CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR TOPICAL ISSUESOPEN CULTURAL STUDIES vol. 2022 Open Cultural Studies (degruyter.com/culture) invites groups of researchers, conference organizers and individual scholars to submit their proposals of edited volumes to be considered for publication as topical issues of the journal. To submit your proposal please contact Dr Katarzyna Tempczyk at email@example.com Proposals will be collected by October 31, 2021. ABOUT THE JOURNAL Open Cultural Studies is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal that explores the fields of Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts.
CFP – Panel Submission – C19 2022 (Coral Cables Florida, March 31-April 2)
Reconstructing Class Analysis
On July 4, 1826, Robert Owen delivered an oration that would go on to be known as the “Declaration of Mental Independence” in which he situated an ideology animating his experimental society in New Harmony, Indiana within an existing tradition of American liberty. Communal societies seek to reconstruct society in miniature, though in the 19th century several of these experiments ultimately aspired to reshape society on a grand scale.
We seek essays that explore 19th century American communitarian experiments as revisions, renewals, and reconstructions of existing institutions, cultures, and mores. Essays may explore:
tensions between the public and private in intentional communities
Digital Symposium: 20 November 2021
“Fantastika” – a term appropriated from a range of Slavonic languages by John Clute – embraces the genres of Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror, but can also include Alternate History, Gothic, Steampunk, Young Adult Dystopic Fiction, or any other radically imaginative narrative space. Our goal is to bring together academics, independent researchers, creators, and audiences who share an interest in this diverse range of fields with the aim of opening up new dialogues, productive controversies, and critical collaborations.
Call for Papers
The Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
43rdt Annual Conference, February 23-26, 2022
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Submissions open on August 1, 2021
Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2021
In Literature as Recreation in the Later Middle Ages, Glending Olson refers to the ancient analogy between recreation and a bow. The bow must be unstrung in order to maintain its effectiveness, just as people need recreation to remain productive. Yet another function of recreation is in reaction to traumatic events, a coping mechanism to deal with hardships and trauma with which life presents us. The COVID-19 crisis has produced a variety of reactions to the trauma of the pandemic, including entertainment: films released directly to streaming services, virtual art galleries, streaming plays, streaming concerts.
As we have seen with the COVID-19 pandemic, the human response to trauma and tragedy takes a variety of forms: searching for and creating community, memorializing, lashing out, satirizing, and private mourning among them. In the aftermath of trauma and tragedy—be it a natural disaster, pandemic, revolt, or outbreak of violence--the acts of healing and rebuilding can take substantial time and require focused energy. Those living in the medieval past were, of course, no strangers to pandemics, natural disasters, and political and religious upheavals. How did they (and we) attempt to heal and rebuild after such events?
Edited by Associate Professor Hannah Stark (University of Tasmania) and Associate Professor Katrina Schlunke (Universities of Tasmania and Sydney)
The documentary film is a non-fictional motion picture that shapes and interprets factual material; the intent is to capture "reality" with a view to inform, educate, entertain, or maintain a historical record. Documentaries have contributed to the development of realism in movies; the style has been influential from the earliest days of filmmaking. Critic and theoretician Bill Nichols has characterised it as "a practice, a cinematic tradition, and a mode of audience reception that remains without clear boundaries".
Applying diverse methods from across subject disciplines the conference will explore fashion and style in wide-ranging contexts. It will examine connections between fashion, body and culture and will focus on dress, cosmetics, coiffure and body alterations (piercing, tattooing, circumcision, aesthetic surgery, etc).
How does our dress or hair style create our identity and status? How is it concerned with sexual and body politics? Is the desire to be "in fashion" universal or unique to Western culture? These and other questions we set out to discuss at the conference.
Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:
Nowadays we live and breathe media, minute-by-minute, hour-by-hour. News, television, social media, celebrity culture, music, and more. As the media and communication sector becomes ever more diverse and dynamic, and we are going to consume it, we also need to understand it.
Today, the new bio-technical forms of life produced by mainstream digital media and by a whole range of artistic and non-artistic practices confront us with unprecedented theoretical questions, which can be dealt with by combining profound and perplexing perspectives. We need appropriate theoretical frameworks in order to understand the phenomena.
A estrema: revista interdisciplinar de humanidades, uma publicação em linha do Centro de Estudos Comparatistas (CEC) da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa (FLUL), está com uma chamada aberta para artigos e recensões para a 1.ª edição da sua Série II ― Inverno 2021/22. A estrema é uma revista digital e de livre acesso que visa proporcionar uma plataforma de publicação, divulgação e debate académico a todos os alunos do ensino superior nacional e estrangeiro, bem como de outros autores interessados, cujos trabalhos serão avaliados num processo de double-blind peer review.
Estrema: interdisciplinary journal of humanities is an online journal of the Centre for Comparative Studies (CEC) at the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon. It is currently holding a Call for the 1st edition of its 2nd Series, to be released during the Winter of 2021/22. Estrema is an open access journal which provides a platform for the publication and sharing of academic papers to all graduate and post-graduate students from both Portuguese and international universities, as well as to any author outside academia interested in publishing.
2022 marks a significant anniversary for the celebrated — and divisive — work of Hunter S. Thompson. His seminal Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas celebrates fifty years since its publication in book form, as do the dispatches from the George McGovern campaign that would later become Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72. This panel aims to reexamine Thompson’s body of work and the refractions of his presence as a cultural signifier in popular conception, as well as to consider the viability of the Gonzo form and style as something that could survive — and evolve beyond — its virtually metonymic association with Thompson.
