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Guest Editor: Patrick Cox, Rutgers University
Childhood and youth are always contested notions, but perhaps nowhere more than in popular culture. Popular culture offers representations of children and youth as, among other things, wise, dangerous, evil, innocent, sexual, doomed, and in various states of “in progress.” Popular culture is also the broad site of much child agency, where children and youth produce texts from novels to YouTube channels to websites, blogs, and zines, frequently outstripping their adult contemporaries in technological savvy and communicative capability. Popular culture for children is by turns condescending to the youngest audience, crass, pedantic, and appropriated by adults for their own pleasure. Elements of popular culture are designed to educate and socialize children; others are manipulated by children as political activism. These turns call into question and trouble conceptions not only of “the child” but of “popular culture” itself and propose a compelling nexus of questions befitting both Childhood Studies and Popular Culture Studies.
In this special issue, authors are invited to consider intersections of popular culture by, for, and about childhood, both broadly construed. We will explore both the impacts of popular culture on youth and childhood and the very real impacts of children and youth on popular culture. All disciplinary approaches are welcome, including but not limited to textual and visual analysis, ethnographic work, studies of children’s popular material culture, historical readings, comparative analysis of texts, and consumer and communication studies.
Additionally, contemplations of the interstices between Childhood Studies and Popular Culture Studies as academic endeavors are encouraged. The two fields have been in limited conversation with one another, perhaps separated by epistemological and methodological concerns, yet the available data seems like a rich vein for insight. While both fields are multi-disciplinary and continuously evolving, Childhood Studies maintains very clear traces of its roots in social sciences, while Popular Culture Studies is still found more often housed in the Humanities. The two fields each have at their center subjects that have at times made it difficult for them to be taken seriously as sites of academic inquiry. With different questions at their core, how can the two fields interact? Put another way, how do we study this multitude of texts?
Topics for this special issue might include:
Popular culture and education, whether intentional or inadvertent;
Children’s popular culture as grown-up nostalgia;
Youth vs. adult perspectives on popular culture;
Children and youth as producers of popular culture;
New media as empowering or oppressive;
Capabilities for communication and interconnectivity;
Adult consumption of children’s popular culture;
Children’s consumption of decades-old popular culture;
Definitions of youth in popular culture;
Nostalgia through revivals and reboots;
Diminishing space between children’s and adult popular culture.
The guest editor welcomes submissions of articles via the journal submission system on its SAGE Publishing site. See “Submission Guidelines” here: https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/journal/global-studies-childhood#description.
Deadline for submissions: December 1, 2017.
Please send any queries to guest editor Patrick Cox at [email protected].
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The Society for Applied Anthropology is pleased to announce our 78th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, April 3-7, 2018.
For meeting information visit www.sfaa.net/annual-meeting/
The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) invites abstracts (sessions, papers and posters) for the Program of the 78th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, April 3-7, 2018. The theme of the Program is “Sustainable Futures.”
The Society is a multi-disciplinary association that focuses on problem definition and resolution. We welcome papers from all disciplines. The deadline for abstract submission is October 15, 2017. For additional information on the theme, abstract size/format, and the meeting, please visit our web page (www.sfaa.net/annual-meeting/).
Please refer to the contact information below if you have any questions.
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Submission deadline: December 1, 2017.
The Southern Quarterly invites submissions for a special issue on foodways in the South examining how food and drink (and the culture, literature, and practices surrounding them) express the character of the South. Materials may address this topic in any time period from the 16th to 21st centuries. Submit manuscripts online at www.usm.edu/soq, where guidelines and the full call for papers can also be found. The Southern Quarterly is an internationally-known scholarly journal devoted to the interdisciplinary study of Southern arts and culture, including the Caribbean and Latin America.
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In the era of Donald Trump, the image of the journalist in popular culture is more important than ever. Members of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association are urged to contribute manuscripts to The IJPC Journal, an online academic journal that adheres to the highest standards of peer review. The Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture journal is published by the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. All research manuscripts are blind refereed.
As an interdisciplinary journal, The IJPC Journal, encourages original contributions from a variety of research methods and theoretical perspectives. Manuscripts on the image of the journalist in popular culture including the image of the public relations practitioner are welcome.
“There are thousands of ideas for manuscripts contained in the IJPC Database (ijpc.org), which has more than 88,000 entries of journalists and public relations practitioner in film, television, fiction, commercials, video games and other aspects of popular culture,” Joe Saltzman of the University of Southern California and a co-founding editor who will be happy to discuss any possible article areas with young faculty ([email protected]).
The other co-founding editors are Matthew C. Ehrlich, Professor Emeritus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Sammy Johnson of Trinity University. Erhlich says that “The point for those studying the press’s popular image is always to keep the focus squarely on journalism while moving beyond mere descriptions of the subject matter and avoiding overly simplistic interpretations of what one is seeing. One should look beneath the surface and ask what is really being suggested about what the press is and has been, what it could and should be. At the same time, it should not be forgotten that one is in fact studying a movie or novel or video game. As such, it is never just about journalism. It is addressing popular tastes, hopes, and fears. It also is the product of a particular medium produced in a particular time, place and fashion for a particular audience. (To read The IJPC Journal issues, http://www.ijpc.org/page/journal.html).
