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First Four: The Films of Kasi Lemmons

updated: 
Friday, May 4, 2018 - 6:11pm
D. E. Wynter / California State University Northridge
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

We are extending the Call-for-Chapter submissions for an edited volume on the films of writer-director Kasi Lemmons. This collection of critical analyses and close 'readings' will explore cinematic, narrative, intertextual, and/or thematic elements of Lemmons' films, as well as their cultural aesthetics and social impact. We are particularly interested in examinations of Langston Hughes' Black Nativity (2013), the adaptation of Caveman's Valentine (2001), the biopic of Petey Greene, Talk to Me (2007) and formal aesthetic examinations of Eve’s Bayou(1997). The submission date for abstracts is extended to June 1, 2018. 

Settler Social Identities: Rational Recreation in the Long Nineteenth Century

updated: 
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 4:37pm
University College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

CFP: Settler Social Identities: Rational Recreation in the Long Nineteenth Century

24-25 July 2018, University College Dublin

 

Confirmed keynotes:

Dr Natasha Eaton (University College London)

A/Professor Clara Tuite (University of Melbourne)

UPDATE: World Literature at the Northeast Popular Culture Association

updated: 
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 4:32pm
Northeast Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

CFP: World Literature – Northeast Popular/American Culture Association

The World Literature area for the 2018 Northeast Popular/American Culture Association conference is accepting paper proposals from faculty and graduate students. NEPCA’s 2018 annual conference will be held from Friday, October 19-Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Worcester State University in Worcester, MA.

MPCA Race & Ethnicity

updated: 
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 4:31pm
RACE & ETHNICITY AREA 2018 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Call for Papers, Abstracts, and Panel Proposals

RACE & ETHNICITY AREA

2018 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference

Indianapolis, IN

(Extended) Proposal Submission Deadline: MAY 15, 2018

 

Main Conference: Thursday – Sunday, October 4-7, 2018

Hyatt Regency, 1 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis IN 46204                         Phone: (317) 632-1234

 

MPCA Pedagogy & Popular Culture

updated: 
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 4:31pm
PEDAGOGY & POPULAR CULTURE AREA 2018 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Call for Papers, Abstracts, and Panel Proposals:

PEDAGOGY & POPULAR CULTURE AREA

2018 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference

Indianapolis, IN

(Extended) Proposal Submission Deadline: MAY 15, 2018

 

Main Conference: Thursday – Sunday, October 4-7, 2018

Hyatt Regency, 1 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis IN 46204                         Phone: (317) 632-1234

 

"Arabism" in Western Medieval Studies

updated: 
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 4:31pm
Sherif Abdelkarim, Rebecca Hill / Medieval Academy of America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

“Arabism” in Western Medieval Studies

Medieval Academy of America 2019

University of Pennsylvania

 

Panel Conveners:

Sherif Abdelkarim, English, UVa

Rebecca Hill, English, UCLA

 

Sound Collectives: The Acoustics of the Social in American Film and Literature

updated: 
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 4:29pm
Nathalie Aghoro University of Eichstaett, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Call for Papers

Sound Collectives: The Acoustics of the Social in American Film and Literature

An International Conference

Dec. 7-8, 2018

Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt

Frankenstein Unbound: An Interdisciplinary Conference Exploring Mary Shelley and Gothic Legacies

updated: 
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 4:29pm
Arts University Bournemouth
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 18, 2018

Dates: Wednesday 31 October and Thursday 1 November 2018

Venues: Conference - St Peter’s Church, Bournemouth

 

Keynote Speakers:

  • Sir Christopher Frayling, Chancellor, Arts University Bournemouth
  • Professor Elaine Graham, University of Chester
  • Professor Sir Peter Cooke, CRAB Studios (TBC)

 

In 1849, Mary Shelley and Percy Shelley’s heart were brought to the graveyard of St. Peter’s Church in Bournemouth, where they were buried with the remains of Mary Shelley’s parents Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin.

Early Modern English Literature

updated: 
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 4:28pm
Aletria - The journal welcomes submissions of original manuscripts in the following categories: essays on Literary and Cultural Studies, review articles and book reviews of literary and scientific works in the field of literature and literary theory.
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

EXTENDED DEADLINE

Call for paper: Aletria v. 28, n.3 (2018) – Early Modern English Literature

Early modern English authors (c. 1453-1789) wrote in a period of unprecedented national and international political, cultural, social, religious, and scientific changes. Literature in English across a range of traditional and alternative genres reflected, resisted, and redefined these developments. We invite papers that identify and analyse the many forms of evidence of the literary engagement with transformative issues, events, and axes within and outside of the British Isles.

Editors of the number: Elizabeth Sauer (Brock University, Canadá) and Luiz Fernando Ferreira Sá (UFMG)

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Nineteenth Century Popular Culture at MPCA/ACA

updated: 
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 4:27pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Call for Papers:
NINETEENTH CENTURY POPULAR CULTURE
2018 Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference
October 4-7, 2018
Hyatt Regency, 1 S Capitol Ave,  Indianapolis IN 46204
Deadline: May 15, 2018
http://submissions.mpcaaca.org/

Topics may include, but are not limited to, historical and literary treatments of women's and children's periodicals or books, international affairs, nineteenth century "fads" or trends, travel/tourism, technology, science and medicine, temperance, advertising, and slavery.

