The recently revved-up interest in genre and forms has given modernist studies some very exciting work over the last decade. Genre study has tilted more towards historical approaches than theoretical ones, focusing less on what genre is than on what it does. This is like the approach to the queer, another concept that sounds classificatory, but is more valuable in its affect, its phenomenology, its off-kilter temporality. In his 2003 essay “The Genre of Postcoloniality” Peter Hitchcock posits that the “generic distinction [of postcoloniality] is to question genre ... as a means to dissolve the very classifications and divisions that have produced it” (NLH 32.2, 327).
Beginning this year, SLSA will be organizing a special stream on research dedicated to the study of computational media. Bringing together different perspectives on the history, epistemology, sociology, and cultures of computing and its defining practices, this stream will host a set of 3-5 curated panels highlighting new and emerging work on computational media in fields including but not limited to: digital studies, new media studies, algorithmic studies, software and hardware studies, critical code studies, media ecology, science and technology studies (STS), gender studies, indigenous studies, infrastructure studies, and media anthropology.
Medical Humanities--BMJ is seeking content for its affiliated blog on this year’s journal theme: Access. Please see more details here:
We look forward to reading and publishing your work!
Blog Content Editor,Medical Humanities
MELUS: The Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, is an MLA Allied Organization, meaning that we organize a guaranteed panel for each MLA conference. For MLA 2021, MELUS invites papers that consider the aesthetic and cultural implications of migrant movement and diasporic historical consciousness, engaging with issues of space, mobility, identity, and resistance in US multi-ethnic literatures. Submit titled proposals (350 words), a brief CV, and AV needs to Stella Setka at firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, March 15, 2020.
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BOOK – Call for Chapters - Gender in Action Films
Book title: Gender in Action Films (1980-now)
Publisher: Emerald Publishing
Date of Publication: 2022
Editors: Dr Renee Middlemost (University of Wollongong, Australia) and Dr Steven Gerrard (Leeds Beckett University, UK)
2022 sees the fortieth anniversary of cinematic action icon, John Rambo. From his first outing as an embittered, lonely, scarred relic of the Vietnam War to his latest gung-ho, all-guns blazing, machete-chopping, dynamiting Trump-value supporting outing, Rambo remains an important part of the action film.
New Ways of Thinking About Modernism and the Left
Scholars have explored modernism’s relationship both with the political right, broadly construed (fascism, nationalism, etc.) and the political left (feminism, pacifism, and Marxism in its time, how it anticipates disability studies in our time, etc.). In the spirit of MSA 2020’s stream topics on crip modernisms, activism, and environmentalism, this panel explores new paths for scholarship on modernism and the left.
Rhoda Broughton (1840-1920) was considered one of the queens of the circulating library in Victorian England. Broughton is the author of more than twenty novels and a collection of short stories, the latter featuring supernatural and mysterious elements. Her first two novels, Cometh up as a Flower and Not Wisely but too Well, earned her the reputation of a sensation writer; they were followed by other works containing sensational elements and subject-matter, and featuring rebellious, impetuous, passionate but often naïve heroines. She later resorted to one-volume novels in which she revealed skill and depth. These gems include A Beginner, Lavinia and Mamma.
This panel pursues MSA's conference theme this year, "Streets," by discussing "Street Smarts."
Modernism has its smart sets, not just Mencken’s but in Stein’s salons and Woolf’s Bloomsbury, and in the serious philosophical engagements (and antipathies) of T.S. Eliot, Dora Marsden, Samuel Beckett, and others. But how do “street-smarts” inform conversations about modernism’s epistemological and intellectual positions? How do the streets, with their marginal figures and spaces, refine critical views of what counts as knowing? How do the streets re-orient epistemology with a phenomenology of everyday things?
Angles: New Perspectives on the Anglophone World (ISSN: 2274-2042) is an international, scholarly, peer-reviewed open-access journal published bi-annually online by the SAES (Société des Anglicistes de l’Enseignement Supérieur). It is indexed by MLA, EBSCO, ERIH Plus, and others.
Angles is currently accepting contributions on any topic associated with the study of the Anglophone world for its upcoming issues.
