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The Force of The Umbrella Academy (MLA 2020)

updated: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 9:32am
Lisann Anders / University of Zurich
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 25, 2019

Call for papers for a proposed special session at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention on January 9-12, 2020, in Seattle, Washington.

The Netflix show Umbrella Academy, which is based on the comic book series from 2008/2009, gives superhero stories a new twist as it revolves more around identity quests and the acceptance of powers or the lack thereof within a dysfunctional family environment. Trying to define what it means to be a hero, what it means to have powers, what it means to be human, and what it means to be a family, the protagonists need to start over. They need to overcome their own individual struggles by means of their family to be a family once again.

RENEGOTIATING AMERICAN IDENTITIES 13th Biennial Conference of the Hungarian Association for American Studies (HAAS 13)

updated: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 8:25am
Hungarian Association for American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

RENEGOTIATING AMERICAN IDENTITIES

13th Biennial Conference of the Hungarian Association for American Studies

(HAAS 13)

May 31−June 1, 2019

North American Department,

Institute of English and American Studies, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Debrecen

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Transmedia Storytelling in Children’s and Young Adult Literature

updated: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 8:24am
Carrie Sickmann Han / Children's and Young Adult Literature Forum at the 2020 MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 3, 2019

The Children's and Young Adult Literature Forum invites abstract subissions for their 2020 MLA non-guaranteed session on Transmedia Storytelling in Children’s and Young Adult Literature:

MLA 2020 Special Session CFP: Transmedia Narratives of the Nonhuman (DEADLINE: 3/15/2019)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:58am
Rebecca Wanzo & Lan Dong
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Call for Papers for a proposed special session at the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention on January 9-12, 2020, in Seattle, Washington. This collaborative panel is jointly sponsored by the Comics and Graphic Narratives Forum and the Screen Arts and Culture Forum.

Comics and graphic narratives have long explored the nonhuman as allegorical representatives of the human experience. This panel examines the difference medium makes in adapting comics and graphic narratives for the screen, and how transmedia narratives of the nonhuman represent/challenge our understanding of humanity, for example:

Comparative Perspectives on the Robinsonade, 1719-2019

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:56am
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

12 July 2019

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Winfried Eckel (Mainz)

Jakub Lipski (Bydgoszcz)

Anja Müller-Wood (Mainz)

 

 

CFP: 21st-Century Gothic on Screen in Australia and New Zealand

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:39am
Jessica Gildersleeve / University of Southern Queensland
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Call for Papers: Edited Collection
Twenty-First Century Gothic on Screen in Australia and New Zealand

Marxism and Pornography

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:39am
Porn Studies Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

guest edited by Brandon Arroyo 

Reboot • Repurpose • Recycle (Portland, 9/12-9/14)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:31am
Literature/Film Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Literature/Film Association Annual Conference

 

REBOOT • REPURPOSE • RECYCLE

September 12-14, 2019

University of Oregon in Portland

Portland, Oregon, USA

 

Keynotes: Amanda Ann Klein, East Carolina University, and Matt McCormick, Gonzaga University

 

Critical Approaches to the Horror-Comedy Film - Chapters Sought

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:57am
Elizabeth Erwin/ Lehigh University & Gwendolyn Hofmann/ Lehigh University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

With a cinematic legacy that traces back to the silent film era, the horror-comedy hybrid is a cornerstone of American filmmaking and yet, it is a particularly difficult sub-genre to pin down. By representing what Noël Carroll referred to as opposite sides of the same coin, horror and humor tap into similar aspects of cultural dread in order to create in audiences the specific physiological experiences of fear and laughter, respectively. Horror-comedy films speak to our emotional connection to film and yet, there is limited critical analysis devoted to this sub-genre. This edited collection is our answer to that oversight.

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