CFP: Pandemic “TV”
Call for Papers
The Past as Nightmare
An interdisciplinary conference at the University of Reading (UK)
6-7 September 2022
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Ailise Bulfin (University College Dublin)
Laurence Talairach (Toulouse Jean Jaurès University).
Modern Language Studies, the journal of the Northeast Modern Language Association, is seeking reviews for the winter 2021-2022 issue. In recent years, the temperature has risen around free speech debates, and books on censorship and free speech come out with such frequency that it is hard to keep abreast of the new scholarship. I am interested in receiving reviews and review essays on academic books published in the last several years that are in some way related to free speech. The books to be reviewed can center on any historical, geographical, or disciplinary context, and the reviews and review essays can be written from (almost) any theoretical perspective.
These edited collections are part of the upcoming series Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film. Now that the mythological equines volumes are nearly full and ready for being finalized, this CFP addresses the next volumes in the process.
The scope of the present call is broad. All topics regarding the themes and impact of horses in film will be considered.
1) Horses in Film Through the 1950s
2) Horses in Film in the 1960s and 1970s
3) Horses in Film in the 1980s and 1990s
4) Horses in Film since 2000
Deadline for proposals: November 26, 2021
Call for Papers: Special Session-Cyberpunk and the City (in-person panel)
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
Thurday November 11 to Sunday November 14, 2021, at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Conference Theme: "City of God, City of Destruction" (https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/CFP)
Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 43rd annual SWPACA conference. One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels. For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for-papers/
Benvenuti! The Italian American Culture(s) area of the conference will consider proposals from the following suggested topics (the list of topics is suggested but not limited to):
Many Doors to Fantastica: The Neverending Story & the Education of the Imagination
Call for Papers: Edited Collection on The Neverending Story
Edited by Sean C. Hadley, Jeremy Scarbrough, Josh Herring
JCCT invites novel researchers to submit their original, unpublished work in Volume 3 (2). JCCT
is an international, open access, double-blind peer-reviewed journal published by the University
of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore.
JCCT mainly addresses the research articles under the domains of English (American and
Asian) Linguistics, Applied Linguistics,TESOL, ELT, Intercultural Communication, Diversity in
Communication and Cultural trends, anthropological linguistics, etc. The journal covers a wide
range of areas including different aspects of language and culture.
Submission Deadline: 15 August 2021
Publication Date: 31 October 2021
We are pleased to announce our next essay-writing competition. The award is open to all post-graduate research students and to all early career researchers (up to five years after the completion of your PhD) who have yet to find a full-time or tenured position. The prize is guaranteed publication in Foundation (winter 2022).
To be considered for the competition, please submit an original 6000-word article on any topic, period, theme, author, film or other media within the field of science fiction and its academic study. All submitted articles should comply with the guidelines to contributors as set out on the journal pages of the SF Foundation website. Only one article per contributor may be submitted.
A New(ish) World: Medieval Influences in American Literature
(International Medieval Congress, Leeds - 4th – 7th July 2022)
Call for Papers
Apocalyptica is an interdisciplinary, international, double-blind peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Käte Hamburger Centre for Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Studies (CAPAS) at Heidelberg University. The journal publishes incisive analyses and diverse perspectives regarding the end of worlds.
We are seeking submissions that actively explore the apocalypse as a forceful figure of thought in order to grapple with the historical experiences, present confrontations, and future possibilities of (up)ending worlds.
Article length: 8,000-9,000 words
Deadline: 15 November 2021
CALL FOR PRESENTERS!
2021 International eConference on Sex, Eroticism, and Religion
“Hope Mirrlees’s Paris: A Poem at 100”
Modernism/modernity Print Plus Cluster Proposal
Call for Papers
2020 marked the 100th anniversary of “modernism’s lost masterpiece,” Hope Mirrlees’s Paris: A Poem. Published by Hogarth Press in the spring of 1920, and typeset by Virginia Woolf, this ground-breaking long poem maps the range of continental avant-garde aesthetics of the 1910s even as it both engages and anticipates the mythical methods and epic conventions of James Joyce, Ezra Pound, and T.S. Eliot.
This panel invites creative writers to reflect on what it has meant to write during a pandemic and to read their own pandemic (or post-pandemic) work.
During the pandemic, creative writing classes, like most of academia, moved online. Traditional creative-writing pedagogies and practices were forced to reinvent themselves on Zoom. This emergency process provided opportunities for re-examination, experimentation, and growth. This panel invites practitioners of creative writing and its pedagogies to explore ways that creative writing instruction and praxis were altered by the pandemic.
Possible questions to consider:
· What changes to teaching and writing did you experience during the pandemic?
· How did the pandemic change perspectives on creative writing and creative writing instruction?
This panel asks creative writers to speculate on their own work or that of others and envision the future of the novel. The panel proposes to address the following questions:
· What technologies (such as the internet, videogaming, virtual reality, or artificial intelligence) might shape the form of the novel of the future?
· How might the novel be impacted by future trends and technologies in publishing and the literary marketplace?
· How might the novel form be re-envisioned?
· How do other media, such as videogames, use narrative in novelistic modalities?
The panel invites a wide range of interpretations of this topic and encourages creative work