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Call for Special Issues

updated: 
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 9:25am
PLL: Papers on Language and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Papers on Language and Literature is seeking proposals for special issues on subjects including but not limited to

Digital Humanities

Film

Literary Translation

Print Culture

PLL is a generalist publication that is committed to publishing work on a variety of literatures, languages, and chronological periods. We accept proposals year-round. We are a quarterly and expect to publish a special issue once a year, every year. The specific volume and issue will be determined later, depending on the editors’ schedule.

Theorising the Popular Conference - Liverpool (UK), 11-12 July 2018

updated: 
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 11:20am
Joshua Gulam / Liverpool Hope University - Media and Communication Department
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 23, 2018

Theorising the Popular Conference 2018

Liverpool Hope University, July 11th-12th 2018

 

The Popular Culture Research Group at Liverpool Hope University is delighted to announce its eighth annual international conference, ‘Theorising the Popular’. Building on the success of previous years, the 2018 conference aims to highlight the intellectual originality, depth and breadth of ‘popular’ disciplines, as well as their academic relationship with and within ‘traditional’ subjects. One of its chief goals will be to generate debate that challenges academic hierarchies and cuts across disciplinary barriers.

MLA 2019: Postcolonial Textual Transactions and Critical Reception

updated: 
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 11:17am
MLA Africa since 1990 Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

In his 2001 book, The Postcolonial Exotic: Marketing the Margins, Graham Huggan contends that writers from formerly colonized societies negotiate their marginality and the “realpolitik of metropolitan economic dominance” by providing “exotic registers” and making them “palatable” for “predominantly metropolitan audiences” (viii). This non-guaranteed MLA session organized by The Africa Since 1990 forum invites submissions examining literary texts from the Global South that circulate well beyond their immediate contexts of production. To what extent is this circulation due to the exoticism that Huggan elaborates in his book? What other factors may be at work in the appreciation and appropriation of these works in new environments?

Soliciting popular culture essay for literary tourism collection

updated: 
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 11:17am
LuAnn McCracken Fletcher
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Single essay sought for inclusion in a collection of essays on literary tourism and the British Isles, under contract for publication by Lexington Books in December 2018, to round out a section on contemporary popular culture and tourism. The collection explores the complex and mutually informing relationships among narratives of history, fiction and film, and tourism via a series of studies of physical locations in the British Isles.

No More Room in Hell: A Half-Century of Undead Media

updated: 
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 11:14am
FMSGSO, University of Pittsburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Film and Media Studies Graduate Student Organization Annual Conference, University of Pittsburgh

 

No More Room in Hell: A Half-Century of Undead Media | September 28-29, 2018

 

10th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference

updated: 
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 11:13am
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

10th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS 

The 10th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 21-22, 2018 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The conference committee is now accepting presentation proposals for the upcoming conference. The 2018 conference theme, “Once Upon a Time in Louisiana,” is dedicated to exploring Louisiana’s long and continued relationship with narrative. Presentation proposals on any aspect of Louisiana narratives, as well as creative texts and performances by, about, and/or for Louisiana and Louisianans, are sought for this year’s conference.

Fictional Religions (in Film, Literature, and Other Media)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 9:12am
AAR, Religion and Popular Culture Unit
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 23, 2018

I am organizing a panel in response to this year's call for papers from the Religion and Popular Culture Unit of the American Academy of Religion. In particular, I am responding to the call for papers on the topic of "Fictional Religions in Film, Literature, and Other Media." The creation of fictional worldviews is a fascinating aspect of robust worldmaking and mythopoesis, and the phenomenon suggests all sorts of interesting questions about the relationship between artistic creativity and the religious imagination, the dis- or re-enchanted qualities of the secular, the role of mass media in forming our worldviews, ways of life, and identities, and other issues.

Edited Volume: Bollywood’s New Woman: Liberalization, Liberation and Contested Bodies

updated: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 3:51pm
Megha Anwer (Purdue University) & Anupama Arora (University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

This collection will examine the cinematic representations of the New Indian Woman in recent popular Hindi or Bollywood films. On the one hand, this figure is a variant of, and has trans-historical connections to, the phenomenon of the “New Woman” in England and the United States. On the other hand, in the Indian context, the New Woman is a distinct articulation resulting from the specificities of the nation’s tryst with neoliberal reform (introduced in 1991), consolidation of the middle class, and the ascendency of aggressive Hindutva or Hindu Right politics. In this scenario, as Rupal Oza has argued, the New Woman becomes a bodily site upon which these dramatic socio-cultural and economic upheavals are measured and contested.

Age Matters - Cultural Representations and the Politics of Ageing

updated: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:22am
German Association for the Study of British Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

In 2017, the well-known actress Miriam Margolyes proclaimed that “old age is going to be shitty” (Ferguson 2017). Such a negative outlook is nothing singular and looks back on a long history. Though old age has also been associated with positive characteristics and virtues such as wisdom and experience, more often than not the downsides of the ageing process have been paramount. From Socrates, who allegedly regarded old age as “the most burdensome part in life” (Xenophon in Parkin 2005, 55), to Shakespeare, for whom the last stage of life was “sans everything” (As You Like It, 2.7.167), to today, old age has commonly been understood in terms of bodily and mental decline and as nothing to look forward to.

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