We are pleased to invite contributions to an edited volume that analyzes sexual taboo in contemporary popular culture, with an eye toward theorizing taboo sexual practices using frameworks that reveal the uncomfortable or silenced spaces that surround non-normative sexual desire. We seek chapters that focus on how different cultural products normalize the taboo, bringing deviant behavior into mainstream spaces that challenge the traditional relegation of non-normative behavior to fringe spaces. We invite readings of literary, film, interactive and fan-created works that reveal positive representations of taboo, opening our readers to a sympathetic experience of deviancy and socially proscribed behavior.
[Deadline Extended] The Society for the Study of Southern Literature invites papers on topics relevant to the SAMLA 92 conference theme: “Scandal! Literature & Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts.” The works explored may be from any ‘literary’ medium including poetry, prose, film, or video games, and explore concepts of scandal, rebellion, resistance, creation, liminality, or precarity relative to the South[s]. We especially welcome papers that focus on the intersections of the South and lines of identity including race, ethnicity, gender, and class.
[Deadline Extended] The Society for the Study of Southern Literature invites papers on the South and science fiction for a panel at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association’s Annual Conference from November 13-15, 2020 in Jacksonville, FL. Papers may discuss any of the subgenres of science fiction, including alternate history, post-apocalyptic, scifi gothic, traditional, ‘hard’ or ‘soft’ science fiction, scifi horror, etc., and may focus on any form of media as long as the South is a central locale or focus of the work.
CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS
The Midwest Popular Culture Association is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely. At this point, we intend for the conference to go ahead as planned in October. Please note that the deadline for registration is September 15. In the event that the conference is moved into a virtual setting, postponed, or canceled, we will notify you with how the organization will respond as soon as possible. Please check the MPCA website or follow MPCA on Twitter or Facebook for the latest information.
Fashion and Material Culture, MPCA/ACA
Panel submissions for the East Texas Writing Festival may be creative writing or craft-related essays. Work should be submitted as an attachment on the registration form. Visit www.letu.edu/writingfest for more information on the festival. Guidelines are provided below for each genre:
- Fiction/Nonfiction – Submissions are not to exceed 2500 words in total and should be submitted in a single document.
- Poetry – Submit up to five poems in a single document.
All submissions should include your name and email address located on the first page.
Blogging Rebecca West
The International Rebecca West Society has recently launched a new website: https://rebeccawestsociety.wordpress.com/
We are interested in any kind of submission that conveys a passion for and sheds new light on Rebecca West’s life and work. This may include but is by no means limited to:
CFP for Peace, Literature, and Pedagogy Panel
MMLA 2020, November 5-8, Milwaukee, WI
Abstract Deadline: May 31, 2020
General Conference Topic: “Cultures of Collectivity”
The Midwest Modern Language Association welcomes, especially but not exclusively, proposals dealing with any aspect of the theme “Cultures of Collectivity” for the 2020 conference. Please find a general description of this theme here:
CONFERENCE POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 2021
Considering the recent global events, we have unfortunately decided to postpone the conference (originally scheduled for September 25-26, 2020) to a further date. The safety of our speakers, staff, and academic cohort has been the decisive argument in this matter.
We will announce a new date as soon as possible, but the most likely period is the second half of September 2021.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Stanley Cavell: A Retrospective
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University
Milan, September 25th - 26th
The Other in Narratives of Rival Nations
This panel seeks papers that examine the representation of the ethnic Other in literatures of rival nations or ethnic groups in twentieth and twenty-first century children’s and young adult fiction from around the world. How is the ethnic Other presented to young readers, and how are children initiated into certain cultural, political, national, or historical ideologies of the rival nation?
Lateral, the journal of the Cultural Studies Association, seeks submissions for a unique collection of essays: Years in Cultural Studies.
What forgotten historical moments or contexts shaped the trajectory of cultural studies? How have individual scholars and broader social movements contributed to the cultural studies we know today? The special section ofLateral—“Years in Cultural Studies”—seeks to answer these questions and more through essays that interrogate cultural studies’ diverse, fragmented, and provocative history. Essays in this collection focus on specific years in the history of Cultural Studies.
Humour and Religion in the Early Modern World
Universiteit Utrecht 15-16 January 2021
Rhoda Broughton (1840-1920) was considered one of the queens of the circulating library in Victorian England. Broughton is the author of more than twenty novels and a collection of short stories, the latter featuring supernatural and mysterious elements. Her first two novels, Cometh up as a Flower and Not Wisely but too Well, earned her the reputation of a sensation writer; they were followed by other works containing sensational elements and subject-matter, and featuring rebellious, impetuous, passionate but often naïve heroines. She later resorted to one-volume novels in which she revealed skill and depth. These gems include A Beginner, Lavinia and Mamma.
Digital Expressions of the Self
Organized by the Department of Humanities & Social Sciences
National Institute of Technology Silchar
7-8 December 2020
Pre-Symposium Workshop: 5-6 December 2020