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Special Issue "Entangled Narratives: History, Gender and the Gothic"

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 9:14am
Gina Wisker (University of Brighton) and Anya Heise-von der Lippe (Universität Tübingen)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

The Gothic is a "negative aesthetic" (Botting 2014, 1). It influences a plethora of cultural phenomena from literature and other media to fashion and music. It is also an ever-shifting framework of creative expressions and critical approaches, which has a tendency to reinvent itself and adapt to new cultural circumstances. The Gothic troubles the familiar, replaces complacency with dis-ease, offering rich opportunities for new explorations and expressions of seeming fixities, interpretations of history, certainties of gendered identity.

Replacement and Replaceability in Contemporary Culture

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 9:15am
CECC - Research Centre for Communication and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018


VIII Graduate Conference in Culture Studies

6–7 December 2018 | Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Lisbon

 Call for Papers

We call for papers for the 8th Graduate Conference in Culture Studies. This edition will be on the theme of “Replacement and Replaceability in Contemporary Culture” and takes place in Lisbon on the 6th and 7th of December 2018. The conference is organized by The Lisbon Consortium in conjunction with the Research Centre for Communication and Culture at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

Sex and Celebrity PGR Workshop

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 9:18am
Celebrity, Citizenship and Status Project, University of Portsmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 18, 2018

Expressions of Interest & Call for Papers:

Sex and Celebrity PGR Workshop

Thursday 28th June 2018, University of Portsmouth


Keynote Speaker:

Professor John Mercer, Birmingham City University



This one-day PGR Workshop seeks to interrogate the relationship between sex and celebrity – the role of sex in the construction, negotiation and perpetuation of celebrity identity. As well as academic papers and roundtable discussion, this event will also include PGR professionalization sessions.


Edited collection on Latino Fatherhood in Literature, Film, and Television

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 3:10pm
Monica Montelongo Flores
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Latino fatherhood and paternal figures are ever present in literature, film, and television, yet there is a lack of scholarly attention on their representation. Research has largely focused on Latina/Chicana motherhood and maternal figures. The purpose of this edited collection, titled "Latino Fatherhood: Papá in Popular Narrative," is to address this major gap in Latinx cultural studies by investigating how Latino fatherhood is defined, represented, and challenged in literature, film, and television. Proposals dedicated to Latinx cultural productions as well as Hollywood and media treatments of Latino fatherhood are both welcomed. The deadline for proposals is June 1st, 2018, with completed manuscripts due October 1st, 2018.

Avenging Nature: A Survey of the Role of Nature in Modern and Contemporary Art and Literature

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 3:09pm
Rebeca Gualberto (et al.) // Complutense University of Madrid
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

At the dawn of ‘ecocriticism’ as a discipline of study within the Humanities, Glotfelty and Fromm (1996), in the first general reader in the matter, defined it as the critical practice that examines the relationship between literary and cultural studies and the natural world. In general terms, during the past two decades, ecocriticism has denounced the anthropocentric and instrumental appropriation of nature that has for so long legitimized human exploitation of the nonhuman world.

Women and Work in Literature

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 9:09am
Susanne Weil/Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association (PAMLA, the west coast regional division of the Modern Language Association)

Special Session:  Women and Work in Literature

Chairs:  Susanne Weil, Centralia College; Christine Mower, Seattle University

MSA '18: Modernist Women, War, and the Graphic

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 9:08am
Modernist Studies Association 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

From state-sponsored propaganda to cartoons, photography, and cinema newsreels, the cultural and political work done in service of modern warfare is significantly visual. At the same time (and despite considerable efforts to also subdue this aspect of war), much of the material reality depicted is inescapably explicit and brutal: broken bodies, destroyed cities, devastated natural environments.

MMLA - Permanent Section Latin American Literature

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 9:07am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 5, 2018

Call For Papers

2018 MMLA Conference - "Consuming Cultures"

November 15-18, 2018

Kansas City, MO

The permanent section SPANISH III (Latin American Literature) welcome proposals that explore Latin American Literature and Culture and create space for dialogue across disciplines and genres in the context of this year’s conference theme “Consuming Cultures”. Proposals exploring issues related to cultural engagement and cultural appropriation in Latin America from any time period will be given preferential consideration. Papers on any aspect of this topic are welcome, including but not limited to the following themes:

Slavery and Sexuality in Classical Antiquity

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 9:57am
C. W. Marshall
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 8, 2018

Slavery and Sexuality in Classical Antiquity

We are inviting chapters of 6000-7000 words for an edited collection that explores the intersection of slavery and sexuality in the ancient world. The past twenty years have seen ground-breaking scholarship that has illuminated Greek and Roman prostitution, and this volume will broaden the area of study to document more fully the role of sex in the lives of slaves who were not prostitutes, and to consider the various ways in which sexuality and slavery were interconnected in the minds of the ancients. Chapters might include discussion of the following issues:

CFP: Health, Gender, and Embodiment

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 4:59pm
MedHum Dosis: Medical Humanities and Social Justice
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

CFP: Health, Gender, and Embodiment

The theme for our Summer 2018 issue will be health, gender, and embodiment. To be embodied selves, tied to our human form in sickness and in health, offers unique challenges, physically, socially, psychologically, and culturally. Dósis seeks engagement across disciplines on topics concerning health, gender, and embodiment, but also on other aspects of embodied experience. Of particular interest: issues of access, acceptance, justice, and human rights.

We invite essays, commentary, reviews, and visual art that meditate on these themes. Our expectations are as follows: