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Call for Proposals: Dune for the 21st Century

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:45pm
Dune for the 21st Century
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

This call is to solicit chapter proposals for an edited volume of scholarship about Frank Herbert’s Dune saga.

Project description

The Contingent Dynamics of Political Humor

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:45pm
European Journal of Humour Research
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

The Contingent Dynamics of Political Humor

 

Political humor has long been implicated in both the juridical settings of government and its policymaking and the everyday lived possibilities constrained by social institutions and expectations. This is perhaps especially true today.  In contemporary societies around the world, political humor abounds in a great diversity of media. Politicians and parties use humor to advance their interests and agendas.  Individuals and social movements use humor to express their needs and causes.

World-Making, 1500-1800

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:35pm
Early Modern Center, UC Santa Barbara Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

World-Making, 1500-1800

University of California, Santa Barbara

Conference Date: February 22-23, 2019

Abstracts Due: November 20, 2018

 

The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites proposals for our annual conference, “World-Making, 1500-1800,” to be held on February 22 and 23, 2019. We are happy to announce our two keynote speakers: Su Fang Ng (Clifford A. Cutchins III Professor and Associate

Professor of English, Virginia Tech) and Daniel O’Quinn (Professor in the School of English and

Theatre Studies, University of Guelph).

 

Special Issue: Twin Peaks: Season Three

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:34pm
New American Notes Online
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

This special issue of NANO will explore the significance of the recently released third season of the seminal television show, Twin Peaks. Controversial from the outset and divisive to fans and critics alike, the new Twin Peaks (2017) is emerging as perhaps even more radical and important than the original series (1990-1991). The original Twin Peaks is often considered the first cult television show that spawned intensive fan followings in the emergent world of the web, and the immense catalogue of paratexts and influences the series has inspired since has never been fully tabulated. As a central work of American surrealism, a universe of oddities continues to find Twin Peaks’s orbit.

Children and Childhood through a Genealogical Lense

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:20pm
Journal: Genealogies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Dear Colleagues,

Dr. Sarah Richards

Guest Editor

The intersection of childhood with multiple social and political institutions can provide insight into how childhood and children have historically been positioned and how such genealogical positioning continues to inform childhood and the lives of children today. We seek papers that highlight changed and changing ideas about children and childhood not only within formal and informal institutions where childhood is situated such as school and the family, but also in relation to certain themes such as technology, sexuality, migration and war.

NeMLA 2019 - Women and Activism: An Assembly of Words, Bodies, and Creativity

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:19pm
Asmaa Alshehri
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Prior to the 20th century and until this moment in history, American women as an ensemble have challenged the political, social, economic, and religious systems that demote humans based on race, gender, ethnicity, sex, religion, class, or even political affiliations. Recently, on January 20, 2018, women assembled and marched for justice, equality, and humanity.In her 2016 book titled Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly, Judith Butler suggests,

International conference Language and culture – local and global perspectives

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:18pm
The State Higher Vocational School in Tarnow, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The aim of the conference is to create a forum for the exchange of experience, to present research findings, and for discussion relating to widely conceived linguistic and cultural issues on local and global levels. Our invitation is especially directed towards modern language specialists, who are particularly concerned with the above-mentioned issues. Due to the wide scope of the conference, we will also be enthusiastically welcoming to our college representatives of other related academic disciplines.  Languages of the conference: English, German, French, Polish (possibly others, depending on the organized panel in a given language).

Subversive Intimacies, Unsettling Encounters

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:15pm
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

ACCUTE Member-Organized Panel: "Subversive Intimacies, Unsettling Encounters"

Organizer: Sarah Kent, Queen's University

June 1-4, 2019: Congress at the University of British Columbia. 


 

Call for Papers on Adaptation: Literature, Film, and Culture

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:15pm
Amy S. Fatzinger / Southwest Popular and American Culture Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Call for Papers
Adaptation: Literature, Film, and Culture Area

Southwest Popular/American Culture Association 40th Annual Conference

February 20-23, 2019
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
http://southwestpca.org/

AMSA 2019: At the Boundaries of Ourselves: Masculinities & Decoloniality

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:14pm
American Men's Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

AMSA 2019
At the Boundaries of Ourselves: Masculinities & Decoloniality

Brandon University Brandon, Manitoba, Canada

Brandon University is located on Treaty 2 territory, the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Assiniboine, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.

