To the surprise of analyst expectations, at the end of 2019 Netflix recorded a record-high growth in subscribers and revenue outside of the United States, specifically in its Asia-Pacific region. The growth in this region is attributed to the establishment of regional offices and the commissioning of local productions, the success of which travels even further afield in the wealth of pan-Asian content making its way into Netflix’s global catalogue. Streaming and content partnerships with iQiyi (China), jtbc (South Korea), Fuji TV (Japan) and Dharmatic Entertainment (India), for instance, have also helped Netflix establish itself as a brand with a focus on a global audience.
Call for Papers on the Histories and Philosophies of Carceral Education
The rates of incarceration worldwide continue to rise, prompting important questions about the legal and social circumstances moving so many people behind bars, and also about what happens to people during a period of imprisonment. Education in prison and of prisoners has a long history, marked by key moments in transformation as education in prison has shifted from some emphasis on religion, sin and redemption to economic rationalism.
Essays on the Media History of Nurses and Nursing
Proposed collection to be edited by Marcus Harmes, Barbara Harmes and Meredith Harmes
The intersection between nurses and popular media is longstanding.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENSION: APRIL 30
Call for Papers: “Animals in Literature and Film” (Permanent Panel)
Midwest Modern Languages Association
November 5–8, 2020 in Milwaukee, WI
“Ecological Communities: Animal Neighbors in Literature and Film”
This year’s “Animals in Literature and Film” panel at the Midwest Modern Language Association’s annual meeting (November 5–8, 2020 in Milwaukee, WI) invites papers engaging the conference’s theme of “Cultures of Collectivity,” specifically how works of literature or film cultivate or impair ecological communities, broadly defined.
The next issue of 'Archives of emotions' aims to explore the interactions between language and emotions. By 'language', we generally mean a system of signs. Since ancient times, rhetorical strategies of emotions have been known and practiced. We will, therefore, ask ourselves how literature, in each age, manages to represent, simulate, reproduce and arouse, through written and oral language, the experience of emotion and its cognitive, physiological and psychological bases. Possible subjects for the essays collected in this issue could also concern the performing and visual arts, dance, cinema, and theater and their respective languages.
Call Extended! New Due Date for Abstracts is April 20, 2020
Videogames are a powerful storytelling medium—but what are the stories we tell about videogames, with videogames, around videogames?
While there is an extensive body of scholarship on the way that videogames create worlds, construct characters, and explore themes, there has been almost no scholarship on the representation of videogames in literary texts.
Special Session at Midwest MLA at Milwaukee, WI (Nov 5 - 8, 2020):
Re: Extended Deadline 24 April: Words, Music and Marginalisation, University of St Andrews, 1-3 September 2020
Many thanks to those of you who have already sent abstracts through for our conference Words, Music and Marginalisation with the WMA Forum in St Andrews in September 2020.
We appreciate that everyone is operating in a state of uncertainty, and with many more personal, professional and family demands on their time than usual. It is impossible at this stage to predict what travel will look like in September, but we recognise that colleagues are not comfortable making arrangements for future travel until things become clearer.
Call for Papers: Frontiers of Narrative Studies (De Gruyter)
Call for Special Issue Proposals
The journal Frontiers of Narrative Studies (De Gruyter)is seeking proposals for special issues on subjects including but not limited to
Social media narrative
JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism—an academic journal published by Michigan State University Press—announces a call for articles and reviews for our fifteenth year of issues.
CFA: Religious Radicalism
We are interested in articles that explore specific subjects related to religious forms of radicalism, be it a radical individual, a radical group, a movement, some other type or manifestation of religious radicalism. Millenarianism, development of a new religious movement with political dimensions, apocalyptic sects or movements, all are of interest here if they seek the sudden dramatic transformation of society through violent or non-violent means.
“THIS THING OF DARKNESS”
THE NIGHT IN ANGLOPHONE ARTS AND LITERATURE
ONE-DAY CONFERENCE – 15 JUNE, 2020
A Graduate Conference Organized by the OVALE Research Team
Research Centre VALE, Faculté des Lettres de Sorbonne Université
Call for Papers, Submission Deadline EXTENDED TO APRIL 8/2020.
