Poetics and Politics of Video Games CFP

For its thirtieth issue, InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture invites scholarly articles and creative works that address the poetics and politics of video games. 20 years ago Janet H. Murray’s Hamlet on the Holodeck and Espen Aarseth’s Cybertext: Perspectives on Ergodic Literature began a conversation to theorize the aesthetics of video games. Since these foundational texts, game studies has … Continue reading Poetics and Politics of Video Games CFP

CFP: Sports and Sexual Violation

CFP: “The Psychology and History of Sexual Violation in Sport and Its Condemnation” by Bob Lentz Journal: Clio’s Psyche, Fall 2018 Special Feature Issue Due Date: April 30, 2018 Why has sexual violation by powerful men in sport (recently gymnastics, previously hockey)—covered up, denied, suppressed, and repressed for so long—become a powerful theme in the American media since the … Continue reading CFP: Sports and Sexual Violation

Sports and Resistance CFP

Callaloo invites complete submissions for a special issue devoted to the interdisciplinary examination of sports guest edited by Eric Henderson (Stratagem Entertainment), Miya Knights (Middleton-On-Sea, UK), John McCluskey, Jr. (Indiana University), and Pellom McDaniels III (Emory University). Project Description It should come as no surprise that someone like Colin Kaepernick has emerged from the age of … Continue reading Sports and Resistance CFP

Race and Yoga

The full issue of Race and Yoga 2.1 (2017) is available now.  This special issue titled "Sassin' Through Sadhana", guest edited by Drs. Rachel Panton and Stephanie Y. Davis, features 7 personal narratives by Black women yoginis and teachers.  Check out this important contribution by Black women whose voices and bodies are under-represented in mainstream yoga and … Continue reading Race and Yoga

Changes at the JAC

Professor Kathy Merlock Jackson has served with distinction as editor of The Journal of American Culture (JAC) for the past fifteen years. She is stepping down from that position and her successor has been chosen. After considering many fine applicants, Wiley recently issued a contract to Professor Carl Sederholm, and he has accepted the editorship. Professor Sederholm is … Continue reading Changes at the JAC

Journal Watch

Journal Watch  identifies scholarly sport-related articles and book reviews published in five languages (English, French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese) during the last three months. Although we endeavor to include as many publications as possible, we welcome any feedback identifying additional articles and/or publications that should be considered for future Journal Watches. Contributors can be contacted … Continue reading Journal Watch

Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) February 2016 Edition

On behalf of the Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) board, we are pleased to announce that the February 2016 edition ofCelebrity Culture and Social Inquiry has been published. The February 2016 edition includes: 3rd International CMCS Conference Bridging Gaps: What are the media, publicists and celebrities selling? Accepted delegates are encouraged to complete … Continue reading Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) February 2016 Edition

Pacific Rim Journal Launched

We are pleased to announce a call for reviews for a new publication, The Rising Dragon, a journal of Pacific Rim culture and media studies. The theme for our first edition is “Pacific Rim as Frontier and Heartland.” During his presidential nomination acceptance speech in 1960, President John F. Kennedy first posited the idea of … Continue reading Pacific Rim Journal Launched