The German influence on science fiction is substantial, even though it might not register as obvious in the minds of many academics, even less with fans around the world. Kurd Laßwitz might be an overlooked father of science fiction, taking a backseat to the popularity of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne due to a lack of translation, but his Auf zwei Planeten, a novel about a conflict with a Martian civilization, has preceded the imaginations of Wells’ War of the Worldsor Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Barsoom stories. Similarly, cinematic science fiction owes many of its iconic images to the Weimar republic’s early film movement.
journals and collections of essays
The Relevance of the USIA/S Archives to the Field of Film and Media Studies
Special Issue Editors: Hadi Gharabaghi (NYU) & Bret Vukoder (Carnegie Mellon)
Call for Papers: Journal of e-Media Studies (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Edited by Matthew Edwards and Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns
Deadline for abstract submissions: June 28, 2019
Matthew Edwards/ Independent Scholar
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Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns/Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina).
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Victoriographies: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century Writing, 1790-1914
General Call for Reviewers
This is an open call for reviewers for Victoriographies: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century Writing, 1790-1914, co-edited by Patricia Pulham and Diane Piccitto and published by Edinburgh University Press which produces three issues annually.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Sherry Ginn and Michael Cornelius, editors of the forthcoming Serializing the Apocalypse: Essays on the Never-Ending End of the World, announce their intent to publish a new collection of essays about Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
The International Journal of James Bond Studies is now accepting submissions for Volume 3.
Complutense Journal of English Studies. Special Issue (2020)
Contemporary Scottish Urban Fiction (2000-2019): Space, Emotions, Identity
Guest editor: Carla Rodríguez González (Universidad de Oviedo)
English has always been subject to a number of competing agendas, with the result that its purpose within the school curriculum has often been open to contention. From its inception, English has been seen by governments and employers as the subject that teaches literacy and prepares students for the work force. By contrast, other advocates of English have argued its importance in cultivating character and citizenship in students. Yet others have argued the importance of the role that English plays in stimulating the growth of the imagination and enabling students to appreciate the value of literary language.
American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, appears biannually in June and December. It is a peer-reviewed journal that sets out to explore the intersections of culture, technology and the human sciences in the age of electronic information. It publishes work by scholars of any nationality on Anglophone Studies, Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, Postcolonial Theory, Social and Political Science, Anthropology, Area Studies, Multimedia and Digital Arts and related subjects. Articles addressing influential crosscurrents in current academic thinking are particularly welcomed.
The University of Chicago Press and Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society are pleased to announce the competition for the 2021 Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship. Named in honor of the founding editor of Signs, the Catharine Stimpson Prize is designed to recognize excellence and innovation in the work of emerging feminist scholars.