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Vampire Studies (2021 PCA/ACA National Conference)

updated: 
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 12:59pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

The co-chairs of the PCA/ACA Vampire Studies area are soliciting papers, presentations, panels and roundtable discussions that cover any aspect of the Vampire for the Annual National Popular Culture Association Conference to be held in Boston, MA from March 31-April 3, 2021. You must be a member of the PCA to submit a proposal.

This year is a return to the aborted theme from Philadelphia, the legacy of Dracula. Anyone who was accepted last year may resubmit their proposal for an automatic acceptance.  As well as Dracula, we are particularly interested in papers, presentations, and panels that cover:

      Vampires at the end of the world and beyond

Middle Eastern Journal of Research in Education and Social Sciences

updated: 
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 12:10pm
Middle Eastern Journal of Research in Education and Social Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 30, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Middle Eastern Journal of Research in Education  and Social Sciences (MEJRESS) is an international open access and peer-reviewed journal that publishes high quality research in education and social sciences.

The aim of this journal is to publish high quality studies in the areas of instruction, learning, teaching, curriculum development, learning environments, teacher education, educational technology, and educational developments. The journal also publishes articles in social sciences and culture studies.

Trauma: Explorations in Culture (NeMLA 2021)

updated: 
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 11:33am
Courtney Mullis / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Theorist Cathy Caruth popularized literary trauma theory in the mid-1990s, arguing that in the event of psychic trauma, “while the images of traumatic reenactment remain absolutely accurate and precise, they are largely inaccessible to conscious recall and control” (Caruth 151). Objections to Caruthian trauma theory often take one of two forms; scholars either object to the underlying theory of psychic trauma, or they object because of the limitations of psychic trauma.

NeMLA: Genocides and Language

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:34am
Didem Alkan
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In the aftermath of the man-made catastrophes, such as genocides, the artistic production does not only seek to grasp the reality behind the atrocities, but also to convey that reality as it is experienced. Language functions as medium for deconstructing this brutal reality that exceeds meaning. Thus, language could be situated among the most crucial components of the communication process since it functions both as catalyzer and obstacle for the embodiment of the historical reality. This panel explores the diverse discourses in which genocides are understood and represented in contemporary artistic production. What are the linguistic, moral, political, and sociological functions of language during and/or in the aftermath of the genocides?

Siblings on Stage, Page and Screen

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:34am
Dr Katie Barnett / University of Chester
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 2, 2020

Siblings on Stage, Page and Screen

Virtual Conference

Date: Saturday 16th January 2021

 

Though ubiquitous across stage, page and screen, images of siblings remain an under-researched and under-discussed phenomenon. The relationships, rivalries, conflicts and collaborations between brothers and sisters are frequently overlooked, and yet offer the possibility for fascinating discussion and insight into a wide range of cultural texts.

Research Methodologies in Fan Studies

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:33am
Christina Schuster/ University of Vienna
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Dear all,I would like to share the CFP for the first international #YouthMediaLife Conference in 2021, at the University of Vienna (Austria), which will be offering an integrate

Rethinking Innovation: Practices of Care and Maintenance in DH Scholarship and Pedagogy

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:33am
NEMLA 2021 (Philadelphia, PA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

While the theme for this year’s NEMLA conference proposes the dyad of “tradition and innovation,” some recent work in the Digital Humanities has skirted these two poles. An influential forum on “Ethics, Theories, and Practices of Care” in the 2019 edition of Debates in the Digital Humanities explores the status of care relations, maintenance and repair, the embrace of lowered-innovation levels, and the turn away from compulsive productivity in the sphere of Digital Humanities scholarship and pedagogy. These concerns follow a similar wave of interest in care and care relations in literary studies.

Medieval Magic in Theory: Prologues to Learned Texts of Magic

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:33am
Vajra Regan (University of Toronto, Centre for Medieval Studies)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

CFP (56TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MEDIEVAL STUDIES, KALAMAZOO, MAY 2021)

 

MEDIEVAL MAGIC IN THEORY: PROLOGUES TO LEARNED TEXTS OF MAGIC AND ASTROLOGY


Sponsor: The Research Group on Manuscript Evidence

Co-sponsor: The Societas Magica

CFP: Special Issue on Blackness @ Play: Communities, Culture, Creativity (Abstracts 9/15/20)

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:33am
American Journal of Play
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Call for Papers 

American Journal of Play Special Issue

Blackness @ Play: Communities, Culture, Creativity

Guest Editor: TreaAndrea M. Russworm, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 

 

Deadlines: 

300-word abstract: September 15, 2020 

Full papers, if accepted: December 31, 2020

Articles 6,500 to 8,000 words; other works vary in length

Queries and submission: russworm@umass.edu

 

(In)visibility in Communication: Connections and Inequities

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:33am
Global Fusion
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 21, 2020

Global Fusion 2020 (Virtual) Conference 

Organized by Southern Illinois Universities Carbondale (SIUC) & Edwardsville (SIUE)

October 9-11, 2020 

Call for Papers: Medical Heritage Library Conference 2020

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:33am
Medical Heritage Library
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 18, 2020

The Medical Heritage Library, Inc. is hosting an online conference to celebrate a decade of digitizing primary resources in the history of medicine on Friday November 13, 2020. 

 

CFP, Eikon Imago, vol. 10 (2021). Miscellany and Monographic Issue (Eternal Sadness: Representations of Death in Visual Culture from Antiquity to the Present Time, ed. Luis Vives-Ferrándiz Sánchez)

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:32am
Grupo de Investigación Capire, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Our scientific journal Eikón / Imago, edited by the CAPIRE research team at the Complutense University of Madrid, is already working on the next issue. It is an annual academic publication whose research interest focuses on iconography and visual culture, from a thematic scope that encompasses the forms and meanings of the images of any era, culture or country, as well as any thematic, typological or disciplinary variant: religious, mythological, political, musical, fantastic, animalistic and other.Each issue of Eikón / Imago Magazine consists of three sections:- Miscellany: related to any aspect of the general thematic coverage of the Journal (free peer review articles).- Monographic: the topic changes every year.

Deadline Approaching: "Middlebrow Gothic: Dark Domesticity in British Popular Fiction, 1920-1960"

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:31am
Dr Christopher Yiannitsaros
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 14, 2020

Commenting on Ivy Compton-Burnett’s subtly brutal A House and Its Head (1935), Francine Prose argues that the author’s portrayal of domestic life works to illuminate ‘the fear of being humiliated, bullied, silenced, and ignored, the fear of eternal incarceration in the prison of the family’. Bearing this sense of domestic peril and claustrophobia in mind, it can be argued that portrayals of home and family provide one of the foremost intersections between the twentieth century middlebrow novel and the older literary tradition of the Gothic. 

 

Theorizing Jack London: The 2021 Jack London Society 15th Biennial Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:18am
The Jack London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Notice:

The Jack London Society 15th Biennial Symposium has been rescheduled for November 4–7, 2021 at the Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center.

Updated Information for the 2021 Symposium is presented below.

 

Theorizing Jack London: The 2021 Jack London Society 15th Biennial Symposium:

November 4–7, 2021, Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center, Sonoma, California  

 

Innovative Practices in Indian Education System

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:18am
Education Research Foundation
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

Education is the backbone of any Nation. To bring positive changes in a country, we need to change its education system positively. India had remained under foreign rule for a very long time. The foreigner rulers changed the spirit of the education system as per their convenience. It is a proven fact that India was a learned nation well before the arrival of Europeans. It is evident from the rich Indian ancient literature, which is available in every sphere of life. The Britishers ruined the traditional Indian education system and replaced it with the Macaulay system so that they could produce young clerks to serve the British Raj.

Theorizing Jack London: The 2021 Jack London Society 15th Biennial Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:14am
The Jack London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Notice:

The Jack London Society 15th Biennial Symposium has been rescheduled for November 4–7, 2021 at the Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center.

Updated Information for the 2021 Symposium is presented below.

 

Theorizing Jack London: The 2021 Jack London Society 15th Biennial Symposium:

November 4–7, 2021, Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center, Sonoma, California  

 

Critical Approaches to Horror in Doctor Who - Chapters Sought

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:14am
Robert F. Kilker / Kutztown University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 4, 2021

Although Doctor Who creator Sydney Newman wanted his show to be educational and avoid so-called “bug-eyed monsters,” the popularity of the Daleks in the second serial ensured that it would be better known for scaring kids into hiding behind the sofa.  Adaptable as the science-fiction program is to fit a variety of other genres (e.g. the Western, screwball comedy, romance, period drama), horror dominates its cultural memory and ongoing practice.  While there have been some critical essays over the years examining this aspect of the show, no book has been devoted to a more sustained examination of the generic work of horror in Doctor Who.  This edited collection will remedy that absence.

 

“Companionable thinking: Spenser With…”

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:14am
Spenser Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Call for Papers


SPECIAL ISSUE OF SPENSER STUDIES:

                        “COMPANIONABLE THINKING: SPENSER WITH…

 

Edited by

 

David Hillman, Joe Moshenska, and Namratha Rao

 

CFP deadline: 30 September 2020

Thinking with Plants

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:13am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

From arborescence to the rhizome, plants have long served as models for thinking in philosophy, biology, and the arts. In recent years, scholars including Michael Marder, Catriona Sandilands, and Jeffrey Nealon have brought renewed attention to the agency and dynamism of the vegetal, at the same time that the future of plant life has come to be at risk in the wake of climate change and the impending collapse of ecosystems. This panel invites papers that explore ways of thinking about and with plants in the shadow of the Anthropocene. How do writers and visual artists, past and present, help us renegotiate our relationship to the vegetal today?

Eurasian Folk and Fairy Tales: Bridging Continents

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:12am
European Languages and Cultures Research Centre, Ege University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

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.

Book Series Call for Monographs: East-West Encounters in Literature & Cultural Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 3:06am
National Taiwan University Press (NTUP) and University of South Carolina Press (USCP)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

 East-West Encounters in Literature & Cultural Studies

 National Taiwan University Press (NTUP) and University of South Carolina Press (USCP) announce a groundbreaking series: East-West Encounters in Literature & Cultural Studies. This Series seeks scholarly works on intercultural encounters in language, literature, drama, and cultural studies, including East-West precolonial, colonial, modern or contemporary contacts. The Series especially welcomes monographs written in English or other languages translated into English. An anthology of edited essays with a thematic focus is also welcome.  

 Suggested topics include but are not limited to the following:

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