation to film.  He was the first director to contemplate an adaptation of Ulysses, for instance, and the only one to discuss such a project with the author himself. Although that adaptation project never came to fruition, Eisenstein was the first film theorist who used Ulysses and Finnegans Wake as reference points to describe how film worked and how it might continue to evolve in the future. He was also the first filmmaker to apply these concepts in practice.

The Settings of Margaret Atwood

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 9:33am
Louisa MacKay Demerjian
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Margaret Atwood is a world-renowned Canadian writer. Her identity as a Canadian is important to her and is reflected in her work, especially her earlier work. However, she is a well-travelled person as well and her works don't all take place in Canada. Over the years, she has set her work in urban, suburban and rural locations around Canada but also in the Caribbean and, in The Handmaid's Tale, in the Boston area. This panel would look at Atwood's various settings. How does she use place to reflect or cause either the comfort or the alienation of her characters? Why did she choose to set her first dystopian novel in Cambridge rather than in her home city of Toronto?

Theorizing Transmediality in its Transnational Contexts

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:14am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Theorizing Transmediality in its Transnational Contexts

Panel Co-Directors: Leonardo Nole’ and Joseph Boisvere (Graduate Center, CUNY)

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