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MMLA 2022 Popular Culture Permanent Session CFP: Where do we go from Here? Utopian and Dystopian Possibilities in Popular Culture

updated: 
Saturday, April 2, 2022 - 8:33pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

The MMLA 2022 conference call for papers states that “we invite our members to a collective discussion of the role of humanities post-now in an emphatic call for immediate changes to allow a fundamentally different future.” The popular culture panel will address this call by investigating both the dystopian and utopian potential of our new reality as expressed in media and other forms of popular culture.

The Art of Drag (Racing): Reading The Fast and the Furious

updated: 
Friday, April 1, 2022 - 12:05pm
Contemporaries at Post45
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

Call for Papers

Contemporaries at Post45 

The Art of Drag (Racing): Reading The Fast and the Furious

Despite its outsized popular impact – which spans 20 years, 9 films, a chart-topping song and several viral memes – The Fast Saga remains under-studied. This call for papers invites sustained inquiry into these films for a collection in Post45’s Contemporaries forum, seeking to understand the implications of this series in and on the cultural imagination, especially given the questions posed by its notable divergence from the action film genre.

Ghostbusters – A Companion

updated: 
Friday, April 1, 2022 - 11:44am
Simon Bacon, series editor; Cathleen Allyn Conway, collection editor; Peter Lang, Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

Call for Papers: Ghostbusters – A Companion

Questioning Gender Politics: Contextualising the Future of Education and Schooling in Uncertain Times

updated: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 11:22am
Dr Jessie Bustillos Morales - Oxford Brookes University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

Questioning Gender Politics: Contextualising the Future of Education and Schooling in Uncertain Times - https://www.drjessiebustillos.com/post/call-for-chapters-questioning-gen...

Extended abstracts may be related to, but not necessarily limited to the following themes: Please get in touch (jbustillos-morales@brookes.ac.uk) if you'd like to discuss your contribution prior to abstract submission. 

FILM REVIEWS for the quint

updated: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 11:22am
Dr. Antonio Sanna, journal "the quint"
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

FILM REVIEWS FOR THE QUINT

Call for Papers - "Suspension"

updated: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 11:22am
liquid blackness
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

CFP – “Suspension”

liquid blackness: journal of aesthetics and black studies 7, no. 2, Fall 2023

Literary Monsters

updated: 
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 11:26am
Speculative Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

In today's culture, it's almost impossible to avoid "monsters."  Straight from mythology and legend, these fantastic creatures traipse across our television screens and the pages of our books.  Over centuries and across cultures, the inhuman have represented numerous cultural fears and, in more recent times, desires. They are Other. They are Us. This panel will explore monsters--whether they be mythological, extraterrestrial, or man-made--that populate fiction and film, delving into the cultural, psychological and/or theoretical implications.

 

Muslims in America

updated: 
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - 2:08pm
SAMLA / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022

 

Muslims in America

The SAMLA 94 Change will be held at Jacksonville, FL, from November 11-13, 2022.

 

This panel intends to examine the works of Muslim American poets, novelists, playwrights, musicians, performers, filmmakers, and visual artists. We welcome submissions that examine the diverse compositions of Muslim American identities as depicted in cultural texts as they challenge and engage with the canonical codes and sociopolitical norms of national, theoretical, literary, and aesthetic spaces.

Musicalizing language: flow and voice in rap music

updated: 
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - 2:08pm
Marion Coste, Hector Jenni and Cyril Vettorato / Paris Cité University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Musicalizing language: flow and voice in rap music

 

International conference, 18-19 November 2022, Paris Cité University (Grands Moulins)

 

 

Talking Heads – Academic Book Collection Call for Papers

updated: 
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - 2:07pm
Dr David Pattie/University of Birmingham
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 16, 2022

Talking Heads have proved to be one of the most influential of any of the groups associated with the punk and new
wave scene that flourished in New York in the mid-1970s. They released a number of epoch-defining albums (Talking
Heads 77, Fear of Music, Remain in Light, Little Creatures); they spawned influential and successful offshoots- David
Byrne’s collaboration with Brian Eno on My Life in the Bush of Ghosts; Tom Tom Club (Tina Weymouth’s and Chris
Frantz’s side project); and their forays into other media (music video; the concert film Stop Making Sense; and the
feature film True Stories) were, for the most part, both critically and commercially successful. After the band’s

Comics and Graphic Narratives Panel, PAMLA 2022 at UCLA

updated: 
Monday, March 28, 2022 - 6:18pm
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

PAMLA's Comics and Graphic Narratives panel seeks papers dealing with comics and other graphic narratives for it's annual in-person conference, which will convene at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) between Friday, November 11 and Sunday, November 13, 2022. 

