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EXTENDED DEADLINE Call for Papers: ADAPTATION 2019 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference

Monday, May 13, 2019 - 1:07pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019



2019 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference

Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 10-13

Cincinnati, OH                          

151 West Fifth Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202

Deadline: May 15 2019

Television Studies (PAMLA)

Monday, May 13, 2019 - 1:04pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

PAMLA is currently seeking submissions for the Television Studies panel, a standing session of the annual Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association conference.  This year’s conference will be held at  the Wyndham San Diego Bayside in San Diego, California, from Thursday, 14 November 2019 through Sunday, 17 November 2019. 

Gender, Sex, Fantasy: 21st-Century "Cinderellas"

Monday, May 13, 2019 - 1:09pm
Suzy Woltmann
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Hidden between the lines in fairy tales exists the history of fantasy about women and sexuality. Because of its world-wide popularity and rags-to-riches feel, the “Cinderella” fairy tale best demonstrates this literary historicity. Jack Zipes, Cristina Bacchilega, and others have argued for the significance of examining fairy tales and their adaptations to see what the driving force of each narrative is and what this might represent. In this collection, we will examine 21st-century “Cinderella” adaptations that explore gender, sexuality, and fantasy in new and exciting ways.

ImagiNation: Exploring the American Political Circus

Monday, May 13, 2019 - 1:14pm
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

Call for Papers: ImagiNation: Exploring the American Political Circus

A Special Session at the Pacific and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
November 14 - 17, San Diego, CA
DEADLINE: June 10th

Literature of the American West

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 2:45pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

As a location on the western edge of the North American West, San Diego is an ideal location for discussions of cinema, drama, prose, and poetry of the region. This panel welcomes proposals that explore, problematize, and/or redefine the West as a construct that emerges throughout various forms of representation with particular interest in topics that deal with the conference theme of "Send In the Clowns." Proposals considering San Diego's particular regional languages and literatures, or proposals more generally addressing literature of the American West are welcome. This panel is the result of an exciting new affiliation between PAMLA and the Western Literature Association (WLA).

(CFP: PAMLA 2019) Literature and Healing

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 4:42pm
Toshiaki Komura / Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

This session seeks papers on the relationship between literature and healing, broadly conceptualized.  As theories and practices such as catharsis and bibliotherapy suggest, literature has functioned, over the course of its history, as a source of healing in times of need; “We need elegies,” Countee Cullen writes in the closing line of a poem entitled “Threnody for a Brown Girl.”  The expositions on literature and healing date back to ancient times and continue up to the present:  Apollo is not only the god of poetry but also of medicine; Aristotle’s theory of catharsis portrays how tragedies allow readers to experience extremities in safety, as part of the purification of their soul; D. H.

Reflexive Altered Spaces in the Anthropocene

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 2:30pm
Dee Horne/PAMLA conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

Increasing disparities of wealth, inequalities, and unfairness have led to social protests, civil wars, and other forms of unrest in many parts of the world. Extreme climate changes causing droughts, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and other disasters strain already limited and finite resources and have led to social unrest and to displacement and migration of citizens in search of basic necessities: food, water, shelter. Other forces and events have disrupted the stability of Earth’s systems throughout deep time, but the Anthropocene is the only age distinguished by at least the opportunity for human self-awareness and reflexivity regarding the agency of change.

1921 Prize in American Literature

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 2:29pm
American Literature Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

The American Literature Society is pleased to invite submissions for the 1921 prize, which is awarded annually for the best article in any field of American literature. The prize is named for the year the organization was initially founded “to promote and diversify the study of American Literature.” Judged by a panel comprised of members of the American Literature Society Advisory Board and other scholars in the field, the competition will be divided in two categories: one for tenured faculty and one for graduate students, scholars in contingent positions, and untenured faculty members. The winner will be announced at the 2020 MLA awards ceremony.
Rules for competition:

The Infrastructure of Emergency

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 12:01pm
Joint Special Issue of American Literature and Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

CFP: “The Infrastructure of Emergency”


REMINDER - Contemporary American Science Fiction Film: The Bush, Obama and Trump Years

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 11:57am
Dr Stuart Joy, Solent University & Dr Terence McSweeney, Solent University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

Since the turn of the millennium the United States of America has undergone what many have considered to be a series of political, financial, and institutional crises. At the same time, the increasing popularity of the science fiction genre has, in many ways, frequently both dramatized and provided a commentary on the fears and anxieties this period has evoked. The philosopher and cultural critic Walter Benjamin argued that allegory emerges most frequently in periods of crisis and uncertainty, correspondingly it is no coincidence that some of the most powerful films to emerge from American cinema in the last two decades are allegorical texts and many of which have come from the science fiction genre.