Peggy Lee’s version of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller’s song “Is that All There Is?” features prominently in the first episode of season 7b of Mad Men. Indeed, the song alludes to the existential crisis of Don Draper (whose acquired wealth and success in the ad agency business have given way to emotional ennui) and the larger disappointment in the American political and cultural optimism of the 1960s. In short, Peggy Lee’s song functions as a modern version of the Greek chorus in the episode as the viewer is impelled to contemplate the changing mood of society through the episode’s chosen
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Welcome to H-PCAACA, a member of the H-NET Humanities Online initiative. H-PCAACA encourages scholarly collaboration and discussion about popular, American and world cultures. This network, affiliated with The Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association, also serves as an invitation for scholars and graduate students to join the activities of these internationally recognized organizations.
The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association is seeking papers on popular and American culture, broadly construed, for its annual fall conference to be held on Friday October 30 and Saturday October 31, 2015, on the campus of Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH. NEPCA prides itself on holding conferences that emphasize sharing ideas in a non-competitive and supportive environment. We welcome proposals from graduate students, junior faculty, and senior scholars.
The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association is seeking papers on the topic of digital media for its annual fall conference to be held on the campus pf Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH October 30-31, 2015. NEPCA prides itself on holding conferences which emphasize sharing ideas in a non-competitive and supportive environment. We welcome proposals from graduate students, junior faculty, and independent and senior scholars. NEPCA conferences offer intimate and nurturing sessions in which new ideas and works-in-progress can be aired, as well as completed projects.
Join the first ever San Francisco Bay Area Legion of Steel Metal Festival and Conference. Fans, scholars, journalists, and others with an interest in heavy metal music and culture are invited to attend.
Proposal Submission Deadline: August 31, 2015
Conference Registration Deadline: October 1, 2015
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Existentialism and Hip Hop: A Book of Essays
Call for papers for a multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary collection of essays on alchemy in the Harry Potter novels.
In a 1998 interview with The Herald, J.K. Rowling said, "I've never wanted to be a witch, but an alchemist, now that's a different matter. To invent this wizard world, I've learned a ridiculous amount about alchemy. . . . I [had] to know in detail what magic can and cannot do in order to set the parameters and establish the stories' internal logic."
DEADLINE EXTENDED!!! ** Abstracts accepted through 5/31 **
Lots of territory to explore here - Poultrygeist ... Bad Taste ... Sweeney Todd ... The Stuff ... Delicatessen ... Dead Sushi ... Motel Hell ... Attack of the Killer Tomatoes ... and so much more!!
Call for Contributors (Abstracts 5/31/15; Essays 12/1/15)
What’s Eating You?: Food and Horror on Screen
Title: Social Media: A Reference Handbook
Series: Contemporary World Issues
Author/Editor: Kelli S. Burns, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications, University of South Florida
Work, Class, Labor, and Culture in American Literature: Labor, Art, & Politics in American Literature and Culture
The UK publisher Intellect is now seeking chapters for Fan Phenomena: The Twilight Saga, the next edition in its Fan Phenomena book series. Fan Phenomena: The Twilight Saga will be an edited collection of essays about the forces that contributed to the global popularity and commercial success of the books, films and graphic novels of The Twilight Saga. This book is intended to be an enlightening and fun addition to Twilight fans’ collections, as well as a resource for universities. As such, papers should be written for a broad audience of academics and fans.