All papers dealing with comics and graphic narratives will be considered. Papers utilizing media specific analysis, and papers with a strong connection to this year's theme ("Geographies of the Fantastic and Quotidian") are highly encouraged. A visual component to the paper/presentation is also encouraged.

Cultural Intertexts vol. 12/2022

updated: 
Monday, March 28, 2022 - 6:18pm
Oana Gheorghiu
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

We hereby invite proposals of original articles related to the general theme of Cultural Intertexts, an academic journal of Literature and Cultural Studies, ISSN 2393-0624, E-ISSN 2393-1078.

 

The editors will consider for publication papers which tackle strategies of representation and of (inter)textual construction emerging from the dialogic relation between:

-       literature and the historical and cultural context of text production;

-       distribution and consumption;

-       literature and other arts (music, film, visual arts, etc.) or sciences (linguistics, psycholinguistics, psychology, history, sociology and political sciences, internet and new technologies, etc.);

International Conference on Gender Studies: “Que(e)rying Gender”

updated: 
Monday, March 28, 2022 - 6:09pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

The conference seeks to explore the past and current status of gender identity around the world, to examine the ways in which society is shaped by gender and to situate gender in relation to the full scope of human affairs. Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

International Conference on Communication and Media Studies: "Media and Development"

updated: 
Monday, March 28, 2022 - 6:09pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, Higher Institute of Languages, Gabes & TAELS (Tunisia)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

*Selected papers will be published in a post-conference volume.

 

In an ever-changing world swept by online news, global flows of information and stories, entertaining platforms of films and music, understanding media products and outlets has become urgently important and simply fundamental. The steady development of the world has brought a 24/7 attachment to TV sets, mobile phones, PCs, Tablets and all other gadgets and devices.

International Summer School: Gender in Cinema

updated: 
Monday, March 28, 2022 - 6:09pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Spend an amazing week learning about gender, psychoanalysis and cinema!

In this course, we will explore cinematic representations of gender, in themes linked to identity formation, femininity, masculinity, gender bending, beauty, and ontology. It will include 6 two-hour online lectures and seminars covering the following topics and discussing the following films:

 

DAY 1: IDENTITY FORMATION

Eyes Without a Face (1960) Georges Franju

The Stepford Wives (1975) Bryan Forbes

Boys Don’t Cry (1999) Kimberly Peirce

 

DAY 2: FEMININITIES

9 Songs (2004) Michael Winterbottom

Connections, Interconnections and Disconnections in Festive and Celebratory Culture

updated: 
Thursday, March 24, 2022 - 4:55am
Festival Culture Research and Education
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 25, 2022

Online Conference Date: 12 June 2022 (10:00 am UK TIME)

Registration is free to attend.

Call for papers

A one-day, inter-, multi-, trans-, and cross-disciplinary event that explores the theme of “connections, interconnections and disconnections” in festive and celebratory culture.

Bronte Studies - The Brontes and Material Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 2:07pm
Bronte Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Call for papers – Brontë Studies special issue on Material Culture

 

Inspired by the Brontë Parsonage Museum’s new exhibition  Defying Expectations: Inside Charlotte Brontë’s Wardrobe (2022), Brontë Studies is inviting papers for a special issue on the Brontës and material culture. The exhibition, co-created with historical consultant Dr Eleanor Houghton, features more than twenty pieces of Charlotte’s clothing and accessories, and offers intimate insight into both her domestic and literary lives. 

Performing Tutankhamun: One Hundred Years of Retellings

updated: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 2:05pm
Dr Eleanor Dobson and Dr Leire Olabarria (University of Birmingham)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 25, 2022

The year 2022 marks the centenary of the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun, unearthed by a team of Egyptian excavators led by Howard Carter and financed by the fifth Earl of Carnarvon. In the hundred years that followed, in what ways have media and performance contributed to the retelling and reshaping of this historic moment and the discovery’s cultural aftermath? Whose voices have been amplified, and whose marginalised? Where has historical accuracy given way to creative license? What audiences have been catered to, and what does this tell us about the ways in which Egyptology is ‘consumed’?

MLA 2023: Global Hawthorne

updated: 
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 3:22pm
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 28, 2022

The Hawthorne Society invites proposals for our allied-society panel at the 2023 meeting of the MLA, which will take place in San Francisco, CA, Jan 5-8, 2023.  Please send your abstract of 250-300 words to nsweet@csus.edu by Mar. 28, 2022. 

