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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 wellness circles.  These essays sit at the intersection of critical yoga studies, Black women’s health, trauma recovery and healing, spiritual practice, anti-racist thought, and Black feminism/womanism.  They are short enough to assign a few (or the whole issue) to a class you may be teaching this upcoming semester.
​Full issue available here:

Reminder:​ Our next CFP deadline is approaching:

DUE : January 15, 2018 
CFP 3.1 (2018): “Decolonizing Yoga? & Unsettling ‘Social Justice'”

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 a member of both the JAC and PCA Boards and has served with distinction, demonstrating his commitment to our organization.  He holds a B.A. in English from UCLA and a Ph.D. in English and American studies from the University of Utah. It is important that the editor of JAC be a generalist whose experience covers diverse areas, and Professor Sederholm fits the bill:  he is Professor of Humanities at Brigham Young University, where he teaches a wide range of courses in humanities and American studies.  He has published three books, the last of which won the 2017 Ray and Pat Browne Award.  His interests include literature, horror (especially Poe and Lovecraft), music, and film.

Information Clearing House

Looking for information on upcoming conferences in your area, across the country, or abroad. Check out the H-Net announcements board for this and other opportunities.

Cultural Studies Newsletter

Here’s a link for Intellect’s latest newsletter that will inform you of new cultural studies books and journals.

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 via email by clicking on their names below.

We hope you find the latest Journal Watch informative and perhaps of use in your own research efforts.

English (sport-specific journals): Duncan Jamieson, Ph.D., Department of History & Political Science, Ashland University, Ohio, USA.
English (non-sport journals): Scott Jedlicka, Ph.D., Department of Educational Leadership, Sport Studies, and Educational/Counseling Psychology, Washington State University, USA.
French: Pierre-Olaf Schut, Sciences et Techniques des Activités Physiques et Sportives, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, France.
German: Rebeccah Dawson, Ph.D., Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Louisiana State University, USA.
Spanish and Portuguese: César Rodrigues, doctoral student of Contemporary Studies, CEIS20, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal.

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 early bird registration by Monday, February 29, 2016. Guidelines to short listed candidates will be sent shortly.
  • 3rd International Celebrity Studies Conference: Authenticating Celebrity

    Early bird registration available at

    CFP 4th International Fan Studies Network Conference 2016

    Deadline: Sunday, February 28, 2016
  • Call for Contributors: Hooray for Hollywood: A Cultural Encyclopedia of America’s Dream Factory

    CFP National Populists: Right-wing Celebrity Politicians in Contemporary Europe (Special Issue of Celebrity Studies)

  • Special Editions “The Blond Issue” and “Fifty Shades of Grey”
  •  Media Coverage 

    Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) has been covered for informed opinions on BBC, Jimmy Kimmel Live show, and the Snoop Dogg petition in Humber News.

  • PhD Career Tips and Events

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The Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) is an international organization and research network that helps coordinating academic research and media commentaries on celebrity culture. CMCS carries a pedagogical philosophy that inspires integration of research and media skills training in academic and public discourses of fame.  The centre believes in intellectual, aesthetic, and ethical values of bridging gaps in higher education and media. With this view, CMCS helps coordinating research, publications, creative productions, and media commentaries to restore artistic and ethical acts for social change.

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 the Pacific Rim as a definite community that was both frontier and heartland, combining the two central ideas of the American mythos. For him, it was a contiguous, ever more integrated community of interest, experience, and humanness. It revolves as a single unit in that sense, transcending the merely Trans-Pacific by being Circum-Pacific, including all the cultures on the edges and within it. This is what informs our idea of the Pacific Rim and thus provides the impetus for our first theme, “Pacific Rim as Frontier and Heartland.”

We are seeking reviews of books, games and films that engage with Pacific Rim culture. Please contact us if you have a question about the suitability of a review subject.

The Rising Dragon is principally an English-language journal and reviews are to be in that language. Authors may use American or British English as the author prefers, provided they are consistent. Author-provided translations of all materials in other Pacific Rim languages (e.g. Cebuano, Chinese, French, Hawai’ian, Japanese, Javanese, Korean, Laotian, Malay, Maori, Pama-Nyungan, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Vietnamese) will be published alongside the official English versions.

Questions, inquiries, and reviews of up to 2000 words and a CV/résumé should be submitted to in Word format. Academics at all stages of their careers, industry professionals, government and religious officials, and other interested parties are all eligible to submit reviews to The Rising Dragon for consideration. Reviews submitted to The Rising Dragon must not have been published or posted elsewhere before submission to the journal. Please see our Style Sheet before submitting a review.

Our journal is an open access publication, as are our video presentations, and will never charge fees to authors or readers. The Rising Dragon is a publication of the International College of Liberal Arts at Yamanashi Gakuin University.

Editorial Board:

Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Darren Jon Ashmore, Professor of Anthropology and Head of Japan Studies, Yamanashi Gakuin University, Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan

Assistant Editor: J. Holder Bennett, Associate Professor of History, Collin College, McKinney, Texas, USA

Associate Editors:

Dr. Eunju Bährisch, Postdoctoral Researcher and Project Coordinator, Institute of Korean Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Dr. Elizabeth Birmingham, Associate Dean of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and Professor of English, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota, USA

Dr. Darryl E. Brock, Adjunct Assistant Professor of History, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA

Dr. Rick Hudson, Visiting Research Fellow, Manchester Metropolitan University – Cheshire, Crewe, England, UK

Dr. Frank Jacob, Assistant Professor of World History, Queensborough Community College, City University of New York, Bayside, New York, USA

Dr. Christopher B. Patterson, Assistant Professor of English, New York Institute of Technology, Nanjing, Nanjing, Jiangsu, People’s Republic of China

Dr. George T. Sipos, Executive Director of Administration, Yamanashi Gakuin University, Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan

Dr. Bruno Starrs, Senior Lecturer in Cinematology, Institut Teknologi Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan, Negara Brunei Darussalam

Daniel Fandino, Member, H-Net Executive Council, East Lansing, Michigan, USA

Peter Schuelke, Visiting Fellow, Polinsky Language Science Lab, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Video Curator: William R. Clark, Jr.