Submit manuscripts or questions by e-mail to Joe Saltzman ([email protected])
What are the relationships among history, fiction, and tourism? Contributions are solicited for a collection of essays that will map the boundaries of and intersections among these discourses of “place” and its significance, with an emphasis on literary tourism and the British Isles. Essays may be weighted towards the theoretical or may be focused on studies of individual historical sites or literary authors; they may approach the subject from the disciplinary perspectives of anthropology, cultural studies, literary history, or history. Potential subjects of interest include historicality, historicity, and historical fiction; the influence of popular fiction and film on British tourism or on the marketing of historical sites to the literary tourist; the (re)creation of history in fiction and film; and the impact of tourism on historical curation.
Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, is inviting a proposal for this project. Send 500-word abstracts and one-page CVs as Word documents to the editor, LuAnn McCracken Fletcher ([email protected]), by 1 September 2017. Accepted abstracts will be included in the proposal to the press, with completed manuscripts needed by 1 June 2018.
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CALL FOR PAPERS IASPM-US 2018 Annual Conference Going To The Country: Pastoral-National-Musical
The International Association for the Study of Popular Music-United States Branch invites submissions for its 2018 conference, which will take place March 8-11, 2018, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. All topics pertaining to popular music, broadly defined, including works, practices, and styles not explicitly created for mass reproduction, will be considered. The theme for the 2018 conference is “Going to the Country,” and we encourage submitters to incorporate this theme into their work.
The concept of “country” is a wide one, including and provoking claims and understandings ranging from the pastoral to the national, encompassing issues of class, race, agrarianism, industrialization, geography, politics, boundaries, terrain, statehood, property, empire, privilege, sanctuary, and other identifying factors, meanings, and mechanisms. We seek to encourage thought and research on these and the many other ways in which music represents, claims, draws on, creates or otherwise interacts with “country.”
Topics of thematic and local interest might include:
We also encourage proposals that focus on the historical, cultural, and musical life of Nashville.
IASPM-US is a multidisciplinary organization, and invites proposals from and across all fields of scholarly inquiry. Conference proposals from non-academics, including teachers, museum and archive professionals, musicians and music professionals, and independent scholars, are encouraged. IASPM-US is a friendly conference for students at all levels.
The Program Committee welcomes proposals for individual papers, panels, performances, and roundtables.
Proposals should be submitted to the program chair, Amber Clifford-Napoleone, via email to [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]> by midnight on Sunday, October 1. Submissions may be sent as .docx, .odt, or .pdf files, or in the body of an email. Please write “IASPM 2018 Submission” in the subject line of your email. No extensions will be granted. We anticipate that results of the abstract selection process will be send out on or around December 1, 2017. Questions should be addressed to Amber R. Clifford-Napoleone, [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>.
Related Website: http://iaspm-us.net/2018-iaspm-us-conference/
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The Southern Quarterly invites submissions exploring this iconic film, including responses to the film from reviewers and famous writers in non-English speaking countries; the film and World War II; the ways the film has been reinterpreted in other media; recasting gender/racial roles; etc. Submit manuscripts online at www.usm.edu/soq, where guidelines and the full call for papers can also be found. The Southern Quarterly is an internationally-known scholarly journal devoted to the interdisciplinary study of Southern arts and culture, including the Caribbean and Latin America.
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The Journal of Festive Studies, a new peer-reviewed journal published on H-Celebration (https://networks.h-net.org/h-celebration), invites submissions for its first issue, scheduled for March 2018.
The journal’s stated aim is to draw together all academics who share an interest in festivities, including but not limited to holiday celebrations, family rituals, carnivals, religious feasts, processions and parades, and civic commemorations.
The editors in chief — Dr. Ellen Litwicki, Professor of History at the State University of New York at Fredonia and Aurélie Godet, Associate Professor of US History at Paris Diderot University — welcome submissions of original research and analysis from both established and emerging scholars worldwide. Besides traditional academic essays, authors may submit video and photo essays, archival notes, opinion pieces, as well as contributions that incorporate digital media such as visualizations and interactive timelines and maps. Academic essays should be between 6,000 and 12,000 words; other pieces should be between 2,000 and 5,000 words. When submitting, please indicate whether the work is to be peer-reviewed as an article or whether you would like to offer something in a different format.
All texts should be sent by November 1 2017 to [email protected] along with the author’s bio and an abstract of c. 250 words. Please contact Ellen Litwicki ([email protected]) and Aurélie Godet ([email protected]) with any questions.
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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.
As editors of a collection titled The Art of Artertainment: Nobrow, American Style, we warmly invite articles that focus on all aspects of American culture, such as literature, television, cinema, music, painting, material culture, photography, theater, and all other that are influenced by the crossovers of highbrow with lowbrow. Of special interest are historical and/or analytical approaches illuminated by colorful studies of cases where art and entertainment come together, written from the perspective of aesthetics, history, sociology, anthropology, art history, communications, digital culture, and the like.
Please send an abstract of minimum 400 words along with a biographical note to both editors, Peter Swirski, Distinguished Professor of American Studies and American Literature ([email protected]) and Iris Vidmar, Senior Researcher in the Analytic Philosophy of Art and Literature ([email protected]). To coin a slogan, we are looking for highbrow content and reader-friendly, lowbrow style. The deadline for the abstract submission is 1st September, 2017, but feel free to approach us any time.
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We, at The Law Blog (TLB), are pleased to announce our Online Internship Programme for law students and legal professionals across the globe. Introducing the platform, TLB is an online platform designed with the sole intention of spreading legal awareness amongst the netizens.
The internship will require legal writing, and therefore is recommended for law students only. However, students from other branches also may apply for the same and will be considered after following the due process.
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Further details will be provided to the applicants after they have been selected for the online internship programme.
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