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Open Cultural Studies / De Gruyter Call for Proposals for Topical Issues

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:40pm
DeGruyter
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

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 katarzyna.tempczyk@degruyter.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.

Reconstructing Class Analysis (Potential Panel for C19 2022)

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:40pm
This is a proposed panel for the C19 Seventh Biennial Conference: “Reconstructions” that will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Coral Gables, Florida from March 31-April 2, 2022.
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 3, 2021

CFP – Panel Submission – C19 2022 (Coral Cables Florida, March 31-April 2)

 Reconstructing Class Analysis

American Communes

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:40pm
C19: The Society for Nineteenth-Century Americanists
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 3, 2021

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

LGBTQIA+ Fantastika Graphics: A Digital Symposium [UPDATE]

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:40pm
Fantastika Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

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.

Apocalypse, Dystopia, and Disaster

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:40pm
Shane Trayers/ SWPACA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

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

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on August 1, 2021

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2021

Humor, Entertainment, Recreation, and Reactions to Trauma

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:40pm
Illinois Medieval Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 1, 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.

Illinois Medieval Association 2021-2022 Symposium

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:40pm
Illinois Medieval Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

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?

Searching for Truth in Documentary Storytelling Online Workshop

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:39pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

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".

"Fashion, Body and Culture" International Conference

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:39pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

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:

“Media and Creativity” International Conference

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:39pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

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.

'Elogios às Sombras' - Série II, Ano 1, N.º 1 - Inverno 2021/22

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Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:39pm
estrema: revista interdisciplinar de humanidades
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

estremarevista 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.

'In Praise of Shadows', Series II, N.º 1 - Winter 2021/22

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:39pm
estrema: interdisciplinary journal for the humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Estremainterdisciplinary 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.

Fear and Loathing at 50: Five Decades of Hunter S. Thompson and Gonzo Journalism

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:38pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

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.

 

SCMS 2022 CFP--Pandemic "TV"

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:38pm
Penelope Ingram
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 13, 2021

CFP: Pandemic “TV”

 

 

The Past as Nightmare: An interdisciplinary conference

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:37pm
University of Reading (UK)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 28, 2022

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).

Call for Book Reviews on Free Speech and Censorship

updated: 
Sunday, August 8, 2021 - 12:27pm
Modern Language Studies: The Journal of the Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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.

Horses in Film: 4 Volumes by Decade

updated: 
Saturday, August 7, 2021 - 11:59pm
University of Southern Mississippi
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 26, 2021

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

CFP: PAMLA 2021 Special Session-Cyberpunk and the City (extended deadline!)

updated: 
Friday, August 6, 2021 - 12:17pm
Melanie A. Marotta, Morgan State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 13, 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)

Italian American Culture(s) (43rd Annual SWPACA)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 11:40am
Dr. Carmela Lanza/Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

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

updated: 
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 11:40am
Sean C. Hadley, Jeremy Scarbrough, Josh Herring / McFarland Press
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 3, 2021

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

 

Call for Papers Volume 3 Issue 2, October 2021

updated: 
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 11:39am
University of Management and Technology Lahore
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 15, 2021

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.
Expected Timeline
Submission Deadline: 15 August 2021
Publication Date: 31 October 2021

Peter Nicholls Essay Prize 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 11:39am
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 3, 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

updated: 
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 11:39am
Session for International Medieval Congress, Leeds - 4th – 7th July 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 6, 2021

A New(ish) World: Medieval Influences in American Literature

(International Medieval Congress, Leeds - 4th – 7th July 2022)

 

Thinking with the End(s) of Worlds

updated: 
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 11:39am
Apocalyptica / Käte Hamburger Centre for Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Studies (Heidelberg University)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

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 

Modernism/modernity Print+ Cluster Proposal: Hope Mirrlees’s Paris: A Poem at 100

updated: 
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 11:39am
Nell Wasserstrom, Boston College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

“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.

Creative Writing in the [Post-] Pandemic

updated: 
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 10:02am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

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.

The Things We Will Carry: Teaching Creative Writing Post-pandemic

updated: 
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 10:01am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

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?

The Novel of the Future; the Future of the Novel

updated: 
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 10:01am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

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

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