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Virtualizing Material Games (SCMS Virtual Conference Panel 2021)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 2:01am
Society of Cinema and Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 7, 2020

Virtualizing Material Games (SCMS Virtual Conference Panel 2021)

Even before worldwide quarantines added impetus, material gaming had already become increasingly enacted in virtual spaces.  Rather than virtual play replacing the material, as some speculated in the early days of videogames, material play has become increasingly entangled with virtuality.  These increasingly complementary modes of play offer a rich space for exploring the multifaceted embodied and conceptual activity of play, the blending of material and virtual that in many ways defines games.   

NCSA 2021: Rediscovering Nineteenth-Century Studies (Roundtable Session)

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 6:37pm
Benjamin D. O'Dell / Georgia Gwinnett College
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

This roundtable invites abstracts for short position papers reflecting on the present state of nineteenth-century studies.  How do recent developments in and around the field change our understanding of the nineteenth-century as a site of inquiry?  Papers might include, but are not limited to, the following:       

Grace Kelly: An Understudied Irish-American Icon

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 3:37pm
Mary Burke, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

CFP for a panel on Grace Kelly at NeMLA, Philadelphia, March 11-14, 2021. (Virtual participation possible.)

Unsettled and Unsettling Nature: The Ecogothic in American Literature Before 1900 (NeMLA 2021)

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 2:31pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (52nd annual conference)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Dawn Keetley and Matthew Wynn Sivils note that “the dominant American relationship with nature . . . has always been unsettling” with the Gothic “sewn into the very warp and woof of American literature." This panel seeks to coalesce a body of work which investigates the Ecogothic in American literature before 1900: letters, slave narratives, novels, and travel journals which foreground nature as protagonist. The panel aims to investigate how writers of early America invoked the Gothic to describe their wild environs as well as the natural spaces becoming trampled by progress and exploration.

Alluvium Journal: Contemporary Representations of Homelessness (November 2020)

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 2:16pm
Alluvium Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Alluvium Call for Proposals: Articles on Contemporary Representations of Homelessness

 

Alluvium is an open access journal featuring short essays of around 2000-2500 words on key issues and emerging trends in 21st century writing, culture and criticism. The journal publishes around six issues a year enabling vital current ideas to find a rapid readership.

 

We invite proposals for articles in our Autumn 2020 issue of Alluvium: Contemporary Representations of Homelessness

The deadline for abstracts is the 15th of September and we particularly welcome proposals from post-graduate researchers and early career researchers.

 

The Figure of the Musician in the Cinema

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 2:05pm
"Savoirs en Prisme" / French academic e-journal / Université de Reims
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Call for Articles

Savoirs en Prisme, no 15, 2022, “The Figure of the Musician in the Cinema”

Edited by: Bénédicte Brémard, Stéphan Etcharry and Julie Michot

 

'Who is Afraid of the Humanities?': A Podcast

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 2:05pm
Thilini Prasadika
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Launched as part of a larger initiative, 'Who is Afraid of the Humanities' is an academic podcast which discusses the passing scene of research and teaching in the Arts and Humanities in different parts of the world. 

In each episode of this podcast, the host interviews students, researchers, academics, activists, and enthusiasts in the field of Arts and Humanities and attempts to highlight the role of Humanities in addressing important and pressing challenges through research, teaching and other academic/activist engagements. 

Violent First-Person Narratives

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 2:05pm
Dr Joanna Wilson-Scott
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

CFP: VIOLENT FIRST-PERSON NARRATIVES

Deadline for abstracts: 1st November 2020

Contact: Dr Joanna Wilson-Scott (jw737@le.ac.uk)

 

Food and Culture in Northeast India: The Culinary Tradition

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 2:01pm
Dr. Saurav Sengupta/Damdama College, Guwahati
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

Food, more than a material substance is also a cultural expression handed down from generations to generations. In most societies, the older people pass on their knowledge of food and what constitutes “healthy or good” food to their new members. In this sense, the idea of food also marks a society’s relation with the larger environment- human and biotic. But, food also defines what is “within” from what is “without,” so that culinary skills, inherited through years of practice could be transferred to those who make up the members of a legitimate community.

