Call for Papers: “Animals in Literature and Film” (Permanent Panel)
Midwest Modern Languages Association
November 15–18, 2018 in Kansas City, MO
This year's "Animals in Literature and Film" panel at the Midwest Modern Languages Association's annual meeting (November 15–18, 2018 in Kansas City, MO) invites papers engaging the conference's theme of "Consuming Cultures," specifically how the consumption or non-consumption of animals by animals (both human and non-human) has shaped our moral, symbolic, and traditional relationships with what we call "food."
Italian American and Italian Canadian Is Multi-Ethnic Too Class, gender, migration, history, diaspora, ethnicity, politics, radicals, working class, cinema, foodways, literature, media, popular culture, cultural studies, theory, 250-word abstract. Ryan Calabretta-Sajder, U of Arkansas, Fayetteville (email@example.com); Alan Gravano, Rocky Mountain U (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Deadline for submissions: Saturday, March 24, 2018
Alan J. Gravano, Rocky Mountain U (email@example.com )
Speculative fiction covers a broad range of narrative styles and genres. The cohesive element that pulls works together under the category is that there is some “unrealistic” element, whether it’s magical, supernatural, or a futuristic/technological development: works that fall into the category stray from conventional realism in some way. For this reason, speculative fiction can be quite broad, including everything from fantasy and magical realism to horror and science fiction—from Gabriel García Márquez to China Miéville to Octavia Butler. This panel aims to explore those unrealistic elements and all their varied implications about society, politics, economics, and more. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract, a brief bio, and any A/V needs by May 2
Call for Papers:
Politics and Aesthetics of Obsolescence
Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature /
Moving Image & Media Studies Conference
October 12th-13th, 2018
Professor Kathleen Fitzpatrick (Michigan State University)
Professor Joel Burges (University of Rochester, NY)
Revolt, resistance and hope in European cinema. Allied Organization: Graduate Student Caucus
The GSC is looking for papers exploring the theme of popular uprisings in film, picturing how cinema (documentary, drama and comedy) can translate into political messages. 250-word abstracts by March 14th, 2018 at firstname.lastname@example.org
Best regards, M. Leconte.
Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies (formerly The Journal of Pan African Studies; JPAS), a trans-disciplinary on-line multilingual peer reviewed scholarly journal devoted to the intellectual synthesis of research, scholarship and critical thought on the African experience around the world, is seeking contributions for a special edition of scholarly reflections about historical and current social complexity in Africa and the African diaspora as mirrored in Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole’s film Black Panther (Marvel Studio. Burbank, CA: 2018).
Call for Papers
‘It Is True, We Shall Be Monsters’: New Perspectives on Horror, Science Fiction and the Monstrous Onscreen.
Wednesday 13th of June 2018
Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre, De Montfort University, Leicester.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Dr Laura Mee and Dr Johnny Walker
Major civilizations of the world – Indian and Greek – based their models of education on inter-relatedness of various disciplines. However, with the focus on specialization and technology, liberal arts suffered at the expense of science and technology. But recently the discipline of Liberal arts and Human sciences has attained an unprecedented popularity in various Universities all over the world. The present world of the 21st century is strongly underpinned by rapid developments in the field of science and technology and accompanied by the ever-spreading roots of a global economy. The question then arises as to what role liberal education can play in the world mired in technological innovations spawned by globalization.
Constructions of masculinities in neoliberal South Asia; how are toxicity and fragility deployed alongside caste,class, regional, national and global vectors. 300 word proposal by 15 March 2018; Amrita De (email@example.com).