In a 1968 interview, John Dos Passos commented on what he saw as the growing marginalization of his work by recalling a conversation he once had with Ernest Hemingway. “He always used to bawl me out for including so much topical stuff,” Dos Passos remembered. “He always claimed that was a great mistake, that in fifty years nobody would understand. He may have been right; it’s getting to be true.”
Since its creation in the mid-20th century, fantasy sport has become a significant part of international sport and its history. Once an obscure subculture of statistics-obsessed sports fans, fantasy sport now constitutes a cultural phenomenon with 59.3 million North American participants in 2017 and with tens of millions more throughout the world. According to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, North American participants alone spend an average of $556 a year on fantasy sport and related materials, amounting to almost $33 billion in annual revenue. With this level of fan interest and earning capacity, fantasy sport is now a major force within the global sport industry.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Southeast Asia and the Diaspora: Gender, Labor, and Performance
1st Annual SEASGRAD Conference
University of California, Riverside
May 10, 2019
17th Annual Graduate Research Conference
"International Order at Risk"
Friday, March 22, 2019
Call for Papers:
The Graduate Society for International Studies (GSIS), in collaboration with the Graduate Program in International Studies (GPIS), is pleased to announce the 17th Annual Graduate Research Conference held at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.
THE JOURNAL OF HISPANIC AND LUSOPHONE WHITENESS STUDIES (HLWS) is an open access, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal and is published annually. HLWS accepts submissions year-round on a rolling basis. The Journal promotes the research on non-Anglocentric Studies of Whiteness in the Lusophone, Hispanic (Iberian, Latin American, Caribbean, U.S. Latino/a, Afro-Hispanic Studies, including North African, the Western Saharan and Equatorial Guinean) cultural productions from any period.
Contributions are requested for the special issue 45.1 of Revista de Estudios de Genero y sexualidad (before Letras femeninas) for 2019. This issue will delve into the representation of female disability, based on the artistic and cultural production carried out by women from a transhistorical perspective that encompasses both sides of the Atlantic. Priority will be given to research proposals that study how, in the different periods and cultures of Luso-Hispanics, creative women with and without disabilities have approached the topic of disability, as well as how it has been stigmatized and abused by the patriarchal society.
Call for SubmissionsMultiverse Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
Event Date & Location: October 18-20, 2019, Hilton Atlanta Airport
Deadline for Submissions: May 31, 2019
Name of Organization: Multiverse Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
Organization Website: https://www.multiversecon.org
Contact Email: Rhonda Jackson Joseph,Learn@Multiversecon.org
CFP: Neo-Victorian Madness
REVISED DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 31 January 2019
deadline for submissions:
31 January 2019
full name / name of organization:
Sarah E. Maier University of New Brunswick, Canada
Call for Papers:
Call for Papers
Normativity and Resilience
in Translation and Culture
27 – 29 May 2019
Inspired by Teresia Teaiwa’s definition of “militourism” as a “phenomenon by which a military or paramilitary force ensures the running of a tourist industry, and that same tourist industry masks the military force behind it,” this panel seeks to consider practices of “militourism” in a long historical context by soliciting papers with critical approaches to militarization, travel, and tourism from antiquity to the present day. We invite papers that engage questions of conquest, colonization, and empire; battlefield/memorial tourism; memoirs by soldiers, soldiers’ wives, and support staff; the intersections of military and tourist industries.
Conference Dates: 30 May – 1 June 2019
Conference Venue: Hangzhou, China
Conference Working Languages: English and Chinese
This conference, organized by Zhejiang University of Science & Technology (ZUST), Geneva College, and the magazine of Higher Engineering Education Research, aims to provide opportunities for exchanges on studies related to general education and new engineering talents cultivation.
Paper themes are suggested as, but not limited to, the following:
1. Domestic and foreign experiences and case studies in general education
2. Construction of General Education Curriculum
Untimely Endings: The Mimesis of Fiction as a Response to Ecological Crises
Location: Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland.
Date: Thursday 25th April 2019
Abstract Submission Due Date: 18th March 2019.
Organisers: Felicity Gilbert, Department of English Language and Literature, and Gavin McLoughlin, Department of Philosophy, MIC.
Lorraine López is a powerful emerging voice in Latinx literature. She has published six books of fiction, including Soy la Avon Lady (winner of the inaugural Miguel Mármol prize for fiction) and Call Me Henri (awarded the Paterson Prize for Young Adult Literature), and she has edited or coedited three essay collections. Her work reflects a variety of concerns, specifically regarding the complex cultural practices of Mexican American communities; it confronts issues of identity and representation, gender, sexuality, class, race, culture, and place, among others. Yet, despite her popular success, there is very little scholarship that exists on her work.
One-Day Conference, 30th April 2019, Bath Spa University, England
Once Upon a Time There Was a Virus....: Storytelling, Health and Illness
Saturday 31st August - Sunday 1st September 2019
Throughout history, people have felt a need to tell each other stories about the ordinary as well as the surprising experiences of being alive, particularly in relation to health, well-being, illness, disease and death. Telling stories was – and still is – a way of recording and grappling with the origins, causes and prevention of illnesses and disease that surrounded them in everyday life.