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CFP, NEMLA Spaces of Hope and Desperation in Science Fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:35pm
Elif Sendur/ Binghamton University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

If we reflect on Vivian Sobchak’s premise of science fiction’s role of reconciling humans with the unknown along with cyborg spaces of Haraway, we can easily perceive that today one of speculative/science fiction’s roles is imagining what is happening and what may happen to help us come to terms with a dreaded present and unstable future. Amidst the very real and imminent threats of environmental disasters, rise of nationalism and racism and an expanding precarity, it should not be a surprise to see the fast increase in the sales of Orwell’s 1984, re-makes of Blade Runner and Ghost in the Shell or appearance of SF works where strangers, aliens, and others are rethought and replaced in our topological frameworks.

[REMINDER abstract due 5/29] CEA at SAMLA: Popular Culture (11/3-5)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:36pm
Lynne M. Simpson, College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 29, 2017

The College English Association solicits abstracts on the special focus of the 89th SAMLA conference from November 3-5 in Atlanta: “High Art/Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture.” From the selection of singer and songwriter Bob Dylan as the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature last year to the election as President of a former reality-television star, the topic could not be more timely nor seminal.

More information on the conference may be found at https://samla.memberclicks.net/.

CfP: edited volume Hipster Culture: A Reader

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:39pm
Heike Steinhoff and Eric Erbacher
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

Call for Papers

Hipster Culture: A Reader

Eds. Heike Steinhoff and Eric C. Erbacher

Studies in the Fantastic Issue 5

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:41pm
Studies in the Fantastic
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Studies in the Fantastic requests submissions for issue 5 of our peer-reviewed academic journal, to be published in winter 2017/18. Essays examining the fantastic from a variety of scholarly perspectives are welcome. For consideration for issue 5, please send submissions to fantastic@ut.edu by August 1, 2017.

 

Submitted articles should conform to the following guidelines:

1. 6,000-12,000 words

2. MLA-style citations and bibliography

3. A separate title page with author information to facilitate blind peer review

4. 1” margins, 12 point serif font, page numbers (but no identifying information in page headers)

 

Call for Chapters: Representations of Children and Youth in Popular Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:41pm
Ingrid E. Castro, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, USA & Jessica Clark, University of Suffolk, Ipswich, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

We are currently seeking chapter submissions for an edited volume that interrogates the representations of children and young people’s agency in popular culture.  When considering children and youth, acts of agency are inseparable from the heightened structures they are forced to work within and around.

Mystery, Mayhem, Subversion, and Criminality in Faulkner (SAMLA 89, November 3-5, 2017, Atlanta)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:41pm
The William Faulkner Society / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The William Faulkner Society welcomes papers that explore Faulkner's use of mystery, mayhem, subversion, and criminal elements in his works. By June 7, 2017, please submit an abstract of 250-350 words, A/V requirements, and a brief bio, to Harper Strom, Georgia State University, at hstrom@gsu.edu, and Ulf Kirchdorfer, Albany State University, at Ulf.Kirchdorfer@asurams.edu.

Globalization and Cultural Production in the Maghreb

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:42pm
NeMLA, April 12-15, 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Title: Globalization and Cultural Production in the Maghreb

NeMLA

Pittsburg, PA

April 12-15, 2018

Session Co-Conveners: Neil Doshi, University of Pittsburg & Alexandra Gueydan-Turek, Swarthmore College

 

CFP for Medieval and Renaissance Area, MAPACA (formerly "Beowulf to Shakespeare")

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:42pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association (MAPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

MAPACA (Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association) 2017

28th Annual Conference

Philadelphia, PA

November 8-11, 2017

 

Medieval and Renaissance (formerly called “Beowulf to Shakespeare”)

 

The wealth of material found in the Middle Ages and Renaissance continues to attract modern audiences with new creative works that make use of medieval and/or early modern themes, characters, or plots. This is a call for papers or panels dealing with any aspect of medieval or Renaissance representations in popular culture.  Topics for this area include, but are not limited to:

 

Otherness and Transgression in Fan and Celebrity Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:42pm
Otherness: Essays and Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

The peer-reviewed, open-access e-journal Otherness: Essays and Studies is now accepting submissions for its special issue: Otherness and Transgression in Fan and Celebrity Studies, Autumn 2017.

Otherness: Essays and Studies publishes research articles from and across different scholarly disciplines that critically examine the concepts of otherness and alterity. We particularly appreciate dynamic cross-disciplinary study.

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