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ReFocus: A Series of Film/American Studies Anthologies (update)

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:12am
Edinburgh University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2027

In 2015, the University of Edinburgh Press launched a multivolume series of scholarly, refereed anthologies entitled ReFocus. Edited by Robert Singer (CUNY) Gary D. Rhodes (University of Central Florida), and Frances Smith (University of Sussex), each book focuses on a critically overlooked American film director who worked in the studio system, independent cinema, mainstream cinema, experimental filmmaking, or documentary tradition. Volumes published so far in this series include: Preston Sturges, Amy Heckerling, Delmer Daves, Kelly Reichardt, Elaine May, Spike Jonze, William Castle, Barbara Kopple, and Budd Boetticher.

MWCBS Call for Papers Extension to May 20, 2019

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:06am
Midwest Conference on British Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 20, 2019

The Midwest Conference on British Studies is happy to announce an extension for the Call for Papers for its 66th Annual Meeting to May 20, 2019. The meeting will be hosted by Loyola University Chicago in Chicago, IL, September 27-29, 2019. The keynote speaker will be Carole Levin of the University of Nebraska—Lincoln, and the plenary address will be given by Jordanna Bailkin of the University of Washington.

Beckett&Italy. "Old Chestnuts", New Occasions

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:22am
University of Reading / Sapienza University of Rome
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 16, 2019


old chestnuts”, new occasions

University of Reading (7-8 November 2019)

“Sapienza” Università di Roma (May 2020)


Can’t conceive by what stretch of ingenuity my work could be placed under the sign of italianità… There are a number of Italian elements [in my work]…

(SB to AJ Leventhal, 21 April 1958)


Call for chapters: The Cinema of Yorgos Lanthimos

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 10:56am
Eddie Falvey, University of Exeter/Plymouth College of Art
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 26, 2019

The Cinema of Yorgos Lanthimos: A Cinema of Apathy

Edited by Eddie Falvey, University of Exeter/Plymouth College of Art

The Gothic Panel at PAMLA 2019

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 10:46am
Tanner Sebastian, The University of Nevada, Reno
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) is looking for papers on gothic literature and the gothic in media for its 2019 conference November 14-17 in San Diego, California. We invite proposals for papers dealing with Gothic literature, culture, and film. This session welcomes proposals on a wide variety of topics, with particular consideration granted to papers that explore gothic children's literature or that engage with the 2019 conference theme of "Send In the Clowns." Possible foci might include adaptations, audience/reception studies, children's gothic, and emotional portrayals in relation to the Gothic. Potential subjects may include, but are not limited to:

Teaching Nabokov's Lolita in the #MeToo Era

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 9:23am
Elena Sommers/ Rochester Institute of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Call for papers (edited volume):

Teaching Nabokov’s Lolita in the #MeToo Era

Editor: Dr. Elena Rakhimova-Sommers

 The volume seeks essays that explore the experience of teaching Lolita in the #MeToo Era.

CFP: Arts Special Issue: World War, Art, and Memory: 1914 to 1945

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 9:07am
Andrew M. Nedd
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2019

The two world wars of the first half of the twentieth century, World War I (1914-1918) and World War II (1939 - 1945), wrought extraordinary levels of destruction. Much of the artistic production during the period reflected grim and complicated realities, while a number of works of art of the post-war period played a role in the memorialization of the wars or served as critical commentary on the wars’ historical legacies. We are calling for article proposals that explore how art expressed the collective experience and memory of these two monumentally important global conflagrations and of conflicts that occurred in the interwar years.

Cultural Reflections on Science and Technology: 17th Century to the Present

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 2:40pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Langauge Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

Seeking 15-minute conference paper presentations about how literature, film, the visual arts, or other cultural products have documented, challenged, and influenced the cultural adaption of scientific practices and products from the rise of the scientific method in 17thcentury to the present day. Presentations may reflect on the range of human emotions prompted by the changes brought to culture by science and technology, from horror and anxiety to humor and hope. Of interest also are presentations that give consideration to key moments in the integration of technology into culture as reflected upon in works of literature, art, film, etc.

Possible paper topics include (but are not limited to):