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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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@example.com)
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> 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@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Related Website: http://iaspm-us.net/2018-iaspm-us-conference/
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“Call for Proposals” for PCAS’s annual conference to be held at one of our favorite spots: the Marriott Savannah Riverfront Hotel in Savannah, Georgia October 5-7, 2017. Proposals will be accepted online until June 15, 2017. Hotel reservations must be made by September 4, 2017 to receive the conference rate. Call 912-233-7722 or 800-285-0398 to make reservations. Be sure to mention the Popular Culture Association in the South. Make reservations early; this is always a very popular destination. Please contact me with any questions
Diane M. Calhoun-French, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs
Jefferson Community and Technical College
109 E. Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202
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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 Society for American Music invites proposals for (a) individual papers, (b) organized panels of 2-4 papers, (c) lecture-recitals, (d) written papers related to one of the seminar topics, (e) scholarly posters, and (f) interest groups for its 44th Annual Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, to be held 28 February – 4 March 2018. All proposals must be submitted via the SAM web site by 11:59 pm PDT 1 June 2017.
For complete information, please visit http://www.american-music.org/conferences/KansasCity2018/cfp.php
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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@example.com along with the author’s bio and an abstract of c. 250 words. Please contact Ellen Litwicki (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Aurélie Godet (email@example.com) with any questions.
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Call for papers:
Proposals are welcome on all aspects of popular and American culture for inclusion in the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) conference in Philadelphia, PA. Single papers, panels, roundtables, and alternative formats are welcome.
Proposals should take the form of 300-word abstracts, and may only be submitted to one appropriate area. For a list of areas and area chair contact information, visit mapaca.net/areas. General questions can be directed to mapaca at mapaca dot net. The deadline for submission is Friday, June 30, 2017.
MAPACA is proud to announce the 2017 Divine Impact Award winner Chef Jose Garces. Chef Garces is an award winning chef, author, and restaurateur with a strong connection to the Philadelphia area. Chef Garces’ culinary success as a James Beard Award winner and his work on the hit Food Network show Iron Chef America are complemented by his work with the Garces Foundation, a nonprofit that provides health and educational services to Philadelphia’s immigrant community. Chef Garces will receive the 2017 DIA and participate in a Q&A at the conference on Thursday November 9th. A reception will follow.
MAPACA’s membership is comprised of college and university faculty, independent scholars and artists, and graduate and undergraduate students. MAPACA is an inclusive professional organization dedicated to the study of popular and American culture in all their multi-disciplinary manifestations. It is a regional division of the Popular Culture and American Culture Association, which, in the words of Popular Culture Association founder Ray Browne, is a “multi-disciplinary association interested in new approaches to the expressions, mass media and all other phenomena of everyday life.”
For more info, visit mapaca.net.
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)
P.O. Box 25033
Philadelphia, PA 19147-0033
Related Website: https://mapaca.net
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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Iris Vidmar, Senior Researcher in the Analytic Philosophy of Art and Literature (email@example.com). 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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