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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.

Zora Neale Hurston’s Barracoon: Recovery and Reception (MELUS 2019)

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:09pm
Sharon Lynette Jones / Wayne State University; Dan Burns / Elon University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 12, 2018

Zora Neale Hurston’s Barracoon: Recovery and Reception

33rd Annual MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S.) Conference: "Underground Histories"

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

“Perspectives on Eighteenth-Century Performance" (SCSECS 2019)

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 3:50pm
Ashley Bender / South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

This panel seeks propals on performance in the long eighteenth century, especially those that address the theme of perspective. What persepctives did eighteenth-century audiences have on public performance, including theater, opera, dance, and music? How did these perspectives in the public discourses shape eighteenth-century performance, and how was the public shaped by institutions such as the theater and opera? Submit abstracts of 250-500 words to Ashley Bender at abender@twu.edu. For more on SCSECS 2019, visit scsecs.net. 

“The Magical Mammal in Marie De France”

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 3:50pm
International Marie De France SPpnsored Session for 2019 MAP/ACMRS Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Call For Papers for Sponsored Session

2019 MAP/ACMRS Conference;Magic, Religion, and Science in the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance 

 

“The Magical Mammal in Marie De France”

Call for Papers: SPECTRA Issue 7.1, Fall 2018

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 3:40pm
SPECTRA: The Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Theory Archives
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 29, 2018

 

 https://spectrajournal.org/ 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Issue 7.1, Fall 2018 

The editors of SPECTRA: The ASPECT Journal invite scholarly work in all areas of social, political, ethical, and cultural thought for the Fall 2018 issue. 

We invite the submission of academic articles, book reviews, and original artwork for publication in volume 7.1. Submissions may speak to individual social science or humanities fields, or apply an interdisciplinary lens to contemporary theoretical, critical, empirical, or policy-oriented subjects. 

Medievalists @ Penn 11th Annual Conference - Mediocrity in the Middle Ages: Finding the Middle Ground

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 3:39pm
Medievalists @ Penn
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 2, 2018

Mediocrity in the Middle Ages: Finding the Middle Ground11th Annual Medievalists @ Penn (M@P) Graduate ConferenceUniversity of Pennsylvania, February 22nd, 2019Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Sonja Drimmer (UMass Amherst, Art History) What makes something “mediocre” in the Middle Ages? We often assume that if a manuscript, literary text, or work of visual or performance art has survived from the medieval period, it is exceptional in some way. Modern scholarship tends to enforce this assumption by either praising a work for its beauty and importance, or arguing for the centrality and exceptionality of something that past scholarship has ignored. But what of things that have survived that are just OK?

Latin American Film and Historical Moments in the Continent

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 1:18pm
NeMLA. The 50th NeMLA Anniversary Convention/Washington DC 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

This session deals with film and history in Latin America. The films in discussion should reflect the major historical moments in the region beginning with the age of “discovery” and conquest, colonial rule and independent times.

Under this historical umbrella, the films in this session should address issues of civilización y barbarie, race, slavery, political persecution, misogyny, homophobia and revolution (among others). Participants should be cognizant that visual narratives dealing with race, class, gender, sexuality, language, nation, and identity reflect philosophical tenets prevalent in particular historical moments.

call for book chapters: critical essays on Trump in literature, film, and television

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 11:47am
Stephen Hock / Virginia Wesleyan University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

I am seeking proposals for chapters to complete an edited collection on literary, cinematic, and televisual treatments of Donald Trump, tentatively titled Trump Fiction:  Essays on Donald Trump in Literature, Film, and Television.

Contributors must have a PhD.  

15th International Connotations Symposium: Understanding (through) Annotations

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 9:06am
Connotations: A Journal for Critical Debate
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Explanatory annotations have always had a somewhat precarious and even paradoxical status: with a few exceptions, they have been considered “below” the concern of the theorist and literary critic, while in some sense they have also been considered “above” the sphere of the textual editor, who has eyed their flights of interpretive fancy with distrust. They have been suspected of manipulating the reader in a clandestine fashion while at the same time they have been regarded as a necessity, for they are an essential means of keeping alive many texts of world literature, from Homer to the Modernists, by making them comprehensible and meaningful to readers.

Theorizing Zombiism: Toward a Critical Theory Framework

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 7:38am
University College Dublin, Ireland
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 2, 2018

Theorizing Zombiism: Toward a Critical Theory Framework

University College Dublin 

UCD Humanities Institute

25-27 July 2019

 

CFP: Neo-Victorianism and the Senses: Sensing the Past

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 5:52am
University of Surrey
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 16, 2018

Call for Papers: Neo-Victorianism and the Senses: Sensing the Past

Friday 22nd March 2019, University of Surrey (UK)

 

Keynote Speaker:

Professor Rosario Arias, University of Málaga

 

‘Every sensorial perception is at the same time past and present’ (Hamilakis, 2013).

 

Special Issue on Amiri Baraka

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 5:20am
Journal of American Studies of Turkey (JAST)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

This issue of JAST will be dedicated to the works and legacy of Amiri Baraka—poet, dramatist, essayist and activist. Formerly known as LeRoi Jones, Amiri Baraka entered the Greenwich Village literary scene in 1957 as one of the most original poets and editors of the new writing and poetry that was emerging outside of academia and the established publishing world. Baraka’s profound and pointed criticism took shape in the milieu of the racial brutality of the 1960s, and continued to transform as Black Power was put into practice. Amidst assassinations and urban rebellions, he retreated to his hometown, Newark, New Jersey, and committed himself to African American cultural expression in the broadest sense of the term.

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