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Do You Believe in Magic?: The Narrative Construction of Magical Worlds, Creatures, and Characters

updated: 
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 8:17pm
Museum of Science Fiction/Escape Velocity Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

The Museum of Science Fiction is accepting 250 word proposals for 15-20 minute papers to be presented at this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in National Harbor Maryland, May 25th – 27th, 2018.

As is often the case in the examination of the mainstream literary cannon, works incorporating “traditional” magic, Afro-diasporic voodoo and Santeria, and other mystical cosmologies are frequently dismissed as non-literature in an increasingly secular and data-driven world. But by violating the laws of empirical reality, magical narratives challenge the preferred Western emphasis on science to make room for cultural, religious, and social practices inexplicable in scientific terms.

Regional Identities & Coastal Communities of the Pacific

updated: 
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 7:34am
New Zealand Studies Association / University of Aveiro, Portugal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 11, 2018

Papers can consider all topics related to the Pacific and New Zealand, with priority given to papers that address the themes of ‘regional identities’ and/or ‘coastal communities’. We are particularly interested in papers that consider space and place in relation to the coast, beaches and beyond. However, interpretations of the theme are broad and can include national, urban and rural identities, town and country, gender and ethnicity, cultural expressions and local industries, the environment and climate change. The conference fee includes annual membership to the NZSA, which for 2018 includes a twice-yearly journal.

Georgia Philological Association: May 18, 2018 Meeting and Call for Papers

updated: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:16pm
Georgia Philological Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 19, 2018

The thirteenth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State University Conference Center at 100 University Parkway, Macon, Georgia on Friday, May 18, 2018. We invite proposals for session topics, panel discussions, and scholarly papers in English on any subjects relating to American, British, French, Hispanic, Russian, German, or Slavic literature or language, as well as composition, philosophy, history, translation, the general humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and pedagogy. Reading times for individual paper presentations are limited to 15 minutes.

Fan Conventions, Aca-Fans, and Fandom in the 21st Century

updated: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 11:49am
Leisa A. Clark
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 7, 2018

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Fandom has changed considerably over the past five decades, from the earliest science fiction conventions in the 1930s to the letter-writing campaigns that helped save Star Trek in the 1960s to the long queues of people waiting eagerly to meet their favorite genre actors in the 21st century. Fandom has exploded from the small groups meeting to talk about their favorite books or films to the worldwide phenomena of mixed genre gatherings that combine science fiction, fantasy, comic books, horror, anime, and video games. Some fans have attended the same conventions for thirty years, while others are newbies to convention culture.

CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS - NNER Journal

updated: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:27am
National Network for Educational Renewal (NNER) Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

The National Network for Educational Renewal Journal

Editors:  Rhonda Jeffries, Toby Jenkins & Lemuel Watson

CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS

Manuscripts are currently being sought for review and potential publication in the 2018 edition The National Network for Educaional Renewal (NNER) Journal. This national peer-reviewed journal is published annually in an online format with a limited number of hard copies distributed.

 The purpose of the journal is to foster inquiry related to the Agenda for Education in a Democracy (AED) and support the mission of the National Network for Educational Renewal (NNER) which is to:

Reminder CFP - Film as Film Today: On the Criticism and Theory of V. F. Perkins

updated: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:22am
University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 16, 2018

V. F. Perkins (1936-2016) was a foundational figure in the history of British film education, a pioneering theorist of the medium, and among the most insightful and eloquent writers on the art of film. His historical significance for the fields of film criticism and film study is uncontested. However, while Perkins’ work – particularly the seminal Film as Film (1972) – still influences certain strands of scholarship, its contemporary relevance for critics, theorists, and students is presently underappreciated. This symposium is dedicated to revaluating Perkins’ critical methods and arguments by exploring their continued utility for those studying film, television, audiovisual media, and aesthetics today.

SCMLA Renaissance Literature excluding Drama (3/31/18; 10/11-14/18)

updated: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:20am
South Central MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

We are currently accepting submissions for the Renaissance Literature excluding Drama panel of the South Central Modern Language Association conference, October 11-14, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. http://www.southcentralmla.org/conference/

The topic is open. Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words to Jessica C. Murphy & Nicholas Brush (jessica.c.murphy@gmail.com) by March 31, 2018.

