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Literary Atmospherics

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:06pm
Literary Geographies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

LITERARY ATMOSPHERICS

A special theme section to be published in the open-access journal Literary Geographies (literarygeographies.net):

 

I'm seeking abstracts focusing on literary engagements with material atmospheres. Essays may address some of these questions:

 

-how does literature address the production, maintenance, and differential breathability of multiple and shifting atmospheres across local and transnational scales?

 

CALL FOR PAPERS: EDITED COLLECTION ON RACE/RACISM IN FANDOM

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:06pm
Rukmini Pande
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Fan studies has consistently identified media or participatory fandom as an intertextual and self-reflexive communitarian space. Further, scholars have produced extremely important work concerning fan identity in these spaces, theorized mainly around the axes of gender and sexuality (Hellekson and Busse 2006; Stein 2015). However, a sustained examination of the effect of racial identity in these spaces has not yet occurred.

CFP - Journal of Multidisciplinary Developments (eISSN: 2564-6095)

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:06pm
Utku Kose
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

JOMUDE: Journal of Multidisciplinary Developments is looking for new resaarch papers for its upcoming issues!

Call for Papers: Volume 2 - Issue 2 (April - 2017): "Stargazer" (In Progress)

Main objective of the Journal of Multidisciplinary Developments (JOMUDE) is to support liteature of both Natural Sciences and Social Sciences by enabling researchers, academicians, and students to publish their works. JOMUDE is an online (e-ISSN: 2564-6095), peer reviewed, double blind, open access scientific journal.

Journal of Multidisciplinary Developments (JOMUDE) is published by Utku Kose

e-ISSN: 2564-6095

Covered subjects by JOMUDE are as follows (and not limited to):

Women and comedy symposium

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:06pm
Mixed Bill: comedy and gender research network
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 22, 2017

Mixed Bill: comedy and gender research network

Women and comedy symposium

University of Salford Thursday 19th October 2017

 

CFP (Colloquium) - Studying the South: Approaches and Orientations

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
Southern Studies in the UK Network
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Studying the South: Approaches and Orientations

 A one-day colloquium organised by the Southern Studies in the UK Network

26th August 2017, University of Hertfordshire

 

Transmediating the Whedonverse: An Edited Collection

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
Julie L. Hawk and Juliette C. Kitchens
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

In the last two decades, scholarly attention to transmedia storytelling (TS) has increased dramatically. Approaches to the topic vary widely, ranging from a focus on the effects of TS on narratives and texts (Harvey, Mittell); explorations of paratexts, metatexts, intertexts, and pretexts (Gray, Clarke); and the increase in fan participation and agency with regard to narrative agency since the transmedia turn (Jenkins, Geraghty, Hills). More recently, scholars such as Raúl Rodríguez-Ferrándiz have returned to what might be considered the beginning, looking to Gerard Genette’s discussion of paratexts and building on Genette’s print-bound ideas with transmediated frames.

CFP: The Films of Lisandro Alonso (Edited Volume)

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
Michael Talbott
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Call for Papers: ReFocus: The Films of Lisandro Alonso

Deadline: July 1, 2017

 

Since his emergence as part of the New Argentine Cinema, Lisandro Alonso has shown himself to be one of world cinema’s most original cinematic voices. His work has pursued a formal rigor, a narrative austerity, and an impulse towards ethnography that marks it as decidedly anti-commercial. At the same time, his tales of solitary men moving through landscapes have found a highly favorable reception among international festival audiences.

 

SAMLA 89: Modern Drama

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

This session welcomes abstracts on any aspect of Modern Drama. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 89 theme, High Art/Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture, are especially welcome. By June 15, please submit a 250-word word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Aaron Botwick, The Graduate Center, CUNY, at abotwick@gradcenter.cuny.edu

Young Adult Literature:A Critical Study

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
Dr Sunita Sinha
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 6, 2017

Young adult (YA) literature is an evolving genre, with consistent changes occurring in
the structure and mode of reading. Along with structural changes, young adult literature
pushes controversial boundaries. The aim of this book is to offer  a literature review
that gathers the definition, trends, controversies and benefits of the YA genre.
The anthology would examine new current trends  in YA Fiction like realistic fiction,
romance/sexuality, dystopian fiction, and mixed genre fiction.

Animation and Advertising

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
Kirsten Thompson/Seattle University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

Call for chapter proposals: Animation and advertising

 

 

Proposals are invited for chapters in a new edited collection on the topic of ‘Animation and Advertising’.

 

Generation BioWare. Story-Driven Games in Contemporary Humanities

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
University of Wrocław, Institute of English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

American Literature and Culture Secton (Department of English Studies, University of Wrocław) and New Media and Popular Literature Secton (Department of Polish Studies, University of Wrocław) invite paper abstracts for “Generaton BioWare,” a conference focused exclusively on the Canadian developer and their games.

Deadline Extended: CFP for Postcolonial Interventions, Vol.II, Issue 2 (June 2017)

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
Postcolonial Interventions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Postcolonial Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 16, 2017

A.K. Ramanujan in a poem entitled “Small-scale Reflections on a Great House” had mused, “Sometimes I think that nothing/that ever comes into this house/goes out. Things come in every day/to lose themselves among other things/lost long ago among/other things lost long ago”. The description may seem oddly apt for the field of postcolonial studies which continues to search for new shores even as some of the concerns of the past begin to fade with inevitable processes of history. Even as the field remains committed to a quest for emancipation from violence and discrimination and deprivation, caused by the forces of race, class, gender, sexuality and a number of other factors, the modalities continue to change and the boundaries begin to blur.

Approaches to Jordan Peele's Get Out

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
Dawn Keetley / Lehigh University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Jordan Peele’s horror film, Get Out (2017) just became the highest-grossing debut project for a writer-director with an original screenplay (beating out the prior holder of that record, Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez’s 1999 film The Blair Witch Project).

 

Get Out is not only an enormous box office success but it has won a critical acclaim unusual for a horror film—currently (as of early April, 2017) standing at 99% on Rotten Tomatoes with 225 positive and only one negative review.

 

Technology of the Soul and of the Self

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 28, 2017

MOSF Journal of Science Fiction @ Escape Velocity 2017

 

The MOSF Journal of Science Fiction is accepting 250 word proposals for 15-20 minute papers for this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in Washington, D.C, September 1st – 3rd.

The topic of this literature panel is “Technology of the Soul and of the self,” and aims to discuss posthumanism, metaphysics, and identity politics. More specifically, we would love papers discussing the boundaries of what we might consider the human “soul” or self and where we locate the parameters of personhood in a technologically enhanced world.

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