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Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid: Representing Taboo in Contemporary Pop Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:56pm
Dr. Christina Fawcett, Dr. Marc Ouellette & Dr. Delores Phillips
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

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.

Southern Literature and Scandal (SAMLA) [deadline extended]

updated: 
Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 5:08pm
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

[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.

The South and Science Fiction (SAMLA)

updated: 
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 5:59pm
Society for the Study of Southern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

[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.

CFP Fashion and Material Culture, MPCA/ACA, EXTENDED

updated: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 9:32pm
Luxx Mishou, Area Chair/ The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS

UPDATE: 

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

Creative Writing Panel Proposals - East Texas Writing Festival

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:54pm
LeTourneau University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

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

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:40pm
Daniel Kielty / International Rebecca West Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

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:

Peace, Literature, and Pedagogy (MMLA) *Deadline extended

updated: 
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 1:11pm
Matthew Horton / University of North Georgia
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

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: 

https://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/callforpapers/

Conference - Stanley Cavell: A Retrospective

updated: 
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 12:31pm
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021

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

 

Panel Proposal for MLA 2021, Toronto: The Other in Narratives of Rival Nations

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:29pm
Lissi Athanasiou-Krikelis
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

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? 

Years in Cultural Studies

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:30pm
Cultural Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

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.

Rhoda Broughton and Her Contemporaries: A Centenary Conference

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:26pm
Victorian Popular Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 24, 2020

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

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:40pm
National Institute of Technology, Silchar (Assam, India)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 22, 2020

International Symposium

on

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