journals and collections of essays
Octavia Butler and Religion
Octavia E. Butler burst onto the science fiction literary scene with the publication of her first novel, The Patternmaster, in 1976. Her work continued to transform and develop the field in remarkable ways until her death in 2006. From creating worlds of powerful telepaths, alien beings looking to “trade” with humans to advance their civilization or creating a religion that fosters and encourages its followers to believe that “God is change,” Butler’s talent is astounding and groundbreaking.
„There are no healthy people left in the world“ – This profane announcement appears in Plague Inc. (Ndemic Creations 2012), a digital disease simulator. It proudly proclaims that the pathogen, which was raised to deadly infectiousness and efficiency by the player, has now conquered the world and thus irreversibly driven human civilization to the brink of its existence. The disease as the destroyer of worlds in Plague Inc.
CFP – Special Issue of Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society on
“Fat on the Small Screen: Televising Fat,” edited by Daniel Farr
Proposal deadline: July 10, 2018
Manuscript invitations: July 20, 2018
Manuscript deadline: November 2, 2018
Essays on Transmedia Storytelling, Tabletop Role-Playing, and Fandom
This edited collection will be a part of McFarland & Company, Inc.’s Studies in Gaming series. It will be peer reviewed.
Call for Papers: Edited Collection on Young Adult Gothic Fiction
DEADLINE EXTENDED (New Deadline: September 1, 2018)
I need four more proposals for an interdisciplinary collection on the life, oeuvre, and legacy of Eliza Rachel Félix (1821-1858). Scholars in the fields of literary and cultural studies, theater, Jewish studies, history of art, journalism, etc. are encouraged to contribute the proposals. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
--Rachel as a Jewish actress
--Rachel as a tragedienne
--Rachel’s impact on the French theater
--Rachel’s influence on nineteenth-century actresses
--Rachel as a symbol of resistance and revolution
--Rachel as a national and international celebrity
--Rachel’s private and public lives
CALL FOR PAPERS
Journal of West Indian Literature Special Issue on Marlon James