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Tacky/Wacky: The Corny as an Aesthetic Category

updated: 
Friday, June 14, 2019 - 1:20pm
Mathieu Perrot
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

“What I liked were: absurd paintings, pictures over doorways, stage sets, carnival backdrops, billboards, bright-colored prints, old-fashioned literature, church Latin, erotic books full of misspellings, the kind of novels our grandmothers read, fairy tales, little children’s books, old operas, silly old songs, the naïve rhythms of country rimes,” Arthur Rimbaud, The Alchemy of the Word (1873).

 

Rereading Empathy

updated: 
Friday, June 14, 2019 - 1:17pm
Emily Johansen and Alissa G. Karl
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

The call to empathize has become truly inescapable over the last decade.  Feeling with others, so the claim goes, is an ever more necessary counterbalance to economic and political systems that appear to no longer attempt to obscure their inexorable cruelty. According to philosopher Jesse Prinz, more books have been published with the word “empathy” in their titles since 2010 than in all of the 20th century. Prinz’s metric reveals a cultural fascination with empathy in educational, therapeutic, media, and scholarly circles—a trend that we might call the “empathetic imperative.” Indeed, empathy is often presented as a panacea for the world’s woes, offered as both diagnostic tool and subsequent cure.

Gothic Girlhood: Intersecting Identities Across Gothic Traditions

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Friday, June 14, 2019 - 1:16pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Diana Wallace and Andrew Smith note that the Female Gothic has been an ever-shifting category since its introduction into literary vocabulary by Ellen Moers in 1976, asserting that the Female Gothic “is shaped by...national identity, sexuality, language, race, and history” (The Female Gothic, 10). Gothic scholarship has long demonstrated that the mode varies across national and continental borders particularly drawing out distinctions between the American and the British. However, less attention has been paid to the concept of age. Keeping in mind the conference theme, how does the space of girlhood and/or adolescence complicate or further our understanding of the Female Gothic?

Call for Chapters: New Critical Approaches to the Giallo Film (specific chapters).

updated: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 1:11pm
Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 19, 2019

Call for Chapters: New Critical Approaches to the Giallo Film (specific chapters).

 

This is a call for proposals for a book on giallo film and its transformations. We have received so far many fascinating abstracts but we still need to cover some unexplored areas. In this sense, we ask for 3/4 abstracts on:

-Non-Italian gialli: we have chapters on French and Argentinean gialli. We expect to cover Spain/America.

-Chapters on masters, specifically, Mario Bava and Darío Argento.

We are open to other suggestions.

Our new deadline is July 19, 2019. Below is our original cfp (with the new deadline).

deadline for submissions: 

July 19, 2019

 

Prehistories of the War on Terror: A Critical Genealogy of U.S. Military Empire, edited volume

updated: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 1:14pm
Yumi Lee and Karen Miller
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

When the United States launched the War on Terror in September 2001, President George W. Bush announced that the nation was facing a “new kind of evil.” This evil, he declared, would be met by an American “crusade” that was “going to take a while.”  Bush suggested that he was declaring a new kind of war—one that would be waged on nefarious activities rooted in destructive beliefs rather than other nation-states. This pointed but ambiguous designation cast an entire region and religion, the Middle East and Islam, as perpetual enemies in a conflict with no foreseeable end. Since that point, the U.S.

Call for papers: BROLLY. Journal of Social Sciences (London, UK)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 1:02pm
London Academic Publishing LTD
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Call for papers: BROLLY. Journal of Social Sciences (London, UK)

London Academic Publishing, UK

 

Vol. 2, No. 2, August 2019 - General Topics

Submission Deadline: July 25, 2019

 

Vol. 2, No. 3, December 2019 - Special Issue: "30 Years After the Berlin Wall"

Submission Deadline: November 25, 2019

 

No publication fee will be charged.

Open Access

 

ISSN 2516-869X (Print)

ISSN 2516-8703 (Online)

 

Web:

www.journals.lapub.co.uk/index.php/Brolly

 

Contact:

Art & Action: Literary Authorship, Politics, and Celebrity Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 1:18pm
The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 29, 2019

Writers and writers’ organisations have a long history of using their public standing and cultural capital to promote causes that transcend the literary sphere, from abolition and gender equality to free expression, anti-war agitation, and environmental issues. This two-day conference explores the intersections of authorship, politics, activism, and literary celebrity across historical periods, literatures, and media. It examines the forms and impact of authorial field migrations between literature and politics and the ways in which they are situated within, and shaped by, structural frameworks that include academic institutions, prize-giving bodies, publishing industries, and literary celebrity culture.

Backwards Glances 2019

updated: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 1:20pm
Screen Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

Backward Glances 2019: REBOOT

The Screen Cultures Graduate Student ConferenceDepartment of Radio/Television/Film, Northwestern University

September 27 & 28, 2019

Keynote Speakers: Professors Susan Murray and Reem Hilu

Submission Deadline: July 1, 2019

Call for Chapters: The Wakandan Civitas and its Panthering Futurity

updated: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 1:39pm
Vernon Press--Academic Peer-Reviewed
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on African History. All areas of study, including disciplines such as Black History Race Studies and Women's & Gender History, among others, are invited to submit.

Black Panther envisions 'Afrotopic' advancement; in other words, it imagines an Afrocentric utopia. This call invites examinations of black civilization as portrayed in various literary forms (novels, graphic novels, films etc). Discussions will be centered around representation of Africa and the African diaspora.

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