DATES: April 11-13, 2019
Keynote Speaker: Kim Anderson (Guelph) and Rob Baldwin (Guelph)

Call for Papers: At the Boundaries of Ourselves: Masculinities & Decoloniality

Call for Articles: Journal of European Popular Culture

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:13pm
Journl of European Popular Culture - Intellect Publishers
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 8, 2018

Journal of European Popular Culture (JEPC)

Intellect Publishers

Call for papers

This peer-reviewed journal seeks lively submissions for its latest issue on any aspect of European cultural and creative activity.

- Early submission is strongly encouraged -

The journal is interested in contemporary practices, but also in historical, contextual, biographical or theoretical analyses relating to past cultural activities in Europe.

Papers or exploratory critical or creative pieces relating to European media, literature and the writing arts, film, music, new media, art and design, architecture, drama and dance or fine art are all very welcome.

Resisting Injustice: Contemporary Views on Angela Davis

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:11pm
Sharon Lynette Jones /Wright State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

I am seeking submissions for  Resisting Injustice: Contemporary Views on Angela Davis, a book  collection of edited essays.    Resisting Injustice: Contemporary Views on Angela Davis  will  contribute to the discourse on  scholar and civil rights activist Angela Y. Davis  by being the first interdisciplinary book of critical essays to focus primarily on  Angela Y. Davis. The book will consist of essays analyzing  books, essays, and/or speeches by Angela Y. Davis and essays examining representations of Angela Y.

Critical Conversations in Horror Studies

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:11pm
Dawn Keetley / Lehigh University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS IN HORROR STUDIES 

Series editor: Dawn Keetley

 

 Lehigh University Press is introducing a new series, Critical Conversations in Horror Studies, edited by Dawn Keetley, Professor of English at Lehigh University. We are seeking manuscripts in all areas of horror studies, broadly defined.

Reminder: Activism, Advocacy, and the Archive

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:10pm
NeMLA 2019 in Washington D.C.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

While historical and literary archives have long been integral to the study of the humanities, they are more than simple repositories for historical artifacts. They don’t just preserve works and fragments to be studied, they help us, as scholars, to actively engage in the public sphere. As Randall C. Jimerson notes “Archivists can use the power of archives to promote accountability, open government, diversity, and social justice.” In doing so, archivists can democratize information and open up new avenues of knowing by employing ethical and objective—but not neutral—strategies. This can be especially important for subjugated communities, who’s histories and cultures have been bound and kept distinct.

CFP Volume 9 of Apollon Digital Journal

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:09pm
Apollon Undergraduate Digital Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Apollon intends to publish superior examples of undergraduate humanities research from a variety of disciplines as well as intellectual approaches.

New Monstrosities: New Approaches to 19th-Century Monsters

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:07pm
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

ACCUTE Member-Organized Panel: New Monstrosities: New Approaches to 19th-Century Monsters

Panel Organizers: Alicia Alves and Lin Young

Congress, University of British Columbia, June 1-4, 2019

 

CfP: Gender in Early Twenty-First Century Television (Edited Collection)

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:05pm
Edited Collection
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

The “quality” and “post-quality” television moments of the early twenty-first century have resulted in a number of television shows that engage with gender in interesting ways, some advancing critiques of feminism or post-feminism (UnReal, The Handmaid’s Tale), others offering new ways of thinking about genderqueer and transitioning individuals (Transparent, RuPaul’s Drag Race), and still others thinking about gender at the intersections of race, education, and socioeconomic status (Insecure, Atlanta).

Teaching Christian Drama to Biblically Illiterate (and Semi-Literate) Audiences

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:05pm
Comparative Drama Conference-Orlando, Florida
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

Western civilization is deeply rooted in Judeo-Christian tradition and ideology, which goes a long way in explaining why the Bible is a shadow text on nearly every college literature syllabus. The heritage of the so-called “the book of books” spans the full historical spectrum of English writing, from its earliest specimens up to its most recent. For centuries, the bible offered up a common vocabulary and shared lens through which American college professors and their students could think and talk about literary history and culture.

 

Session on Medieval and Early Modern Drama

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:04pm
43rd Comparative Literature Conference-Orlando, FL
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

This session of the Comparative Drama Conference explores the ways in which this year’s conference locale—Orlando, Florida—crosses paths with the culture of medieval and early modern drama. Included among Central Florida’s most notable and popular theatrical productions are theme park stage adaptations of animated films and cinematic blockbusters (think Finding Nemo-The Musical etc.). How do medieval and early modern dramatic works similarly appropriate, convert and dramatize other types of scripted or choreographed performances (oral legends; religious rituals and practices; courtroom dramas; political spectacles etc.) —and to what practical and ideological ends?

