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ECR/Grad Students: call for book reviews, popular culture/cultural studies

updated: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 11:41am
PopMeC research blog
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

This call is for our book recommendation section. We aim at recommending books that we find relevant in the realm of the representation of the US, as well as in the related cultural studies. We’d like to share books that we found inspiring, useful, and engaging, delving into culturally relevant topics, popular culture products, public reception, cultural politics, minority/discriminated groups’ representation, collective imaginaries fueled by cinema, music, comics, TV series, public performances, and whatnot. 

Evil - Traditions and Transformations: 3rd Global Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 2:35am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 25, 2020

Evil - Traditions and Transformations
3rd Global Interdisciplinary Conference

Friday 16th April 2021 - Saturday 17th April 2021
Vienna, Austria

Both essentialist and contextual notions of Evil – the things we do as well as the things that happen to us – continue to be a stubborn and destructive presence in our lives. But what is “Evil”? What are the moral, political, philosophical, pragmatic, individual and global implications of calling something or someone “Evil”? What impact does that have on personal and social identities? How are concepts of Evil mediated and represented through different cultural forms? If ascribed too loosely is the intended effect of the term (whatever that may be) diminished?

Call for Papers: »Non-Narrative Comics«

updated: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 11:43am
CLOSURE: The Kiel University e-Journal for Comics Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 22, 2020

Call for Papers – CLOSURE: The Kiel University e-Journal for Comics Studies #8 (November 2021) / Thematic Section: »Non-Narrative Comics«

Open Section

In the fall of 2021, CLOSURE will once again offer a forum for all facets of comics studies. From literary, cultural, media, social and image research to the sciences and beyond: the seventh edition of CLOSURE continues our ongoing search for the best and most innovative articles and reviews representing the state of the art in comics research. We welcome detailed close readings as much as comics theory and pioneering approaches to the medium — our open section comprises a diverse range of interdisciplinary studies of all things ›comic‹.

Music and Nationalism: 3rd Global Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 2:35am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 25, 2020

Music and Nationalism
3rd Global Interdisciplinary Conference

Friday 16th April 2021 - Saturday 17th April 2021
Vienna, Austria

Music is commonly regarded as a universal language, and yet it is also through music that the fiercest of nationalistic sentiments and inspirations for protest and rebellion have been expressed.

Monsters and the Monstrous: 2nd Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 2:36am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 25, 2020

Monsters and the Monstrous
2nd Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

Friday 16th April 2021 - Saturday 17th April 2021
Vienna, Austria

“I’m hated, execrated, those I meet are repelled by me. They want me crucified, and maybe their feelings are all too justified,” sang the American band The Bastard Fairies in their 2010 title track “Man-Made Monster.” The lyrics of the song oscillate between cackling threats of murder and cannibalism, and the lament, “It didn’t have to be this way, I’m a man-made monster led astray.”