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CFP: Theology and Game of Thrones

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 10:41pm
Theology and Pop Culture book series, Rowman and Littlefield
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Call for Papers: Theology and Game of Thrones 

Theology and Pop Culture is currently seeking contributions for a potential volume on the work of George R.R. Martin and the world of Game of Thrones. Essays should be written for academics, but avoid “jargon” to be accessible for the layperson.

Potentials ideas include but are not limited to:

To Prove a Villain: On the Performativity of “Evil” Characters in Anglophone Literature

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 8:59pm
University of Gafsa, Tunisia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 30, 2018

Why, I can smile, and murder whiles I smile,
And cry 'Content' to that which grieves my heart,
And wet my cheeks with artificial tears,
And frame my face to all occasions.
I'll drown more sailors than the mermaid shall;
I'll slay more gazers than the basilisk;
I'll play the orator as well as Nestor,
Deceive more slily than Ulysses could,
And, like a Sinon, take another Troy.
I can add colours to the chameleon,

(CFP: PAMLA 2018) Performing Empathy

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 8:55pm
Toshiaki Komura / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Session Title – Performing Empathy:  When Literary Texts Are Acts of Kindness

This session seeks papers on the empathic potentials of literature, broadly defined.  The subtext here is the social division in the present-day America, where sympathy fatigue—a feeling of resentment arising from the belief that one has been asked to extend one’s sympathy to outgroups, such as women, minorities, immigrants, and the poor, beyond what one feels is reasonable—is often cited as one reason for the intransigence.  The larger question we will ask ourselves is the following:  how can literature act as a vehicle of empathic connection and reinforce people’s capacity for compassion toward the marginalized other? 

(Dis)figuring War: Literature and the Arts, 1918-2018

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 8:55pm
Stanford University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

(Dis)figuring War: Literature and the Arts, 1918-2018

Friday-Saturday 9-10 November 2018
Stanford University

Keynote Speakers:

JAY WINTER Charles J. Stille Professor Emeritus of History, Yale University

ALEXANDER NEMEROV Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities, Stanford University

CALL FOR PAPERS

Ecology of Bad Ideas

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 4:42pm
Drain Magazine
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Drain invites submissions for its upcoming edition: Ecology of Bad Ideas

Call for Entries

“There is an ecology of bad ideas, just as there is an ecology of weeds, and its characteristic of the system that basic error propagates itself.” – Gregory Bateson, Pathologies of Epistemology, 1971

50th NeMLA - Call for GERMAN Session Proposals

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 12:39pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

 

Please consider proposing a German session at the 50th NeMLA Annual Convention to be held in Washington, DC, on March 21-24, 2019.

 

The deadline to propose a session is May 29, 2018. To propose a session (traditional paper session or a roundtable) please follow the link: http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/session.html.

 

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me (pichugin@rutgers.edu) if you have any questions about NeMLA German Area, from proposing a session to networking opportunities. I will be glad to help.

 

Collection: Essays Examining Franchise Storytelling

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 12:38pm
Rhonda Knight / Coker Col. and Donald Quist / U. of Missouri
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 16, 2018

We Want the Wilderness: Essays Examining Franchise Storytelling

 

We contend that inventive storytelling within media franchises, such as Star Wars and Marvel, becomes hampered by the commercial needs of business on one side and the fans’ desires for continuity and references—in the forms of callbacks—on the other. We Want the Wilderness: Essays Examining Franchise Storytelling will look for moments when content producers were able to skillfully negotiate (or avoid all together) these dual pressures or, conversely, when these pressures created insurmountable obstacles to storytelling.

2019 Michigan State University Comics Forum

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 12:36pm
Michigan State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 24, 2018

2019 Michigan State University Comics Forum

Academic Panels - Call for Submissions

 

The Michigan State University Comics Forum - http://www.comicsforum.msu.edu- is an annual academic conference that brings together scholars, creators, and fans in order to explore and celebrate the medium of comics, graphic storytelling, and sequential art. In its eleventh year, the Comics Forum is scheduled to take place February 22-23, 2019 at the Michigan State University Main Library, which houses the world’s largest public collection of comic books. This year’s event will feature keynote addresses from Seth and Qiana Whitted.

