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2015 NEPCA Conference

Proposals are now being accepted for NEPCA's 2015 conference at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH, which convenes October 30-31, 2015. Click on FALL CONFERENCE tab for full information. Scroll down to "How Do I Submit a Proposal"

Rollins Prize

NEPCA is now accepting nominations from publishers for the best work in popular and/or American culture published in 2104. Click on the NEPCA Prizes tab above for details.

Important Dates

June 15: Books to be considered for the Rollins Prize must be received by this date.

June 15: Last day to submit conference paper proposals.

September 1: Last day to submit items for NEPCA News.

September 30: Last day for pre-registrants to be listed in program.

October 10: Last day mail-in registrations can be processed in time for the conference.

October 30-31: 2014 Fall Conference.

NEPCA’s 2015 Fall Conference

NEPCA will meet on the campus of Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH October 30-31, 2015

For conference information, click on the FALL CONFERENCE tab above. This will take you to a page where you find all the materials you need. Scroll down to “How Do I Submit a Proposal?”  

Midwest PCAACA CFP

CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS

Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference

Thursday-Sunday, 1-4 October 2015  Cincinnati, OH  Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza

Address: 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45202, Phone: (513) 421-9100

Submit paper, or abstract (including the title of the presentation) to the Contemporary Studies Area on the Submissions website submissions.mpcaaca.org. Individuals may only submit one paper, and please do not submit the same item to more than one Area.

Deadline for receipt of proposals is April 30, 2015.

Videogames Culture Conference CFP

Videogame Cultures, 
The Videogame Cultures Project

Friday 11th September – Sunday 13th September 2015
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations:
Videogames have probably become one of the most progressive mediums in the 21st century. The videogame genres and sub-genres are rapidly diverging and many concepts are merging with those from other media and even with the environment of the “real” world (alternate reality games). Consequently the scope of the project is not limited to videogame studies only, but many other disciplines such as philosophy, psychology, sociology, economics, information science, criminology, military studies or ethology, to name but a few. All have found play, game, game-model, player behavior, game design and players’ relation to the virtual environment as a high priority within their own fields of research. The result of all these influences is that the discourse on videogame cultures is constantly evolving giving it an ever wider range of influence and an increasingly an inter-, multi-, and trans-disciplinary character. This year’s Videogame Cultures will be devoted to exploring the various ways in which videogame culture and genres develop within the framework of five thematic tracks.

300 word proposals should be submitted by Friday 1st May 2015. All submissions are at least double blind peer reviewed. Proposals should be submitted simultaneously to the Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word or RTF formats with the following information and in this order:
a) author(s), b) affiliation as you would like it to appear in programme, c) email address, d) title of proposal, e) body of proposal, f) up to 10 keywords.
E-mails should be entitled: VG7 Proposal Submission.

All abstracts will be at least double blind peer reviewed. Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Organising Chairs:
Daniel Riha: rihad@inter-disciplinary.net
Rob Fisher: vg7@inter-disciplinary.net

 

National Sporting Library and Museum Fellowships

The John H. Daniels Fellowship supports researchers at the National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM), in Middleburg, VA, a research library and fine arts museum dedicated to preserving, promoting and sharing the literature, art and culture of equestrian, angling and field sports.

History

Since 2007, the NSLM has hosted the fellowship program in honor of the legacy of sportsman and book collector John H. Daniels (1921-2006). Past Fellowship recipients include post-graduate students, authors, curators, professors and scholars researching a variety of subjects related to field sports. The diversity of Fellows’ projects reflects the wide variety of material within the F. Ambrose Clark Rare Book Room and the NSLM collections.Topics include history, art, literature, anthropology, and sport, with research projects ranging from the architecture of horse stables, history of horsemanship, and equestrian fashion, to falconry, veterinary science, environmental conservation and fly fishing.

F. Ambrose Clark Rare Book Room Collections Over five thousand rare books, manuscripts, print portfolios, and historic periodicals are preserved in the F. Ambrose Clark Rare Book Room. Noteworthy collections include the John H. and Martha Daniels Collection, the V.S. Littauer Collection, the Hunersdorf Collection, and the Huth-Lonsdale-Arundel Collection.

Eligibility

University faculty, graduate students, museum professionals, librarians, independent researchers, writers, and interested others are encouraged to apply. Fellowships are awarded for two months or less for residential study at our location of our collections. If applying from abroad, please consult applicable Visa guidelines before making your application.

Funding

Maximum stipend award is $2,000 per month. Residence on campus is available for award recipients.

Application requirements

Application must be received by email by June 15th each year. All required documents are to be submitted in a single PDF attachment.

Required documents include:

Completed application form available by request from f

The John H. Daniels Fellowship supports researchers at the National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM), a research library and fine arts museum dedicated to preserving, promoting and sharing the literature, art and culture of equestrian, angling and field sports.

