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Journal of Feminist Scholarship: Call for Submissions

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 4:21pm
Journal of Feminist Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Call for Submissions

The Journal of Feminist Studies is currently accepting submissions on any aspect of feminisms, feminist studies and activism, and visions of feminist justice.

We are especially interested in examining productive controversies and divergences between transnational, intergenerational, and intersectional contexts of feminism. JFS supports a variety feminist approaches to, and discussions of, feminist thought for the twenty-first century. We also welcome submissions that focus on feminist pedagogies, activism, and creative formats.

Performance Research, special issue: "On Dark Ecologies"

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 4:01pm
Performance Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 6, 2019

Timothy Morton describes dark ecology as ‘ecological awareness, dark-depressing. Yet ecological awareness is also dark-uncanny. And strangely it is dark-sweet.’ The concept of dark ecology represents a crucial intervention in the current moment of political conservatism and climate change denial and enables a focused exploration of a wide range of issues relating to performance and ecology. Human activity on the planet is responsible for a number of ecological and political dilemmas, including (but not limited to) global climate change, pollution, leaking pipelines, fragmentation of ecosystems, diminishing natural resources and nuclear meltdowns.

 

Call for Papers: Edited Collection Fan Studies: Methods, Ethics, Research

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 4:01pm
Paul Booth/Rebecca Williams
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 3, 2019

Despite the increasing visibility of fan studies as a discipline, there remains scant work that turns its focus specifically to methodological issues. This relative neglect may be due to its status as a somewhat unruly or ‘undisciplined discipline’ (Ford 2014), which takes its theoretical cues from others including sociology, media and cultural studies, psychology, and literary studies. However, as its presence begins to grow and more scholars discover the work being undertaken, it is timely and appropriate for those working within the field to turn their attention more decisively to issues of methods.  

Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900 to present

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 4:00pm
Americana
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Americana invites submissions in Media Studies, Cultural Studies, American Studies, Women's Studies, and American history etc. -- especially as it pertains to Americana popular culture, 1900 to present.

DEADLINE: 1 May 2019 for the Spring 2019 edition of Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, 1900 to present -- published late June/early July 2019.

We welcome a variety of critical approaches on subject matter such as film, television, streaming shows, YouTube shows/channels, sports, bestsellers, venues, fashion, emerging popular culture trends, pop culture and technology, music, politics, style, and other related pop culture topics.

Activism, Protest, and Dissent: 2nd Global Conference

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 3:58pm
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

Protest has been part of human societies for millennia. Movements such as Black Lives Matter and Me Too offer a powerful reminder of the continued relevance of activism in the 21st century. While these examples of protest share a common DNA with historical civil rights and gender equality movements, activists today operate in a world where digital technology affords particular advantages and disadvantages that have changed how we engage with protest and dissent. We now have constant access to a steady stream of information about dissatisfaction with the state of our world, who is alleged to be responsible for the situation, and who is calling for change.

Domesticity in Odd Places - EC ASECS 2019

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 3:57pm
East Central/American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Domesticity in Odd Places (EC ASECS October 24-26, 2019, Gettysburg, PA)

CFP: “Digital Wellness”: Open Information Science Issue on Digital Humanities

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 3:57pm
Lucas Gworek DeGruyter
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

On behalf of independent academic publisher De Gruyter, the open access journal Open Information Science we are announcing aCall for Papers for Topical Issue: “Digital Wellness”: Open Information Science Issue on Digital Humanities.

Guest Editor

Valerie Karno, Director, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, University of Rhode Island

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Nordic Irish Studies journal - articles for regular issue (06/01/2019)

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 3:56pm
Dalarna University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Nordic Irish Studies is looking for submissions on any aspect within the field of Irish Studies for the 2019 regular issue (December 2019). Nordic Irish Studies is a peer-reviewed journal. It is listed in MLA, JSTOR, EBSCO-Host databases.

 

The aim of the journal is to publish original, quality research by literature specialists, historians, social scientists, political scientists, musicologists, and geographers, as well as by scholars from other disciplines included in the field of Irish Studies. Nordic Irish Studies supports both the publication of inter-disciplinary work, and studies rooted in the methodologies and theories of the individual scholars’ disciplines.

