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Now Accepting Applications: The World Wings International, Inc. Research Grant

Since its first international flight in 1927, Pan Am positioned itself as a world leader in American commercial aviation. Formed in 1959, World Wings International, Inc. (WWI) is an association of former Pan Am flight attendants that now dedicates itself to charitable activities.  This collection includes the administrative records of the organization as well as scrapbooks, photographs, membership and annual meetings files, correspondence, and financial records.

CFP: NEPCA Music Area (Worcester State, Oct. 2018)

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) is seeking paper proposals on Music in Popular Culture for its fall conference to be held at Worcester State University, Worcester, Massachusetts, on 19-20 October 2018. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
- Music as both an art form and a system of representation and communication
- Music within the context of history, politics, economics, religion, philosophy, psychology, sociology, etc.
- The role of genre in American music

CFP: Rethinking Amateurism: Popular Music Study Group Evening Session, AMS San Antonio

Call for Papers
“Rethinking Amateurism”American Musicological Society Popular Music Study Group

Submission deadline: April 30, 2018
Conference Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018
San Antonio, TX 

http://www.ams-net.org/studygroups/pmsg/events.html

CFP: Edited collection on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

The CW’s show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has attracted considerable critical acclaim, including creator and star Rachel Bloom’s Golden Globe for Best Actress and Emmy awards for choreography and editing. Because of its female creator, screenwriter, and directors, its hybrid form as a television musical comedy, and its blatant engagement with “sexist term[s]” and mental illness, the show is ripe for feminist media analysis. I seek proposals for papers for an edited collection on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

CFP (reminder): 2018 AMS Popular Music Study Group Junior Faculty Symposium

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

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

 

http://www.ams-net.org/studygroups/pmsg/events.html

CFP: Images of Blackness in Graphic Novels, Past and Future (Extension to 3/31/18)

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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