Two broadly anthropocene concerns—the ‘human’ condition along with the condition of this human planet, Earth—bear on all discursive practices central to contemporary areas of research in humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Both these concerns reconfigure ways in which humans have come to make sense of themselves and of the world which they share with other forms of life. The anthropocene—ramifications of Cartesian vision of human subject, the giver of meaning, that ultimately subdues all nature and co-existing life-forms—however is challenged by a posthuman turn in the latter half of 20th Century that trenchantly undercuts the foundations of humanism catapulting from the set boundaries established by the ideal of Enlightenment.
CALL FOR PAPERS – SUMMER 2020
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.
In 2015, the University of Edinburgh Press launched a multivolume series of scholarly, refereed anthologies entitled ReFocus. Edited by Robert Singer (CUNY) Gary D. Rhodes (University of Central Florida), and Stefanie Van de Peer (University of Exeter), each book focuses on a critically overlooked film director who worked in the studio system, independent cinema, mainstream cinema, experimental filmmaking, or the documentary tradition. Volumes published so far in this series include: Susanne Bier, Xavier Dolan, Francis Veber, Teuvo Tulio, Sohrab Shadid Saless, and Pedro Costa, with many more in preparation.
In 2015, the University of Edinburgh Press launched a multivolume series of scholarly, refereed anthologies entitled ReFocus. Edited by Robert Singer (CUNY) Gary D. Rhodes (University of Central Florida), and Frances Smith (University of Sussex), each book focuses on a critically overlooked American film director who worked in the studio system, independent cinema, mainstream cinema, experimental filmmaking, or documentary tradition. Volumes published so far in this series include: Preston Sturges, Amy Heckerling, Delmer Daves, Kelly Reichardt, Elaine May, Spike Jonze, William Castle, Barbara Kopple, Budd Boetticher, and Paul Schrader.
This panel mobilizes the semantic compass of the concept “margin” to rethink the global histories of sexual science. Essentialist accounts of sexology have concentrated on its origins in the Western, primarily German, academy as a distinct “Sexualwissenschaft” or institutionalized science of sex that effected profound shifts in sexual knowledge and subjectivity. And yet sexology was often itself a marginal form of knowledge that emerged at the edges of more well-established disciplines like biomedicine, psychiatry, anthropology, zoology, anthropometry and propelled technologies of endocrinology, eugenics, and population control.
Institut Universitaire de France
Ministère de l’enseignement supérieur, de la recherche et de l’innovation
25 rue de la Montagne Sainte-Geneviève
15, 16, 17 October 2020
Organized by Vincent Broqua (Université Paris 8 - TransCrit), Olivier Brossard (Université Gustave Eiffel - LISAA / Institut Universitaire de France), Abigail Lang (Université de Paris - LARCA UMR8225)
Below is a current list of books available for review for The Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics. Reviewers should be professors, independent scholars, or professionals who hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree in comics or a field of interest that coincides with the book’s subject matter. Advanced graduate students are also encouraged to reply.
Email the Book Review Editor at email@example.com in order to review a text listed below. I welcome and encourage ideas on other texts related to comics and graphic novels. See my website (URL below) for a complete list of books.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The call for papers for articles for the sections “Monograph” and “Miscellaneous” for the Brumal. Revista de Investigación sobre lo Fantástico /Brumal. Research Journal on the Fantastic is now open.
Scholars who wish to contribute to either of these two sections should send us their articles registering as authors on our web page. The Guidelines for Submissions may be found on the Submissions section of the web page.
MSA Brooklyn 2020: Streets
A TRANSDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL OF POSTCOLONIAL HUMANITIES
call for papers – issue 7 – autumn 2020
Open Call for Issue 7
Call for book chapters - Non-canonical British literature: 1890-1945 - abstracts by 20 March, papers due 30 June 2020 We are working on an edited book on non-canonical English literature between 1890 and 1945 to be published by a UK publisher by the end of 2020. The provisional title of the book is Non-canonical British Literature: 1890-1945, and topics might include (but are not limited to):
- theoretical background of non-canonicity;
- studying individual non-canonical writers and their work(s);
- reasons for exclusion from the canon; - shift from non-canonical to canonical;
- the role of power, ideology and religion in exclusion from the canon;
- conventionality and tradition;
- reception studies;
We are starting a national peer-reviewed undergraduate and graduate student journal, The Journal of Fantasy and Fan Cultures. Our first issue is a special issue on Harry Potter and we are accepting academic essays and creative non-fiction submissions.
