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International Conference – A Hairy Affair: The Material Poetics of Hair

updated: 
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 12:46pm
Graduate School Language & Literature, LMU Munich
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020

Rapunzel lowers her plaited hair 20 cubits deep, so that her prince can climb into her hermetically sealed tower. Donald Trump’s signature quiff – a piece of interwoven fabric with no evident beginning and end – is treated as a metaphor for his relationship to truth and politics. Samson defeats the Philistines oppressing the Israelites in the Old Testament with his superhuman strength: the origin of his invincibility lies in the vigour of his hair as long as it is not cut.

Messengers from the Stars / Episode VI

updated: 
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 12:39pm
ULICES-School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 29, 2020

Messengers from the Stars / Episode VI

School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon

November 26-27, 2020

Nature and Overnature in SF and Fantasy Discourses

 

Work: The Labors of Language, Culture, and History

updated: 
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 12:48pm
Swiss Association for North American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Work: A Conference on the Labors of Language, Culture, and History

Swiss Association for North American Studies Biennial Conference

School of Humanties and Social Sciences, University of St. Gallen

November 27-28, 2020

sanas20.com

 

Keynotes (tentative titles)

Michael Denning (Yale): “Laboring Life: Re-founding the Critical Theory of Work”

Michele Elam (Stanford): “Representing the Future of Work: Art-work in the Age of AI”

Completed Chapters: Film Adaptations about Comic Book Characters or Superheroes

updated: 
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 12:39pm
Ashley Carranza/College of Southern Nevada
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 14, 2020

Call for Essays: Film adaptations of comic book characters/comic franchises/superheroes between the years of 1998-2020

For the book: Feeding Cultural Fear: Essays on Films During a Time of Transition, 1998-2020 

 

I am looking for a completed chapter for an academic book that aims to examine the manifestation of collective societal fears in film. This collection will cover films specifically from the time period of 1998-2020. This collection is under contract with McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers and will be released in 2020.

 

Transmedia Storytelling

updated: 
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 4:54pm
University of Bergamo
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Call for Papers Iperstoria

 Iperstoria is a biannual online peer-reviewed journal of American and English Studies, including literature, language and linguistics  Issue 16 -- NUMERO XVI Fall / Winter -- Autunno/ Inverno 2020Special Section -- Sezione monografica Transmedia Storytelling 

31st ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (HT’20)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 12:21pm
ACM HYPERTEXT 2020 – HT2020 for Social Good July 13-15 2020, University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 13, 2020

HT2020 : “Hypertext for Social Good” CALL FOR PAPERS 

ACM HYPERTEXT 2020 – HT2020 FOR SOCIAL GOOD

31st ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media (HT’20)

July 13-15 2020 | Orlando, Florida, USA

Twitter: @ACMHT – https://twitter.com/ACMHT

Conference Site: http://ht.acm.org/ht2020

Hashtag: #ACMHT2020

Submit Online via EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ht2020

 

CONFERENCE SCOPE

 

“The Humanities: Why They Matter, Why We Should Care”

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 12:20pm
Humanities Education and Research Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

“The Humanities: Why They Matter, Why We Should Care”  

 DEADLINE EXTENDED: January 31, 2020

 

The Humanities encompasses a vast story comprised of many stories. From the classics through the present day, from ancient times to the contemporary, the humanities as a discipline speaks through time, as a voice for many cultures, addressing many peoples. HERA invites research, papers, panels, and presentations embracing inclusivity in all aspects of the human conditions––including, but not limited to, race, class, gender, sexuality, age, veteran status, ability, power, ecology, sustainability.

 

REMINDER: Dark Economies: Anxious Futures, Fearful Pasts CFP

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 10:41am
Falmouth University, UK 8-10 July 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 2, 2020

 

 After the success of the Folk Horror in the Twenty First Century conference hosted by Falmouth University, we are holding another related conference in 2020.

 

The present is dark. With the rise of right-wing populism, global migrations and immigrations, continued violence, abuse and crime, prejudice and intolerance, there is increasing anxiety about the future. The Earth itself is under threat from environmental catastrophe and a mass extinction event is anticipated. The collapse of society, morality, and the environment was often also feared in the past, particularly in Gothic, horror and dystopian fictions and texts. What were the monsters of the past? What are our monsters now?

 

Call for Book Chapters: The Other #MeToos

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 10:41am
University of North Texas
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Call for Book Chapters: The Other #MeToos

Chapter proposal submission deadline: 15 March 2020

Since the inception of #MeToo, conversations have largely centered on the movement’s development in the United States. This edited collection focuses on the reception, translation, and adaptation of #MeToo in non-Western, indigenous, and/or postcolonial contexts; it aims to explore how #MeToo, a popularly Western-centric feminist movement, translates to politically, culturally, religiously, geographically, and academically Othered places and Othered genders.

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