Call for Papers

Society for Ethnomusicology

2023 Call for Proposals (Deadline: 02/17/23)

The 68th Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology will be held on October 19-22, 2023, at the Westin Ottawa Hotel in downtown Ottawa, Canada. A pre-conference symposium will be held on October 18. The host institutions for this year’s meeting are the Canadian Museum of History, Carleton University, and Queen’s University. For the Call for Proposals, instructions for abstract submission, and other preliminary information, please visit the SEM 2023 conference website. Proposals are due on Friday, February 17, 2023, at 11:59 PM EST.

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Spider-Man in Popular Culture Conference

2023 Call for Proposals (Deadline: 3/31/23)

In 2023, the Department of Popular Culture and the Browne Popular Culture Library at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio celebrate Spider-Man, one of the most iconic and universally recognized super-heroes of all-time with the Spider-Man in Popular Culture Conference.  Spider-Man is a complex, enigmatic, and tragically appealing crime-fighter who has conquered all forms of mass media and popular culture.  Join us as we celebrate, discuss and debate the cultural significance of Spider-Man and his impact upon comics, mass media, and our society at large.


The Department of Popular Culture and the Browne Popular Culture Library at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio are proud to announce the Spider-Man in Popular Culture Conference on Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30, 2023.  The Spider-Man in Popular Culture conference aims to examine Spider-Man in Popular Culture in all mediums and media.  It is intended to serve as a space for academics, graduate students, comic industry professionals, retailers and fans to engage in dialogue about topics related to Spider-Man in its many media forms, mediums and cultural influence in popular culture and beyond. The scope of this conference is deliberately broad, with the intention of highlighting the interdisciplinary nature and many different avenues of research possible related to Spider-Man in Popular Culture.  

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Explore the Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Call for Proposals:  February 10, 2023 - November 27, 2023

At this three-day festival, writers, scholars, collectors, and fans will explore The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Written in 1900, Baum’s fairy tale incorporated timeless life lessons, and his stories were ahead of their time. CharlOz’s three-day interdisciplinary festival explores how L. Frank Baum’s fairy tale timelessly reflects American values with its vast array of characters. Even as the Oz theme inspires new interpretations, it remains relevant, celebrating all representations of non-traditional characters. 

As Oz magic continues far beyond Baum’s lifetime, we benefit from fresh Oz interpretations in visual, performing, and literary art. Works like The Wiz, Wicked, Dorothy Must Die, and Amy Chu and Janet K. Lee’s Sea Sirens reflect changes in American culture, while incorporating the non-traditional gender roles and diverse characters that Baum ingrained in Oz. 

Oz appeals to all ages, inspires adaptations from creators and designers, allows scholars to explore a multitude of textual interpretations, calls to cosplayers to live a dream, and fills collectors’ spaces with books and merchandise. CharlOz is a chance to respond to how Oz inspires you

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