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CFP Nonfictional Comics and Graphic Novels from the German-Speaking World (GSA, September 27-30, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA)

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.

Search for Panelists--OAH 2019--Social Movements and Popular Culture

Hello! I am a Senior Lecturer at Wayne State University who is looking for researchers interested in proposing a panel for the 2019 meeting of the Organization of American Historians. I am planning on presenting from a recent article, which looks at how teenage responses to crossover records on the Billboard charts between 1953 and 1958 reflected shifting views of integration movements. Since the conference theme is "The Work of Freedom," I am thinking that any research that looks at social movements and popular culture might be a good fit.

PCA Peter Rollins Documentary Film Award - Deadline Approaching! (12/15/17)

PETER ROLLINS DOCUMENTARY FILM AWARD

Awarded by the National Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Deadline:  December 15, 2017

This is a final call for film submissions for the 2017 Peter C. Rollins Documentary Film Award.  Both short and feature-length films are eligible for consideration.  Films must be 2017 productions, and must not have received commercial release.

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