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NeMLA 2020 Call for Papers: Living in Someone Else’s Shoes: Exploring Culture, Diversity, and Empathy in Video Game Narratives

Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
March 5, 2020 to March 8, 2020
Location: 
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, Digital Humanities, Humanities, Popular Culture Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

In their book Rules of Play (2003), authors Katie Salen and Eric Zimmerman refer to video games as having the potential to provide what they call ‘transformative cultural play.’ In this type of play, video games become vehicles of culture, in which there is an exchange of meanings between the game, the player, and culture at large. Video games become a space in which the ideals of culture are challenged, explored, and perpetuated.

Twelfth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses - Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Type: 
Conference
Date: 
April 16, 2020 to April 17, 2020
Location: 
Italy
Subject Fields: 
World History / Studies, Government and Public Service, Environmental History / Studies, Geography

Climate Change: Impacts & Responses Research Network: a conference and journal founded in 2009, exploring scientific, policy, and strategic perspectives on the impacts of, and responses to, climate change. Twelfth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses will be held in Venice, Italy on date 2020-04-16 through 2020-04-17.

CFP: Special Issue of The Journal of Popular Culture on Space, Place, and the Detective Narrative

Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
January 1, 2020
Location: 
United States
Subject Fields: 
Popular Culture Studies, Literature, Law and Legal History, Humanities, Film and Film History

Special issue title: Place, Space, and the Detective Narrative
Issue editors: Dr. Malcah Effron (MIT) and Dr. Nicole Kenley (Baylor University)

 

CFP Not-So-Dead Women: Renegotiating Femininity and Death in Literature and Pop Culture (NeMLA 2020 Panel)

Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
September 30, 2019
Location: 
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
Women's & Gender History / Studies, Sexuality Studies, Literature, Humanities, Film and Film History

Women’s corpses, such as those of Snow White or Ophelia, are often depicted as a beautiful and passive objects, which has led scholars to posit cultural reflections concerning tacit assumptions in the link between femininity and death.

NeMLA 2020 Roundtable - Writing Bios: Biopolitics in 20th-century Literature and Beyond

Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
September 30, 2019
Location: 
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
Cultural History / Studies, Humanities, Literature, Political Science, Women's & Gender History / Studies

Since the biopolitical turn, scholars across disciplines have attempted to make sense of the encounter between life (bios) and politics. This attention paid to the topic of biopolitics shows a cultural ethos that revolves around an awareness of power connected to the body. This roundtable invites papers that analyze how literature engages with biopolitics, particularly in the conceptualizations and depictions of the body in relation to power in 20th- and 21st-century literature.

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