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Needed: Contact with PCAACA members who have worked in public humanities (scholars, project directors, board members)


I am a long-time PCA member (and past president) who is working on an event at the 2019 PCAACA conference that will focus on the interconnections between what we do as scholars/teachers in academia and the work of the NEH and Federation of State Humanities Councils. In conjunction with inviting the Federation President, Dr. Esther Mackintosh to the conference, I am looking to identify our members who have in the past or present worked with NEH or with any of the state humanities councils in any role. 

Call for Papers on Subcultures for PopCAANZ (Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand), July 3 - 5, 2019, Melbourne, Australia

Call for papers for presentation on subcultures at the 10th Anniversary of the Annual International PopCAANZ Conference to be held at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, July 3 - 5, 2019.

CfP: Gender in Early Twenty-First Century Television (Edited Collection)

The “quality” and “post-quality” television moments of the early twenty-first century have resulted in a number of television shows that engage with gender in interesting ways, some advancing critiques of feminism or post-feminism (UnReal, The Handmaid’s Tale), others offering new ways of thinking about genderqueer and transitioning individuals (Transparent, RuPaul’s Drag Race), and still others thinking about gender at the intersections of race, education, and socioeconom

‘Historicizing Horror Cinema’ (Proposals Due 9/28)

CFP: ‘Historicizing Horror Cinema’
2019 PCA/ACA National Conference Washington, DC
April 17-20

This panel will explore - through short papers - the meanings, connotations, dynamics, systems and processes of ‘History’ and ‘Historicizing’ within - and surrounding - horror cinema. This can include personal histories, analytical approaches, archival projects, case studies, theoretical explorations as well as other configurations.