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Blumhouse: The New House of Horror

updated: 
Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 8:14pm
Todd Platts, Piedmont Virginia Community College
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

*REMINDER*

In a span of ten years Blumhouse has amassed a film library of over 50 films that includes notable horror franchises as Paranormal Activity (2009-2015), The Purge (2013-) and Insidious (2010-), critically lauded films as Split (2017) and Get Out (2017), and box-office sensations as Happy Death Day (2017) and Truth or Dare (2018). The company was also behind a highly-hyped new installment of Halloween (1978-) and an untitled Dee Rees’ horror film focusing on the lives of black lesbians in rural America that is in development.

"Voices" - Italian Graduate Society Conference, Rutgers University

updated: 
Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 8:54am
Rutgers University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

                The Italian Graduate Society at Rutgers presents:

                                            VOICES

            An Interdisciplinary Conference November 22-23, 2019

Chicago Ethnography Conference: Culture, Politics, and Education in the Trump Era

updated: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 1:33pm
22nd Annual Chicago Ethnography Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 5, 2020

DePaul University’s Department of Sociology Presents The…22nd Annual Chicago Ethnography Conference:Culture, Politics, and Education in the Trump EraA Graduate Student ConferenceSaturday April 25, 2020

We are now accepting paper submissions (with optional photo attachments) for the annual conference. Send your submissions and final papers to chiethnography@gmail.com by January 5, 2020.


 

SCMS 2020 Panel: Affective Polarization: Enemies and Allies in National Discourses

updated: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 1:30pm
SCMS 2020 / Ghent University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 18, 2019

In today’s neo- and illiberal nations affects of hate and indignation become a potent force in creating an axiological us and them. Such exclusionary structures of feeling are instrumental in forming nationalist ideologies and sustaining hegemonic discourses on immigration, homeland security and geopolitical conflict. Because nation states often rely on the construction and sustainment of antagonistic affects to naturalize existing power relationships, emotions should be considered an important manifestation of current illiberal crisis.  Many of today’s intolerances seem to be embedded in a populist sentiment that feeling is a force more immediate and “pure” than reason.

"Feminism in the Writing Classroom: A Conversation About Feminist Theory and Decolonization"

updated: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 1:30pm
Norma Dibrell
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

My name is Denae Dibrell. I am a Lecturer at UTRGV. I will be chairing a roundtable in Boston in March for the NeMLA conference. I am so excited about this. 

 

 

Feel free to share this Call for Abstracts, submit an abstract, or reach out to me with any questions or concerns.

 

 

"Feminism in the Writing Classroom: A Conversation About Feminist Theory and Decolonization"

 

Who Belongs, Who Does Not: The Use of Comics as Literatures of Resistance

updated: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 12:28pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA 2020)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This creative panel seeks to examine how artist-scholars can combine their scholarship and their creative skills to articulate various forms of marginalization. I intend to solicit creative works that lie at the intersection of the textual and the pictorial, which push the boundaries of scholarly inquiry by incorporating the artistic, in an effort to make research more accessible to people outside the academe. As a comic scholar and artist, I firmly believe in the versatility of its hybrid form and its ability to solicit deeply affective responses (which cannot be achieved by purely empirical data).

Special Issue on Contemporary Film & Media Industries

updated: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 12:22pm
The Projector: A Journal on Film, Media, and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

The Projector is developing a special issue for research articles that examine industrial and institutional developments in film, television, streaming, and/or gaming. The research, which will illuminate production and/or reception factors, could consider changes or events in the US market, national/regional sectors, or the global domain.

The political economy and/or reception studies research will not focus on interpretation or ideological assessment of an individual text. However, the research projects could effectively incorporate critical race theory, postcolonial studies, research on Hollywood hegemony, or other scholarship concerning social realities and identity politics.    

SCMS 2020 Panel: Time After Time: Film and Media Studies at the End of Temporality

updated: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 12:22pm
Koel Banerjee (Carnegie Mellon), Matthew Ellis (Brown University, Rachel Schaff (Ithaca College)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Cinematic, televisual, and cross-media cultural production has passed through the end of history (Fukuyama) only to be cornered by “the end of temporality” (Jameson). Today’s illiberal turn is occasioned by the global crises of neoliberal capitalism and the deregulation of state welfare. Consequently, our present is marked by a global epidemic of nostalgia, one that forces Walter Benjamin’s angel of history to reverse flight. In this redirection to what Zygmunt Bauman calls “retropia,” a backward-looking Utopia, our experience of history is rendered ahistorical.

