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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.

"Ways of Seeing: Visuality, Visibility, and Vision" Special Journal Issue

updated: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:23am
Pacific Coast Philology, the journal of PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

Call for Contributions to a Special Issue of Pacific Coast Philology

Editor: Andrea Gogröf (Western Washington University)

Theme: "Ways of Seeing: Visuality, Visibility, and Vision"

Journal of Dracula Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:16am
Transylvanian Society of Dracula
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.

Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail. Send electronic submissions to journalofdraculastudies@kutztown.edu.

Reading Young Adult Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 2:25pm
Sean Donnelly / University of Birmingham
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 9, 2018

Reading YA Fiction Symposium, Thursday 24th May, Westmere House, University of Birmingham

YA Fiction has boomed in popularity in the twenty first century, from blockbuster franchises Twilight and The Hunger Games to critically acclaimed works by authors including Phillip Pullman, Patrick Ness and Malorie Blackman. Once valued primarily as a pedagogic tool, YA is beginning to emerge from the shadow of Children’s Literature to become an exciting field of study in its own right.  Critics including Roberta Trites, Robyn McCallum, Allison Waller and Crag Hill have produced complex theoretical readings of YA, establishing the groundwork for specialist scholarship in this area.

Capitalist Aesthetics

updated: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:08am
Open Cultural Studies / De Gruyter
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Editors: Dr Pansy Duncan & Dr Nicholas Holm (Massey University)

 

Aging and Masculinities in Literature and Film

updated: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:06am
Jacob Jewusiak / Valdosta State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 10, 2018

Abstracts are being accepted for a non-guaranteed panel at MLA 2019 in Chicago as part of the TC Age Studies Forum. This panel solicits papers that address the intersections of age and masculinity in literature or film. Papers might consider the following questions: How do modalities such as time and space change as men grow older? How does aging help us reconsider the discourse of gender in society? How does the intersection of masculinity and femininity change (or not) in old age? We are interested in diverse approaches to this topic, and essays about texts or films from all time periods will be considered.

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