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Marginalized Style: Studying Fashion from Below to Promote Liberation

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 11:11am
Binghamton University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Marginalized Style: Studying Fashion from Below to Promote Liberation


In Beyonce Knowles-Carter’s 2016 single “Formation,” the artist highlights her southern, black heritage to the black diasporic history that went into the making of her racial and ethnic background. As Beyonce proudly announces her racial identity, in the same stanza, she articulates that identity through the lens of fashion. She feels “so reckless when I rock my Givenchy dress (stylin')/ I'm so possessive so I rock his Roc necklaces.” The references to the French designer Givenchy and her husband’s jewelry collection demonstrates how Beyonce frames her understanding of her black heritage through her attire.


Watergate in Context

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 11:13am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

The ongoing comparison of the current administration to the Nixon administration calls for a reexamination of the scandal that brought down the latter. Befitting NeMLA’s conference location, this panel seeks to reexamine classic and contemporary depictions of Watergate in order to illuminate the scandal’s connections between literature, film and American politics and culture from the seventies to the present. Accordingly, this panel seeks readings of Watergate, past and present, as depicted in film, literature and culture. Readings can also reexamine Watergate as a moment in American cultural memory and its contemporary ramifications.

Western Area: Film & History 2018 Conference

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 11:15am
Film & History
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

On the Western’s frontier, citizens and sociopaths abound—lawmen and outlaws, gamblers and gunmen, cavalry wives and soiled doves, the Indian chiefs and buffalo scouts.  How do these figures—materially or metaphorically—shape the creation, delivery and reception of the American West in film? The "good" citizen in a Western may seem easy to define, but when do some portrayals of citizenship succeed, inspiring audiences, while others backfire?  When might the actions of sociopaths be laudable?


UPCOMING DEADLINE - Hashtag Activism: Case Studies of Digital Protests & Online Social Movements

Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 10:19pm
Melissa Ames, Eastern Illinois University & Kristi McDuffie, University of Illinois
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

From #BlackLivesMatter and #TakeAKnee to #WhyIStayed and #MeToo, hashtag activism campaigns have continued to proliferate in recent years. Whether connected to specific in-person protests (#MarchForOurLives; #MarchForScience; #WomensMarch), consumer boycotts (#DeleteUber; #NotBuyingIt), social commentary (#OscarsSoWhite), fundraising (#IceBucketChallenge), humanitarian efforts (#BringBackOurGirls), or social justice campaigns (#OwnVoices), Twitter has become a vital tool for activism and social commentary. Unsurprisingly, academic studies of hashtag activism campaigns have likewise been on the rise as scholars grapple with the benefits and consequences of digital activism.

Gothic Journeys: Paths, Crossings, and Intersections

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 9:23am
The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA) welcomes papers for its fourth biennial conference, to be held at the Mantra on View Hotel in Surfers Paradise, Australia, on 22-23 January 2019.

GANZA is interdisciplinary in nature, bringing together scholars, students, teachers and professionals from a number of Gothic disciplines, including literature, film, music, television, fashion, architecture, and other popular culture forms. It is the aim of the Association to not only place a focus on Australasian Gothic scholarship, but also to build international links with the wider Gothic community as a whole.

Terror On Tour 2018: Anthroposcreams, Desert(ed) Destinations & Wilding Weather...Wish You Were Here

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 9:21am
Gabriella Calchi Novati
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 9, 2018

Terror On Tour 2018:

Anthroposcreams, Desert(ed) Destinations & Wilding Weather...Wish You Were Here 

Nov. 8, 9, 10, 2018

HEAD-Genève/Geneva School of Art and Design


Confirmed keynote speakers:

Lorenzo Chiesa (GSH – Genoa School of Humanities)

Federico Luisetti (University of St. Gallen)

Michael Marder (University of the Basque Country, Vitoria-Gasteiz)


Journal Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 9:20am
School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 2, 2018



Journal Messengers from the Stars: 

On Science Fiction and Fantasy

No. 4, 2019


Edited by: Danièle André & Christopher Becker


Co-edited by: Angélica Varandas & José Duarte


Messengers from the Stars is an international, peer-reviewed journal, offering academic articles, reviews, and providing an outlet for a wide range of creative work inspired by science fiction and fantasy. The 2019 issue will be dedicated to the theme


Neo-Victorian Trajectories of Wealth: Negotiations of Class and Material Inheritance

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 9:13am
Journal of Neo-Victorian Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 2, 2018


In the guise of her narrator in A Room of One’s Own (1928), Virginia Woolf wittily ponders the material foundations of the equality of the sexes:


"My aunt, Mary Beton, I must tell you, died by a fall from her horse when she was riding out to take the air in Bombay. The news of my legacy reached me one night about the same time that the act was passed that gave votes to women. A solicitor’s letter fell into the post-box and when I opened it I found that she had left me five hundred pounds a year for ever. Of the two – the vote and the money – the money, I own, seemed infinitely the more important" (Woolf 1945: 38-39).


Graphic Brighton: Comics and Music Symposium

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 10:06am
University of Sussex
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

Call for Papers

Music and comics have had a connection right from the start, with the title of the seminal newspaper strip Hogan’s Alley taken from a popular song by Edward Harrigan. As the 20th Century progressed these two media flirted with each other for inspiration and style, from Marvel comics based on the rock band KISS, to Duran Duran taking their name from Barbarella. Back room printing presses in the 60s and 70s saw the gig flyer and alternative comix emerge side by side, and comic creators from Alan Moore to Richard McGuire have been inspired by music in the creation of their long (play) narratives.