displaying 1 - 3 of 3

ABSTRACT DEADLINE APPROACHING -- Race and Racism in The Vampire Diaries Franchise (edited volume)

Wednesday, July 26, 2023 - 4:07pm
Deanna P. Koretsky, Spelman College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2023

Demystifying Mystic Falls: Race and Racism in The Vampire Diaries Franchise

From the time it premiered on The CW in 2009, The Vampire Diaries was duly castigated in the media for uncritically tiptoeing around Civil War “lost cause” mythology and overtly tokenizing its Black characters. As the public later learned, minoritized actors were also treated poorly behind the scenes. Still, the series became a cultural juggernaut, boasting two successful spin-offs (The Originals and Legacies), reviving the book series on which the show was based, and inspiring a cottage industry of franchise-related institutions and conventions that, as of 2023, is just beginning to take off.

Graduate Journal aspeers Calls for Papers on "American Conspiracies" by Oct 15, 2023

Monday, July 24, 2023 - 11:53pm
aspeers: emerging voices in american studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2023

From the Kennedy assassination to the moon landing hoax and QAnon, the United States have witnessed myriad conspiracy theories throughout their history. While the US is, of course, not alone in its love for conspiracies, conspiratorial rhetoric and conspiracy theories have been a fixture of US culture and politics for over two centuries. But even to this day, conspiracy theories are evoked both seriously and humorously from the political realm to popular culture, shaping public discourse and challenging established narratives.

International conference "Streaming in the Global South" (deadline extended)

Thursday, September 28, 2023 - 12:50am
Institute of Asian and Transcultural Studies, Vilnius University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

International conference: Streaming in the Global South

Institute of Asian and Transcultural Studies, Vilnius University, Lithuania

 Vilnius, 18-20 January 2024

The Institute of Asian and Transcultural Studies (Vilnius University) and the Centre for Creative and Cultural Practice (University of East London) invite proposals for conference papers on streaming and video online distribution in the Global South.