Who universe, published fiction including fan fiction , and other forms of Who-related narratives and discourse. Any and all types of scholars, including independent scholars, graduate students, non-tenured, tenure-track, tenured and emeritus faculty are encouraged to submit. The Harry Potter Studies area aims to emphasize a diversity of scholarship opportunities and is open to innovation in approach to research about the Potterverse.
Networking among Potter scholars with an eye toward post-conference collaboration and publication is a key goal of the Harry Potter Studies Area. Papers from the Harry Potter Studies area presented at conferences since have been gathered into four 4 published, edited volumes released in , , , and We are an area committed to publication! Any and all topics will be considered. Past presentations have covered a variety of topics — including British SFF TV, fan studies, race, gender, sexuality, socio-economic class, pedagogy, adaptation, and a variety of texts. We are interested in thematically or textually linked panels of three or four papers as well as individual submissions.
Please look through the list of other conference areas on the SWPACA website, since subjects such as apocalyptic studies, computer games, the works of Joss Whedon, and the television show Supernatural all have separate areas. You should direct your proposal accordingly.
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The area chair for Zombie Culture seeks papers and presentations on any aspect of the zombie in popular culture and history. What is distinctively American if anything about zombies in film, literature, and popular culture in general?
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How does the zombie influence American culture in a way that resonates in our transmedia world? We also welcome proposals that identify and discuss the existence or implication of specific pedagogical problems or issues, whether or not these advance any new methodologies. Proposals regarding using popular culture in the classroom are particularly encouraged. Teachers from any type of school or curriculum are encouraged to submit proposals. Graduate students with teaching experience are particularly welcome.
Undergraduate Presentations Note: All individual presentations by undergrads must be submitted to this area in the submission database. Upon review, they will be transferred to the proper area above.
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Open Description. We encourage and invite undergraduates to prepare a brief paper 15 minutes on any topic that is covered by existing areas within the conference. This well-established conference has an area for all types of scholars, from horror aficionados to library archives fanatics.
Submit a word abstract to present a paper. After review by conference staff, they will be transferred to the proper area chair listed above. We are interested in papers, panels, and roundtables that do not fit into traditional areas, with an emphasis on the interdisciplinary and experimental. Proposals on topics not covered by another area are encouraged as well, but please review the complete list of areas first to confirm that the proposal does not fit into one of them.
Contact Us Call for Papers. The Call for Papers Period is Closed. Open Description The Adaptation: Literature, Film, and Culture area invites you to submit proposals for presentations that critically engage with the subject of adaptation. Topics for paper proposals include, but are not limited to: adaptations of classic works. Open Description Panels now forming for presentations on the films and career of Alfred Hitchcock.
Open Description In addition to cartoons, animation involves experimental techniques that have secured for this medium a place among the most advanced artistic manifestations of the 20th and 21st centuries. Tax Incentives state and local Economic Development, job creation, etc. Open Description Proposals for papers are now being accepted for the area of Computer Culture. What is the descriptive and prescriptive outlook for the conditions of those cultural forces associated with those cultural origins?
Paper topics might include but are not limited to those that address: issues of re presentation through computers website analysis and design ; methods of discourse involving computers blogging, Twitter, social networks, YouTube, viral video, live feeds ; theories focused on the relationship between computers and culture, uses of computers in particular contexts and the impacts thereof such as computers and pedagogy, online dating, virtual currencies, commerce, marketing, entertainment, etc.
KEYWORDS: computer culture data visualization digital art digital cultures digital geographies internet cultures memes privacy remediation social networks surveillance Twitter virtual identities YouTube. Open Description Proposals for individual presentations and roundtable discussions are now being sought for review in the area of Film and History. Open Description The Film Studies area invites presentations on any topic germane to film studies including, but not limited to, film as art, film as culture, and film as industry.
