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"Devilishly Human" – Manifestations of Evil in Contemporary Cultures

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 11:43am
University of Salzburg and Salzburg Institute of Religion, Culture and the Arts

CFP: "Devilishly Human" – Manifestations of Evil in Contemporary Cultures - Fourth Salzburg Institute Symposium, University of Salzburg, Austria, July 23, 2015

Keynote Speaker: Russell Berman (Stanford University)

Border, Globalization and Identity Date: November 27 & 28, 2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 9:45am
Dr Sukanta Das, The Dept. of English, P. D. Women's College

UGC-Sponsored National Seminar
Border, Globalization and Identity
In collaboration with Indian Association for the Study of Australia, Eastern Region
Organized by The Dept. Of English, P. D. Women's College, Jalpaiguri, W.B., India
Date: 27 & 28 November, 2015


Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 8:42am

Science Fiction Film and Television invites submissions for our summer reading period! Preferred length for articles is approximately 7000-9000 words; all topics related to science fiction film and television will be considered. Typical response time is within three months. Check the journal website at Liverpool University Press for full guidelines for contributors; please direct any individualized queries to

Call for Submissions to a Special Issue of the Journal of Popular Film and Television on Holmes Onscreen (Tentative Title)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 6:24am
Tom Ue, Department of English, University College London

Heralded by The Telegraph as a 'global phenomenon,' BBC's Sherlock is now one of the most commercially and critically successful television series of all time. The global recognition of Sherlock, combined with the recent discovery of Arthur Berthelet's 1916 silent film Sherlock Holmes starring William Gillette in his only screen appearance as the famous sleuth, makes it especially timely for film scholars, students, and audiences to reassess the cultural legacy of Holmes onscreen. Forthcoming work by Hills (2016) and Poore (2016) argue strongly for Holmes as a continuing source of scholarly interest, spurring us to look at Holmes' filmic lives.

QUEER THEORY: Reading Queer in Literature, Film and Culture

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 11:13am
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies []

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (ISSN 2393-9001)
Call for Papers
Volume 2, Issue 2 | June-July 2015

FOCUS: Reading Queer in Literature, Film and Culture

Submissions are invited for the forthcoming issue of The Apollonian (Vol. 2, Issue 2) on the representations of the 'queer' in the various genres and sub-genres of literature, art, cinema, culture, critical theory, philosophy and history. The papers are expected to be scholarly in nature, and yet accessible to a fairly general readership.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Edited Collection - The Global Road Movie, Deadline July 30

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 11:05am
Timothy Corrigan (University of Pennsylvania) – José Duarte (University of Lisbon/ULICES)

In light of the recent publications on road movies (Neil Archer, 2012; Gott and Schilt, 2013; Sara Brandellero, 2013 or Natália Pinnaza, 2014), we welcome contributions for a volume focusing on road movies around the world, giving voice to directors and films previously neglected. Primarily an American genre – as discussed in Corrigan, 1991; Cohan and Hark, 1997; Laderman, 2002, Mills, 2006 or Orgeron, 2007 – the road movie was rapidly adopted by other nations, as exemplified by the particular case of South-American countries, like Brazil or Argentina.

Strangers, Neighbors, and Monsters in Medieval Literature; SAMLA; Durham, NC; November 13-15

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 8:33am
SAMLA: South Atlantic Modern Language Association

This panel seeks papers that treat any aspect of social difference as presented in the literatures of the Middle Ages. Papers might construe this social difference as confessional, geographic, economic, political, ethnic, or bodily. How do these categories of difference shape social formation? How do they delimit the boundaries of moral relevance and/or social inclusion? What counts as a neighbor? What counts as a monster? What obligations or affinities do these designations entail? How does one know how to treat a stranger? Paper proposals that deal with the troubling of categories of social difference are especially welcome.


Monday, April 27, 2015 - 8:07am
Megan Cannella/ MPCA/ACA

Call for Papers:
Urban Studies
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, 1-4 October 2015
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Address: 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: (513) 421-9100
Deadline: May 15, 2015

[UPDATE] Wreck Park Journal Deadline for Summer Issue Approaching (May 1)

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 5:29pm
Wreck Park Journal

Wreck Park is a double-blind, peer reviewed publication run out of Binghamton, New York. The journal publishes prose, poetry, criticism, and interviews, and is particularly interested in conceptual frameworks and developments that set to disrupt the canonical and standardized discourses of the contemporary academic and literary landscapes. The journal welcomes authors, poets, researchers, and thinkers whose work reflects an interrogation of engendered norms and traditions within societies, cultures, intellectual circles, and beyond.

BIRTH STUDIES AREA MPCA/ACA Oct. 1-4, 2015 (new deadline: May 15)

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 2:31pm
Todd A. Comer

2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Oct. 1-4, 2015
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati, OH
Deadline: May 15, 2015

Papers and panel proposals focused around the cultural framing or representation (in comics, film, literature, religious and medical practices, etc.) of birth or the birthing process are welcome. I welcome any theoretical or critical approaches that address birth (understood broadly). Having said that, here is a particular issue of interest: