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Dragons: Edited collections on film, literature, gaming, and online culture

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:35am
Northwestern State University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

As the popularity of mythical creatures in films and literature grows, there is one creature that remains prominent: the dragon. Dragons have become most visible recently in the cinematic versions of The Hobbit and in George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones Series). However, there are other films, such as Dragonslayer (1981), Reign of Fire (2002), Dragonheart (1996), and the How to Train Your Dragon series (2010-2019), and numerous adult and children’s literature series that feature dragons.

Call for book chapters on Marguerite Henry's King of the Wind

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:35am
Northwestern State University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 29, 2019

I invite chapter proposals on Marguerite Henry’s Newbery-winning novel King of the Wind for the first in a series of edited collections about Henry’s individual works, edited by Rachel L. Carazo (Northwestern State University).

All areas of study, with a common goal of representing the cultural, social, philosophical, and material significance of King of the Wind are invited to participate.

While writing my graduate thesis, “Conflicting Views of Culture and Power: The Arab World in Marguerite Henry’s King of the Wind”, Dawn Heinecken also published an article about the absence of scholarship on Henry’s works. These proposed collections therefore seek to increase the scholarship available about Marguerite Henry.

CFP -- Doctor Who: New Dawn (Essays on the Jodie Whittaker Era)

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:34am
Brigid Cherry
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 4, 2019

Doctor Who: New Dawn is a collection of essays devoted to the era of the first female Doctor, Jodie Whittaker, and the work of showrunner Chris Chibnall. Edited by Brigid Cherry, Matt Hills and Andrew O’Day, and due to be published by Manchester University Press in 2020, the collection responds to the reinvention and ‘new dawn’ of Doctor Who, primarily engaging with the show’s reframing in terms of gender and diversity. Due to an untimely withdrawal, we now invite proposals for a 6,000-word chapter on female fans’ responses to the casting of Jodie Whittaker and/or their reception of a female incarnation of the Doctor.

AVSA Conference: "Small Worlds: Connections, Collaborations, and Conflicts"

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:34am
Australasian Victorian Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 20, 2020

Call for Papers
“Small Worlds: Connections, Collaborations, and Conflicts”
Australasian Victorian Studies Association Conference, 17-19 June 2020
Monash University, Melbourne
 

Keynote speakers: Associate Professor Mary Elizabeth Leighton and Professor Lisa Surridge (University of Victoria, Canada)

Afterlives

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:34am
Dpt. of Comparative Literature, The Graduate Center - CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019

The Graduate Center at the City University of New York
Comparative Literature Conference
24 April 2020

A F T E R L I V E S

Netflix Original Programming and Representations of Mental Health Edited Collection

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:34am
Edited Collection
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Research across a swath of scholarly disciplines and methodologies over the past several decades has pointed to the primacy of popular culture in shaping people’s attitudes toward mental health and illness (Chouinard; Eisenhauer; Gans-Boriskin and Wardle; Heath; Johnson; Packer; Rayborn and Keyes; Wahl; Whitley, Adeponle, and Miller; and Whitley and Berry; Wilson et al., for some examples, all of whom also cite extensive research from diverse fields). For members of the mental health field, in whatever stripe, this can be disheartening at worst and confusing at best. 

Latinx Counterpublics

updated: 
Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 2:58pm
Latinx Studies Association Biennial Conference / University of Notre Dame / July 15-18, 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

In the U.S. public sphere, Latinxs are often reduced to mere numbers—to checkmarks on census forms, data points in demographic surveys, and statistics about economic sectors. However, Latinxs cannot be contained in these quantitative frameworks; through our experiences at the thresholds of the Americas, we have developed distinctive approaches to individual and collective life. With the U.S. public sphere in a “time of crisis” (to invoke our conference’s theme), this panel seeks new scholarship on Latinx counterpublics—on the social networks that have taken shape as Latinxs have looked at, listened to, and engaged with media.

EXTENDED Call for Papers: Myth and Fairy Tales at Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) 2020

updated: 
Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 11:42am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Call for Papers

Myth and Fairy Tales

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

EXTENDED Proposal submission deadline : November 20, 2019

 

Contemporary Horror an evolving narrative

updated: 
Friday, November 1, 2019 - 8:10pm
Dr Sarah Baker
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 6, 2019

The horror genre has over past years seen a steady increase in popularity, with several successful films at the box-office in 2017, like It, Get Out and Annabelle: Creation; followed by A Quiet Place, Halloween, Insidious: The Last Key, The First Purge, Hereditary and The Nun in 2018. Box office figures show that A Quiet Place (2018) brought in $336 million, The Nun (2018) $364 million worldwide and David Gordon’s Halloween achieved the $255 million mark (The Numbers, 2019).

Chicano/a Literature, Film, and Culture

updated: 
Friday, November 1, 2019 - 7:53pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Call for Papers  DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Chicano/a Literature, Film, and Culture

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 20, 2019

Miss Ann and Mister Charlie: Confronting Whiteness

updated: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 3:23pm
Canadian Association for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

Miss Ann and Mister Charlie: Confronting Whiteness

CAAS Board-Sponsored Panel

The popularity of the Wypipo as a Twitter hashtag has drawn new attention to the ways in which various communities have long critiqued the ways of whiteness and its practitioners from beyond the academy. This board-sponsored panel invites papers that consider such critiques, whether historical, virtual, literary, cinematic, or beyond.  Topics might include white fragility, Women’s Marches, cultural products such as Dear White People, viral Beckys, and more.