 

Perspectives on Music Production: Gender in Music Production

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 11:58am
Dr Liesl King/York St John University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 22, 2018

Perspectives on Music Production: Gender in Music Production

 

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Call for Contributions

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Deadline for proposals extended until  22nd June 2018

Action : Arrest

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 10:44am
King's College London
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 11, 2018

Action : Arrest

Performance, protest, and the law

A one-day symposium, 29th September 2018, King's College London

Keynote Speaker: Jennifer Doyle (University of California, Riverside)

Sick Theories: A Transdisciplinary Conference on Sickness and Sexuality

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:52am
Conference organizers: Margeaux Feldman (University of Toronto) and Lauren Fournier (York University)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Sick Theories: A Trans-Disciplinary Conference on Sickness & Sexuality

Sick Theories is a two-day trans-disciplinary colloquium organized by Margeaux Feldman (University of Toronto) and Lauren Fournier (York University) through the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto, to be held in Fall 2018.

Thursday, November 8 - Friday, November 9, 2018

The Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Octavia E Butler & Religion--Edited Volume

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:49am
Dr. Shelby Crosby/Dr. Aparajita Nanda
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Octavia Butler and Religion

 

Octavia E. Butler burst onto the science fiction literary scene with the publication of her first novel, The Patternmaster, in 1976. Her work continued to transform and develop the field in remarkable ways until her death in 2006. From creating worlds of powerful telepaths, alien beings looking to “trade” with humans to advance their civilization or creating a religion that fosters and encourages its followers to believe that “God is change,” Butler’s talent is astounding and groundbreaking.

 

Diseases in Digital Games. Theories, Topics, Analyses.

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:48am
Arno Görgen / Bern University of the Arts, Switzerland; Stefan Heinrich Simond / Philipps University Marburg, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 13, 2018

„There are no healthy people left in the world“ – This profane announcement appears in Plague Inc. (Ndemic Creations 2012), a digital disease[1] simulator. It proudly proclaims that the pathogen, which was raised to deadly infectiousness and efficiency by the player, has now conquered the world and thus irreversibly driven human civilization to the brink of its existence. The disease as the destroyer of worlds in Plague Inc.

Undergraduate Writing Programs in Liberal Arts Colleges

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:45am
College of Charleston
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 8, 2018

Dear colleagues,

Heather Lang and I are reaching out to writing studies faculty at liberal arts colleges to form a possible roundtable for the Association of Rhetoric and Writing Studies 2018 Annual Conference. The goal of this roundtable is to better represent the status of rhetoric and writing at the undergraduate level (beyond the first year) at liberal arts colleges.

Below you will find a draft of our proposal. We are asking for interested participants to send in 50-word summaries of your contributions by June 8th. That will give us a week to collaborate with participants and finalize the proposal before the June 15th deadline.

Televising Fat: Special Issue of Fat Studies

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:43am
Daniel Farr
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

CFP – Special Issue of Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society on

                “Fat on the Small Screen: Televising Fat,” edited by Daniel Farr

Dfarr4@kennesaw.edu

Proposal deadline: July 10, 2018

Manuscript invitations: July 20, 2018

Manuscript deadline: November 2, 2018

 

Politics of Boredom Workshop

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:38am
University of Amsterdam, Literary and Cultural Analysis Department
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 10, 2018

Workshop

 Politics of Boredom


20-21 September 2018

University of Amsterdam

Organized by Aylin Kuryel, Adam Gisborne, Helen Weeres

Call for Papers

Confirmed keynote speakers

Mieke Bal (University of Amsterdam)

Michael E. Gardiner (University of Western Ontario)

 

ALTA 41: Translation, Sexuality and Power

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:36am
Lubna Abdul-Hadi, Binghamton University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

This panel is organized around the notion of how sexuality could be reimagined through translation. More closely, it tries to look at the transformative potential of translation and language in deconstructing and constructing bodies and sexuality, in particular how the engagement of translating past sexualities could shape our present understanding in reorganizing sexual identities and the conditions of being. Papers that examine the intersection of sexuality, identity, language and power are welcome. Abstract and 50-word bio by May 30. 