History

Since 2007, the NSLM has hosted the fellowship program in honor of the legacy of sportsman and book collector John H. Daniels (1921-2006). Past Fellowship recipients include post-graduate students, authors, curators, professors and scholars researching a variety of subjects related to field sports. The diversity of Fellows’ projects reflects the wide variety of material within the F. Ambrose Clark Rare Book Room and the NSLM collections.Topics include history, art, literature, anthropology, and sport, with research projects ranging from the architecture of horse stables, history of horsemanship, and equestrian fashion, to falconry, veterinary science, environmental conservation and fly fishing.

 

F. Ambrose Clark Rare Book Room Collections Over five thousand rare books, manuscripts, print portfolios, and historic periodicals are preserved in the F. Ambrose Clark Rare Book Room. Noteworthy collections include the John H. and Martha Daniels Collection, the V.S. Littauer Collection, the Hunersdorf Collection, and the Huth-Lonsdale-Arundel Collection.

 

Eligibility

University faculty, graduate students, museum professionals, librarians, independent researchers, writers, and interested others are encouraged to apply. Fellowships are awarded for two months or less for residential study at our location of our collections. If applying from abroad, please consult applicable Visa guidelines before making your application.

 

Funding

Maximum stipend award is $2,000 per month. Residence on campus is available for award recipients.

 

Application requirements

Application must be received by email by June 15th each year. All required documents are to be submitted in a single PDF attachment.

Required documents include:

Completed application form available by request from fellowship@nsl.org

CV or Resume

Research proposal of 1000 words or less

 

Please submit application and any questions to fellowship@nsl.org

CV or Resume

Research proposal of 1000 words or less

 

 

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 and contact information, including an e-mail address, for each presenter.  Please remember that presenters are limited to one paper presentation at the conference.  For updates and registration information about the upcoming conference please see the Film and History website www.filmandhistory.org

Please send by e-mail, your 200 word proposal by June 1, 2015 to the area chair:

Erwin F. Erhardt, III: erwin.erhardt@uc.edu

 

St. Germain and Mitchell Prize Winners

NEPCA is proud to announce the winners for the Best Graduate Student Papers from its October 2014 conference held in Providence, Rhode Island.

Each year NEPCA wards two prizes for graduate student excellence. The awards  of named  for our esteemed NEPCA colleagues Amos St. Germain (WIT) and Carol Mitchell (Springfield College). The prizes come with a cash award and certificate of achievement.

The 2014 winner of the Amos St. Germain Prize is: Jana Andrews for the paper  “Identifying Frankenstein’s Creature in Nature.”

The 2014 winner of Carol Mitchell Prize is: Amelie Daigle for “The Translation of an Imagined Community in Raja Rao’s KANTHAPURA.”

A check is on the way to both winers. NEPCA would also like to thank the award committee:

Carol Mitchell (Springfield College); Lisa Silvestri (Gonzaga University); Robert Hackey (Providence College); Andi McClananahan (East Stroudsburg State University); Bruce Cohen (Worcester State University); Amos S. Germain, Chair (Wentworth Institute of Technology)

 

Digital Storytelling Conference Comes to the USA

The Sixth International Digital Storytelling Conference is happening September 25-27 in Western Massachusetts. The theme is “Voices and Change: Activism, Education & Public Service.” Please tell your colleagues and friends about this historic conference, the first of its kind on American soil!

The conference website is live at www.dst2015.org.

The conference will hosted by Smith College in Northampton, MA with plenary events happening at UMass Amherst, Mount Holyoke College and other venues in the Five College area.

The Call for Papers is now open through March 31, 2015.
For questions, please email:  yvomendez@gmail.com.

New Paperback Edition of Cries of Crisis

 

NEPCA President Bob Hackey’s most recent book is now available in paperback. Here’s the announcement.
Cries of Crisis:
Rethinking the Health Care Debate
Robert B. Hackey

From the University of Nevada Press

unnamed

Contact: Caddie Dufurrena

775-682-7395

cdufurrena@unpress.nevada.edu

An intriguing analysis of America’s efforts toward 
health care reform

“Interpreting American health politics through the lens of crisis rhetoric is one of the freshest, most innovative approaches ever. . . . [Hackey] shows the detrimental consequences of conducting policy debates in crisis rhetoric – something that others have pronounced upon in op-eds but never examined as fully.”

 –Deborah Stone, author of Policy Paradox: 

The Art of Political Decision Making

Health care in the United States has been described as a system in crisis since the late 1960s. Those seeking to improve the system have relied on the rhetoric of crisis to build support for their preferred remedies, to the point where the language and imagery of a health care crisis are now deeply embedded in contemporary politics and popular culture. In Cries of Crisis, Robert B. Hackey analyzes media coverage, political speeches, films, and television shows to demonstrate the role that language and symbolism have played in framing the health care debate, shaping policy making, and influencing public perceptions of problems in the health care system. Hackey proposes that reformers must embrace a new rhetorical strategy that links proposals to improve the system with deeply held American values such as equality and fairness.

Robert B. Hackey is a professor of health and policy management at Providence College and a visiting fellow at the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University in Rhode Island. He is the author of Rethinking Health Care Policy: The New Politics of State Regulation and other books.

 

 

$26.95x / paper / 192 pages / ISBN: 978-0-87417-977-4

 

 

To request review copies or press materials, please contact

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