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The Science Fiction Western: Representation of Female Characters in the Late Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Media

updated: 
Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 11:47am
Melanie A. Marotta, PhD
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

I am seeking original, previously unpublished essays for a collection tentatively titled The Science Fiction Western: Representation of Female Characters in the Late Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Media. An academic publisher has expressed interest.

Unfortunately, one of my contributors has pulled out of the project. As a result, I am seeking an additional essay. While I am looking for an essay, I am happy to accept more if they contain examinations of previously unaddressed areas of study.

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein at 200 (Science Fiction Studies, Special Issue)

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:55pm
Nicole Lobdell and Michael Griffin
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Science Fiction Studies is currently soliciting proposals for a July 2018 special issue celebrating the bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818), a work that forever changed the genre of science fiction. In Frankenstein, Shelley experimented not only with subject matter, new scientific inventions and their many terrifying and horrific possibilities, but also narrative and form. Her use of multiple frame narratives, nested one within another, was a notable shift from the eighteenth-century novels she grew up reading, and her merging of popular culture’s fascination with science and the Gothic broadened the emerging genre of science fiction.

Youth Literature and Media

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:52pm
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Youth Literature and Media

The Youth Literature and Media Area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association invites papers for the 2017 MPCA/ACA conference in St. Louis, MO, October 18-22.

Literature and Psychology (SCMLA, Oct. 5-8, 2017)

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:55pm
South Central Modern Language Association (Oct. 5-8, 2017)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

500-word abstracts for conference presentations on the topic of Literature and Psychology are sought for South Central Modern Language Association’s 2017 conference in Tulsa, OK (Oct. 5-8, 2017). 

Possible topics include:

Reading and empathy

Reading, writing, and brain research

Narratives of psychosocial development

Psychoanalysis

Text and reader

Emotion and affect

Trauma

Disorders

Gender

etc.

Please send your 500-word abstract, contact information (name, affiliation, email address, and telephone number), and brief bio (2-5 sentences) to

James Kelley (jkelley@meridian.msstate.edu). 

KULA Journal Inaugural Call for Papers

updated: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:21am
KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies / University of Victoria Libraries
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies is a new peer-reviewed, open-access electronic journal based at the University of Victoria Libraries (in Victoria, BC, Canada). KULA, named for the Sanskrit word for “community” and as a reference to the “Kula Plate,” the Pacific Rim Terrane from which Vancouver Island was formed, welcomes multi-disciplinary scholarship on the study of human knowledge processes throughout history. We are interested in both humanistic and technological perspectives on how we have and continue to create, cultivate, disseminate, and preserve knowledge.

Women and Archives

updated: 
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 10:23am
Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Special Issue of Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, edited by Emily Rutter and Laura Engel

Approaches to Teaching Creative Writing, K-12 to Higher Ed

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:56pm
Wisconsin English Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

 

The University of Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop says that “Writing cannot be taught” but that “writers can be encouraged.” Whether or not literary creativity can be taught, certain skills can certainly be enhanced. Students can acquire insight into what constitute effective or realistic description, style, narrative, characterization, or use of language. They can also learn about voice, diction, plotting, setting, and figures of speech as well as how to craft dialogue that gives clues to a character’s personality, social position, values, and character.

Academic Freedom and Society: A one-day conference

updated: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 1:20pm
University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Deadline for abstracts:

April 5 2017

Confirmed Keynote:

Prof. Bruce Gilbert (Bishop’s University, Canada)

 

ASLE Panel at Midwest MLA (11/9-11/12)

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:56pm
ASLE / MMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Panel at MMLA 2017

This year’s Midwest Modern Language Association Convention will be held in Cincinnati, OH November 9th-12th.  Please see the conference website for details: http://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/.