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Teaching Palahniuk in the Age of Trump

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Monday, July 16, 2018 - 9:31am
Northeast MLA 2019 Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Since Fight Club earned Chuck Palahniuk notoriety, critical praise and derision and a committed cult following on the heels of the 1996 novel publication and 1999's David Fincher film adaptation starring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham-Carter and Jared Leto, the author and his work have struggled to find critical legitimacy. His reputation, especially at public readings, has been built upon accentuating all the ways grotesque horror can become comically absurd.

Superheroes and the Immigrant Experience (NeMLA 2019)

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Monday, July 16, 2018 - 9:46am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The superhero-as-outsider has been a narrative told for decades since Superman’s parents sent him on a rocket from Krypton to Earth. The immigration narrative is closely aligned with extraterrestrial heroes, including refugees such as the Martian Manhunter and Icon. Yet a superhero does not have to be from another planet to experience the process of immigration: in just X-Men, Charles Xavier, Deadpool, Nightcrawler, Colossus, and Storm all work outside their nations of birth, and Magneto forms Genosha as an international sanctuary for mutants persecuted by their governments. Recent films such as Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther examine the challenges of being forced out of one’s home and taking on the role of an exile.

Queerness and Television in the 21st Century (Turku, Finland, November 22-24, 2018)

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Monday, July 16, 2018 - 9:55am
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart, Film/TV/Digital Media, TCU
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

Present your research on queer television in the 21st century at the 2018 Finnish Gender Studies Conference, which will occur in Turku, Finland, from November 22-24, 2018. The language of these presentations will be English.

This workshop call for papers invites presentation proposals pertaining to any aspect(s) of queerness in contemporary television during the period from 2000 to the present. Topics pertaining to cultural and/or television studies at the intersection of gender/sexuality studies and/or queer theory are invited from scholars, educators, and students of various levels and disciplines. Contributors are encouraged to interpret and explore this topic broadly and innovatively.

The Good Place and Philosophy

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Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:31am
Meredith College
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Abstracts are sought for a collection of philosophical essays related to the book and television series The Good Place. This volume will be published by Open Court Publishing (the publisher of The Simpsons and Philosophy, Pink Floyd and Philosophy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy, Bullshit and Philosophy, Mr. Robot and Philosophy, and The Americans and Philosophy, etc.) as part of their successful Popular Culture and Philosophy series. Chapters of the book are meant to be accessible and entertaining to a lay audience. Potential contributors may want to examine other volumes in the Open Court series.

AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE

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Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:34am
POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION 2019 JOINT NATIONAL CONFERENCE
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

We are considering proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels and/or individual papers.  Sessions are scheduled in 1-½ hour slots, typically with four papers or speakers per standard session.  Presentations should not exceed 15 minutes.  We encourage the submission of topics on African American and African-derived performance and culture. 

Should you or any of your colleagues be interested in submitting a proposal or have any questions, please contact:

E. Gaynell Sherrod, Ed.D., Associate Professor

Department of Dance and Choreography

Virginia Commonwealth University

1315 Floyd Avenue

P.O. Box 843007

Richmond, Virginia 23284-3007

(804) 828-1711

Adapting to New Media: Early Experiments in Remediated Narrative (NeMLA 2019)

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Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:26am
Yair Solan/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

CFP: NeMLA 2019 panel

Washington, DC: March 21-24, 2019 (deadline 9/30/18)

The boom in contemporary scholarship on transmedia storytelling, media convergence, and narrative remediation has largely focused on the interactions between old and new media modes in our digital age. But to what extent have literary narratives exhibited similarly transformative cross-media/cross-genre exchanges during earlier periods in media history? This panel examines how literary fiction was adapted, remediated, and remixed by popular media and performance platforms during the mass culture explosion of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Daphne du Maurier: A Critical Reassessment

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Friday, July 13, 2018 - 12:01pm
Le Mans Université, France
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 6, 2019

Daphne Du Maurier: A Critical Reassessment – An Interdisciplinary International Conference

28-29 June 2019

Venue : Le Mans Université, Department of Anglophone Studies, Avenue Olivier Messiaen, 72085 Le Mans cedex 09, France

Key Words: Daphne du Maurier – Short fiction – Novels – Film adaptations – Didactics --Biography – Psychoanalysis – Local history

The World of Bob Dylan

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Friday, July 13, 2018 - 12:23pm
The University of Tulsa Institute for Bob Dylan Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

In 2016, the George Kaiser Family Foundation and the University of Tulsa jointly announced the acquisition of the Bob Dylan Archive–an extraordinary collection of material that includes over 6,000 items, including recordings, manuscripts, film, notebooks and much more.  These materials have already begun to open up new ways of understanding not just Dylan and his work, but the broader history of popular music both in America and around the world.  Tulsa is already home to the Woody Guthrie Center and will soon welcome OKPOP, which will house collections related to Leon Russell, Wanda Jackson, Roy Clark, Bob Wills, and more.  The Bob Dylan Archive will thus rest at the center of a rich array of resources focused o

" Victorian Fun, Amusement and Delight," For the Humanities Congress at the University of British Columbia, June 1-7th, 2019

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Friday, July 13, 2018 - 12:22pm
VSAO-Sponsored ACCUTE Joint Session
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

From Edward Lear’s owl-and-pussycat elopement, the Queen’s laughable rage in Wonderland, to the visual wit found in illustrations by Phiz and the Punch artists, the Victorian era was no stranger to delight and merry-making. In one sense, the Victorian era was a bastion of prudish puritanical “no nonsense,” of earnest rationalism in its documenting positivism and nascent naturalist sciences. In another sense, this historic moment also saw the flowering of imaginative merriment through the emergence of leisure time for working and bourgeois classes, which inspired a myriad of humorous and nonsense artistic forms to proliferate.

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