For more information on the SCMLA and the conference location, visit http://www.southcentralmla.org/

Algerian Women's Post-Independence Writings: Tradition or Modernity?”

updated: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:14am
BenaoudaLEBDAI
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

University of Béchar - Algeria

Second International Conference on the Algerian Novel between Tradition and Modernity

Call for Papers

Béchar: 24 -25 - 26 April 2018

“Algerian Women's Post-Independence Writings: Tradition or Modernity?”

ACTIVISM IN PRE-1900 AMERICAN LITERATURE

updated: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:12am
SAMLA Conference, Birmingham, AL
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

This session welcomes submissions on activism in Pre-1900 American Literature. Proposals addressing the SAMLA 90 conference theme, Fighters from the Margins: Sociopolitical Activists and Their Allies, are especially welcome. By June 1, 2018, please submit an abstract of 300 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Joshua Boyd, Trevecca Nazarene University, at JTBoyd@trevecca.edu.

Maria Edgeworth 250

updated: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:12am
School of English, Trinity College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

MARIA EDGEWORTH 250

 

6-8 December 2018, Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin

 

Call for Papers

 

 

Miss Edgeworth is at Abbotsford, and has been for some time; a little, dark, bearded, sharp, withered, active, laughing, talking, impudent, fearless, outspoken, honest, Whiggish, unchristian, good-tempered, kindly, ultra-Irish body. I like her one day, and damn her to perdition the next. She is a very queer character; particulars some other time.

 

John Gibson Lockhart, quoted in Christopher NorthA Memoir of John Wilson.

 

The Mondo Film and its Legacy

updated: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:11am
University of Bradford (UK)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Film International

http://filmint.nu/

 

Contributions are invited for a special edition of Film International devoted to the ‘mondo’ shock documentary film. The mondo genre was created in the 1960s by Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi and Paolo Cavara with their first feature Mondo Cane (Italy, 1962). The genre quickly became an international sensation, hated by most critics but admired by large audiences and the likes of John Waters, Sergio Leone, Boyd Rice and J.G. Ballard.

 

Contributions can explore any aspect of the mondo film including the pre-history of the genre and its legacy.

 

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Consuming Ideas and Producing Culture in Creative Prose

updated: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:10am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 5, 2018

The Midwest Modern Language Association will hold its annual conference in gorgeous Kansas City, Missouri, 15-18 November 2018. The conference's theme is "Consuming Cultures."

This year’s permenent MMLA session on creative prose considers how ideas, objects, experiences and cultures are consumed in the act of writing creatively. Specifically, how do creative writers use the ideas around them to produce their creative work? What type of research do they pursue and how do its results filter through the finished product? This session is interested in the ways in which creative writers use the material they find in order to make something new – a product that is in turn itself intended to be consumed.

Fall 2018 issue JMMLA: "Art and Activism"

updated: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:10am
Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association invites articles for submission to its Fall, 2018 issue on the theme of “Art and Activism.”

Experiments in short fiction: between genre and media

updated: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:07am
University of Leuven (Belgium)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

CFP ILLI 23 (Fall 2018) : “Experiments in short fiction: between genre and media” - Editors : Elke D’hoker and Bart Van den Bossche

The Modern Short Story and the Magazines: 1880-1950

updated: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:06am
University of Leuven (Belgium)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

Edited Volume: The Modern Short Story and the Magazines: 1880-1950 – eds Elke D’hoker and Chris Mourant

This essay collection aims to bring together and represent the growing body of research into the close ties between the modern short story and magazine culture in the period 1880-1950 in Britain and Ireland.

Innovation and Experiment in Contemporary Irish Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:05am
Leuven Centre for Irish Studies, KU Leuven, Belgium
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Call for papers

Innovation and Experiment in Contemporary Irish Fiction

Thursday 29 November – Saturday 1 December 2018

Leuven Centre for Irish Studies, KU Leuven, Belgium

 

Communitas. Words of the Common, Words of Community

updated: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 9:05am
CCC International Conference and 2018 SFLGC Congress
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Communitas: Words of the Common, Words of Community
 
CCC International Conference and 2018 SFLGC Congress
Maison Internationale de la Recherche, Cergy-Neuville, November 15-17, 2018

[FINAL CFP] In the Shadows: Illuminating Monstrosity in Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 7:21pm
University of British Columbia Master of Arts in Children's Literature program
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

In the Shadows:

Illuminating Monstrosity in Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture

Call for Paper Proposals

Deadline for submission: February 28th, 2018 

A peer-reviewed graduate student conference on children’s literature, media, and culture

University of British Columbia - Friday May 11th - Saturday May 12th, 2018 

Religion and Rape Culture Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 5:19pm
The Shiloh Project / University of Sheffield
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 19, 2018

Date: 6th July 2018

Keynote speakers: Professor Cheryl Exum (University of Sheffield) & Professor Rhiannon Graybill (Rhodes College)

REMINDER: Il Parlaggio - new issue May 2018

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 3:17pm
Edizioni Sinestesie (Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

IL PARLAGGIO

This section of the academic journal “Sinestesieonline” is open to contributions about theatre and performing arts in all historical ages, forms and variations, in English, Italian and foreign languages.