Humanities on the Brink: Energy, Environment, Emergency
A Nearly Carbon-Neutral (NCN) online symposium sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) and hosted by the University of California, Santa Barbara
July 10-31, 2020
Is it time to panic yet?
The Comparative Literature section of the MMLA invites proposals for papers that engage with this year's conference theme, "Cultures of Collectivity." Papers addressing the following suggested MMLA topics from a transnational, cross-cultural, and/or interdisciplinary perspective would be particularly relevant:
- collective movements throughout the history of art and culture;
- the formation of communities through bibliography and scholarship;
- language communities; cultures of diaspora;
- academic communities
Please submit abstracts to Fontaine Lien at email@example.com by April 5, 2020.
Due to COVID-19, the conference has been POSTPONED. New dates will be updated at a later date.
At the Dusk of Literature?––21st-century North American writing in extremis.
Department of North American Literature & Culture
University of Łódź, Poland
(September 28–30, 2020)
Extended deadline** Spectral Visions Press is now accepting submissions for The End is Here: A Book about the Apocalypse. We want to hear your unique take on the fall of civilisation, we want to see your visions of our potential future, and we want to journey into your dystopic worlds. If you have a story or poem that fits the brief, start submitting.
• Minimum 1,000 words, maximum of 5,000 words of prose or 30 lines of poetry.
• Submissions should be formatted as a word document; we cannot work with pdf.
• Submissions should be double-spaced, use a neutral font style, and font size of eleven.
This CFP has expired. The seminar could not take place because the ACLA conference was cancelled due to the cornovirus.
This CFP has expired.
This session is part of the 51st NeMLA Convention to be held in Boston from 5 - 8 March, 2020. Please submit your abstracts (300 words) through NeMLA's website: https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18094. In order to submit your abstracts, you will have to create an account on NeMLA's website.
THE 22nd ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT,
UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST
LITERATURE AND CULTURAL STUDIES SECTION
CALL FOR PAPERS
The English Department of the University of Bucharest invites proposals for the Literature and Cultural Studies section of its 22nd Annual International Conference:
Re-writing / Re-imagining the Past
Dates: TBD, June 2021
First call for papers EASLCE 2020
Transcreations: Creaturely encounters as cultural artefacts.
9th Biennial Conference of the European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture and Environment (EASLCE)
November 3-6, 2020
University of Granada (Spain)
Call for Chapters (Note: Our book is getting ready with Lexington Press. However we can still accomodate few more chapters.)
Tentative title Environment and Post colonialism: A Literary Response
CFP: Through a Glass, Darkly: Screening the Art World (edited collection)
CALL FOR PAPERS 2020
LITERATURE & RELIGION SESSION
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
Conference Dates: 08-10 October 2020
Boulder, CO (Colorado)
“Other Voices: Redefining the Humanities”
“Old English” at the 74rd Annual RMMLA Convention
October 8-10, 2020
Deadline for Abstracts: March 31, 2020
Chapter proposals are invited for an edited book examining global portrayals of the coronavirus in diverse print, broadcast, and online media, including but not limited to newspapers, magazines, social media, television, podcasts, and popular culture.
A sampling of confirmed chapters follows:
In light of Covid-19 situation, the conference has been postponed to the 2020-2021 academic year, more details to come.
Please keep sharing your work with us, the call for papers will remain open until a deadline is fixed and new conference dates are decided.
“Blood on the Leaves / And Blood at the Roots”:
Reconsidering Forms of Enslavement and Subjection across Disciplines
Autumn 2020/Spring 2021:
Deadline Extended due to Covid-19*
CFP: The Routledge Handbook to Alternative Futurisms
When we began talking about organizing a nearly carbon-neutral (NCN) symposium on how the humanities can be rethought and repurposed in an age of rapidly worsening ecosocial crises.
The past several weeks have brought into further relief the necessity of building academic infrastructures outside of conventional conference formats. Furthermore, COVID-19 is testing our academic institutions and societies in ways that will offer many lessons as the humanities respond to longer-term issues, particularly the climate crisis and the spread of authoritarianism.