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Hong Kong Studies—Call for Papers (Issue 4)

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 9:00am
Hong Kong Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

HONG KONG STUDIES—Issue 4 (Fall 2019) Call for Papers—General Research Articles The first bilingual and interdisciplinary academic journal on Hong Kong, Hong Kong Studies (Chinese University Press), is now accepting general research articles on Hong Kong for Issue 4 (scheduled for publication in Fall 2019). We welcome papers from multiple fields in the humanities and the social sciences, including but not limited to literature, linguistics, cultural studies, philosophy, sociology, politics, history, education, and gender studies. We also encourage intersectional and cross-disciplinary dialogues on Hong Kong affairs.Research articles in English should be no longer than 6,000 words (including footnotes but excluding references).

[One-Day Symposium] The Neighbourhood—Call for Abstracts

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:56am
Hong Kong Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

While the word “community” is more often than not suffused with a benevolent glow, connoting the virtues purportedly associated with groups of people—shared values and heritage, constancy and solidarity—“neighbourhood” is a term that has a more ambiguous, even troublesome, valency. Neighbourhoods, depending on one’s point of view, can be good or bad, welcoming or hostile, safe or dangerous, dull or vibrant. They can also, in both their physical and figurative senses, change over time, beset by vagaries, be they sociological, geographical, political, moral or even psychological..These changes can be existential—neighbourhoods come and go, they die out or are subsumed into larger ones, or are supplanted by newer geographical collectivities.

Divisions/Revisions of Labor: Tufts University Women's Center Symposium on Gender and Culture

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 12:28pm
Tufts University Women's Center
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 7, 2019

What counts as labor, and who gets to decide? For the 8th Annual Tufts University Women’s Center Symposium on Gender and Culture, we will explore how questions of identity shape our ideas about labor. What kinds of work are men, women, and trans or nonbinary people expected to perform, and for whom? How do various identities and positionalities—like gender, race, class, and sexuality—inform the work we do? And what does it mean to resist gendered, raced, classed, or otherwise invisible labor? How can we reshape our understanding of what is work and what work matters?

[Edited Collection] Invisible Made Visible: Comics and Mental Illness

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 3:27pm
Dr. Leah Misemer (Georgia Institute of Technology); Dr. Jessica Gross (St. Louis College of Pharmacy)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 28, 2019

Call for Essays, Comics, and Course Designs 

(Proposals due 1/28/19; see below for specific details)

Invisible Made Visible: Comics and Mental Illness (edited collection under contract with Penn State's Graphic Medicine series)

Mind, Matter(s), Spirit: Forms of Knowledge in Victorian Popular Fiction and Culture

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:31am
Dr Janine Hatter / University of Hull
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

We welcome proposals for 20 minute papers, panels of three papers affiliated with an organisation or a group of scholars and non-traditional papers/panels, on topics which can include, but are not limited to:

Call for Book Reviews

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 8:32am
South Texas College Interstice Literary Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

Perseverance builds character.

How does perseverance come about? By rising through a struggle, whether it is a provoked or unprovoked event that questions one’s ability to endure and survive a hardship. It is through one’s suffering and survival of such hardships in life -whether physical or mental - that one is able to build upon their character, thus leading to hope.

We are able to see these modes of struggle and perseverance in various facets from ethnicity, gender, and politics, to name a few, and we would like to hear, learn, and share them in our publication.

“Media of Crisis, Criticism, and Opposition: Tactical Media in the Struggle for Social Change” (special issue of Democratic Communiqué)

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 8:31am
Rhon Teruelle and Jesse Cohn
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Call for submissions: “Media of Crisis, Criticism, and Opposition: Tactical Media in the Struggle for Social Change” in the special 2019 fall issue of Democratic Communiqué


Edited by Rhon Teruelle and Jesse Cohn




Deadline for submission of abstracts (500 words, add 200 words bio): January 1, 2019

Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2019

Final deadline for submission of full article: May 31, 2019

All articles undergo a double-blind peer review process.


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.