CFP - Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian - PAMLA Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 12:06pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

This is a call for papers for the anual PAMLA conference to be held in Los Angeles, California at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel between Friday, November 11 and Sunday, November 13, 2022.

The Film Studies session is open to all papers that explore some aspect of film or Film Studies, but we are particularly interested in papers attuned to some facet of the conference theme, "Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian.” For example:

-The role of space and place in genre filmmaking

-World-building in fantasy film and television

-Cinematic cityscapes

-Road movies

-Representations of localized ecologies

-Settler colonialism in film

-Geographical otherness

Reconstructio Americana: Ancient Greece and Rome after the American Civil War

updated: 
Sunday, March 20, 2022 - 3:23pm
Panel proposal for the 154th annual meeting of the Society for Classical Studies (2023)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 11, 2022

Reconstructio Americana: Ancient Greece and Rome after the American Civil War”

Panel proposal for the 154th annual meeting

of the Society for Classical Studies

January 5–8, 2023, New Orleans, LA

[CFP] "Geographic Imaginations in Korean Media & Literature" at PAMLA 2022

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:43pm
Ray Kyooyung Ra / University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Please see the CFP below for details on the special session “Geographic Imaginations in Korean Media & Literature” at PAMLA’s — Pacific Coast regional affiliate of the Modern Language Association (MLA) — upcoming Los Angeles conference scheduled for November 11 - 13, 2022. 

Paper proposals are due May 15, 2022 via this page: https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/18501

 

Session Title:

Geographic Imaginations in Korean Media & Literature

Session Description:

(Deadline Extended) The “Safe Animal” Sensibility - A MLA 2023 Roundtable

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:43pm
Yea Jung Park and Jiwon Rim
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2022

This roundtable panel invites discussions on the contemporary politics of the “safe animal” in media—in all the registers and valences of “safe.” Safe animals are constantly in demand across various forms of popular media: animal memes and pet-related small talk are the safest conversation starters, “cute” cat pictures always promise to comfort, and ample cultural scaffolding is in place to help us stick to animals that are safe. For example, the website Does the Dog Die, a crowdsourced platform for “emotional spoilers” about movies and other popular media, promises to protect viewers from “upsetting” material including the death of animals.

Call for Associate Editors, Journal of Hip Hop Studies

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:43pm
Journal of Hip Hop Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

The ​Journal of Hip Hop Studies (JHHS) invites you to consider serving as an Associate Editor. Founded in 2012, JHHS plays an integral role in Hip Hop Studies, inside and outside of the academy. Moving forward, our aim is to lead the charge in academic innovation and challenging the academy’s role in propagating white supremacy. As a peer-reviewed, open-access journal hosted on Scholars Compass and published by Virginia Commonwealth University, ​JHHS provides a rigorous space for Hip Hop writing, thinking, and creativity. You are invited to make a vital contribution to this work.

MLA 2023 Roundtable: The “Safe Animal” Sensibility

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 3:10am
Yea Jung Park and Jiwon Rim
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2022

This roundtable panel invites discussions on the contemporary politics of the “safe animal” in media—in all the registers and valences of “safe.” Safe animals are constantly in demand across various forms of popular media: animal memes and pet-related small talk are the safest conversation starters, “cute” cat pictures always promise to comfort, and ample cultural scaffolding is in place to help us stick to animals that are safe. For example, the website Does the Dog Die, a crowdsourced platform for “emotional spoilers” about movies and other popular media, promises to protect viewers from “upsetting” material including the death of animals.

Critical Essay Collection on THE GOLDEN GIRLS

updated: 
Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 8:11pm
Jill E. Anderson, Assist Prof of English
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

This call is for critical essays for a proposed edited volume centering on the iconic television show The Golden Girls for Routledge’s Advances in Pop Culture series.

See and Be Seen: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Storytelling and Identity in Popular Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 9:14pm
Popular Culture Research Centre, Auckland University of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Popular Culture Research Centre,

Auckland University of Technology

13-14 September 2022

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Katie Ellis (Curtin University, Australia)

Professor Lorna Piatti-Farnell (Auckland University of Technology)

The Popular Culture Research Centre (Auckland University of Technology) welcomes papers for its upcoming interdisciplinary conference on the theme of ‘storytelling and identity’ in popular culture. The conference will be a hybrid event (allowing for both in-person and online presentations), and will be held on 13-14 September 2022 in Auckland, New Zealand.

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