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The Shifting Landscape of Crime on the German Small Screen

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 9:17am
German Studies Association Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 5, 2018

We are soliciting abstracts for a panel at the German Studies Association Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, PA September 27-30, 2018.

Traditionally the small screen has portrayed danger and crime in the context of the metropolitan, but shows like Weinberg, Dark, Tatort, Polizeiruf 110, among others have increasingly shifted the focus to suburbs, small-towns, and countryside infringing on the tranquility of these supposedly safe spaces. These shows expose the deviance and intrigue of non-metropolitan locales. Does this conflict move from the city and into the small-town or have these towns always maintained an undercurrent of menace, of which we are just now aware? 

International Conference, Cinema, TV and Popular Culture in the 1990s: Spain-Latin America

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 4:24pm
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

CFP: International Conference, Cinema, TV and Popular Culture in the 1990s: Spain-Latin America


The group Tecmerin (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid), within the Research Project "Cine y televisión en España 1986-1995: modernidad y emergencia de la cultura global"(CSO2016-78354-P), organizes de International Conference “Cinema, TV and Popular Culture in the 1990s: Spain-Latin America” on October 17th, 18th and 19th, 2018 (5th Tecmerin Academic Encounter).


Humor in America Conference

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 4:22pm
American Humor Studies Association / Mark Twain Circle of America
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Humor in America 2018
Call for Participants

Sponsored by:
American Humor Studies Association
Mark Twain Circle of America


Women of Color

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:37am
Women of Color/SCMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

We are interested in reading your abstract of 500 words, or less, surrounding Women of Color as it pertains to issues in literature, media and film.

Please email your abstracts to either one of us: 


Christel Woods


Rosemary Briseno

Deadline Approaching - Horror Comes Home (edited collection; abstracts 1/15/18)

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:36am
Cynthia J. Miller
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018


CFP: Horror Comes Home (edited collection; film and television)

Deadline: Abstracts 1/15/18; Essays 8/1/18

 The horror genre in film and television is no stranger to images of home. As Carol Clover notes, most horror occurs within a “terrible place,” often a space that, in fact, represents home, transforming it from a refuge to a prison or a supernatural battleground.

 How do our understandings of home shift within the horror genre when “home” might mean a coffin, a sideshow, a hotel, a tent, or transitory refuge? What happens to notions of home when it is the site of physical or psychological violence or contamination? This volume seeks to engage with the spectrum of these representations of home within the horror genre.

Deadline Extended! Environmental Remediation: Genre, Visibility, and Ecological Crisis in African Literatures (Panel CFP)

Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 4:21pm
Katherine Hummel / African Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 12, 2018

Remediation has emerged as a keyword in both new media studies and sustainability discourses. While Bolter and Grusin define it in terms of repurposing old media in new forms, Leerom Medovoi traces its ethically promising, yet politically empty rhetoric for environmentalism. Further, Medovoi asserts these dual definitions of remediation converge in Global South ecologies, many of which remain marginalized by mainstream coverage of environmental crises due to their non-spectacular exposure to what Rob Nixon terms “slow violence.” Whereas Medovoi studies ongoing pollution in the Niger Delta, this panel pursues the formal and environmental definitions of remediation as they emerge in African literatures and intersect with new/multi-media more broadly.

NWSA 2018: Feminist Visions of Futurism and Aging

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:49pm
National Women's Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Age and Ageism Caucus of the National Women’s Studies Association is now forming panels for the 2018 conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The theme for the conference is:

Just Imagine: Imagine Justice

Feminist Visions of Freedom, Dream Making, and the Radical Politics of Futurism

Conference Sub-Themes include:          

REMINDER: Child and Youth Agency in Science Fiction & Fantasy

Monday, February 12, 2018 - 2:05pm
Ingrid E. Castro, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, USA & Jessica Clark, University of Suffolk, Ipswich, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

We are seeking chapter submissions for an edited volume that interrogates representations of children and youth’s agency in science fiction and fantasy.  Our collection will explore child and youth agency in the context of “beyond the known.”  Often, children’s agency is viewed as imaginary, given the heightened structures foisted upon them by adults/parents, peers/friends, and institutions/organizations in the real world.  Insomuch as science fiction and fantasy represent liminal spaces with unbounded potential, our book may unearth that child and youth agency is accepted as more real in the unreal, more possible in the impossible.  

Truth(s) and Alternative Facts Conference

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 1:05pm
Dragoș Manea / English Department, University of Bucharest
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 25, 2018










The English Department of the University of Bucharest invites proposals for the Literature and Cultural Studies section of its 20th Annual International Conference:


Truth(s) and Alternative Facts


Dates: 7–9 June, 2018