“Il Parlaggio” is the name created by Gabriele d’Annunzio for the amphitheatre in Vittoriale – a place of empathy, a cradle of emotions, a crossroads of cultures, a connection between antiquity and contemporaneity, an emblem of the “neverending show”.

Reading Young Adult Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 2:25pm
Sean Donnelly / University of Birmingham
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 9, 2018

Reading YA Fiction Symposium, Thursday 24th May, Westmere House, University of Birmingham

YA Fiction has boomed in popularity in the twenty first century, from blockbuster franchises Twilight and The Hunger Games to critically acclaimed works by authors including Phillip Pullman, Patrick Ness and Malorie Blackman. Once valued primarily as a pedagogic tool, YA is beginning to emerge from the shadow of Children’s Literature to become an exciting field of study in its own right.  Critics including Roberta Trites, Robyn McCallum, Allison Waller and Crag Hill have produced complex theoretical readings of YA, establishing the groundwork for specialist scholarship in this area.

"Go Back and Pick up the Ball: An August Wilson Society Colloquium"

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 9:21am
Sandra G. Shannon/ August Wilson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

 

               

CALL FOR PAPERS, PANELS, PERFORMANCES & ROUNDTABLES

“Go Back and Pick Up the Ball: An August Wilson Society Colloquium”

April 26-28, 2018

                                                                

SCMLA - Renaissance Drama, San Antonio, TX, 10/11/18-10/14/18 (March 31st Deadline)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 9:20am
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

The Renaissance Drama panel of the SCMLA is now accepting abstracts for the 2018 conference. This panel is open to all approaches and topics that relate to any aspect of Renaissance Drama. Please submit an abstract of 250-300 words along with a brief biographical note to Mr. Nicholas A. Brush at nicholas.a.brush@gmail.com or nbrush@uco.edu.

For more information about the 2018 SCMLA conference, please see: http://www.southcentralmla.org/conference/

CFP: Film & History - all areas (6/1/18; 11/7-11/18)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 9:17am
Film & History
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

Citizenship and Sociopathy in Film, Television, and New Media

2018 Film & History Conference

November 7-11

Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club

Madison, WI (USA)

MLA 2019 - Transacting Arab Literary Modernity

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 9:16am
Karim Mattar, University of Colorado at Boulder
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 25, 2018

Paper proposals examining cross-cultural, global influences on Arab literary modernity in 19th-20th centuries (colonialism, Orientalism, philology, travel, literary / cultural exchange, translation, Nahda, etc.) invited for MLA 2019 session.  3/25/2018, karim.mattar@colorado.edu.

INTERMEDIALITY NOW: REMAPPING IN-BETWEENNESS, International film and media studies conference, 19-20 October 2018

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 9:15am
Sapientia University, Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Connected to our new exploratory research project “Rethinking Intermediality in Contemporary Cinema: Changing Forms of In-Betweenness” funded by the UEFISCDI, and following up on the topics of our previous conferences, we would like to bring into focus the idea of “in-betweenness” set in a wider context of contemporary visual culture, and to re-evaluate its relevance regarding the state of the art in researches on intermediality.

SAMLA 2018 - Mapping the Margins of Knowledge: Race, Gender and the Potential of Collaborative Research in the Humanities

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 9:12am
Southern Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 25, 2018

This workshop welcomes submissions addressing alternative ways to think about knowledge production in the humanities. Participants will explore how racial and gendered positionalities expose the margins of traditional academic discourse and discuss the potential of community-based and collaborative research in the humanities.

Proposals addressing the intersection of academic research and social-political activism, marginalised forms of knowledge production, and the politics of research are especially welcome.

Art of the Invisible

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 9:04am
Joost Joustra - The Courtauld Institute of Art
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 14, 2018

Art of the Invisible

An interdisciplinary conference at The Courtauld Institute of Art exploring art’s relationship with the invisible

Friday 19 October 2018

Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, WC2R 0RN

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

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