One Shot Hitchcock: Contemporary Approaches to the Screen

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:53pm
Melanie Robson and Luke Robinson
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

One Shot Hitchcock: Contemporary Approaches to the Screen is an edited collection that interrogates poignant and memorable shots from across Alfred Hitchcock’s long transnational career. Each chapter takes one shot from a single film, beginning with his silent era and ending with Family Plot (1976). If Hitchcock is known as a director of suspense films, and films about murder, the shots discussed in One Shot Hitchcock are his crime scenes: these are the shots that resist being forgotten, these are the shots that repeatedly demand to be investigated, these are the shots in which Hitchcock’s influence on aesthetics and culture is at its most acute. 

Call for book reviewers

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:53pm
Religion and the Arts, Boston College
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Religion and the Arts, a peer-reviewed journal edited at Boston College and published by Brill of the Netherlands, is looking for writers with professional experience and an advanced degree to write individual book reviews and combined review-essays in the fields of religion and literature, poetry, music, dance, architecture, film, and art history. Our reviewers are academics, independent scholars, writers, poets, artists, teachers, and clergy. 

 

Please send a short bio and vita to relarts@bc.edu describing your education, publications, and current interests: as well as any recent books (2019 forward) you might like to review. 

Special issue of Antipodes on Australian and New Zealand Cinema

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:46pm
Eva Rueschmann
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

We invite essay submissions for a special issue of Antipodes, journal of the American Association for Australasian Literary Studies (AAALS), devoted to the topic “Australian and New Zealand Cinema.” This special issue will be guest edited by Eva Rueschmann, Professor of Cultural Studies at Hampshire College (Amherst, MA) and former President of the American Association of Australasian Literary Studies.

A New Poetics of Space: Literary Walks in times of Pandemics and Climate Change

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:27pm
Dr Lucy Jeffery and Professor Vicky Angelaki, Mid Sweden University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Online conference: 7 December 2020

Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden

Keynote Speakers: Professor Anne D. Wallace (University of North Carolina at Greensboro) and Professor Jon Hegglund (Washington State University)

Organisers: Dr Lucy Jeffery & Professor Vicky Angelaki

 

Special Issue on "Modern and Contemporary Irish Writing"

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:25pm
Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

We seek original, previously unpublished essays for a Special Issue of Humanities on the topic modern and contemporary Irish writing.

Irish writing has emerged, especially since the turn of the last century, as a space of compelling and varied production. While we remain mindful of Emer Nolan’s important proviso that the Republic of Ireland “now appropriates all ‘success’ (including literary ‘success’) as evidence of its own dynamism, tolerance, and inclusiveness,” we are nevertheless interested in examining the ways in which historical and emergent forms of expression have combined in contemporary Ireland to produce this present moment of innovation and compelling creativity.

Disinformation Cultures

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:25pm
Moving Image and Media Studies Graduate Group (UMN)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

“Disinformation” emerged from the Soviet intelligence bureaucracy during the Cold War as a tactic for managing perception and consensus through the media. Rather than refuting or suppressing ideas that undermined the state agenda, false information and simulated events were disseminated to destabilize the positive character of truth itself. 

Thomas Merton and "Justice" (CEA 4/821-4/10/21)

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:25pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

International Thomas Merton Society

at the

College English Association

52stTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

 

                                                                                      Birmingham Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham, AL

South Asian Studies and Justice (for the South Asian Literary Association session) at CEA 2021

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:24pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Call for Papers, South Asian Studies (for the South Asian Literary Association session) at CEA 2021

April 8-10, 2021 | Birmingham, Alabama

Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham | 2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on South Asian Studies, for the guaranteed South Asian Literary Association session at our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

For this area, we are particularly interested in proposals that relate South Asian Studies to the conference theme of justice (or in so many cases, injustices).