Open Description The Game Studies, Culture, Play, and Practice Area invites papers, panels, and other proposals on games digital and otherwise and their study and development. Open Description The Grateful Dead area welcomes papers and presentations on all aspects of the Grateful Dead phenomenon and its contexts, including music, lyrics, fan culture, the s, the counterculture, art, and more. Open Description The area chair for Horror invites all interested scholars to submit paper proposals on any aspect of horror in literature, film, television, digital and online media, as well as in general culture.
Open Description The Music: Traditional, Political, Popular Area invites submissions from individuals or organized panels 3 or 4 persons focusing on any topic relating to all aspects of the historical and popular cultural study of music. The higher production values on the reboot. Does this hinder or help the show? Other kinds of riffing platforms such as Twitch for videogames How did riffing become such an integral part of our culture through MST3K?
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What are the differences in the styles of Mike Nelson and Joel Hodgson as hosts for the show? How did the show use it? Did it push boundaries constitutionally? How did it become a movement? Were there glimpses of the greater things to come in those earlier episodes or not?
The worse a movie is, the funnier and better an episode of MST: Why is that? Proposals on these and other relevant presentation topics will be considered. Open Description The Television Area Chair invites interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of television, past or present. Topics include, but are not limited to: television as a media format; the possible future of television including shows created for Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, YouTube, etc.
Classical Representations welcomes submissions on a broader range of topics including: Cinema directly or indirectly reflecting aspects of the ancient world in cinema: recent films involving Classical themes which you might consider include Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, The Legend of Hercules , Pompeii, Inside Llewyn Davis, the new Ben Hur, as well as television series which engage with classical themes like Doctor Who , Game of Thrones, Spartacus , Battlestar Galactica.
Or, conversely, the influence of Science Fiction on representations of the ancient world in later cinema e. Open Description The Crafting, Crafters, and Craft Culture area was launched at the conference to provide a home for considerations of the cultural labeling of craft in popular culture. Some potential topics: Gender and craft is it craft if a woman makes it? Copyright and knockoffs what are copyright issues for crafts as opposed to other intellectual products? Craft research resources hand-on museums, text and realia collections Crafting and anthropology how is the history of craft treated as part of human development?
Craftivism pussy hats, yarnbombing, subversive X-stitch motifs, etc. Craft as business professional vs amateur crafting, selling products vs instructions Martha Stewart and other craft stars and their effect on culture The effect of the Internet on craft culture Representation of crafters in media and literature: what they craft, why they craft, comparison to how artists are depicted Cultural sensitivity: appropriation, appreciation, adaptation, assimilation. Open Description Individual paper and panel proposals that explore topics connected to food, eating, and cooking in literature, film, and other popular and American culture are now being considered.
Open Description The Cultural Heritage Institutions in Popular Culture formerly Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Digital Humanities in Popular Culture area solicits proposals from librarians, archivists, curators, graduate students, faculty, collectors, writers, independent scholars, and other aficionados yes!
We encourage proposals for panels and roundtables organized around common themes. Open Description As popular genres, Steampunk and Neo-Victorian fiction reflect a complex set of changes in contemporary society.
Some possibilities: Research addressing or applying theoretical or structural topics to the genre. Work focusing on any aspects of Steampunk such as technology, fashion, history, popularity, or anything else you deem worthy of close examination. This might include a wide range of racial, ethnic, gender, and sexual identities. Analysis of the relevance of Steampunk to Disability studies. Open Description In the last decade, there has been a dedicated exploration of popular culture as it relates to aspects of philosophy, and a dedicated exploration of how philosophy relates to popular culture.
Open Description The Politics area is particularly concerned with portrayals of politics, politicians, and the political process in American and international popular culture. Proposals are invited on any of a broad range of topics and perspectives on science and technology, including but not limited to the following: Politics, Education, Media, Literature, Marketing, Art, Visual Culture, Consumerism All forms of science and technology are open for discussion. Open Description The Sociology of Popular Culture area seeks a broad range of topics that use Social Theory and research methodology to discuss the influence of popular culture on; 1 Identities, 2 groups, 3 social structures, and 4 social institutions.