Disability in Dramatic Texts and Performance

updated: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 3:22pm
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

44th Annual Comparative Drama Conference

April 2-4, 2020

Orlando, Florida

Deadline: November 1, 2019

 

Disability in Dramatic Texts and Performance

 

Papers are sought for a special panel series on the subject of disability in dramatic texts and performance. We invite research utilizing Disability Studies in any dramatic period. Panels will showcase discussions on representation, image, symbolism, societal regulation or construction of disability, casting, and depictions of the disabled in playtexts and dramatic performance.

 

The Absurdity of Racism: an International Chester Himes Conference.

updated: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 1:49pm
William Dow The American Univeristy of Paris
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Absurdity of Racism: an International Chester Himes Conference.

4-6 June, 2020

Co-Directors Alice Mikal Craven and William E. Dow

American University of Paris

 

 

 

 

Chester Himes quotes Albert Camus in the opening to the second volume of his autobiography:  "Racism is absurd. Racism introduces absurdity into the human condition…If one lives in a country where racism is held valid and practiced in all ways of life, eventually, no matter whether one is a racist or a victim one comes to feel the absurdity of life". 

 

Disability Studies Area, SWPACA--Deadline Extended!

updated: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 1:10pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Call for Papers

Disability Studies Area

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 20, 2019 (Extended!)

Mystery/Detective Fiction Area, SWPACA--Deadline Extended!

updated: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 1:09pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Call for Papers

Mystery/Detective Fiction Area

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 20, 2019 (Extended!)

Pedagogy, Practice and Philosophy

updated: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 12:10pm
University of Florida Writing Program
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 25, 2019

Pedagogy, Practice and Philosophy 2020

Readings Journal: Call for Papers

updated: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 11:22am
Sam Wiseman / Readings Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 6, 2020

General Call for Papers and Reviewers

Borders in/of Adaptation (annual conference Association of Adaptation Studies)

updated: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 11:21am
Association of Adaptation Studies/University of Burgundy (France)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020

Borders in/of Adaptation

Association of Adaptation Studies

1-2 October, 2020

Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France

 

 

Keynote speakers: 

Elisabeth Bronfen (University of Zurich, New York University)

Deborah Cartmell (University of Leicester)

 

JUDITH KASE COOPER HONORARY RESEARCH AWARD

updated: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 11:21am
American Alliance for Theatre in Education
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

THE AMERICAN ALLIANCE FOR THEATRE AND EDUCATION 

invites nominations for the 2020

JUDITH KASE COOPER HONORARY RESEARCH AWARD

AATE Research Awards Call

updated: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 11:21am
American Alliance for Theatre & Education
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

THE AMERICAN ALLIANCE FOR THEATRE AND EDUCATION 

invites submissions for the

2020 AATE RESEARCH AWARDS:

 

THE RESEARCH AWARD

THE DISTINGUISHED DISSERTATION AWARD

THE DISTINGUISHED THESIS AWARD

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 1st, 2019

 

Call for Book Reviews, Modern Language Studies

updated: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 11:20am
Randy Robertson / Susquehanna University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 2, 2019

Modern Language Studies, the journal of the Northeast Modern Language Association, is seeking reviews for the winter 2018-2019 issue.

I am especially interested in reviews of primary sources (including scholarly editions, contemporary literature, art, film, comic books, visual and popular culture), pedagogical works, and hypertext publications. However, reviews are no longer restricted to these categories.

Graduate students are welcome to contribute to the journal. Please submit your review electronically (as a Word attachment) to Randy Robertson, Reviews Editor of MLS, at robertson@susqu.edu

 

Series Books and Science Fiction (National PCA Conference)

updated: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 8:24am
National PCA Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 24, 2019

Call for Papers: Series Books and Science Fiction (National PCA Conference)

 

This call for papers for the national PCA Conference looks to interrogate the intersection of two distinct genres: juvenile series books and science fiction.

Call for Articles, Next Issues: Journal of European Popular Culture

updated: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 7:29am
Journal of European Popular Culture - Intellect Publishers
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 23, 2019

Journal of European Popular Culture (JEPC)

Intellect Publishers

Call for papers

This peer-reviewed journal seeks lively submissions for its latest issues on any aspect of European cultural and creative activity.

- Early submission is encouraged -

The journal is interested in contemporary practices, but also in historical, contextual, biographical or theoretical analyses relating to past cultural activities in Europe.

Papers or exploratory critical or creative pieces relating to European media, literature and the writing arts, film, music, new media, art and design, architecture, drama and dance or fine art are all very welcome.

UPDATE: Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference

updated: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 7:27am
Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 17, 2019

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference
Saturday July 11 – Sunday July 12, 2020
Imperial College, London

Proposals are invited for presentations at the 23rd Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, to be held Saturday July 11 – Sunday July 12, 2020 at Imperial College, London, UK.

Closing Date for Submissions: Sunday November 17 2019

Proposals for presentation of critical work about creative writing or for creative presentations (e.g. readings) are equally welcome. 

Art as Liberation in the Black Fantastic

updated: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 2:47am
Third Stone Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019

Across the African diaspora, art was a form of expression and liberation at times of widespread cultural oppression, enabling artists of color to resist the tradition of silencing while preserving their histories, traditions, and more in ways that could be passed down intergenerationally. While much art worked to fulfill a political purpose by pushing for equality and liberty in oppressive cultures, other works aimed at achieving liberation by way of celebrating Black cultural forms, from the cutting-edge music of Erykah Badu to that of Janelle Monae.

Call for Papers: African-American Literature at CEA 2020

updated: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 2:46am
Christopher Varlack, Special Topics Chair with the College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Call for Papers: African-American Literature at CEA 2020

March 26-28, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on African-American literature for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org.

Call for Papers - Pedagogy & Popular Culture (EXTENSION)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 5:02pm
2020 Southwest Popular and American Culture Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 41st annual SWPACA conference.  One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers about 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels.  For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/  

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