106th College Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference, Los Angeles, February 21 - 24, 2018
Many of our current cultural practices are marked by a union of art and entertainment. Underlined by all-pervasive processes of globalization and digitalization, this union comes in all shapes and sizes, transforming culture so that it can no longer be comfortably classified as high or low, art or genre. Surprisingly, this ‘art of artertainment’ has not, as yet, attracted much scholarly interest. It is with the aim of overcoming this omission that we launch this call for papers.
Call for Papers: Women’s Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association Joint Conference (March 28-31, 2018; Proposals Due October 1, 2017)
The Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association invites submissions for individual papers, and for complete panels, for its Women’s Studies area, for its forthcoming national conference, to be held in Indianapolis, Indiana from March 28-31, 2018. Submissions will be due by October 1, 2017.
The Mystery & Detective Fiction Area of the Popular Culture Association invites proposals for our annual conference. We seek proposals for scholarly discussions on all aspects and periods of mystery and detective fiction, including history, criticism, theory, and current trends. We welcome a wide range of topics and approaches, but ask that proposals go beyond plot summary, extending existing scholarship in new directions. We seek proposals that have a clear and focused argument that can be developed adequately in a 15-minute presentation.
From Barthes’ Le Système de la mode (1967) and Hollander’s Seeing Through Clothes (1978) to Bourdieu’s La Distinction (1978), Steele’s Paris Fashion (1998), and John Armitage and Joanne Roberts Critical Luxury Studies: Art, Design, Media (2016), both Critical Fashion and Critical Luxury Studies have become broad, interdisciplinary fields, expanding outside of the space of fashion schools to engage with artistic
New Review of Film and Television Studies seeks contributions for a special issue on “Breath: Image and Sound.” Contributors are encouraged to consider, among other topics, the interplay between breath and particular media; phenomenologies or phenomenalities of breath and air; and breathing in different affective modes and genres. Possible research questions include, but are not limited to:
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
I am eagerly reaching out for a show of interest and/or paper topics for an organized panel for the Association for Asian Studies 2018 conference in Washington, D.C., the heart and political center of America, where 75 years ago, FDR signed Presidential Order 9066, forcibly relocating thousands of Japanese residing on the west coast, many of them US citizens, to heavily guarded internment camps, known as War Relocation Centers.
We are seeking abstracts for chapters for an edited collection entitled: The New Urban Gothic. Urban Gothic is a subgenre of Gothic fiction, Gothic crime fiction, and television whose narratives spring from discourse on industrial and post-industrial urban society. Often dystopic, it was pioneered in the mid-19th century in Britain and the United States.