Academia in the Age of #MeToo

updated: 
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 4:27pm
Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Special Academy Forum of Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature

Ariel 50th Anniversary Special Issue

updated: 
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 4:26pm
Ariel: a Review of International English Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Ariel: a Review of International English Literature seeks proposals for publication in its 50th Anniversary Special Issue, slated for publication in 2020. This special issue will unpack and explore the tensions and interrelationships between postcolonial studies and Indigenous studies. When Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths, and Helen Tiffin published The Empire Writes Back (1989), the ensuing recognition of Canada and the United States as products of imperialism and colonization necessarily provoked questions about the people who preceded settlers. Indigenous literary studies became recognized as a necessary missing piece of those conversations.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED to June 1, 2018

updated: 
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 4:25pm
Journal of Dracula Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.

Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail. Send electronic submissions to journalofdraculastudies@kutztown.edu.

44th Annual Meeting of the South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

updated: 
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 4:24pm
SCSECS
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 30, 2018

SCSECS invites proposals for papers or panels for the 2019 annual meeting. This year’s conference will be held in Dallas, Texas, 21-23 February, at the Magnolia Hotel. Located in the heart of downtown, the Magnolia provides easy access to some of Dallas’s most beloved cultural and culinary destinations.

Adaptation and the Protean Poetics of Margaret Atwood

updated: 
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 4:23pm
University of Burgundy
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Adaptation and the Protean Poetics of Margaret Atwood

Laboratoire TIL (EA 4182)

Center for Canadian Studies (Dijon)

Université de Bourgogne-Franche Comté

Dijon, France, February 1st, 2019

Aigne Journal | Call for Submissions: conference / academic event reports

updated: 
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 12:20pm
Marija Laugalyte / University College Cork
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Aigne  

Online Journal of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, University College Cork 

 

Call for submission: conference / academic events reports 

  

Aigne seeks reports on recent academic events and conferences. Potential contributors are invited to contact the Reports Editors to agree the submission of a report. Submissions in Harvard style, along with a short biographical note (150 words) and contact information, will be accepted on a rolling basis.  

 

2018 Midwest PCA/ACA Conference, Television Area 10/4/-10/7

updated: 
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 8:08am
Cory Barker, Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

***DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 5/15/2018***

 

Thursday-Sunday, 4-7 October 2018

Indianapolis, IN

Hyatt Regency Indianapolis

Address: Hyatt Regency, 1 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis IN 46204

Phone: (317) 632-1234

Black Neo-Victoriana

updated: 
Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 6:01am
Edited collection for Neo-Victorian Studies book series (Brill)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Recent developments in neo-Victorian cultural production seem to have at least partially acknowledged the steadfast urge put forth by actors, readers/viewers, and critics to include Black experiences in their storyworlds. TV formats like Penny Dreadful (2014-2016), The Frankenstein Chronicles (2015- ), Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2015-), and Peaky Blinders (2013- ) as well as films such as Wuthering Heights (2011), Belle (2013), and Lady Macbeth (2017) feature Black characters as part of their screenscape.

CFP: Digital Pedagogy in Early Modern Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 9:13am
New Technologies in Medieval and Renaissance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Long abstracts (up to 1000 words) due May 15, 2018 (original deadline extended)  

Openly about Open Access

updated: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 9:05am
De Gruyter
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

GUEST EDITOR
Cecelia Brown, University of Oklahoma, USA

Call for papers for edited collection on media, incarceration, prisons

updated: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 9:01am
Marcus Harmes
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

Prisons, prisoners, and crime are attracting unprecedented levels of interest from both predictable sources (tabloid media) to more unexpected (such as the prison setting of Paddington 2).

 

Globally, but especially in the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia, the real life prison population is rising dramatically. The fictional presentations of prison, which may be prurient and sexploitative, high minded or fantastical, is matched by the barely factual and highly sensationalized prison of reality television. Orange is the New Black is only the latest example of the compulsion media of all types have to look inside the prison.

 

Call for Session Proposals: 50th Anniversary Convention, Washington, DC

updated: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 8:59am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

NeMLA is turning 50! Please come and help us celebrate our Anniversary Convention at the Gaylord National in Washington DC, March 21–24, 2019.

The theme of our 2019 convention is "Transnational Spaces: Intersections of Cultures, Languages, and Peoples." It aims to challenge traditional notions of history, territory, and identity and to recognize the complex processes of trans-culturation that have characterized modernity.

As the capital of the United States, Washington, DC, plays an important role in shaping both national and global history. It is vital that NeMLA bring its convention to this seat of power in order to address the ongoing challenges we face in producing a world that values diversity, honesty, scholarship, and justice.

PAMLA18 The Material Politics of Feeling in Contemporary American Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 8:53am
Alex Miller/University of Washington Tacoma
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

This panel seeks contributions interested in exploring the cultural and material conditions that have motivated the “affective turn” within contemporary literary production and critique.  How are contemporary novelists creating works that imagine artistic spaces “beyond postmodernism,” and what is the role of feeling within our understanding of these spaces?

SAMLA 90: SUSTAINABLE WORLDS, DISPOSABLE LIVES

updated: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 8:50am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 25, 2018

SUSTAINABLE WORLDS, DISPOSABLE LIVES

Comparative Literature

Visualizing Change: Graphic Arts and Literature in the Contemporary Arab World

updated: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 2:43am
Eid Mohamed and Barkuzar Dubbati (Guest Editors) / Arab Studies Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

This special issue focuses on the rise of graphic arts, Comics and Memes in the Arab world as a means of expression, representation, and political resistance against ideological hegemony. The aim of this Special Issue is to explore Graphic arts, Comics and Memes, and their uses and functions in a changing Arab world. We are interested in scholarly works that examine the intersectionality of the literary and artistic production created before, during, and after the Arab uprisings and the significance of the development of visual means of production of these works especially in relation to online communication. The uprisings that began in Tunisia in December 2010 popularized the use of non-traditional and independent media for publishing.

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