PEDAGOGY OF THE ONLINE LITERATURE CLASSROOM

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:35am
SAMLA 90
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

As our courses and our students increasingly migrate away from the traditional classroom setting to the online space, how does our teaching change? However maligned the traditional lecture has become, it can be, at least in theory, a remarkably responsive tool for engaging student; while lectures can easily be posted online, the immediately interactive nature of the classroom space is not as easy to replicate. What works for the online teaching of literature? What doesn't? How should what we change adapt to the strengths and weaknesses of the online setting? What pedagogical re-envisioning does the changing nature of the online literature classroom suggest?

Mapping Meaning, The Journal. Issue 2: Design Determines the Impact of Change

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:32am
Mapping Meaning
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

Website: http://www.mappingmeaning.org/journal

Mapping Meaning brings together artists, scientists and scholars to explore new modes of acting in the face of social and ecological crises. Inspired by a photograph from 1918 depicting an all-female survey crew, Mapping Meaning supports the creative work and scholarship of those working at edges and ecotones, who are pushing against traditional disciplinary boundaries. Since 2010 this multi-generational collective has been gathering together around experimental knowledge practices.

Prophecy and Future-telling in Tolkien and Related Authors

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:26am
Tolkien Studies / Tarot & Other Methods of Divination, Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Prophecy and Future-telling in Tolkien and Related Authors

 

Call for Papers

Tolkien Studies / Tarot & Other Methods of Divination

at the

Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association conference

http://pcaaca.org/national-conference/

Washington, DC, 17-20 April 2019

 

CFP: Tolkien Studies

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:26am
Tolkien Studies, Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

CFP: Tolkien Studies

2019 Popular Cultural Association National Conference

Wardman Park Marriot, Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, April 17, to Saturday, April 20, 2019

DEADLINE:  OCTOBER 1, 2018

 

Second International Conference "Science in culture"

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:15am
University of St Andrews
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Before social welfare could exist, it needed to be imagined.

The epoch when the full establishment of the concept of the welfare state in the U.K. and other European countries occurred, 1890-1948, indeed coincides with the phenomenon of European Modernism, conceived here not just as an aesthetic, but as a socio-political phenomenon of visionary reform. The dazzling achievements of the 1890s-1940s interms of modernist arts have been minutely charted over the past decades, and the modernist context superbly brought to life. While much has been made of the interactions between Modernism / suffrage or Modernism / war, however, another epoch-making social revolution was underway, whose correlation with the arts remains more tenuous.

Ray Bradbury’s Elliott Family: A Gentle Horror

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:13am
Miranda Corcoran & Steve Gronert Ellerhoff
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 6, 2018

In the decades following the Second World War, the American family assumed an unprecedented cultural and political importance in the life of the nation. Happy families were everywhere: beaming enthusiastically from magazine advertisements and indulging in wholesome hijinks on ubiquitous post-war sitcoms. However, while the typical post-war family may conjure up images of white picket fences, exuberant children playing on green lawns, and pies cooling on windowsills, a sinister reimagining of American domesticity emerged in the pages of pulp novels and popular magazines.

August Wilson Journal Call for Papers

updated: 
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:10am
August Wilson Society and the University of Pittsburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

 

Call for Papers: August Wilson Journal

         The August Wilson Journal is a peer-reviewed, open-access, online scholarly journal, promoting the study, teaching, and performance of Mr. Wilson’s work.

            The journal invites new scholarship on August Wilson, including biographical research, historical research, literary analysis, and performance studies, as well as interviews, book/performance reviews, audio and video contributions, notes, and current bibliographic information.  All critical approaches are welcome.  Submissions will be judged by acknowledged experts.

MAPACA Medieval and Renaissance, Baltimore November 8-10

updated: 
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 9:59am
Mid Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

MAPACA 2018

Baltimore, MD

November 8-10, 2018

 

Beowulf to Shakespeare

 

The wealth of material found in the Middle Ages and Renaissance continues to attract modern audiences with new creative works in areas such as fiction, film, and computer games, which make use of medieval and/or early modern themes, characters, or plots. This is a call for papers or panels dealing with any aspect of medieval or Renaissance representation in popular culture. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to the following:

-Modern portrayals of any aspect of Arthurian legends or Shakespeare

-Modern versions or adaptations of any other Medieval or Renaissance writer

Silence, Sound, Rhythm, and Performance

updated: 
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 9:55am
Southern Humanities Council Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Silence, Sound, Rhythm, and Performance

Hyatt Place Downtown Asheville, January 24-27, 2019

 

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