Mark Z. Danielewski’s pentalogy The Familiar, published between 2015 and 2017, is likely the most audacious project in American fiction in the twenty-first century so far. Announced as a set that would eventually encompass 27 novels, the five novels published as the first “season” of the series as a whole have done what readers have come to expect of Danielewski’s work: they once more pushed the limits of what a novel is and can be.
This session will analyze representations of armed conflict in contemporary media, exploring how these representations might influence the popular understanding of global and civil conflict and the way that these representations of conflict might be read as an attempt to change (or maintain) a certain world. We welcome a broad range of papers, particularly aiming for a global perspective on the ethical debate of representing armed conflict in stylized media, as we interrogate how these representations might affect popular imaginations of conflict and how we as researchers might form an analytical approach to representations of conflict.
Call for Papers: The African-American Literature Track at CEA 2021
April 8-10, 2021 | Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham
This panel - for NeMLA's 2021 Convention - explores past and current South Asian cinema's use of Shakespearean drama to respond to three questions. First, to what extent are South Asian filmmakers concerned with reenacting the Western dramatic canon? Second, at what point and why do South Asian filmmakers use Shakespeare as a springboard to explore problems and values that are only tangentially Shakespeare's? Third, what are these problems and values and how to they resonate for today’s global, wired audience?
The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies is a fully open access peer-reviewed publication edited by graduate students at The University of Iowa that mixes traditional approaches and contemporary interventions in the interdisciplinary humanities and interpretive social sciences. This year’s issue will challenge and facilitate interdisciplinary scholarship through an inquiry into frames of justice.
Call for Papers
Poetry & Poetics (Critical)
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
42nd Annual Conference, Week of February 22-27, 2021
Submission Deadline: November 13, 2020
For the 2021 Conference, SWPACA is going virtual! Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, we will be holding our annual conference completely online this year. We hope you will join us for exciting papers, discussions, and the experience you’ve come to expect from Southwest.
Renaissance Conference of Southern California
65th Annual Conference
Saturday, 20 March 2021
We are pleased to announce a call for papers for our first virtual or webinar 65th RCSC Annual Conference.
We are honored that our roundtable participants, scheduled originally for last year, have agreed to share their ideas about Interdisciplinary Research and its complexities at RCSC 2021.
Interdisciplinary Research and the Renaissance
Deadline extended to Oct. 11 2020. NeMLA 2021 will now be entirely online with a reduced registration fee.
The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association (PCA) seeks paper presentations and panels for the annual conference, to be held from June 2-5, 2021 in Boston, MA. We are looking for projects that think broadly and diversely about fairy tales throughout the world. This year, we particularly seek papers focused on pedagogical uses of fairy tales at all levels and in all fields, discussions of folkloric shifts from oral to literary to visual (filmic, artistic, etc.) versions of tales, and creative pieces that retell or critique fairy tales or use the tales to comment on some aspect of culture or history.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS (extended deadline)
Theme: Building Diverse Communities through Writing
University of Southern California | Los Angeles, CA | December 18-19, 2020 (online meeting)
Deadline: October 22, 2020, 11:59 p.m.
Call for contributions to an Journal of Scandinavian Cinema In Focus section focusing on Covid-19 and its implications for Scandinavian cinema
We are looking for 2 more articles for a collection of essays on "Haunted Nature", preferably from an indigenous perspective but other topics are welcome as well. The collection is a study of human entanglements with nature as seen through the mode of haunting. Together, the essays demonstrate how haunting and being haunted can elucidate our troubled relationships with our natural environments. Seen as an interruption of the present by the past, hauntings address contemporary anxieties concerning human involvement in the transformation of natural environments and their ecosystems, and our complicity in their collapse.
POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATON -- PULP STUDIES AREA
CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS
Africana and American and Female in Young Adult Fiction
Edited by Ymitri Mathison
(editor of Growing Up Asian American in Young Adult Fiction, University Press of Mississippi, 2018. Winner: Children’s Literature Association Edited Book Award, 2020)
This volume, currently under advanced contract with the University Press of Mississippi, is a call for original critical essays.
Afro-pessimism and Black Optimism in the Afterlife of Slavery
Northeast Modern Language Association 52nd Annual Convention, March 11-14, 2021
Chair: Eugene Pae, State University of New York at Albany (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The 2021 Annual Telos-Paul Piccone Institute Conference
September 18–19, 2021
New York, NY
Civilizational States and Liberal Empire—Bound to Collide?
Keynote Speaker: Christopher Coker, London School of Economics
Resources for American Literary Study, the leading journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship in American literature, is inviting submissions for upcoming 2021 issues. Covering all periods of American literature, RALS welcomes both traditional and digital approaches to archival and bibliographical analysis.