Submissions opened on February 1st and will be open until April 1st. Submission is free.
Submissions can focus on the Harry Potter books, films, other media, or any expressions of the fan cultures of Harry Potter, including fan fiction, art, sports, or fan communities of other kinds.
You may submit once per issue for each category (creative non-fiction and academic essays). We are not interested in publishing fan fiction or poetry.
Let’s not wait for George R.R. Martin to wrap up ASOIAF with the 3,000 page The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring. Let’s talk of thrones and let the games resume this fertile Beltrane (May Day, Friday, May 1, 2020), opening with a panel on Season 8 of A Game of Thrones, airing what went right and wrong with the HBO series, viewed by 31 million. Perhaps you want to craft a formal paper (20 minutes) or propose joining a panel (or bring your own team from campus); offer a lightning presentation (5 minutes) or experiment with a PechaKucha (20 slides, 20 second commentary each, in 6’40” total).
CALL FOR PAPERS 2020
LITERATURE & RELIGION SESSION
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
Conference Dates: 08-10 October 2020
Boulder, CO (Colorado)
Call for Papers for Special Issue of Mythlore, Fall 2020:
Honoring Ursula K. Le Guin: Citizen of Mondrath
Guest Edited by Melanie A. Rawls
Proposal deadline March 25, Draft deadline June 25, Final paper deadline August 25
Mythlore, a journal dedicated to the genres of myth and fantasy (particularly the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis), invites article submissions for a special issue focused on Ursula K. Le Guin, grandmaster of mythopoeic fantasy.
Paper submissions and proposals are accepted on a continuous basis throughout the year 2020 and there is no deadline for submission.
Unpublished manuscripts and research papers from the domain of English language and literature are invited for review and consideration of publication in our journal's two regular issues: June and December 2020.
Click on the link below to know the research areas that are covered by our journal's section: English Literature:
Submitting your manuscript:
Transnationalism is both a conservative force, structurally implicated in nationalism and capitalist modernity, and the potential ground for diasporic, mestiza, and cosmopolitan subversions. Within literary study, it operates as both a descriptor diagnosing intertextuality and communication and a methodology for research and remaking periodization.
Fifth International Edgar Allan Poe Conference
Omni Parker House Hotel, Boston
April 8-11, 2021
Of Haunted Houses and Dark Nights of the Soul: Edgar Allan Poe in American Film
Re/Inventions is an annual conference organized by the English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) of California State University, Long Beach. Our goal is to provide a forum in which graduate students and advanced undergraduates may present their academic research in a conference setting. Re/Inventions promotes interdisciplinary collaberation and engagement among students from Southern California and around the Globe.
The conference will be held at the Karl Anatol Center on the campus of CSU Long Beach on April 16th, 2020.
This year's theme is : "Identity"
Potential topics include, but aren't limited to, the following:
- Narrator Identity
- Rhetoric of Identity
- Rhetorical Identity
Conference websitehttps://chicybercon.com/Submission linkhttps://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=chicybercon2020Abstract registration deadlineFebruary 29, 2020Submission deadlineMarch 13, 2020
This conference aims to be a source for researchers, university academics, computing professionals, and upper-level students interested in the techniques, laws, and training initiatives currently being implemented and adapted for secure computing.
ChiCyberCon'20 is an activity of the Center for Cyber Security and Forensics Education (IIT C²SAFE).
CFP: SCIENCE FICTION RESEARCH ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2020
Wednesday, July 8th - Saturday July 11th
Indiana University, Bloomington IN
Conference Theme: Forms of Fabulation
(author of Little, Big)
The Science Fiction Research Association invites proposals for its 2020 annual conference, to be held on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.