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.

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Recent Content

Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) Edition 55 - Keynote & CFPs

We are pleased to announce that the guest registration and program for Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) 6th international conference “Bridging Gaps: National Identity in Persona, Branding and Activism” (Perth, Australia) has been released: http://cmc-centre.com/conferences/2017perth/ 
 

2018 Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising and Marketing History Research Travel Grants

The John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising and Marketing History, part of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University, announces the availability of three grants for research travel to our collections: the Alvin Achenbaum travel grant, FOARE Fellowship for Outdoor Advertising Research, and the John Furr Fellowship for research in the J. Walter Thompson Co. Archives.

CFP: Between, Behind, and Beyond Good and Evil in Contemporary Cultures (Essay Collection; 01/15/18)

This proposed essay collection, which will be published as the second installment in the Salzburg Institute of Religion, Culture and the Arts’ Symphilologus book series, focuses on theoretical concepts and lived ideals of the good as well as manifestations of evil through the prism of literature, philosophy, art history, theology, ethics, and cultural studies.

***DEADLINE EXTENDED: Dec 1** CFP: Women, Video Games, and Modding

***DEADLINE EXTENDED: ABSTRACTS DUE DEC 1, 2017***

This is a call for article-length scholarly contributions for inclusion in a proposed collection of essays (to be published by McFarland) broadly focused around the topic of women and video game “modding.”

Potential topics may include:

Marketing an Event Experience: where the zombies, skeletons, and unicorns roam for free or fee

The latest post on the Parade Talk blog on H-Celebration is titled, "Marketing an Event Experience: where the zombies, skeletons, and unicorns roam for free or fee." In it, Tiff Graham takes up why we seem to enjoy death, zombies, and other scary things so much. Could the answer be as easy "marketing"?  

Seeking Participants for a Panel on Masculinity and Politics, OAH 2019

I am putting together a panel on masculinity and politics for the 2019 OAH. My work is on anti-matriarchalism and the origins of the Men's Rights Movement, and I'm looking for fellow panelists whose research addresses the broad theme of the role of changing ideas about manhood, masculinity, and/or male sexuality in electoral and legislative politics. The conference theme is "The Work of Freedom," and so a loose theme for this panel might be gendered definitions of liberty and the resulting political behavior. The format will be either a traditional paper session or a panel discussion.

Call for Papers: Images of Blackness in Graphic Novels, Past and Future

This edited volume will offer an opportunity for authors to investigate the ways in which blackness is reimagined in both mainstream and independent comics. Specifically, I propose responding to the following questions: What are the ways in which heroism is redefined by black characters? How are black futures reimagined? What gendered arguments are made through this medium? What are the challenges in presenting to black audiences in this largely white genre? How do the creators depict the continent of Africa and/or communities in the African Diaspora?

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