The Medieval in American Popular Culture

The Medieval in American Popular Culture: Reflections in Commemoration of the 80th Anniversary of Prince Valiant  The comic strip Prince Valiant in the Days of King Arthur was launched in 1937 and continues to be produced to this day. Begun by illustrator Hal Foster and now under the direction of writer Mark Schultz and artist Thomas Yeates, Prince Valiant celebrates … Continue reading The Medieval in American Popular Culture

The Subject is Torture: Rollins Prize Winner

The Subject of Torture: Psychoanalysis and Biopolitics in Television and Film. Hilary Neroni. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015.   Note: This book was selected as the Rollins Prize Winner as the best new book on popular/American culture by an author living or working in New York of New England.   Hilary Neroni’s excellent new … Continue reading The Subject is Torture: Rollins Prize Winner

Journal of Homosexuality Ongoing CFP

Now in its 63rd volume year, the Journal of Homosexuality (JH), a landmark international peer-reviewed scholarly journal in sexuality studies, welcomes submissions from a variety of disciplinary and methodological perspectives. While the majority of articles published in the JH have traditionally focused on empirically-based social scientific topics, JH welcomes on an ongoing basis submissions from such fields as: art, art history, performing … Continue reading Journal of Homosexuality Ongoing CFP

Lenny Bruce, Comedy & the Constitution at Brandeis

The American Studies Program and the Robert D. Farber University Archives and Special Collections Department at Brandeis University are pleased to announce a conference scheduled for October 27-28, 2016, to evaluate the legacy of comedian Lenny Bruce. His corrosive and transgressive satire as well as his boldness in pushing the envelope of the laws of … Continue reading Lenny Bruce, Comedy & the Constitution at Brandeis

Lenny Bruce Conference

The American Studies Program and the Robert D. Farber University Archives and Special Collections Department at Brandeis University are pleased to announce a conference scheduled for October 27-28, 2016, to evaluate the legacy of comedian Lenny Bruce. His corrosive and transgressive satire as well as his boldness in pushing the envelope of the laws of … Continue reading Lenny Bruce Conference

Monsters and Monstrosity in 21st-Century Film and Television

Monsters and Monstrosity in 21st-Century Film and Television Editors: Cristina Artenie (Universitas Press) and Ashley Szanter (Weber State University) Project Overview Starting from the premise that monsters/monstrosity allow for the (dis)placement of anxieties that contemporary social mores do not otherwise sanction in the public space, editors Artenie and Szanter seek original essays for an edited collection … Continue reading Monsters and Monstrosity in 21st-Century Film and Television

Rethinking Marilyn Monroe

Call for Panelists: Western Association of Women Historians, Denver, CO, May 12-14, 2016 Panel: “Rethinking Marilyn Monroe” This panel will reexamine Marilyn Monroe as a major historical and pop cultural figure. Papers should explore Monroe from new perspectives, challenging common assumptions and making us question what we think we know about this emblem of mid-century womanhood … Continue reading Rethinking Marilyn Monroe

Bob Dylan Was Right; The Times They are a’ Changing

As reported on Ars Technica, "This week, Norway's Ministry of Culture announced its plans to transition completely towards digital radio and turn off FM radio nationwide, according to an English report from Radio.no . The switch-off is scheduled to begin in January 2017, and it would make Norway the first country in the world to 'decide upon … Continue reading Bob Dylan Was Right; The Times They are a’ Changing

Film & History Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS Journeys Through 1950s and 1960s Television An area of multiple panels for the 2015 Film & History Conference , "Journeys, Detours, Breakdowns," November 5-8, 2015,  Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club, Madison, WI (USA) DEADLINE for abstracts: June 1, 2015.  Proposals for complete panels (three related presentations) are welcome.  All proposals must include an abstract … Continue reading Film & History Conference