This book seeks to showcase current academic debates and multiple disciplinary perspectives on adversiting. The contributions in this book will help create a comprehensive overview of of academic discourse on contemporary advertiting. Perspectives on the ethics of advertising, the challenges to measuring advertising’s impact, and the importance of professional creativity are particularly encouraged. Proposed chapters might address whether advertising is purely manipulative, whether it encourages over consumption, whether it creates monopolies, or whether it serves primarily to make the rich even richer.
Emerging from oral literature, folk and fairy tales are embedded and entangled within the very confines of human consciousness and are continuously rewoven into the fabric of cultural memory. Often categorised as stories for children, these tales not only provide vital information into the psyche and disposition of the human mind, but also enable us to understand social and cultural interactions. The vast imagery, motifs, and archetypes these tales produce enable them to be constantly re-conceived, reinterpreted, and disseminated. Even though folk and fairy tales emerge from differing cultures with diverse traditions and customs, they seem to share similar formation mechanisms.
‘My Poor Devil’: Georgette Heyer’s The Black Moth at 100
Conference held 20th November 2021
- Paper submission (abstract and full paper): April 30, 2021
- Notification of acceptance/rejection: May 31, 2021
- Camera-ready deadline and copyright forms: June 18, 2021
- Early Registration Deadline: June 30, 2021
- Conference: August 9-11, 2021
Aims and Scope
Critical Insights: Amy Tan
“Writing is an extreme privilege but it’s also a gift. It’s a gift to yourself and it’s a gift of giving a story to someone.”
Pacific Ancient and Modern Langauage Association (PAMLA) 2021 CONFERENCE, LAS VEGAS/Online: Thursday 11th November - Sunday 14th November 14 2021
This is an online/virtual session.
What stories does a city tell us, and how do we pass them on? How can we use stories to interpret a world where time and the outside is obscured? Should we weave narratives of a capitalist utopia or a dystopian warning? This virtual (online) session invites submissions of original, unpublished short stories of 2,000 to 3,000 words, linked to the PAMLA 2021 theme. The writers will read their stories, followed by a question and answer session with the audience.
Invitation to submit to the International Journal of Critical Media Literacy Special Issue:
Inside the Anthropocene: Critical Media Literacy & the SARS-CoV2 Pandemic
SARS-CoV2 has created a global health emergency with real human cost that has also manifested as a media spectacle. This special issue will focus on the ways many different media platforms work as a kind of cultural pedagogy, a pedagogy that depends on the replication and distribution of certain forms of biopolitical power.
At the Dusk of Literature?––21st-century North American writing in extremis.
Department of North American Literature & Culture
University of Łódź, Poland
(June 25–26, 2021)
Chapter proposals are invited for The Routledge Handbook of Ecofeminism and Literature (hereafter simply The Handbook), to be published within the series Routledge Literature Handbooks in 2022. Interested authors should send a 300- to 500-word abstract, 200-word biography, and sample of a previously published chapter or article to Dr. Douglas Vakoch at email@example.com by March 25, 2021. Authors will be notified whether their proposals are accepted by March 30, 2021.
Call for Papers: Faulkner Journal special issue, “William Faulkner, Race, and the Work of Antiracism”
CALL FOR PAPERS
Cosmopolitan Aspirations in English-Speaking Cinema and Television
26th Annual SERCIA Conference
Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
September 8-10, 2021
“Open Borders: Translation and its Perils”
Conference Organizers: Professors Alexandra Coller and Amin Erfani
(Languages and Literatures, Lehman College, CUNY)
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Date: October 15-16, 2021
Bonds Forged in Fire!!: Exploring the Social Networks and Social Distances in the Harlem Renaissance Era and Beyond
A Special Session for the Langston Hughes Society at the 93rd SAMLA Convention
November 4-6, 2021
Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center
CFP for the 2022 MLA Annual Convention--“Art Becomes Life and Life Is Art”: Langston Hughes and the Art of Interconnection
January 6-9, 2021 | Washington, DC
The Life and Legacy of Sterling A. Brown, the Dean of Afro-American Literary Studies
A Special Issue of The Langston Hughes Review
CFP for the 2022 MLA Annual Convention--Multilingual Black Meccas
January 6-9, 2021 | Washington, DC
MLA 2022 will be held 6–9 January, 2022 in Washington, DC. We invite abstracts for an Transdisciplinary Connections [TC] Race and Ethnicity Studies-sponsored panel, "Transnational Migration and Empire." 300-word abstracts that examine how texts that center on transnational migrations, forced or otherwise, produce anti-imperialist modes of thought and practice. Any geographical location and time period. Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, 15 March 2021.
Call For Papers: John Singleton: The Soulful Director [Spring 2022 release]
Abstract Deadline March 31, 2021
Manuscript Deadline August 31, 2021
From Alice Walker’s womanism to bell hooks’ oppositional gaze, Black girls’ rebellion inspires concepts and theoretical approaches that aid in understanding the lives of girls and women. These theorizations—and Black girls’ actions—counter dominant narratives and distortions of Black girlhood. Despite censoring, surveilling, and policing, Black girls find creative ways to assert and insert themselves in spaces where their behavior may be considered “deviant,” “rebellious,” or “womanish. ”They often engage in what Aimee Meredith Cox calls shapeshifting to “ confront, challenge, invert, unsettle, and expose the material impact of systemic oppression”(7).
Constant transformation has been the norm in the new digital media environment since its inception. During the 2020 health crisis, the impact of this ever-changing digital world in our daily lives has been especially notable. Due to quarantine measures, the only opportunity to interact with friends and to consume culture was to rely on social networks, streaming services and video conferencing softwares. Web-based cultural activities have affected people’s relationships with cyberspace: many have visited museums, seen award ceremonies, and even been to concerts online. In other words, we are never disconnected from the Internet (DeNardis 2020).
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
Confirmed keynote scholars: Enrique Ajuria Ibarra, Xavier Aldana Reyes, Kyle Bishop, Kevin Corstorphine, Justin Edwards (closing), Anya Heise-von der Lippe, Michael Howarth, Evert J. van Leeuwen, Elizabeth Parker + Michelle Poland, David Punter (closing), Julia Round, Christy Tidwell, Jeffrey Weinstock (opening), Maisha L. Wester.
EXTENDED DEADLINE: March 20, 2021
Call for abstracts: edited volume
Latinx Representation in Popular Culture and New Media
Editors: J. Jesse Ramirez (University of St. Gallen) and Anna Marta Marini (Instituto Franklin–UAH)