 

Medieval Beer Culture and Modern Beer Medievalisms

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:55pm
Noelle Phillips (Douglas College), Rosemary O’Neill (Kenyon College), and John A. Geck (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2019

Essay Collection CFP: Medieval Beer Culture and Modern Beer Medievalisms

Edited Noelle Phillips, Rosemary O’Neill, and John A. Geck

 

Happiness: Enlightenment to Present

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:42pm
University of Cambridge
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Happiness: Enlightenment to PresentKing’s College, CambridgeSaturday, October 19 – Sunday, October 20, 2019 

The question of what makes us happy, let alone how to actually define happiness, has preoccupied writers and philosophers since the Ancient Greeks. Happiness has often been viewed with suspicion; be it located in another world, aligned with worldly dangers, or pictured as an endless pursuit symptomizing our fall from grace. From the Enlightenment onwards, however, writers begin to reinvent or reinvigorate the idea of happiness in new forms. Rather than scold ourselves out of expectation, happiness is viewed as a component of real quotidian life, as something we might learn to expect from our encounters with reality.

[UPDATE] Journal of Dracula Studies

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:41pm
Transylvanian Society of Dracula/Anne DeLong
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.

Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail. Send electronic submissions to journalofdraculastudies@kutztown.edu.

“From Cloaca Maxima to America: Italy’s ‘History of Shit’”

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:40pm
College Art Association - Italian Art Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 13, 2019

Call for Papers

College Art Association Annual Conference, Chicago IL (February 12-15, 2020)

Italian Art Society Sponsored Session

Organizers: Sasha Goldman, Boston University sbgold@bu.edu

                        Danielle Abdon, Temple University danielle.abdon@temple.edu

Chair and Discussant: Pamela O. Long (Independent Scholar)

 

“From Cloaca Maxima to America: Italy’s ‘History of Shit’”

 

Visualizing the Self in Flux

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:40pm
Liberal Arts Collective
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 26, 2019

Visualizing the Self in Flux

25th - 26th October 2019

Visualizing the Self in Flux

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:38pm
Liberal Arts Collective of Pennsylvania State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 26, 2019

Call for Papers
Visualizing the Self in Flux 25th - 26th October 2019

Special Issue of Humanities: Realism and Naturalism in the Humanities

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:35pm
Humanities: a peer-reviewed open access journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

Special Issue of Humanities: Realism and Naturalism in the Humanities

Guest Editor: Cameron Dodworth, Ph.D., Department of English, Methodist University

Deadline for Submissions: 30 June 2019

Medievalism between East and West

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:34pm
Turku Institute for Advanced Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

Medievalism between East and West

(https://sites.utu.fi/pseudohistoria/news/cfp-medievalism-between-east-an...)

University of Turku, Finland

Extended deadline for proposals 15 April 2019

The imagination of the Middle Ages runs wild on the internet. From popular history to pseudohistorical conspiracy theories, from gaming culture to memes, the medieval inspires the present. The study of medievalism is now a well-established field of study, but scholars rarely venture beyond American and Western European cultural sphere.

MMLA Permanent Sessions on Global Film

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:33pm
Bowling Green State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

Film III: Global Film for the Midwest Modern Language Association Meeting in November 14-17 in Chicago

The permanent session on Global Cinema seeks papers that address any aspect of the conference theme of "Duality, Doubles, and Dopplegangers."  We have two wider topic areas around this broader theme.  Please feel free to send abstracts for one or both topics:

Women in East Asian Cinema

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:32pm
Felicia Chan / University of Manchester
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 29, 2019

Call for Papers

Women in East Asian Cinema

A Chinese Film Forum UK Conference


HOME, Manchester

4 – 6 December, 2019

 

Keynote Speaker: Dr Jinhee Choi, King's College London

 

51st Annual Convention

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:30pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 29, 2019

Please join us for NeMLA's 51st Annual Convention at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, conveniently located in the heart of the city. The theme of NeMLA 2020 is "Shaping and Sharing Identities: Spaces, Places, Languages, and Cultures" — a topic embracing the many facets that define each and every human being across cultures and languages, as well as the many ways in which we interact with each other in today’s rapidly changing global world.

