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Locating Benjamin in the Post-Digital Landscape

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 8:15am
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Each month, the MediaCommons Field Guide hosts a different conversation in Media Studies, Digital Humanities, and Culture Studies asking contributors to connect their interests or research to a core conceptual question. 

We are seeking contributors to shape diverse and intriguing conversations for our late March to mid-April issue, revolving around aura transference, (re)presentation, (re)production, cultural use values, circulation, digital rhetorics, and New Aesthetics, asking broadly: 

Where can we locate Walter Benjamin’s legacy in the digital to post-digital landscape? 

December 2019, Special Issue: Social Haunting, Classed Affect, and the Afterlives of Deindustrialization CFP Journal of Working Class Studies

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 2:11pm
Joseph Varga, Indiana University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

Call for Papers

Journal of Working Class Studies

December 2019


Social Haunting, Classed Affect, and the Afterlives of Deindustrialization


This Special Issue of the Journal of Working Class Studies will bring together essays that explore the lingering afterlives of deindustrialization.


Digi-Mediated Culture

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 2:15pm
Swansea College of Art - University of Wales Trinity Saint David
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Call for contributions for Digi-Mediated-Culture; a one-day symposium that will consider the social, cultural and political space between human consciousness and digital technology. Digi-Mediated-Culture will examine the intersection between humans and machines as a generative space for creative production. Digi-Mediated-Culture invites proposals from academics, artists, designers, philosophers, linguists, artificial intelligence (AI) researchers, programmers, The symposium will be held on 10th May 2019 in Swansea College of Art’s Reading Room, ALEX, Alexandra Road, Swansea - 1.30pm – 6.00pm

The Tacky South

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 2:15pm
Monica Miller and Katie Burnett
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 30, 2019

As a way to comment on a person’s style, the word “tacky” has distinctly southern origins. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, it first emerged around 1800 as a noun to describe “a poor white of the Southern States from Virginia to Georgia.” Although the OED does not draw connections between this origin and the origins of the adjective describing something “dowdy, shabby; in poor taste, cheap, vulgar,” these definitions suggest a clear link between national stereotypes of region, race, and class and urbane (and northern urban?) notions of taste, class, and sensibility.

OPEN CALL: JRAAS Newsletters 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 2:14pm
JRAAS/CETAPS, University of Porto
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019


The JRAAS (Junior Researchers in Anglo-American Studies) team is a research group based at CETAPS (Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies) in the University of Porto, Portugal. Apart from the many activities we organize, we also send out a monthly newsletter.

We welcome submissions of short articles, essays, poems, short stories or any academic or creative object within the general scope of Anglo-American Studies for our monthly newsletter. The submissions can be sent year-round

Send your submissions to with the subject heading 'JRAAS Newsletter Submission'

Are You Experienced?: Jimi Hendrix 50 Years Later

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 8:58am
MLA 2020 in Seattle
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Proposed Special Session for MLA 2020 in Seattle (Jan. 9-12)

The upcoming 2020 MLA Conference is being held in Seattle, Jimi Hendrix's hometown, 50 years after his death in 1970.

To mark this meeting, we welcomes proposals about the significance of Hendrix and his music to cultural and literary studies, including how his legacy continues to infuse and inspire artists, writers, and scholars. We are especially interested in papers that tie his music to larger movements of black expression, such as blues traditions, black radical aesthetics, or the Black Arts Movement, as well as other innovative analyses inspired by affect theory and performance studies. 

Literature/Film Quarterly: Essays on Adaptation Studies

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 8:57am
Literature/Film Quarterly
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Literature Film Quarterly (LFQ) invites you to submit an article to our journal, now available as an open access publication at

As the longest-standing journal of adaptation studies, LFQ has blazed a trail in the field since 1973. Our past issues are now archived through JSTOR, and therefore accessible in over 9,000 institutions worldwide. And our readership that was in over 30 counties in print is now expanding through our new online presence. We invite you to be part of this growth.

Diverse Destinies/Dystopias

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 8:51am
Kaylee Jangula Mootz/ Co-Sponsored by Children's Literature Association and the Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

MLA 2020 Panel CFP  

Co-Sponsored by Children’s Literature Association and Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States




Panel Title:

Diverse Destinies/Dystopias