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Queering the End Times

updated: 
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 2:57am
Ezra Horbury, University of Cambridge
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 6, 2018

QUEERING THE END TIMES, June 9th 2018
Abstract deadline: May 6th 2018
University of Cambridge

"I think the world will come to an end amid the general applause from all the wits who believe that it is a joke." - Søren Kierkegaard

In 2016 and 2017, LGBT homicides more than doubled those of previous years. In 2017, the US President Donald Trump attempted to ban transgender military personnel via twitter. The Doomsday clock is set at two minutes to midnight. In response, the Queer Cultures Research Seminar series (University of Cambridge) is holding a one day conference to address queer engagements with and resistances to the 'end times'.

Performing Identities in Jewish Latin American Film

updated: 
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 3:46pm
Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities solicits submissions for a special issue on Performing Identities in Jewish Latin American Film, guest edited by Luca Barattoni (Clemson University) and Patricia Nuriel (Wofford College).

CFP Reminder: American Jews and Music: Assembling New Canons and Contexts

updated: 
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 11:12am
pecial Issue of Studies in American Jewish Literature, Guest editors: Jonathan Freedman and Laurence Roth
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 13, 2018

If the first major waves of popular interest in, philanthropic funding of, and scholarship on contemporary Jewish music and songwriters in the U.S. have finally receded, they've left a treasure in their wake. From Orthodox popular music and chazzanut, to jazz masters of the 1930s, to hipster oddities of the “new Jewish music” scene, to gypsy-punk klezmer cabaret bands and the Jewish identified art of Leonard Cohen and John Zorn, today’s audiences have access to a wealth of Jew-ish sounds and entertainments.

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED: MSA 2018: Modernism and Religious Visual Culture

updated: 
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 9:20am
Jack Dudley
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

This proposed panel for the Modernist Studies Association’s 2018 conference in Columbus, Ohio, November 8-11, seeks to expand on recent work in modernism and religion—from Pericles Lewis, Justin Neuman, and Matthew Mutter, among others—by exploring how modernist writers responded to, incorporated, or shaped religious visual culture, defined broadly. If modernist literary production was much more concerned with questions of religion than past scholarship has allowed, what role did religious visual culture play in shaping that engagement? Did modernist writers adapt or incorporate the religious visual culture of the early twentieth century? Did they shape it or produce new examples of it themselves?

PEOPLE’S PROJECT IN MEDIA (-ATED) MARTYRDOM

updated: 
Monday, May 7, 2018 - 1:32am
Kusumita Datta (Assistant Professor, Behala College, University of Calcutta) and Arijit Mukherjee (Assistant Professor, Behala College, University of Calcutta)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 7, 2018

This collection attempts to look at the role of digital media as a constructive and disseminating narrative in the world, to delineate a meta-narrative of ‘digital martyrdom’. This collection aims to initiate a study not only on martyrdom in the digital space but a digitisation of martyrdom. It will seek to look especially at the role of mainstream and sponsored media propaganda to locate those interstices in the narratives which subtly subvert narratives of the mainstream mass media. In the first section of the collection, the focus will be on chapters which use as its premise usage of commercial media. The subversion is to be specifically located in the dissemination, language, and reception of the contents of the media matter.

CFP: Radicalism, Radicalization, and Terrorism - Deadline 1 August 2018

updated: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 9:10am
Journal for the Study of Radicalism
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism—an academic journal published by Michigan State University Press—announces a call for articles and reviews for our twelfth year of issues. 

Religion and Literature Permanent Section (MMLA 2018)

updated: 
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 9:19am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 6, 2018

In keeping with the MMLA conference theme, “Consuming Cultures,” the Religion and Literature permanent section welcomes proposals that address works and writers who explore the ways in which religion and consumerism and consumption intersect. This topic could be considered in a multitude of ways. Religious practice often involves food—both in preparation and consumption—as the center of observance and practice. On the other hand, consumerism, specifically the purchase and/or display of products, is also present in many expressions of 20th and 21st Century religiosity. This is perhaps best depicted in the “megachurch,” but also in the ever-broadening “religious” sub-genres of fiction and film.

MUSLIMS IN AMERICA - SAMLA 90 November 2-4, 2018

updated: 
Monday, June 4, 2018 - 4:17pm
Mahwash Shoaib/SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 17, 2018

Deadline Extended: June 17, 2018

The SAMLA 90 Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and their Allies will be held at the Sheraton Birmingham in Birmingham, AL, from November 2-4, 2018.

MUSLIMS IN AMERICA

This panel intends to examine the works of Muslim American poets, novelists, playwrights, jazz musicians, punks, hip hop artists, mipsters, filmmakers, and visual artists, through the lens of social and political activism. Papers are invited that explore the diverse compositions of Muslim American identities in literary and cultural texts as reflections of grassroots or macropolitical movements.

**UPDATED** Edited Collection: CINEMA LIBERATION THEOLOGY (Second Call)

updated: 
Friday, March 9, 2018 - 2:00pm
Anthony Ballas
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Edited Volume, Cinema Liberation Theology

 

I am looking for 7-10 additional 4,000-5,000 word chapters on cinema and liberation theology for an edited collection which a major academic publisher is interested in.

This collection focuses on liberation narratives which are in some way related to or inspired by religious traditions/literatures/practices/discourses from around the world. The films and analyses need not be explicitly religious in content, but need only to be argued in the context of liberation with theology, spirituality, or divinity.

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