Pedagogy of the Literature Classroom: The Power of Language

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:29pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 25, 2019

SAMLA’s conference theme Languages: Power, Identity, Relationships calls for us to explore the power and impact of language. This panel looks to examine language, specifically considering pedagogical approaches to teaching various aspects of language and the power of language in literature classes, from introductory survey classes to comprehensive seminars.

Topics include, but are not limited, to the following:

Reclaiming the Screen: Addressing Overlooked Women in Film and Television

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:29pm
De Montfort University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 12, 2019

Call for Papers (Two Weeks to Go!)

‘Reclaiming the Screen: Addressing Overlooked Women in Film and Television’

Postgraduate Conference – Friday 14th June 2019.

Cinema and Television History Institute (CATHI), De Montfort University, Leicester.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Shelley Cobb (Associate Professor of Film, University of Southampton).

£5 conference fee: to be paid in cash upon registration

MA travel bursaries available – email cath.postgrad@gmail.com for more information.

Double Talk: Dialect, Multilingualism, and Coded Language in American Literature

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:27pm
Andy Harper / Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 29, 2019

In Strange Talk (1999), Gavin Jones argues the ambivalence of late-nineteenth-century American texts’ incorporation of accents, dialects, and foreign tongues, suggesting its tendency both to reinforce and to resist white hegemonic control of the English language. Writing around a decade earlier, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (1988), Houston A. Baker (1987), Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari (1986) theorize the radically subversive and “deterritorializing” politics of African American English. Today, American writers Junot Díaz and Esmé Waijun Wang incorporate untranslated Spanish and Chinese, respectively, into their work. This session invites papers exploring the politics of dialect, multilingualism, and coded language in American literature.

Embodying Fantastika

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:27pm
Fantastika Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Embodying Fantastika

An Interdisciplinary Conference

8 - 10 August 2019

Lancaster University, UK

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Sherryl Vint (UC Riverside, USA)

Sara Wasson (Lancaster, UK)

ABSTRACT DEADLINE

1 May 2019

 

‘Fantastika’ is an umbrella term that embraces the genres of Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror but can also include Alternate History, Gothic, Steampunk or any other radically imaginative narrative space. The sixth annual Fantastika conference will aim to define, challenge and debate

SUNY Council on Writing Conference: The Art of Writing/The Writing of Art

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:26pm
Dashielle Horn / SUNY Purchase College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

Theme: The Art of Writing/The Writing of Art

The 2019 SUNY Conference on Writing will take place at Purchase College from November 8-9.

Based on the principle that arts and scholarship are indispensable to each other and to society, Purchase College, SUNY, was envisioned from its founding as a campus where conservatory training in the visual and performing arts would reside alongside programs in the liberal arts and sciences. In this spirit, and in honor of Purchase College’s unusually artistic student body, we invite attendees and presenters to consider the relationship between writing and art.

Reminder | CFP 31st International Conference of SELIM

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:25pm
SELIM Spanish Society for Medieval English Language and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

SELIM 31 | University of Valladolid, 19-21 September 2019


CALL FOR PAPERS

The Spanish Society for Medieval English Language and Literature, and the local Organising Committee, cordially invite members of the Society and all scholars interested in the field to send their contributions for its 31st International Conference, which will be held at the University of Valladolid, Spain, on 19-21 September 2019.

The organisers welcome individual paper proposals dealing with any aspect of

MMLA: English Literature After 1900

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:24pm
MIDWEST MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

This section invites papers that explore the theme of “Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers” that run through English literature and culture after 1900. This section encourages dialogues from a wide range of disciplines. Papers that discuss any form of duality and doubles—whether physical, emotional, psychological, or cognitive—are welcomed, including (but not limited to) alter-egos, doppelgängers, siblings, twins, mirror images, reflections, ghosts, archenemies, and evils. Papers that explore the relationship between a detective figure (the pursuer) and a criminal (the pursued) are most welcome.

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