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“Watching Television Series, Writing Criticism”

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 9:15am
Aniki / ed. Sérgio Dias Branco and Elliott Logan
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018  This thematic dossier focuses on the critical appreciation of particular television series, while also examining the distinctive practice of writing television criticism. Our understanding of television criticism echoes that of Alex Clayton and Andrew Klevan in their edited volume The Language and Style of Film Criticism (Routledge, 2011). It is a form of writing that addresses television series “as potential achievements and wishes to convey their distinctiveness and quality (or lack of it)” (Clayton and Klevan 1).

Southeast Asian Media Studies (journal)

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 9:42am
Southeast Asian Media Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Southeast Asian Media Studies
October 2018, Vol. 1, No. 1
December 2018, Vol. 1, No. 2

Explorations in Southeast Asian Media Studies: Theories, Trajectories, and Futures

Edited Collection on the Hallmark Channel and its programming

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 2:31pm
Emily L. Newman and Emily Witsell
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Contributions are sought for an interdisciplinary collection of essays on the Hallmark television channels to be published by McFarland & Co. We are interested in a sustained exploration of the television channel and brand as a cultural phenomenon. At the end of 2017, The Washington Postpublished an article entitled “We can’t take any more of 2017, so we’ve turned to the Hallmark Channel in desperation.” The article described men and women – but mostly women – engaging in a particular brand of escapism from the seemingly daily barrage of bad news: watching Hallmark Channel original movies.

Special Issue of Nineteenth-Century Studies: Patchwork, Cut-and-Paste, Reassembly

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 2:31pm
Casie LeGette / Nineteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 3, 2018

This special issue will focus on ideas of reuse and recombination. How were bits and scraps of materials, textual and otherwise, reassembled into new forms in the nineteenth century? To what ends? Essays might consider these issues in relation to images, fabrics, texts, and more. Possible topics could include scrapbooks, patchwork, quotation, citation, illustration, and any and all forms of recombination. Approaches from all disciplines, including literature, art history, history, music, and the history of science and the social sciences, are welcome, as are submissions that cross national boundaries and/or range across the nineteenth century.

On-going CFP, Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 10:00am
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) is

- devoted to literary, historical, film and cultural studies of the English-speaking world
- an international scholarly journal with an international audience available at major research centers and libraries throughout the world
- the oldest continuously published Central European scholarly journal in its field
- published twice a year by the Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen, Hungary.

Reading, Teaching, and Theorizing Caribbean Texts

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 12:12pm
Jeanne Jegousso (Louisiana State University) and Emily O'Dell (Louisiana State University)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Call for Submissions for an edited volume. 


Abstract (French or English) due: June 1st, 2018


15th International Connotations Symposium: Understanding (through) Annotations

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:24am
Connotations: A Journal for Critical Debate
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

Explanatory annotations have always had a somewhat precarious and even paradoxical status: with a few exceptions, they have been considered “below” the concern of the theorist and literary critic, while in some sense they have also been considered “above” the sphere of the textual editor, who has eyed their flights of interpretive fancy with distrust. They have been suspected of manipulating the reader in a clandestine fashion while at the same time they have been regarded as a necessity, for they are an essential means of keeping alive many texts of world literature, from Homer to the Modernists, by making them comprehensible and meaningful to readers.