 

Call for Papers: Eighteenth-Century Visual Culture at CEA 2019

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:02pm
Corey E. Andrews, College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Call for Papers, Eighteenth-Century Visual Culture at CEA 2019

March 28-30, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana

Astor Crowne Plaza

739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 | Phone: (504) 962-0500

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Scottish Literature and World Literature for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

#Resist: Protest and Resistance Media in Brexit Britain and Trump-era USA (edited volume, Rowman and Littlefield)

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 3:59pm
Dr Giuliana Monteverde and Dr Victoria McCollum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 19, 2018

We invite abstracts for chapters that explore protest and resistance in relation to Brexit Britain and the Trump-era United States. We are interested in media created in response to these seismic periods of political change, media created in the period leading up to them, and media that more broadly deals with themes related to populism, politics, and power. As well as discussing media that can be seen as protest or resistance, this collection will consider media forms that fail to resist, or those that merely hint at protest. In doing this we can also consider the responsibility of media creators to engage in and respond to political shifts and crises.

10th Annual Small Cinemas Conference Small Cinemas, Small Spaces; Lisbon, 25-27 September 2019

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 3:57pm
Lenuta Giukin
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

The 10th Annual Small Cinemas Conference will take place at ICS-ULisboa in Lisbon, Portugal, between 25 and 27 September 2019. On the topic of ‘Small Cinemas, Small Spaces’, the conference will be centered on issues of scale and spatiality in film, with the aim to explore the geographies of small cinemas. The call for papers is open for individual presentations of maximum 20 minutes, as well as for pre-constituted panels with a maximum of three presentations each. Proposals should be submitted via email to smallcinemas@ics.ulisboa.pt by Friday 1 March 2019, and include a title, an abstract of maximum 250 words, and a short bio note. The conference’s languages will be English and Portuguese.

 

LGBTQ Comics Reader: Critical Challenges, Future Directions

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 3:57pm
CFP: LGBTQ Comics Studies Reader (University of Mississippi Press)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

LGBTQ Comics Reader: Critical Challenges, Future Directions

CFP: LGBTQ Comics Studies Reader (University of Mississippi Press)

Reckoning With Appetite

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 3:56pm
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, University of Iowa
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Call for papers: 

 

The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies is a fully open access peer-reviewed publication edited by graduate students at The University of Iowa that mixes traditional approaches and contemporary interventions in the interdisciplinary humanities and interpretive social sciences. This year’s issue will explore the boundaries that can challenge and facilitate interdisciplinary scholarship through an inquiry into reckoning with appetite. 

 

Poetry & Poetics (Critical) Panels for SWPACA

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 3:56pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Call for Papers

Poetry & Poetics (Critical)

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

40th Annual Conference, February 20-23, 2019

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2018

Narrative & Nostalgia: The Crusades & American Civil War

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 3:55pm
Virginia Tech
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Michel-Rolph Trouillot closed his 1995 Silencing the Past by reminding us that “History doesn’t belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it in their own hands.” This is nowhere more true than in two historical periods seldom in conversation - the 11th-century phenomenon called the Crusades, and the 19th-century American Civil War. Scholars across disciplines seek to clarify these periods among themselves, while popular audiences voraciously consume these and other retellings of the past, and others “take it in their own hands” by toppling monuments or explicitly evoking these periods as direct predecessors of their own.

Researching Metaphor – Cognitive and Other

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 3:55pm
University of Genoa
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

 

RESEARCHING METAPHOR – COGNITIVE AND OTHER

CALL FOR PAPERS

GENOA 13th – 15th MAY 2019

 

Queer Surveillance

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 3:51pm
Surveillance and Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

Call for Papers: Queer Surveillance

Special Issue of Surveillance & Society

Edited by Gary Kafer and Daniel Grinberg

Submission deadline: December 1, 2018 for publication September 2019.

Romantic Elements: Earth, Air, Fire, Water

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 3:50pm
marilyn gaull The Wordsworth Circle
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

We look forward to announcing a series of special issues commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of The Wordsworth Circle and its transfer to the University of Chicago Press. For now, a call for papers  for the spring issue, Vol.50, number 2, 2019. The topic:  Romantic Elements: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. Essays of 6 to 8,000 words will be considered up to March 1, 2019. Please address requests guidelines or submissions to mgaull@bu.edu

Marilyn Gaull, Editor

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