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FILM REVIEWS

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:33am
Dr. Antonio Sanna, journal "The Quint"
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

FILM REVIEWS

Bob Dylan's "Twinned America" in the Great Novel of Duluth

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 11:40am
Garin Cycholl / Midwest MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

Special Session at Midwest MLA's Annual Conference; Chicago, IL on November 14-17, 2019:

"Bob Dylan's 'Twinned America' in the Great Novel of Duluth"

2019 Literature and Social Justice Conference: Performance and Social Justice

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 11:42am
Lehigh University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

Lehigh University’s Department of English is thrilled to announce its annual Literature and Social Justice conference, “Performance and Social Justice,” to be held November 1-2, 2019 at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. We welcome proposals from Master’s students, Ph.D. students, recent graduates, and independent scholars working on performance studies, broadly conceived. We hope to address a variety of questions about the intersection of performance and social justice. What is the relationship between performance and justice? In what ways does a certain text/character/literary moment, etc. perform social justice? How can performance become a form of activism and/or advocacy?

Queer SF: Beyond the Heteronormative Paradigm [EXTENDED DEADLINE - 4/15/19]

updated: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:51am
Museum of Science Fiction/Escape Velocity Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

The Museum of Science Fiction is accepting 250-word proposals for 15-20 minute papers to be presented at this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in National Harbor Maryland, May 24th – 26th, 2019.

Technology Embodied – Body Modification, Synthetics, and the Posthuman in SF Literature [EXTENDED DEADLINE - 4/15/2019]

updated: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:52am
Museum of Science Fiction/Escape Velocity Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

The Museum of Science Fiction is accepting 250-word proposals for 15-20 minute papers to be presented at this year’s Escape Velocity Conference in National Harbor Maryland, May 24th – 26th, 2019.

As technological development continues to advance at an unprecedented rate, humanity finds itself more and more integrated with, and oftentimes dependent on, technological amplifications, interventions, and solutions. As such technology becomes commonplace, blurring the boundaries between organic and synthetic life, we might ask ourselves, will we someday reach a point where being “human” ceases to mean anything?

2019 MPCA/ACA Conference: Animation and Anime

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 2:38pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association seeks proposals for papers and panels both on Western animation and on anime for its 2019 Conference, to be held Thursday-Sunday, 10-13 October 2019 at the Hyatt Regency, 151 W 5th St, Cincinnati, OH.  As animation and anime cover all kinds of storytelling, topics may include but are not limited to the following suggestions:  

Folk Horror Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:56am
Falmouth University UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

FOLK HORROR IN THE 21ST CENTURY

 

Folk Horror in the 21st Century, is a two-day conference to be hosted by Falmouth University (UK) on Thursday September 5 and Friday September 6, 2019. The conference organizers Ruth Heholt (Falmouth University, UK) and Dawn Keetley (Lehigh University, USA) invite proposals on all aspects of folk horror, in all periods, across all regions and in all mediums, exploring the meanings and manifestations of the folk horror renaissance in the 21st century.

 

Keynote and plenary speakers: Tanya Krzywinska (Falmouth University), Catherine Spooner (Lancaster University) and Bernice Murphy (Trinity College Dublin).

 

CFP (Book chapter abstracts): Social Order and Authority in Disney/Pixar Films

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 2:37pm
Kellie Deys/Nichols College Denise Parrillo/Community College of Rhode Island
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Much has been written about Disney’s stereotypical representations of gender, race, sexuality, and ethnicity.  Here, we are interested in exploring how Disney portrays authority and social order in its animated feature length theatrical films. 

Underlying questions of the project include but are not limited to:

MMLA Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 2:36pm
Science and Fiction Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

Taking up the MMLA conference theme, “Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgängers,” the panel for Science and Fiction seeks proposals engaging the presence of the double in fiction inflected or inspired by science, medicine, or technology; the fields’ theories or methods; or their practitioners. Oftentimes, the double is associated with the horror genre and presented as emblematic of Freud’s ideas about the uncanny, or the unheimlich (unhomely is the literal translation). The term describes the feeling of unease or fear one gets from experiencing something familiar turned uncomfortably strange. Fred Botting, however, notes that horror and science fiction each “give form to a sense of otherness” (Botting, 2008, 131).

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