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Call for Papers – CLOSURE: The Kiel University e-Journal for Comics Studies #7 (November 2020) / Thematic Section: »Eco-Comics: What Grows in the Gutter?«

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 10:05am
CLOSURE: The Kiel University E-Journal for Comics Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 25, 2019

Open Section

In the fall of 2019, CLOSURE will once again offer a forum for all facets of comics studies. From literary, cultural, media, social and image research to the sciences and beyond: the seventh edition of CLOSURE continues our ongoing search for the best and most innovative articles and reviews representing the state of the art in comics research. We welcome detailed close readings as much as comics theory and pioneering approaches to the medium — our open section comprises a diverse range of interdisciplinary studies of all things ›comic‹.


Thematic Section: »Eco-Comics: What Grows in the Gutter?«

REMINDER: CFP - Call for chapters on The Fast and the Furious films

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 10:02am
Dr Joshua Gulam, Liverpool Hope University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Editors - Dr Joshua Gulam (Liverpool Hope University), Dr Sarah Feinstein (University of Leeds), and Dr Fraser Elliott (University of Salford)

We are seeking chapter proposals for an edited collection on the culture, commerce, and ideology of The Fast and the Furious films.

Edited collection: Nonhuman Animals, Climate Crisis and the Role of Literature

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 5:52pm
Matthias Stephan, Aarhus University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

The world is in crisis: socially, politically, environmentally. We are increasingly confronted with notions of otherness as the world is shrinking – we interact with diverse cultures, ideas, agendas as we never have before. Yet, at the same time, we are increasingly polarized in our thinking, with the rise of a global right-wing agenda challenging a progressive wave of policies the world over. Yet, these crises seem to pale in consideration of the increasingly urgent climate crisis.


Liminal Noir: Case Studies of Genre-bending Classics

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:45pm
Elyce Rae Helford / Middle Tennessee State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

This edited scholarly collection seeks to explore the ongoing usefulness of the noir label through attention to less heralded films that straddle genres, are difficult to categorize, or have been limited in academic study because of their identification with a single genre, style, star, or director. Our goal is not to expand the noir canon but to recover lost nuances and give new life to specific classical era (1930s-1959) films by exploring them through a noir lens.


Monday, September 9, 2019 - 2:05pm
Beth Fowkes Tobin and Beth Kowaleski Wallace
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

We are seeking abstracts for an interdisciplinary collection of critical essays exploring insects in the long eighteenth century. 

Final Fantasy VII at 25: Critical Essays

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 2:11pm
Jason Cash & Craig Olsen / SUNY Delhi & U Arkansas Monticello
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

As a flagship title for Sony’s Playstation console, Final Fantasy VII was one of the first high-profile games to blend cinematic narrative with deep/immersive gameplay.  Thus, the editors of Final Fantasy VII at 25, an upcoming title in McFarland's Studies in Gaming series, are seeking contributions to a collection which will examine the storytelling of the game, the many themes and motifs expressed, and how various mechanics all relate to the player experience. 

'Romantic Futurities', BARS ECR and PGR Conference.

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:54pm
British Association of Romantic Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Call for Papers: BARS PG/ECR Conference 2020, ‘Romantic Futurities’

Call for Papers:

Romantic Futurities

British Association for Romantic Studies Early Career and Postgraduate Conference

Keats House, London, 12-13 June 2020

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Michael Gamer (University of Pennsylvania)

Dr Emily Rohrbach (University of Manchester)

Special issue of EJAS on The American Neuronovel

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:50pm
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

EJAS (European Journal of American Studies) is accepting submissions for a special issue on the American neuronovel to be released in April 2021.

 The word “neuronovel” was coined by American critic Marco Roth in a famous 2009 article, “The Rise of the Neuronovel.” According to Roth, in contemporary Anglo-American fiction “the novel of consciousness or the psychological or confessional novel—the novel, at any rate, about the workings of a mind—has transformed itself into the neurological novel, wherein the mind becomes the brain.” To illustrate his statement, he then quotes a long list of examples: