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Imagining the Post-Apocalypse

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 4:01pm
Digital Literature Review / Ball State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 8, 2018

The genre of apocalyptic literature has long been associated with times of crisis and distress.  Perhaps one of the most important examples in the Western tradition, the Biblical Book of Revelation, was written as a response to the horrible persecution of early Christians in the Roman Empire.  Since that time, authors and film-makers have turned to imaginations of apocalypse, the end of the world, and life after the collapse of contemporary social structures to take on a host of questions and concerns.  The prevalence of post-apocalyptic literature and film in recent decades has forced literary and cultural studies scholars to examine this cultural mode in a new way.

Multi-Sited Pilgrimages

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 4:01pm
Kate DeConinck
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 5, 2017

Dear Colleagues:

We are seeking contributors for a planned special issue of the Journal of Global Catholicism on the theme of multi-sited pilgrimages (call for papers pasted below). Please send abstracts of 500 words or less to by May 5. Many thanks in advance.

Kate Yanina DeConinck (University of San Diego)

Marc Roscoe Loustau (College of the Holy Cross)




Call for Papers


Pilgrimage Palimpsests: Storytelling and Intersubjectivity Across Multiple Shrines, Sites, and Routes


[UPDATE] Queer Visual Cultures--Additional Essays for Contracted Volume

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 3:57pm
Subashish Bhattacharjee (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

We require an additional few essays for an edited volume on queer visual cultures contracted with Universitas Press. The essays solicited are replacement essays and should prefereably focus on aspects such as queer representations and portrayals in video games, on stage, and on television. Although we have a substantial number of essays covering the queer in cinema, fresh proposals may be reviewed. At this stage we are looking for proposals for essays that can be finished within a month, as the volume is due to go to press next month. Essays requiring longer duration for completion are not encouraged at this point during publication. 

Movie: A Journal of Film Criticism - Issue 8

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 10:34am
Movie: A Journal of Film Criticism
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

Movie: A Journal of Film Criticism is the successor to the seminal British journal MOVIE (1962-2000). We are a peer-reviewed, open access scholarly journal dedicated to publishing rigorous but accessible work that is concerned with the aesthetics of film and television style, close textual analysis, and/or the theory and practice of evaluating works of film and television. For Issue 8 (to be published late 2017/early 2018), in addition to our general call for papers, we are also requesting videographic criticism, and articles responding to the theme of 'moments of choice'. All submissions to be sent to


2017 Ozarks Symposium

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 10:37am
Missouri State University-West Plains
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Eleventh Annual Ozarks Studies Symposium, 2017

Call for Proposals


The Ozarks Studies Committee of Missouri State University-West Plains seeks proposals for its 11th annual symposium to be held in the West Plains Civic Center on September 22 and 23, 2017.


Children and Childhood Studies Area, MAPACA 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 10:37am
Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

Children and Childhood Studies (CCS) focuses on the societal, cultural, and political forces that shape the lives of children and the concept of childhood contemporaneously and throughout history. CCS research may originate in any discipline, including: the humanities, the behavioral and social sciences, or the hard sciences. We especially encourage multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary research.


Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 2:08pm
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies Vol. 44 No. 1 | March 2018

Call for Papers CRIP WORLD

Deadline for Abstract Submissions: April 15, 2017

Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2017

The Popular and Polarizing Works of Leonard Cohen

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 11:27am
SAMLA / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 2, 2017

November 7, 2017 will mark the first anniversary of the death of Leonard Cohen. Known predominantly for his music, Cohen’s artistic contributions extend into the genres of poetry, fiction, and visual art. This year’s SAMLA conference theme, “High Art/ Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture,” presents a timely and appropriate venue for an examination and celebration of the artist’s life and work.

REMINDER: Il Parlaggio - new issue August 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 8:15am
Edizioni Sinestesie (Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

This section of the academic journal “Sinestesieonline” is open to contributions about theatre and performing arts in all historical ages, forms and variations, in English, Italian and foreign languages.

“Il Parlaggio” is the name created by Gabriele d’Annunzio for the amphitheatre in Vittoriale – a place of empathy, a cradle of emotions, a crossroads of cultures, a connection between antiquity and contemporaneity, an emblem of the “neverending show”.

Technology of the Soul and of the Self

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
MOSF Journal of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 28, 2017

MOSF Journal of Science Fiction @ Escape Velocity 2017


The MOSF Journal of Science Fiction is accepting 250 word proposals for 15-20 minute papers for this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in Washington, D.C, September 1st – 3rd.

The topic of this literature panel is “Technology of the Soul and of the self,” and aims to discuss posthumanism, metaphysics, and identity politics. More specifically, we would love papers discussing the boundaries of what we might consider the human “soul” or self and where we locate the parameters of personhood in a technologically enhanced world.