Pirandello and Scientific Revolution

updated: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 11:31am
NeMLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Pirandello and Scientific Revolution

crossroadslisbon2020

updated: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 11:13am
Association for Cultural Studies and University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019

While the research of our invited keynotes and plenary speakers mostly gravitates around the issues of labour and precarities, decolonizing knowledge and the refugee “crisis” in the Mediterranean, the conference is open to all topics relevant to Cultural Studies. Suggested topics, drawing on the work of our invited keynote, plenary and spotlight speakers, and on more general themes in Cultural Studies research, include:

  • (Anti-)consumption and everyday life

  • Adaptation cultures

  • Borders and mobilities

  • Critical and cultural theory

Edited Collection: Close Reading in the Anthropocene

updated: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 10:02am
Close Reading in the Anthropocene
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019

I am looking for one or two more essays to round out a volume on close reading in the anthropocene. Routledge has expressed strong interest in the publishing this volume. 

 

Summary:

CFP: Good Omens: Nice and Accurate Analyses by Intelligent Writers

updated: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 9:59am
Erin Giannini
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Editors: Erin M. Giannini and Amanda Taylor 

 

Written as a collaboration between Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, Good Omens(1990) had an active and long-term fanbase before the debut of the Amazon Prime miniseries. Its adaptation, brought to fruition by Gaiman as a promise to Pratchett before Pratchett’s 2015 death, however, has not only brought new fans into the fold, but increased the visibility of the original text.

 

NeMLA 2020 - “Dusk and Dawn: 17th- and 18th-century French Writers” (Panel)

updated: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 9:16am
Dr. Stéphane Natan, Rider University / 51st Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention / Boston, MA / March 5-8, 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel will focus on uncovering the ideas and philosophies proposed by 17th- and 18th-century French writers to criticize, change, or improve their world. We will discuss their personal ideas, beliefs, and value systems in light of the reality of their time. 17th- and 18th-century authors will include female and male philosophers, moralists, essayists, poets, novelists, and playwrights. The method of analysis is open.

Submit abstracts (300 words maximum) by September 30, 2019, to Session ID # 17934

Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's website: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17934

Genre Trouble: Interrogating the Gaze through Film Genre (2020 NeMLA )

updated: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 9:16am
Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

51st NeMLA Convention | March 5-8, 2020 | Boston, MA

Feminist film critics have pioneered work on the intimate relationship between gender and genre, thus problematizing and unsettling long-standing dominant narratives, structures of looking, and spectatorial positions. Indeed, much of the work by feminist filmmakers showcases an innovative use of genre conventions that opens up new narrative avenues and destabilizes audiences' expectations. Considering its historical dimension, the notion of film genre becomes an invaluable category and analytical tool to explore questions not only of sexual difference, but also of sexual orientation, race, class, or culture.

NeMLA 2020 - “Delights, Disgusts, and Attachments in Latin American Literature” (Panel)

updated: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 9:15am
Dr. María Cristina Campos Fuentes, DeSales University / 51st Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention / Boston, MA / March 5-8, 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel will explore the concepts and stereotypes that lay behind the vision of love and affections expressed by Latin American authors. Its purpose is to create a dialogue about writers’ depictions of love, affections, and womanhood and how those ideas reflect, renew, or challenge Latin American societies. Comparative or feminist approaches in Spanish/English/Portuguese are suitable, but other approaches would also be considered.

Submit abstracts (300 words maximum) by September 30, 2019, to Session ID # 17935

Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA’s website: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17935  

Global Literature in the Wake of the Trump Presidency

updated: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 9:15am
Richard Schumaker NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This roundtable endeavors to assess the influence of Donald Trump’s presidency on literature in the US and around the world. Three avenues of inquiry will be featured. First, how has the Trump presidency influenced literature in the US since 2016? Second, are there commonalities between writing in the US and writing internationally owing to the Trump presidency? Finally, focusing on non-US writing, are there perspectives or themes in global literature that are not at all present in US writing that have occurred in the wake of Trump’s presidency?

One of the strengths of comparative literature is that by definition it offers a pluralistic perspective on concrete world events.

EXTENDED DEADLINE Edith Wharton's New York

updated: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 9:15am
Edith Wharton Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Edith Wharton’s New York:

A Conference Sponsored by the Edith Wharton Society

New Yorker Hotel

June 17th-20th 2020 

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Please submit proposals no later than September 15th, 2019 to whartonnewyork@gmail.com

Anxieties of Empire: New Contexts, Shifting Perspectives

updated: 
Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 11:53pm
Middlebury College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 7, 2019

Eighth Annual International and Interdisciplinary Conference

Call for Papers

Anxieties of Empire: New Contexts, Shifting Perspectives

March 5-7, 2020

Feeling (Un)American: Race and National Belonging in the African American Literary Tradition

updated: 
Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 12:00pm
North East Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In his 1903 The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. Du Bois poses a question at the heart of the African-American literary tradition: “How does it feel to be a problem?” We see the question’s precursors in Walker’s Appeal, Douglass’ address on the Fourth of July, and Harper’s anti-slavery poetry. It reverberates in Hurston’s “How It Feels To Be Colored Me,” Ellison’s “black and blue,” Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, and Rankine’s Citizen. Taking up the affective relationship between race and national belonging, these texts ask us to contend with what it feels like to be black in a nation founded on anti-blackness. Indeed, as Baldwin and Coates make clear, the problem lies ever “between the world and me.”

 

NeMLA 2020: "Psychoanalysis and Laughter: Unconscious Meanings and Political Subversions"

updated: 
Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 11:29am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In his famous study on “Jokes and their Relation to the Unconscious," Freud argues that jokes, and the laughter they elicit, allow a kind of access to the unconscious. They permit, among other things, the fulfillment of repressed desires, the channeling of aggression into an acceptable social form, and polysemic satisfaction. As the structure of a joke operates similarly to the structure of a dream (by condensation and displacement, metaphor and metonymy), it also enables the revelation of contemporary ideology and its ambiguities. Further, for Lacan, with the child’s “jubilant assumption of his [sic] specular image” in the mirror, laughter coincides with the ego's coming-into-being.

Gender & Sexuality Writing Collective: The 26th Annual Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 4:33pm
University of Rochester, Susan B Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

The 26th Annual Gender & Sexuality Writing Collective

Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies

October 25-26, 2019, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

The Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at the University of Rochester will hold a two-day writing collective on October 25-26, 2019. The writing collective will provide a lively platform for graduate students to workshop a paper with fellow graduate students and faculty from multiple institutions.

Kalamazoo ICMS 2020: Reimagining “The Middle Ages”

updated: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 9:13am
Medieval Association of the Pacific
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

“The Middle Ages” are created and maintained by those who imagine them today, lending urgency to the project of narrating a global medieval that resists the field’s racist and nationalist myths. Given a need for new imaginaries:

Music & Death: 2nd Interdisciplinary Global Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 9:13am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 4, 2019

The death of a lover, child, spouse, partner, parent, friend is the loss of someone unique and irreplaceable – a presence in our lives never to be seen, held, heard or felt again. The tragic loss of familiar, iconic, well loved public figures and celebrities, the unexpected deaths of people through murder, violence or terrorism, heart rending loss through illness, disease or natural disasters all remind us of the fragility and vulnerability of our lives. In times like these music is often our companion providing comfort in the incomprehensibility of loss.
 

The Insectile

updated: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 9:12am
Internationales Kolleg Morphomata, Uni Köln, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 25, 2019

 

The insectile: A Workshop
Internationales Kolleg Morphomata, Universität zu Köln, 31 January 2020

 

 

Keynote Speaker:

Rachel Murray, University of Loughborough

Perspectives in the Anthropocene. Climate – Conflict – Migration

updated: 
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 12:19pm
ITINERARI. Annuario di Ricerche Filosofiche
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Call for papers: Journal «Itinerari»

 

Perspectives in the Anthropocene.

Climate – Conflict – Migration

 

Editors

David L. Palatinus (University of Ruzomberok)

Stefania Achella (University of Chieti-Pescara)

 

The purpose of this special issue of Itinerari would be to tackle the interrelation of Climate, Conflict and Migration, and the ways their pertaining ecological, political, and ethical complexities are construed and circulated via various cultural practices and ways of symbolization.

 

Socialist Side of World Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 12:19pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

This proposal invites scholars to address the connection between Socialist Realism(s) and world literatures within and beyond the Soviet Union and the Cold War. As I. Anisimov stated in 1959 that, in the period following the October Revolution, the leading talents of world literature came to the side of the Socialist Revolution, since Socialist literatures associated with the new reality were rapidly developing not only in the Socialist world, but also in the capitalist world, where the best part of literature has joined battle to change reality. However, in the past decades the Socialist side of World Literature has not gotten the proper attention in World Literature studies.

Nineteenth-Century Formations

updated: 
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 12:18pm
University of Hong Kong
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Nineteenth-Century Formations

The University of Hong Kong

December 6-7

 

This interdisciplinary conference asks participants to rethink the nineteenth century and its social, aesthetic, and discursive formations. It brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines to consider the categories that inform and shape our various disciplinary approaches to the nineteenth century. In doing so, it invokes the term “formations” in a broad sense, to convey the processes by which concepts, categories, structures, systems, and institutions—many of which remain in place today—came into existence during this period.

 

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