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Critical Play Projects - MediaCommons

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 9:17am
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 3, 2018

We are seeking contributors to shape intriguing conversations for our December issue on ways diverse communities can engage with critical play projects, asking broadly: 

How are critical play projects being utilized to engage diverse communities in digital humanities?

Many scholars elect to submit semi-informal essay-form responses (400-600 words), however, we also welcome multimedia/interactive and alternate forms of digital submissions.

CFP: "Archives and Popular Culture," A Special Issue of the Journal of Popular Culture

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:20pm
The Journal of Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

This special issue explores the intricate relationship between archives and popular culture: how archives shape our understanding of “popular culture,” and how diverse forms of popular culture shape conceptions and contents of archives. Conventional conceptualizations of the archive as the repository of authoritative historical documents, assembled and maintained by institutions of the state, have increasingly been challenged. Formation of repositories, in public and private, of materials created by individuals who lack epistemic authority has been of interest not only to historians looking for traces of their lives.

Queer Worldmaking

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:19pm
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking (published 3 times/yr.) brings together scholars, activists, public intellectuals, artists, and policy and culture makers to discuss and mobilize issues and initiatives that matter to the diverse lived experience, struggle, and transformation of LGBTQ peoples and communities wherever they may be. With an emphasis on worldmaking praxis, QED welcomes theory, criticism, history, policy analysis, public argument, and creative exhibition, seeking to foster intellectual and activist work through essays, commentaries, interviews, roundtable discussions, and book and event reviews. Our use of the term “worldmaking” is much more deliberate in its derivation.

CFP: Stony Brook University -- Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Graduate Conference

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:21pm
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies - Stony Brook University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

CFP for Stony Brook University’s Third Annual

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Graduate Conference:

“Asking for a friend (of Dorothy): what to expect when you’re expecting the end of the world?”

Keynote: Shanté Paradigm Smalls, Assistant Professor, English, St. John’s University

April 5, 2019 (if we survive)


Special Issue: Adaptation and Nostalgia

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:15pm
Adaptation (Oxford Journals)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

Adaptation, like nostalgia, is inextricably linked to the past. Both must grapple with the politics, pragmatics, and poetics of bringing the past into the present; and, in so doing, adaptation and nostalgia must also wrestle with one another.

SWPACA Call for Papers 2019

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:16pm
Southest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Call for Papers
Steampunk/NeoVictorian Lit
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
40th Annual Conference, February 20-23, 2019
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico

update: call for book chapters: critical essays on Trump in literature, film, and television

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 9:40pm
Stephen Hock / Virginia Wesleyan University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

I am seeking proposals for chapters to complete an edited collection on treatments of Donald Trump in literature, film, and television, tentatively titled Trump Fiction, under contract for publication with Lexington Books, a division of Rowman & Littlefield.

Contributors must have a PhD.  

“Black Internationalism and New York City”

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 1:20pm
Center for the Study of Africa and the African Diaspora at New York University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 14, 2019

This conference seeks to promote mechanisms by which academics, activists, policymakers, and other stakeholders enter into greater dialogue and collaboration in areas of conjoined interest. In partnership with the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD) – for which NYU serves as the institutional home – NYU’s Center for the Study of Africa and the African Diaspora (CSAAD) will convene every two years, alternating with ASWAD’s biennial conference.

(ASWAD’s 10thBiennial Conference will be held from 5-10 November, 2019 at the College of William & Mary. For more information, please consult the website: HTTP://ASWADIASPORA.ORG)