Founded in 1971, RALS remains the only major scholarly periodical of its kind. Each issue includes, in addition to archival and bibliographical research, related book reviews and a unique “Prospects” essay that identifies new directions in the study of major authors. Our editorial board consists of leading scholars from an array of fields and subfields in American literary study.
Interaction occurs when interlocutors exchange messages through spoken and written language (Nik, 2010; Ziglari, 2008). It has been conceptually and operationally categorized from different frameworks: as conversational and instructional exchanges, as computer-mediated communication, and through social connections. Following sociocultural theory (SCT), interaction is the key to success in language learning, which is viewed as a process of social interaction (Vygotsky, 1978).
Call for Papers: Special Issue on Jordan Peele
Guest editor Dr. Chesya Burke (Stetson University) seeks contributors for a special issue on the works of Jordan Peele for Supernatural Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Art, Media, and Culture to be published in the spring of 2022.
Dark Tales: Re-evaluating the Short Fiction of Shirley Jackson
SPECIAL ISSUE - CALL FOR PAPERS
Ex-Centric Narratives: Journal of Anglophone Literature, Culture and Media
(Special Issue 5, Dec. 2021)
Religion, Mobilities and Belonging
in Contemporary Anglophone Literature and Film/TV Series Production
SPECIAL ISSUE GUEST EDITORS:
CfP Journal of Historical Fictions
The Journal of Historical Fictions,journal of the international Historical Fictions Research Network, is currently accepting submissions.
The International Research Journal, Thesis, announces the call for manuscripts for the December edition
Thesis is an international research journal with double-blind peer review, which is published by AAB College in Prishtina.
The journal presents an international forum for empirical, qualitative, critical and interpretative studies, on interdisciplinary research in the Social Sciences and Humanities: Economics, Law, Linguistics, Media Studies and Communication, Pedagogical & Educational Research, Political Sciences and International Relations.
The exploration of prison is not new in literature and theatre. It is one in which convicts tell their stories from the inside. Here, the detained locate their experiences and conditions of prison. According to Arnold Erickson, prison has been a fertile setting for Artists, Musicians and Writers alike. Prisoners have produced hundreds of works that encompassed a wide range of literature books describing the prison experience. Modernist literature and theatre with its eclecticism saw the upsurge in the prison narrative. While Tennessee Williams’ Not about Nightingales establishes the prison genre, John Herbert’s Fortune and Men’s Eyes focuses on the harsh treatment of imprisoned homosexuals.
Open Theology invites submissions for the topical issue "Women and Gender in the Bible and the Biblical World II”, edited by Zanne Domoney-Lyttle and Sarah Nicholson.
American Studies Association of Turkey (ASAT) 40th International American Studies Conference Movement and Mobility in America Online Conference June 28-29, 2021 Movement and mobility lie at the core of American society. Whether through immigration, internal migration, social mobility, or domestic and global expansionism, the United States has always been defined as a nation of frontiers and pioneers, a country that is constantly (re)defining itself, where self-(re)invention is part of the American dream.
Call for Papers
THIS CFP WAS ALREADY POSTED EARLIER. I HAVE SLOTS ON P.D. JAMES'S ADAM DALGLIESH SERIES, AGATHA CHRISTIE'S MISS MARPLE, MARGERY ALLINGHAM, HDF KEATING, DASHIEL HAMMETT.
AND in Bengali detective fiction:
Girish Chandra Basu, Kaliprasanna Chattopadhyay, Panchkori Dey, Mihir Kumar Sinha, Dinendra Kumar Ray, Nihar Ranjan Gupta.
IF INTERESTED PLEASE SEND ABSTRACT ON ANY OF THE ABOVE ONLY.
University of Pittsburgh, February 18-19, 2021
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will be held entirely online.
Hosted by the Film and Media Studies Graduate Student Organization (FMSGSO)
Call for Papers | Deadline: Monday November 9th, 2020
Keynote Speaker: Kara Keeling, University of Chicago
CEA 2021: Birmingham Sheraton Hotel
52nd Annual Conference | April 8-10, 2021
Call for Papers, Caribbean Literature at CEA 2021April 8-10, 2021 | Birmingham, AlabamaBirmingham Sheraton Hotel The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Caribbean Literature for our 52nd annual conference. The general conference theme is “justice,” so we are especially interested in presentations that feature topics relating to justice in texts, disciplines, people, cultural studies, media, and pedagogy.
We welcome individual and panel presentation proposals that address Caribbean literature in general, including—but not limited to—the following possible themes: