With 2017’s Get Out, Jordan Peele burst out of the confines of sketch comedy and announced himself as one of the most original voices in contemporary cinema. Part and parcel of Peele’s success was his undeniable mastery of–and facility with–generic conventions. Get Out has been ascribed a range of genre labels, from psychological thriller to political horror, black comedy to sci-fi, zombie movie to horror verité. Peele himself has added fuel to the fire by musing that his film is a “social thriller” and a “documentary” that “subverts the idea of all genres.” Since the success of his first film, Peele has released a pair of even more generically ambitious and ambiguous films: Us (2019) and Nope (2022).
Proposals on any aspect of men, men’s studies, and/or masculinities are welcome; however, the following topics are of particular interest:
Saint Louis University—Madrid, June 7-8, 2024
The OED defines “modern” as “being in existence at this time; current, present,” but also as something that is “opposed to the remote past.” Given that the concepts of “past,” “present” and “future” are not fixed, but, to paraphrase Einstein, illusory, the meaning of “modern” itself is hard to pin down.
As countries of the Global North continue to reshape their immigration policies to tighten the
legal/illegal movement of Global Southerners into and through their borders, globalization
announces itself as doubly edged, having positive economic benefits and undesirable
consequences on both sides of the global divide. Yet, with the twentieth-century surge in
migration, a noticeable trend in African migrant fiction like Mbue’s How Beautiful We Were and
Indian diasporic novels, such as Sahota’s The Year of the Runaways, including films like Amata’s
Black November, is that while much of global migration remains north-directed, with the Global
I am extending the CFP for 'The E.T Book: New Perspectives on the Classic 1980s Blockbuster' till the end of November.
We have several abstracts on Childhood, merchandising, the video game, as well as on John Williams Score, unmade ET, cinematography etc
I would love to have some abstracts which focus on aspects of the film itself (textual, narrative, thematic) and its production contexts.
Please do feel free to send me any ideas you have
Dr Matt Melia
The ET Book: New Perspectives on The Classic 1980s Blockbuster
Editor: Dr Matthew Melia (Kingston University)
CFP: Queer/ing Horror: Video Essays at the Intersection of Horror and Queerness
MONSTRUM 7.2 (December 2024)
Guest Editor: Dayna McLeod
CFP: LABOUR AND SCREEN MEDIA
BAFTSS 12th Annual Conference. 3rd -5th April 2024. University of Sussex, UK.
We are delighted to announce two new Book Prize Awards, under the auspices of the UK-based Victorian Popular Fiction Association (VPFA): the VPFA First Book Prize and the VPFA Second Book Prize awards. These book prizes will be awarded in alternate years, beginning in 2023 with the First Book Prize, followed in 2024 by the Second Book Prize. The VPFA First Book Prize is intended for the first book of an early-career scholar; the VPFA Second Book Prize is for a second book by scholars at any career stage.
Submissions for the 2023 VPFA First Book Prize are now open, with a deadline of 31 December 2023. The winner will be announced in the spring of 2024.
Refocus: The Films of Peter Weir
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CRITICAL DIVERSITY STUDIES (IJCDS) (PUBLISHED BY PLUTO PRESS)
IJCDS invites scholars to submit abstracts for a special issue that that engages with challenges and opportunities of critical transformation in the higher education environment. The theme of this issue is CONVERSATIONS ON CONVIVIALITY AND CRITICAL DIVERSITY LITERACY: OVERLAPS, TENSIONS AND GRAY AREAS.
The WAC Journal seeks scholarly work at the intersection of writing with teaching, curriculum,
learning, and research focusing on our special issue topic of how WAC pedagogies (dis)engage adult and returning learners. Our review board welcomes inquiries, proposals, and articles from 3,000 to 6,000 words.
The PhD in Theatre and Performance at the Graduate Center CUNY is calling for doctoral applicants for our Fall 2024 cohort. Located in the heart of New York, with longstanding ties to public service and the city itself, we are thrilled to welcome interdisciplinary, practice-based, and passionate applicants this year. Our Admissions deadline is January 1 2024.
To that end, we warmly invite you to our open house (in hybrid form), which takes place on November 2, 2023, from 5-7pm. RSVP to Alexandra Rego (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Patricia Goodson (email@example.com).
The last few years has given education a great insight into its own practices. Between online classrooms during the pandemic and the rapid emergence of more and more powerful technologies, we educators have seen a growing need to reevaluate our classrooms, as well as work with new tech to enhance these learning environments.
46th Comparative Drama Conference
April 4-6, 2024
NEW DUE DATE: OCT. 20
Due to numerous requests for an extension to the abstract due date, the new abstract due date is October 20th.
We look forward to receiving your abstract.
Date: 27th April 2024
Location: University of Warwick (in-person)
Keynote speaker: Professor Janet Carsten (University of Edinburgh)
Submission deadline: 30th November 2023
Fantasy, a genre that has captivated the hearts and minds of countless individuals throughout history, invites us to embark on extraordinary adventures beyond the realm of the ordinary. A space where magic, mythical creatures and epic quests reign supreme, Fantasy offers a respite from reality and inviting us to explore realms beyond the boundaries of our imagination.
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black symposium noir
Black radical thought and praxis in Montreal
March 15-16, 2024 || Maison de la Culture Côte-des-Neiges
The black symposium noir is a bilingual community gathering and independently organized by graduate students and post-graduates with the support of the Uptown Institute and Chalet Kent, a community-rooted non-profit organization and youth centre in Côte-des-Neiges.
CALL FOR PAPERS: Cultural Heterologies and Democracy II. Transitions and Transformations in Post-Socialist Cultures in the 1980s and 1990s
Tallinn, June 26–28, 2024
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Marju Lauristin (former Minister of Social Affairs, Estonia)
Dorota Kołodziejczyk (University of Wrocław, Poland)
Gulnaz Sharafutdinova (King’s College London, UK)
Call for papers / panels/ round tables/ workshops for Lesbian Lives International Conference 2024 at the University of Brighton UK
22-23 March 2024
The theme for the 2024 Conference is Global Connections: Solidarities, Communities, Networks and Activisms. The conference aims to highlight the ongoing struggles against homophobia, transphobia and misogyny across the globe.
This work takes many forms and is context bound, depending on geography, culture, political climate, histories of mobilization and intersectional aspects of racial and other forms of discrimination and socio-economical lived realities.
PLEASE NOTE: Currently I am looking for abstract submissions on the topic related to Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh only.
Call for Papers: Christmas Issue of The Classical Connection
As we await the publication of our debut Halloween issue, we wanted to post a CFP for our 2nd issue of The Classical Connection.
The theme of our Christmas issue is Yuletide Echoes.
The College English Association’s 53rd national conference, from March 21-23 in Atlanta, will focus on the theme of transformations. CEA invites proposals from academics specializing in Medieval and Early Modern literature or cultural studies. We especially welcome presentations that focus on the theme of transformations in texts, disciplines, culture, media, education, and pedagogy. But in addition to our conference theme, we happily accept proposals on other topics of interest.
Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be submitted electronically by November 1, 2023, through our conference management database housed at the following web address: https://www.conftool.pro/cea2024/.
We would like to invite humanities and social science scholars to contribute to our edited volume, ‘Oceans Seas and Shorelines in Film’, to be published in 2024/25 by Routledge in the Oceans Seas and Shorelines: a natural and cultural environmental history series.
Film is the most influential of all of the cultural media, combining powerful audio and visual formulas to recreate the world for the purpose of telling a story. It implicitly and explicitly conveys important aspects of real and imagined social change and exchange within a variety of environmental contexts, but the role of the environment and the impact of human agency on the environment has rarely been a focus of critical enquiry.
Call for Papers
In 1950, the pioneering mathematician and computer scientist Alan Turing asked the world: “Can machines think?”
Published in his article in Mind when he was 38 years old, Turing’s question emerged from a life of relentless imagination. By then, Turing had applied his brilliance to help the allies win World War II and revolutionized computing—creating the foundation for much later developments in AI technologies and machine learning. His intrepidness included living as a gay man in a society that would criminalize and cause him irreparable harm for it.
Sponsored by the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies
University of Kentucky
Topic: Using storytelling to make science more accessible to lay audiences.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Migrating Minds: Journal of Cultural Cosmopolitanism (ISSN 2993-1053) [https://migratingminds.georgetown.edu] is a new peer-reviewed, open-access scholarly journal devoted to interdisciplinary research on cultural cosmopolitanism from a comparative perspective.
It provides a unique, international forum for innovative critical approaches to cosmopolitanism emerging from literatures, cultures, media, and the arts in dialogue with other areas of the humanities and social sciences, across temporal, spatial, and linguistic boundaries.
The editors would like to invite chapters of 7,000 words for an edited collection, Girls’ and Young Women’s Textual Cultures Across History: Imitation, Adaptation, Transformation, to be submitted to Routledge’s Children’s Literature and Culture Book Series. We aim to publish the collection in 2025.
This is a Call for Papers for an online workshop titled Laughing in the Face of Evil: Humorous Perspectives on Perpetrators in Contemporary American Literature and Popular Culture. The workshop asks what humor can contribute to our understanding of perpetrators by examining a selection of works from contemporary American literature and popular culture. Does humor help demythologize certain perpetrators whose international fame turned them into quasi-mythical figures? Can the ownership of humorous content about a traumatic situation or process endured by a specific marginalized community be transferred to other communities?
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way humans behave personally and interact socially at the interpersonal, local, national and global levels. Thus, various cultural practices are also modified, both in the form of daily activities and in the form of ritual, ceremonial and formal practices, including the prevalence in the secular, religious, artistic and institutional realms in various fields. Policies and procedures for carrying out various activities in various sectors have also been reorganized to take into account the health protocols that apply in different jurisdictions.