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Censorship in World/Global YA Literature - "Right to Read" Column

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 10:46am
full name / name of organization: 
Angel Daniel Matos - Column Editor for The ALAN Review
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deadline: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

I am currently seeking a scholar, teacher, or librarian who is interested in writing a 3,000 word essay on censorship in world/global young adult literature. In particular, I am interested in essays that explore YA censorship in a non-U.S. context, and that offer readers strategies on how to prevent, address, and prepare for potential acts of censorship. The piece written by the selected columnist will be published in volume 44, issue 3 of The ALAN Review (http://www.alan-ya.org/calls-for-manuscript-submissions/). 

Roots at 40: Reflections and Remembrances [Update]

updated: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 10:46am
full name / name of organization: 
Goodwin College
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deadline: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

In the final week of January, 1977, the ABC miniseries Roots became the most-watched television program of all time. To the surprise of the show’s producers, Roots became not only a ratings windfall, but a cultural phenomenon, articulating an African-American counter-narrative of American history, provoking a dialogue about the legacy of slavery, and presenting African-American characters with a dignity and integrity that differed sharply from the caricatured representations common to television up to that time. In many ways, the response to the show by the media and the general public constitutes the first of many “conversations about race” that have punctuated the Post-Civil Rights era.

Queer Media in the 21st Century Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 10:45am
full name / name of organization: 
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart, Dept. of Film/TV/Digital Media, TCU
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deadline: 
Friday, August 5, 2016

We invite presentation proposals for the Queer Media in the 21st Century Conference, to be held at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas) November 4-5, 2016.

The conference organizers are seeking contributions that explore noteworthy 21st-century representations and social constructions of queerness and/or LGBTQ individuals in a wide range of media artifacts (e.g., intriguing films, television shows, comic books, video games, novels, newspapers, magazines, music, Internet sites, emerging media forms) as well as reception studies pertaining to such media offerings.

Art and Culture - Interartive Call for Submissions

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 10:45am
full name / name of organization: 
Interartive Journal
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deadline: 
Saturday, June 18, 2016

The online Art Journal Interartive is open to collaboration with theorists, writers, historians and artists. The topics that we are interested are:

  • Art theory
  • Aesthetics
  • Performative Arts
  • Exhibition/ art event Reviews
  • Interviews
  • Art project presentations
  • Politics of art
  • Media art
  • Literature
  • Feminism

You have to send a full text in the address: info@interartive.org until the 14th of June, 2016 with the subject line “Submission of Text for Collaboration”.

Abusing Power: The Visual Politics of Satire

updated: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 10:45am
full name / name of organization: 
C21 Writings at the University of Brighton (UK)
deadline: 
Friday, June 3, 2016

23-24 September 2016

A conference organised by the University of Brighton in association with the Royal Pavilion and Brighton Museum

Speakers include:
Steve Bell, political cartoonist
Martin Rowson, political cartoonist
Professor Ian Haywood, University of Roehampton
This event will also include a curatorial introduction to the caricature collection held at the Brighton Royal Pavilion & Museum, and a talk by the curator of the Cartoon Museum, London.
    

Southern Studies Conference 10-11 Feb. 2017

updated: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 10:44am
full name / name of organization: 
Auburn University at Montgomery
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deadline: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Now in its ninth year, the AUM Southern Studies Conference invites panel and paper proposals on any aspect of Southern literature. The conference will be held 10-11 February 2017. Topics may include but are not limited to:

Call for Special Issues

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 3:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
PLL: Papers on Language and Literature
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deadline: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Papers on Language and Literature is seeking proposals for special issues on subjects including but not limited to

Digital Humanities

Film

Literary Translation

Print Culture

PLL is a generalist publication that is committed to publishing work on a variety of literatures, languages, and chronological periods. We accept proposals year-round. We are a quarterly and expect to publish a special issue once a year, every year. The specific volume and issue will be determined later, depending on the editors’ schedule.

SGMS 2016 CALL: World-Building in Asian Popular Cultures

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 3:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
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deadline: 
Monday, August 1, 2016

SGMS 2016 CALL: World-building in Asian Popular Cultures

The Call for Mechademia 10 states: “Japanese popular culture — manga, anime, games, and SF — abound in scenarios in which our contemporary reality appears to be but one possible outcome within an open situation.”

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Spenser's Jargon

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 3:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
Renaissance Society of America (International Spenser Society)
deadline: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

DEADLINE EXTENDED

Spenser at RSA 2017: Spenser's Jargon

Sponsored by the International Spenser Society

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Spenser's Sustaining Fictions

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 3:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
Renaissance Society of America (International Spenser Society)
deadline: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

DEADLINE EXTENDED

Spenser at RSA 2017: Spenser's Sustaining Fictions

Sponsored by the International Spenser Society

 

Foundation Essay Prize 2017

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 2:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline: 
Monday, November 7, 2016

We are pleased to announce our next essay-writing competition. The award is open to all post-graduate research students and to all early career researchers (up to five years after the completion of your PhD) who have yet to find a full-time or tenured position. The prize is guaranteed publication in the next summer issue of Foundation (August 2017).

To be considered for the competition, please submit a 6000 word article on any topic, period, theme, author, film or other media within the field of science fiction and its academic study. All submitted articles should comply with the guidelines to contributors as set out on the SF Foundation website. Only one article per contributor is allowed to be submitted.

Science Fiction and Theatre

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 2:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline: 
Sunday, February 5, 2017

Compared to film, TV and the novel, science fiction theatre is not a widely discussed topic. But, whilst there is only one book from the 1990s that lists the history of sf plays, there is a long legacy of staging the fantastical, including the importance of Karel Čapek’s R.U.R. (1920) in coining the term ‘robot’. With contemporary mainstream plays such as Constellations, The Nether, MrBurns and X, sf theatre may be experiencing something of a revival. There are an increasing number of sf theatre companies worldwide as well as a new anthology in sf plays.

Fair Unknown Award

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 2:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
Arthuriana and the International Arthurian Sociery-North American Branch
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deadline: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016

Arthuriana would like to extend a call for submissions for the Fair Unknown Award for best paper on an Arthurian topic presented by a graduate student at the International Medieval Congress at Kalamazoo.

 

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