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Exploring Urban Spaces in Cinema

Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 3:43pm
Celluloid, The Film Club, Miranda House
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 30, 2019

About Chalchitra Darpan

Chalchitra Darpan is an upcoming film journal by Celluloid, the Film Club of Miranda House, University of Delhi. The journal is a medium to bridge the gap between film academia and undergraduate research. It aims at encouraging film and media enthusiasts towards analysing the ever-changing field of films.

Editors-in-chief: Giitanjali and Oli Chatterjee

Opening Edition: Urban Spaces


Urbanisation and urbanity have brought with them new cultures, artistic avenues and opportunities. The cultural perceptions of a city, its conception, its morality and its decline have become an arena for discussions of modernity, technology, crime, theology, nostalgia and much more.

ACLA 2020 The World vs. The Global

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:42pm
Sara Marzioli; Germán Campos-Muñoz
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Can we theorize World Literature as an intellectual and creative practice of resistance against the cultural imperialism embodied by the idea of the Global, the celebration of what Graham Hubbard calls the “postcolonial exotic,” and the hegemony of the English language? Is there a degree of antagonism between World Literature and the Global--or between the notions of translation and lingua franca? In what ways have these various terms been conflated or exchanged, and what do these conceptual entanglements tell us about the stakes and methodology of World Literature as a theory, a field of inquiry, and an institution?

CFP: How to do things with speculative pragmatism?

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 4:28pm
AM Journal of Art and Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

“A thing is when it isn’t doing”, writes Brian Massumi in Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation (2002: 6). But the thing is always doing, so much so that the thing, any-thing, is constituted through the doing. Every-thing is fundamentally relational. Given this starting point, the key terms of the onto-politico-aesthetic debate change; they are: affect, immanence, movement, intensity, emergence, becoming, event, virtual, nature-culture, space-time.

ACLA 2020: Awkwardness

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:41pm
University of Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

To feel something is “awkward” is to verge on—without exactly arriving at— a judgment: it notes that a situation is uncomfortable without diagnosing what is responsible for that social impasse. (Here one thinks of the childhood staple the “awkward turtle,” which surfaces when there is nothing else to do.) Awkwardness thus names an interval of epistemological suspension: it invokes a placeholder for a situation to which one is unsure how to react and registers an emergent sociality the contours of which are not readily intelligible.

[ACLA 2020] Style: Beyond Form

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:39pm
ACLA Chicago 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

The past decade has seen an outpouring of work on form. Relatively little, by comparison, has foregrounded style.  What is the relation between form and style? How does style get us leverage on political and social questions that form does not—and vice versa—and why?  Which social contradictions animate style, or is it more a matter of psychic ambivalence? As D. A. Miller has argued, style may aim to get us close, but not too close, to hegemonic social and sexual orders that exclude us.  Or perhaps, as Mark McGurl advances, style helps us negotiate our entrance into newly democratizing but elite institutions such as the university. What is the relation between style, social capital, and the body?

[LAST CALL!] To Shape and Share Otherwise: Neoliberalism and the Contemporary Novel

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:23pm
Steven Delmagori - University at Albany, SUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

"The only reason for the existence of a novel is that it does compete with life."

                                                                        --Henry James in "The Art of Fiction"


CALL FOR PAPERS: Reliving the Crash: Global Recession Narratives in Film and Television

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:20pm
MacBain & Boyd Publishers
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

MacBain & Boyd Publishers invites articles for a scholarly anthology about post-recessionary narratives in global film and television, titled Reliving the Crash: Global Recession Narratives in Film and Television. Under a new editorship (Dr. Lauren J. DeCarvalho, The University of Denver), the projected release date is April 2020. Eight chapters have already been accepted and revised. The new editor is still looking for six more chapters to include, especially from scholars whose work reflect a more international focus.  

Deadline: Friday, November 15, 2019

CFP - Interactions Vol. 29.1-2 (2020)

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:50pm
Ege University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Annual deadline: September 15 (Extended Deadline for this Year October,1)
Interactions (ISSN 1300-574-X) is an international journal in print format featuring essays on
British and American Language, Literature, Culture and Translation Studies published annually by
Ege University Depts. of British and American Studies (Izmir/Turkey).
It is blind refereed by international scholars and indexed in MLA International Bibliography, Gale
Cengage Learning, EBSCO and included in Index Copernicus-ICI Journals Master List 2017,
subscribed by the British Library, the Harvard University Library and the Library of the University
of Göttingen.

The Carmen Maria Machado Moment and the Latinx Literary Present

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:48pm
Northeast MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Carmen Maria Machado's short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties (2017), was the winner of the National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Prize and Shirley Jackson Award, and the finalist for the National Book Award and PEN/Robert W. Brigham Prize for Debut Fiction. Received to great acclaim, Her Body and Other Parties provocatively navigates between eerie and moving narratives that toy between science fiction, speculative fiction, horror, and fan fiction to underscore the various violences inflicted on women's bodies.