Open Description The Shakespeare in Popular Culture area welcomes proposals that treat the convergence of Shakespeare, pop culture, and mediatization more broadly. Open Description The Area Chair for Stardom and Fandom invites paper or panel proposals on any aspect of stardom or fandom. Open Description The chair for the War and Culture area invites all interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of the intersection of war and culture in literature, film, television, comics, and digital media; on cultural aspects of representation, mobilization, and memory in journalism, architecture, music, and painting; on American life and culture during wartime, etc.
Open Description The area chair for Witches, Wizardry, and the New Age seeks papers and presentations on any aspect of historical and resurgent witchcraft and the New Age in popular culture. A few topics to consider: Religious studies and the history of witchcraft; Feminism and Spiritual Feminism; Vodou and Obeah in Africa and the Diaspora; Neopaganism in practice and scholarship; Witchcraft scholars and practitioners of color; Wicca, Sabats, and modern Pagan practices; Sorcery in historical writings and pop culture; Buffy studies; Ecological studies eco-feminism, eco-science fiction, etc.
What does the surge in the witch and wizard portrayals in popular culture tell us about our society? Open Description Panels and individual papers on all aspects of Chicana, Chicano, and Chicanx culture are encouraged for our upcoming conference. Open Description Submissions are welcomed that apply disability studies, including specific areas such as Deaf Studies, in any area of cultural, historical, literary, or pedagogical research, or that apply disability studies in conjunction with another theoretical approach, such as queer studies, feminist or gender studies, issues of diversity, and so on.
Some possibilities include: Historical or cultural studies research into attitudes toward disability Legal, social, or cultural research into treatments of disability Research on the representation of disability in textual or graphic literature, drama, television, film, ephemera, games, or other cultural objects Work on technology and disability Pedagogical approaches drawing on disability studies concepts or studies of disability in relation to pedagogy.
Possible topics may include, but are not limited to the following: MENA representations in popular culture television, film, comic books, video games, etc. Open Description Come present with us! Indigenous methodologies and interpretative frameworks Queer theory and Native Studies Teaching Native American Studies Native art and artists Popular culture and language preservation Native American and Indigenous Literature Indigenous resistance, regional or global treaty rights, incarceration issues, sports mascots, etc.
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Angela Hunt. Beggars of Life. Jim Tully. Passage to Natchez. Cameron Judd. The Hairy Ape. Eugene O'Neill. Tappan's Burro. Golden Deer Classics. Murgunstrumm and Others. Hugh B. Land Grab. Jackson cole. Patrick Aengus Wolfe. Loren Estleman. Game Birds and Gun Dogs. Vin T.
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Mark Twain Samuel Clemens. A Certain Justice. Chuck Lewis. Christmas Eve on Lonesome. The most significant of these was the growth of slavery. While it was true that the cotton gin reduced the labor of removing seeds, it did not reduce the need for slaves to grow and pick the cotton. In fact, the opposite occurred.
Cotton growing became so profitable for the planters that it greatly increased their demand for both land and slave labor. In there were six slave states; in there were From until Congress banned the importation of slaves from Africa in , Southerners imported 80, Africans. By approximately one in three Southerners was a slave. Because of the cotton gin, slaves now labored on ever-larger plantations where work was more regimented and relentless. As large plantations spread into the Southwest, the price of slaves and land inhibited the growth of cities and industries.
The growth of the "peculiar institution" was affecting many aspects of Southern life. While Eli Whitney is best remembered as the inventor of the cotton gin, it is often forgotten that he was also the father of the mass production method. In he figured out how to manufacture muskets by machine so that the parts were interchangeable. It was as a manufacturer of muskets that Whitney finally became rich. If his genius led King Cotton to triumph in the South, it also created the technology with which the North won the Civil War. Caney, Steven. Steven Caney's Invention Book.
New York: Workman Publishers, Interesting case histories. Green, Constance M. Eli Whitney and the Birth of American Technology. Still available in paper. Mirsky, Jeannette and Allan Nevins. The World of Eli Whitney.