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'This Land is…': Landscape and Nostalgia in American Fiction

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:37pm
Christopher Burlingame/ Indiana University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

With Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as a backdrop, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh and Wonder Boys show Michael Chabon finding his footing as a rising American novelist. One of the most notable devices employed in these and his later works is the way that the locations ground his characters and his plot as well as reveal his stylistic flourishes as a storyteller, even before The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay earned him a Pulitzer Prize.

Why and how are place such an evocative facet of many American writers’ work, and how does the repeated commitment to establishing place in American writing position it in a more global sense as a fiction writer?

Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Cinema

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 12:09am
Salvador Jimenez Murguia, Akita International University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Cinema

This volume takes up the topic of sexism within American Cinema from its early days of film production to the present. Covering over 400 entries that include films, producers, directors, actresses, actors, genres, as well as conceptual and critical interpretations, the breadth and depth of this volume will generate some highly significant material for both academics and general audiences alike. The first of its kind—indeed there are no other encyclopedias that cover this topic anywhere on the market—The Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Cinema is a timely companion to the ever-growing field of critical film studies.

ReFocus: The Films of Shyam Benegal

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:38pm
S K Chaudhuri
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 9, 2017

Shyam Benegal is widely perceived as one of the most influential filmmakers from India. Yet his four-decade long career remains relatively under-studied in contemporary film scholarship. Thus far, only two authoritative book-length studies of him – namely Sangeeta Dutta’s Shyam Benegal (BFI, 2002) and Anuradha Dingwaney Needham’s New Indian Cinema in Post-Independence IndiaThe Cultural Work of Shyam Benegal’s Films (Routledge, 2013) – have appeared. To help fill this critical lacuna, our edited volume aims to undertake a close look at the prolific oeuvre of Benegal, a trailblazing auteur who has successfully redefined the contours of non-commercial Hindi-language cinema.

CFP: "Role Models: John Waters and His Influence(s)" (SCMS 2018 Proposed Panel)

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:44pm
Matt Connolly, University of Wisconsin-Madison / Kate J. Russell, University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 14, 2017

Role Models: John Waters and His Influence(s)

Throughout his career as a queer film director, author, and showman, John Waters has both expressed devotion to those cultural figures that influenced his own work and inspired generations of artists to follow in his filthy footsteps. Film and media scholars have addressed various elements of his filmography and cultural impact—most recently Chris Holmlund’s Female Trouble: A Queer Film Classic—but few have thoroughly considered Waters in relation to the question of influence itself.

Gender Forum, Call for Reviews

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:44pm
gender forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

How to extend the visible and the sayable? Following up on this question, gender forum's ongoing Review section invites critical reviews (1000-1500 words) of films (from narrative feature to short films to documentaries), series, music videos, or any kind of (audio-)visual media with a strong relation to gender, feminist, and queer issues. 


Films and series currently up for review (other suggestions welcome):

The Year We Thought About Love. Directed by Ellen Brodsky, Village Films, 2015.


 Dalya’s Other Country. Directed by Julia Meltzer, Other Country Films, 2017.


Poe and Hawthorne Conference--Kyoto, Japan

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:45pm
Sandy Hughes, Nathaniel Hawthorne Society and Poe Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Poe & Hawthorne Conference

Kyoto Garden Palace Hotel—Kyoto, Japan

The Poe Studies Association, The Poe Society of Japan, The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society, and The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society of Japan invite paper and session proposals for a joint conference to be held in Kyoto, Japan on June 21-24, 2018. Our banquet speaker will be Michael J. Colacurcio, and our plenary speaker will be Takayuki Tatsumi. Some travel grants will be available. Contact Sandra Hughes at for details.

In Frankenstein's Wake

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:45pm
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 29, 2018

To mark the 200th anniversary, in 2018, of Mary Shelley’s novel, we invite articles for a special issue, examining the impact of Shelley’s creation on the development of sf. Following Brian Aldiss’ critical intervention in Billion Year Spree (1973), this is a relationship that has often been explored, so we would like to encourage contributions that investigate the afterlives of Shelley’s novel within the sf genre in new and innovative ways. Topics may include (but are not confined to) the following areas:

Anthology on Twin Peaks' Season 3

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:46pm
Dr. Antonio Sanna
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

I am dead, yet I live: Critical Approaches to Twin Peaks

Edited by Antonio Sanna


Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes: PCA/ACA 2018 3/28-3/31 Indianapolis

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:47pm
Pop Culture/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

PCA/ACA 2018 Indianapolis, IN

Disasters, Apocalypses, and Catastrophes (Ficociello and Bell)


The PCA/ACA annual conference is March 28 through March 31 in Indianapolis, Indiana 

Key Dates:

Jul 1                Database Opens for Submissions

Oct 1               Registration Opens

Oct 1               Deadline for Paper Proposals

Oct 15             All Sessions Entered into the Database by Area Chairs

Nov 15            Early Bird Registration Rate Ends

Call for submissions

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 9:28am
School of Humanities, KIIT University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 30, 2017


26th -27th December 2017

Conference Directors:

Dr. Deepanjali Mishra

Prof. Sucheta Priyabadini

Venue: Campus 6 KIIT University