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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“Beyond Love” – Issue 29
For its twenty-ninth issue, InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture invites scholarly articles and creative works that address the complex and multiple meanings of love.
CFP: New Media and the U.S. South [Edited Collection]
Proposals Due May 1, 2018
Editors: Gina Caison (Georgia State University), Lisa Hinrichsen (University of Arkansas), Stephanie Rountree (Auburn University)
CALL FOR AREA CHAIRS!
Citizenship and Sociopathy in Film, Television, and New Media”
2018 Film & History Conference
Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club
Madison, WI (USA)
CFP: Horror Comes Home
Deadline for Abstracts: 1/15/18; Essays: 8/1/18
The horror genre in film and television is no stranger to images of home. As Carol Clover notes, most horror occurs within a “terrible place,” often a space that, in fact, represents home, transforming it from a refuge to a prison or a supernatural battleground.
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Popular Music Study Group of the American Musicological Society
Case Western Reserve University
2018 Junior Faculty Symposium
Location: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
June 5– 7, 2018
Similar to narratives of the traditional, purely verbal format, topics of comics and graphic novels can range from purely fictional stories to accounts that make extensive truth claims. Graphic memoirs are probably the most discussed genre on the non-fictional–or at least not exclusively fictional–end of this spectrum. In fact, when we think of Spiegelman’s Maus which is often hailed as one of the first graphic novels, non-fictionality or semi-fictionality is central to this increasingly popular format.
Narrating and Constructing the Beach (LMU Munich)
International and interdisciplinary conference at the Amerikahaus Munich, 14 - 16 June, 2018
Keynote: Michael Taussig, Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University
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