Resistance and Justice (TCEA Session) at the CEA

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:24pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Call for Papers, Resistance (for the Texas College English Association session) at CEA 2021

April 8-10, 2021 | Birmingham, Alabama

Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham | 2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on resistance, for the Texas College English Association session at our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

For this area, we are particularly interested in proposals that relate resistance to the conference theme of justice (or in so many cases, injustices).

Multicultural and World Literature and Justice at CEA

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:24pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Call for Papers, Multicultural and World Literature at CEA 2021

April 8-10, 2021 | Birmingham, Alabama

Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham | 2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Multicultural and World Literature for our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

For this area, we are particularly interested in proposals that relate multicultural and/or world literature to the conference theme of justice (or in so many cases, injustices).

Young Researchers’ International Webinar on The Evolution of Bengali Identity: Reflections in Literature, Culture & Society

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:24pm
postScriptum: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 25, 2020

Young Researchers’ International Webinar

on

The Evolution of Bengali Identity

Reflections in Literature, Culture & Society

 

10, 11, 12 October 2020

 

Organised by

postScriptum: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Literary Studies

Online, Open Access, Peer-Reviewed, Indexed in DOAJ, ISSN 2456-7507

Esotericism, Magic, and Occultism : Virtual Conference

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:24pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 13, 2020

Esotericism, Occultism, and Magic invites proposals relating to magical worldviews, practices, and representations, as well as consciousness transformation, hidden meanings, the power of transmutation, and related phenomena. Characteristic beliefs and practices include: arcane symbolism, imagery, and aesthetics; unseen forces and spiritual intermediaries; synchronous patterns, non-ordinary causation, and anomalous processes.

Screen Bodies Special Issue: Brain-Computer Interfaces

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:24pm
Screen Bodies: The Journal of Embodiment, Media Arts, and Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 5, 2020

Screen Bodies: The Journal of Embodiment, Media Arts, and Technology 

Special Issue: 

Brain-Computer Interfaces 

The field of brain-computer interfaces (BCI) has advanced rapidly over the last few years. From consumer friendly companies like OpenBCI and Emotiv, that make BCI technology and its vast applications available to the masses, to Elon Musk’s much publicized company Neuralink, brain-computer interfaces are on the precipice of revolutionizing every aspect of our lives. Without question, brain-computer interfaces will attain cultural saturation in the near future.

Modern Drama Special Issue: New Approaches to Harold Pinter (Deadline Extended)

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:24pm
Matthew Roberts
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Modern Drama

Call for Papers

Special Issue for Fall 2021: New Approaches to Harold Pinter

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to extend the submissions deadline for the special issue of Modern Drama, "New Approaches to Harold Pinter."

Modern Drama Special Issue: New Approaches to Harold Pinter (Deadline Extended)

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:24pm
Matthew Roberts
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Modern Drama

Call for Papers

Special Issue for Fall 2021: New Approaches to Harold Pinter

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to extend the submissions deadline for the special issue of Modern Drama, "New Approaches to Harold Pinter."

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FOUR HUNDRED YEARS OF AMERICAN LITERATURE: BACK TO THE BASICS

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:24pm
MELOW - The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the World
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 5, 2020

MELOW (The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the World), in collaboration with the Dept of English, Shoolini University, Solan, invites you to participate in its 20th International Conference in Oct 2020 (exact dates to be announced. The theme this time is “Four Hundred Years of American Literature” which aims at taking a look at the landmarks that dot the literary landscape of the USA.

 

Native American Literature at CEA 2021 (April 8-10) Birmingham, Alabama

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:23pm
Benjamin Carson / Bridgewater State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Subject: Call for Papers: Native American Literature at CEA 2021

 

Call for Papers, Native American Literature at CEA 2021

April 8-10, 2021 | Birmingham, Alabama

Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham | 2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on [special topic title] for our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

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