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Telling & Retelling Stories: (Re)imagining Popular Culture

updated: 
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 11:58am
The Pop Culture Consortium, Wayne State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

Call for Papers:

“Telling & Retelling Stories: (Re)imagining Popular Culture”

 

Deadline for Submissions:

Friday, November 30th, 2018

 

Conference Location/Date:

Wayne State University (Detroit, MI); March 1-2, 2019

 

The goal of this conference:

How do we think productively about retelling, remaking, and rebooting? What is at stake in recapitulation for developing new imaginaries, new futures? Why, ultimately, are we retelling stories?

Postmodern and postcolonial intersections

updated: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 9:22am
University of Gafsa, Tunisia
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 28, 2018

This study day aims to bring researchers together to debate the postmodern and postcolonial intersections in literary and cultural studies. Grounded in contemporary postmodern and postcolonial thematic and aesthetic concerns, the study day will attempt to explore the confluences of the two theoretical trends, the discursive spaces offered by the first to the second. In this regard, relations between the East and the West and how such relations are presented and re-represented in multifarious ways in the writing and re-writing of literary and cultural texts are investigated.

Over_Seas: Melville, Whitman, and All the Intrepid Sailors

updated: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 9:24am
ULICES University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 11, 2019

Over_Seas: Melville, Whitman, and All the Intrepid Sailors

July 3-5, 2019

School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon

 

Herman Melville (1819-1891), sailor and writer, plowed the ocean as a tablet to be read, gazing at the white page where unfathomable characters surface to the eyes of the puzzled reader. “Captain” Walt Whitman (1819-1892), on the other hand, writing “in cabin’d ships at sea,” broke open and passed the divide between in- and out-of-doors, as he urged his book to “speed on.” Both were born 200 years ago.

 

(Re)membering Africa: Women’s Narratives on the Continent and Beyond

updated: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 9:14am
Empire Studies Collective, English & Creative Writing Departments at University of Houston
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

Calls For Papers: (Re)membering Africa: Women’s Narratives on the Continent and Beyond

deadline for submissions: December 1, 2018

name of organization: Empire Studies Collective, English & Creative Writing Departments at University of Houston

contact email: Maurine Ogbaa (moogbaa@uh.edu)

 

 

Keynote Speaker: Susan Andrade

Featured Speaker: Tsitsi Dangarembga

March 28 - 30, 2019

University of Houston

 

 

In his book, Re-membering Africa, Ngugi Wa Thiong’o states that

 

Asian Popular Culture / The Asian American Experience

updated: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 3:51pm
Southwest Popular /American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Call for Papers

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

Annual Conference

 

40th Annual Conference, February 20-23, 2019

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2018

 

Gender-Switching and Queer Opportunities in Web-Native Shakespeare

updated: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:16pm
European Shakespeare Research Association (ESRA), Montpellier, June 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

We seek submissions to a seminar on Gender Switching and Queerness in Web-Native Shakespare at the upcoming ESRA conference (http://www.ircl.cnrs.fr/francais/sos2019.htm) in Montpellier, France, in June 2019. We welcome papers exploring the interpretive possibilities generated by queer and gender-switched casting in web series and other digitally-native media adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays. By shifting the means of production and distribution beyond traditional mainstream media channels, new digital platforms like YouTube, Tumblr, and Netflix offer a creative process through which more people can adapt Shakespeare in their own image.

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