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Opening the Vault: Media Industry Studies and its Archives

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Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:06am
Spectator / University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 27, 2020

Deadline for Submission: November 27, 2020

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous scholars have been unable to physically access archival records, locked away for an indefinite period of time. In the present, various media industries—studios, streaming services, talent agencies, and more —have continued to announce deals, make public statements, and present a digital front that veils the story underneath. With continued conglomeration and corporate security practices winnowing access to materials, even smaller stakes questions—even the amount of eyes on any particular work on digital platforms—are becoming increasingly impossible to uncover without records.

NEMLA 2021 Panel Crip-torians: Disability Resistance in the Rehabilitation Era

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Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:06am
Emily Baldys / Millersville University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

19th-century Britain witnessed the convergence of many historical trends that exacerbated disability stigma, even as the era embraced a rehabilitative ethos. The growth of specialized medicine, the expansion of a sprawling asylum system, institutional categorization of the poor, public health initiatives, and the rise of eugenics: all these and more spawned attitudes and practices that worked to disable those who were physically and mentally impaired.

Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art

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Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:06am
Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN0257-0254)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN 0257-0254), launched in 1980 and published bimonthly, a most highly recognized peer-reviewed journal in China, publishes original papers in Chinese or English in arts and humanities, especially literary studies. We welcome MLA-style papers of 6000-12000 words in the fields of literary theory, critical theory, aesthetics, philosophy of art, cultural studies, etc.

Souhern Gothic Subversion

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Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:06am
Mary McCampbell
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

This interdisciplinary panel invites submissions for papers that examine the subversive aspects of the Southern Gothic genre in literature, film, television, or music. Creative new readings of traditional Southern Gothic texts from O'Connor, Faulkner, Williams, etc. are welcome. Also encouraged are explorations of contemporary texts such as the HBO series True Detective, fiction from Toni Morrison and Dona Tartt, or music from The Handsome Family and Iron and Wine.

Please submit a 250-word abstract, brief biographical statement (including academic affiliation and contact information), and A/V requirements to Mary McCampbell at mmccampbell@leeuniversity.edu by July 29, 2020.

CFP for The JOURNAL OF HISPANIC AND LUSOPHONE WHITENESS STUDIES (HLWS)

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Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:05am
Western Oregon University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

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THE JOURNAL OF HISPANIC AND LUSOPHONE WHITENESS STUDIES (HLWS) is open access, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal. The Journal promotes the research on non-Anglocentric Studies of Whiteness in the Lusophone and Hispanic cultural productions from any period.

Roll for Initiative: Writing Dungeons & Dragons

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Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:05am
Suzanne Richardson and Daniel Shank Cruz
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Roll for Initiative: Writing Dungeons & Dragons

            We seek submissions in the genres of the essay (creative nonfiction or critical/theoretical), poetry, and the interview for an anthology that will take a literary perspective to examine all aspects of Dungeons & Dragons (D&D).

Intersectional, Innovative, Digital: Whither the New Humanities? (NeMLA 2021)

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Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:05am
Sabina Lenae, New York University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The humanities have been at a crossroads for almost the last ten years, since the rise of the digital humanities as “the next big thing” (Panapacker, 2009). Staunch advocates of the humanities would, of course, look back further and defend the discipline from its inception. The idea that studying the humanities generates more empathy and compassion is one that is now commonly understood. However, the innovation in the humanities in recent years – partly in response to greater funding and public fervor for so-called “STEM” fields – has not been without controversy of its own.

Stratified Nature: Women’s Writing and Nature Past, Present, and Future

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Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:04am
Cambridge Scholars Press
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Stratified Nature: Women’s Writing and Nature Past, Present, and Future

I would like to invite you to consider submitting one or more chapters to the forthcoming essay collection.

As we continue the study of the Anthropocene and society’s intersections with nature, this collection searches for essays on women’s writing, Anthropocene, and futurism. This anthology’s scope will be broad, with a focus on analysis of women writers, society, and nature in the past, present, and future.

Giant Steps: Coltrane, Space, and Innovation

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Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:04am
Michael A. Antonucci | Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Giant Steps: Coltrane, Space, and Innovation

The Savoy Ballroom in New York, Preservation Hall in New Orleans, the intersection of 12th Street and Vine in Kansas City, and the Green Mill on Chicago’s North Side all stand as cradles for jazz tradition.

How does one site those spaces though that have housed jazz innovations, like 1511 North 33rd in Philadelphia, John Coltrane’s Strawberry Mansion?Where are the places that jazz can call home? Improvisations and experimentation certainly, but what spaces and which places make those transitions in the artform, its delivery, and reception?

CFP PLATFORM: 'Balancing Acts'

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Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:04am
Lisa Moravec
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

CFP Platform: Journal of Theatre and Performing Arts
BALANCING ACTS No. 14, Vol. 2

Balance is an insecure state. When extreme acts of falling (releasing) and suspension (being unable to move) push bodies off balance, into a state of disorientation, balance is put into question. Following Sara Ahmed’s observation that bodies lose their balance if they do not move along the straight vertical line of capital (2016) and Anne Cooper Albright’s analysis which explores how we can practice realigning ‘at the edge of our balance’ (2019), this issue of Platform investigates moments in which balance is put at stake.

Periodicals and Silent Cinema (Special Edition of the Journal of Modern Periodical Studies)

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Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:03am
Jonathan Cranfield / Liverpool John Moores University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 24, 2020

Submissions are solicited for a special edition of the Journal of Modern Periodical Studies on the relationship between periodicals and silent cinema. Work is encouraged which treats the topic in its global, as well as Anglophone, context. 

The rise of silent cinema in the early twentieth century changed the business of writing and publishing forever. Editors, journalists, essayists and authors found themselves catering for readers whose cultural expectations had been transformed by their interactions with cinema. Debates raged over which periodical form would first be rendered obsolete: the daily newspaper? The illustrated magazine? The serialised novel? The weekly comic? The compendium of short fiction?

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