The Fan, Fandoms, and Celebrity Studies area encourages submissions that focus on interrogating the ideas and the ideals of fans and fandoms, and why we idolize celebrities. We welcome submissions from all theoretical and philosophical perspectives. We are open to submissions in any area of fan and celebrity studies including but not limited to:
We seek submissions for The Feminist Playbook: Classroom Activities for Intersectional Pedagogy—an edited book collection of interdisciplinary, feminist lesson plans intended for any higher-eduction class where learning happens outside of the gender box. We are currently in discussion with Routledge and CRC press about publishing this professional resource for faculty and instructors teaching in colleges and universities.
To this end, we are seeking proposals that describe an active learning lesson that ahderes to at least one tenent of feminist pedagogy:
Call for Abstracts
Edited volume on Star Trek and Star Wars
Edited by Emily Strand, MA and Amy H. Sturgis, PhD
Call for papers CRITICAL HERMENEUTICS: BIANNUAL INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY Vol. 5, n. 2, December 2021
« Vivre en philosophant »
Autour de l’œuvre de Jean Greisch
Writings on the Work of Jean Greisch
Guest Editors : Carla Canullo, Marco Castagna, Annie Kunnath
Deadline (full paper): 1 December 2021
the International Conference on Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts. Taking place on 25 – 27 June 2021 in Vienna, Austria, ICSHA aims to contribute to the future of social sciences and humanities and arts by bringing together leading scholars, academics, and researchers in the field.
Developed on the principles of open exchange of information and cross-border learning, this conference is designed to facilitate heated discussions and provide inspiration to the network that’s shaping the direction of one of the most important fields of social development.
Special Issue of ARIEL: Postcolonial Affect
The online journal In Spatele Blocului (Behind the Block) invites you to submit short articles, essays, poems and short stories for its second issue, set for July 7th 2021. The main theme of the journal is the deconstruction of nonsense and the construction of sense. A secondary theme for this issue will be the emergence of the “villain” in culture and the arts. The texts should be sent by July 1st. The journal will be tri-lingual (Romanian, English, French) with translations in these languages.
Letting the Marginalized Reestablish the Margins: Multicultural Dimensions of Academia
Jerry L. Parker, Elizabeth R. Hornsby, Yazmyn C. Smith, and Taneshia Drake
Call for Manuscripts
Due August 31, 2021
Popularizing STEM: Science and Technology in 21st-Century US Popular Culture
15-19 November 2021 (virtual conference, one day on site if feasible)
Confirmed keynotes: Gerry Canavan, Charles Adler, Stina Attebery, André Brock, Emily Cox-Palmer-White, J. Jesse Ramírez. [on-site activities would be streamed virtually and include two keynotes and workshops on biology-related comics, graphic medicine, and science dissemination in drag]
Conference page: https://www.popmec.com/stem-conference/
International conference: Carpentaria by Alexis Wright, a self-governing literature that belongs to place
19-20 October 2021 at the Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France
In person and online conference.
“The imaginative literary mind is as boundless as it is borderless and bountiful in its way, finding ways of powerfully creating anew the already imagined with the unimagined or unimaginable.” Alexis Wright 
This international conference seeks to offer new perspectives on Alexis Wright’s novel Carpentaria, and at the same time to provide insights for lectures and students who are working on the novel as part of the French Agrégation exam.
Latin American Digitalities
Main Editors: Patrícia Anzini & Eduardo Prado Cardoso
Call For Book Chapters: ‘Bondian Drama’ and Young Audience
Edward Bond is one of the most controversial and prolific playwrights of British theatre. Throughout his writing career; the playwright has challenged the conservative standpoint of theatre and education institutions which, he believes, alienate human beings ‒ especially children ‒ from their inner self. He reveals the cultural, psychological, social and individual conflicts of human beings between their inner self and outer world by exploring the effects of violent acts in his plays some of which were staged at more than 60 countries all over the world.
In his foreword to World Report on Violence and Health, published by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2002, Nelson Mandela states that “the twentieth century will be remembered as a century marked by violence” (Krug et.al., 2002, “Foreword”). Now we are nearly at the end of the first quarter of the twenty-first century, but violence still permeates in our lives at various levels. Various forms of violence occurring at levels of interpersonal, self-directed, collective, state, warfare, child and youth violence, intimate partner violence, environmental violence, and animal violence lay bare the complexity and pervasiveness of the phenomenon, yet it also brings along the necessity to discuss violence from multiple perspectives.
The Science and Technology area of NEPCA encourages proposals for presentations that explore the relation of science and technology (broadly defined) to popular culture and to American culture. We are particularly interested in putting science, technology, culture, and the humanities in conversation with one another. How are science and technology represented in popular culture? How do we use popular culture to understand science and technology? And how do we use science and technology to understand narratives, art, and culture? What do we gain, what do we risk by approaching science and technology from the lens of the humanities, the humanities from the lens of science, by putting these disciplines in conversation with each other?