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Washington Irving and the Theater (ALA 2020)

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Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 7:06am
The Washington Irving Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Washington Irving Society invites proposals for a panel connecting Washington Irving and his contemporaries to the theater. As a native New Yorker, Irving was a lifelong theater goer and even aspired to become a playwright while living abroad. His relationship with playwright John Howard Payne and Frankenstein author Mary Shelley, in fact, developed during this time in England when he attempted to write for the theater. As we continue to celebrate the 200th anniversary of The Sketch Book (1819-1820), stage performances of stories from the collection, such as “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” are welcomed, but we open the panel to stage productions of Irving and his other writing, too.

 

Incognitus 2020 - Ecocriticism and Environmental Studies

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Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 2:23pm
Graduate English Student Society of Memorial University of Newfoundland
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

What do we want? A better world? A cleaner world? At this point, many of us might merely settle for a world that isn’t barrelling towards inevitable environmental destruction.  So, what do we want? Climate Action! What does climate action look like in the academy? It looks like the expansion of digital resources and the cultivation of better disposal and recycling habits on university campuses. It also looks like the cultivation of eco-critical theory and research. Earth is our home. It is the only habitable planet for us. Unfortunately, while it shows evidence of the brilliance of humanity, the state of the Earth also represents our greed and short-sightedness.

Call for Book Chapters on Mythological Equines in Children’s Literature

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Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:41am
Northwestern State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 5, 2019

Call for Book Chapters on Mythological Equines in Children’s Literature

Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on the theme: Mythological Equines in Children’s Literature for an edited collection of the same name in the series Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film, edited by Rachel L. Carazo (Northwestern State University).

Call for Abstracts: Critically Reading "The Vampire Diaries"

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Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:38am
Book Publication
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019

Vampires are a phenomenon that have captivated humans since ancient times, and continue to globally fascinate different target audiences. From vampires in early Chinese traditions to their depiction in early poems such as “The Vampire” by Heinrich August Ossenfelder, to Lord Byron’s “The Vampyre”, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, to vampires in more recent TV series and movies, this creature has not only evoked fear and horror but has also embodied both anxieties as well as desires of the culture and time in which it was created. Consequently, as vampire narratives today have started to go beyond the realms of horror, sometimes even turning the vampire into romantic heroes, they bring new insights to current issues across various fields.

 

Comics in Community: 2020 UF Graduate Comics Organization Conference

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Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:36am
UF Graduate Comics Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

The Graduate Comics Organization at the University of Florida now invites proposals to our 17th annual conference: “Comics In Community.” The conference will be held March 27th through 29th, 2020. We welcome applicants from all stages of their careers to submit papers addressing any aspect of the conference topic. Independent scholars, as well as creative and community practitioners, are especially encouraged to apply.

 

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

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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.

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

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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.

Georgia Philological Association: May 15, 2020 Meeting and Call for Papers

updated: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 3:58pm
Georgia Philological Association (GPA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 16, 2020

The fifteenth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State University Conference Center at 100 University Parkway, Macon, Georgia on Friday, May 15, 2020. We invite proposals for session topics, panel discussions, and scholarly papers in English on any subjects relating to literature, language, composition, philosophy, history, translation, the general humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and pedagogy. Reading times for individual paper presentations are limited to 15 minutes. Presenters may submit longer or more complex versions (8,000 words maximum) to be considered for publication in the Journal of the Georgia Philological Association.

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