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SGMS 2016 CALL: World-Building in Asian Popular Cultures

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 3:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
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deadline: 
Monday, August 1, 2016

SGMS 2016 CALL: World-building in Asian Popular Cultures

The Call for Mechademia 10 states: “Japanese popular culture — manga, anime, games, and SF — abound in scenarios in which our contemporary reality appears to be but one possible outcome within an open situation.”

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Spenser's Jargon

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 3:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
Renaissance Society of America (International Spenser Society)
deadline: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

DEADLINE EXTENDED

Spenser at RSA 2017: Spenser's Jargon

Sponsored by the International Spenser Society

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Spenser's Sustaining Fictions

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 3:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
Renaissance Society of America (International Spenser Society)
deadline: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

DEADLINE EXTENDED

Spenser at RSA 2017: Spenser's Sustaining Fictions

Sponsored by the International Spenser Society

 

Foundation Essay Prize 2017

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 2:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline: 
Monday, November 7, 2016

We are pleased to announce our next essay-writing competition. The award is open to all post-graduate research students and to all early career researchers (up to five years after the completion of your PhD) who have yet to find a full-time or tenured position. The prize is guaranteed publication in the next summer issue of Foundation (August 2017).

To be considered for the competition, please submit a 6000 word article on any topic, period, theme, author, film or other media within the field of science fiction and its academic study. All submitted articles should comply with the guidelines to contributors as set out on the SF Foundation website. Only one article per contributor is allowed to be submitted.

Science Fiction and Theatre

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 2:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline: 
Sunday, February 5, 2017

Compared to film, TV and the novel, science fiction theatre is not a widely discussed topic. But, whilst there is only one book from the 1990s that lists the history of sf plays, there is a long legacy of staging the fantastical, including the importance of Karel Čapek’s R.U.R. (1920) in coining the term ‘robot’. With contemporary mainstream plays such as Constellations, The Nether, MrBurns and X, sf theatre may be experiencing something of a revival. There are an increasing number of sf theatre companies worldwide as well as a new anthology in sf plays.

Fair Unknown Award

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 2:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
Arthuriana and the International Arthurian Sociery-North American Branch
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deadline: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016

Arthuriana would like to extend a call for submissions for the Fair Unknown Award for best paper on an Arthurian topic presented by a graduate student at the International Medieval Congress at Kalamazoo.

 

SAMLA 88: EUDORA WELTY AND INTERTEXTUALITY

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 10:02am
full name / name of organization: 
William Murray
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deadline: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

THE EUDORA WELTY SOCIETY

The Eudora Welty Society welcomes a range of papers, but proposals addressing Welty and the SAMLA 88 theme of "Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?" are especially welcome. We also are interested in work that investigates how Welty's fiction, essays, or photography interact with politics, jazz, the blues, newspapers, magazines, television, film, and other texts. Consider also how Welty's work has been reimagined by other artists, such as Claire Holley's song "Pleasant Dreams" inspired by "The Whistle." By June 1, 2016, please send a 300-500 word abstract, a brief bio, and any A/V requirements to William Murray at wpmurray@crimson.ua.edu.

[Deadline Extended] PTSD and Clint Eastwood Films

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 10:02am
full name / name of organization: 
Allen Redmon and Charles Hamilton, Texas A&M University-Central Texas
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deadline: 
Friday, May 27, 2016

Our initial deadline has passed but we still have room for one-three more chapters on PTSD and trauma in Clint Eastwood's directorial efforts.

CFP: The Memory Factory: Hollywood’s Influence on Historical Memory

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 10:02am
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference (November 11-13 2016 Pasadena, CA)
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deadline: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association  

PAMLA 116th Annual Conference November 11-13, 2016

 

Panel Chair:              Vanessa Osborne

 

Affiliation:                University of Southern California

 

Email:                       vosborne@usc.edu

 

Session Title:           “The Memory Factory:  Hollywood's Influence on Historical Memory"

Writing Changes: Alphabetic Text and Multimodal Composition (edited collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 10:02am
full name / name of organization: 
Pegeen Reichert Powell, Columbia College Chicago
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deadline: 
Monday, August 1, 2016

This edited collection, in development with the MLA book publications program, takes as a starting point the multimodal turn in composition studies, and focuses on the changing role of writing in our field. Writing here refers to the semiotic resource of alphabetic text composed on a page or screen.

Dystopic Dickinson. Or Is It Utopic Dickinson?

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 10:02am
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association convention
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deadline: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

South Atlantic Modern Language Association convention; Jacksonville, Florida; November 4-6, 2016 

Dystopic Dickinson. Or Is It Utopic Dickinson?

Women in STEM on TV (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 10:02am
full name / name of organization: 
Ashley Carlson, University of Montana Western
deadline: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

UPDATE: Based on the proposals already submitted, I am particularly interested in receiving proposals focused on children's programming and women in engineering/technology fields.  

 

I am currently soliciting chapter proposals for an edited collection on women in STEM on television.

"East/West: Ruptures and Convergences," An International Conference, 1-2 December, 2016

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 10:00am
full name / name of organization: 
The Department of English, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
contact email: 
deadline: 
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

 

In order to promote dialogue between “East” and “West”, and to also unpack and problematize those categories, we welcome papers that address a broad range of issues, especially in relation to literature, art, film, and popular culture. Interdisciplinary and theoretical approaches are encouraged and especially approaches that focus on contentious political and moral issues. While traditional forms of presentation are welcome, participants may also make use of less conventional modes involving, for example, pictorial essays or the incorporation of social media.

Cultural Representations of Breastfeeding: Edited Collection

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 10:00am
full name / name of organization: 
Ann Marie A. Short/Saint Mary's College
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deadline: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

An examination of cultural representations of breastfeeding that attends to diffuse discourses about infant feeding, ranging from medical and anthropological to socioeconomic and cultural, all the while utilizing feminist methodologies, can facilitate an interrogation of the feminist implications ofbreastfeeding advocacy, including essentializing discourses about women’s bodies as the “natural” choice for infant feeding and the complex considerations women and families navigate in making decisions about infant feeding.

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