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Film History Series: Call for Book Proposals

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:45am
Steffi Shook, Manhattanville College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Call for Proposals: Film History Book Series

We are seeking proposals for complete/in-progress/planned manuscripts and edited collections for a proposed book series. The series will focus on film history: both the history of film as media texts and the history/evolution of the cinematic apparatus. 

RIT press has expressed interest in this series and has asked that we secure some projects before moving forward with approval.  

Potential topics include but are not limited to: 

Labor in the Space Between, 1914-1945

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:45am
Case Western Reserve University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

June 2-4, 2022: Labor in the Space Between, Case Western Reserve University

CFP: "Altered States" - FSAC Grad Colloquium, Co-Hosted by Utoronto/York (February 18-19 2022)

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:45am
Film Studies Association of Canada, Cinema Studies Graduate Student Union (University of Toronto), and the Gradaute Film Student Association (York University)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 17, 2021

CFP: FSAC Grad Colloquium, Co-Hosted by Utoronto/York (February 18-19 2022) 

The following is a Call for Papers for the 24th Annual Film Studies Association of Canada Graduate Colloquium, co-hosted by the University of Toronto and York University, to take place online on 18/19 February 2022. Submission guidelines are outlined below.

 

CFP: Altered States

 

Nothing exists that doesn’t have this senseless sense – common to flames, dreams, uncontrollable laughter – in those moments when consumption accelerates, beyond the desire to endure.

- Georges Bataille, The Impossible

 

Modernisms Revisited II: 1922-2022

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:45am
Comparative Literature Institute (University of Porto)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

Cadernos de Literatura Comparada, no. 46 (June 2022)

Modernisms Revisited II: 1922-2022

In 2022, we will celebrate the centenary of the Modern Art Week, consensually hailed as a landmark in Brazilian art and literature and as the event that gave rise to Modernism in Brazil. As Alfredo Bosi has noted, the Week was “the meeting point of the various trends that had been taking hold in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro since the First World War and the platform that allowed the consolidation of particular groups”, which, in the following years, would significantly change the direction of the country’s intellectual production.

Exploring Transnational Dimensions of Activism in Contemporary Book Culture

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:44am
Studies in Book Culture/Memoires du Livre
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

“A is for Activist” is the title of a best-selling children’s board book, published in 2013 by Innosanto Nagara. This small book amplifies a large message: books can catalyze change. Publishing has both supported and hampered progressive political and social change, in a variety of international contexts. Activism in publishing is also transnational because national contexts and identities matter, but they exist within a transnational network with unequal power dynamics and “literary capital” (Casanova 2004). Building on ideas of “print activism” in the long twentieth century (Schreiber 2013), this special issue is dedicated to furthering our understanding of activism in the contemporary publishing industry – and in the research thereof.

Rolling call for papers - Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:44am
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) is

- devoted to literary, historical, film and cultural studies of the English-speaking world
- an international scholarly journal with an international audience available at major research centers and libraries throughout the world
- the oldest continuously published Central European scholarly journal in its field
- published twice a year by the Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen, Hungary.

HJEAS

Ghostbusters – A Companion

updated: 
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:44am
Simon Bacon, series editor; Cathleen Allyn Conway, collection editor; Peter Lang, Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

Call for Papers: Ghostbusters – A Companion The release of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the fourth installment coming almost 40 years after the original Ghostbusters film, prompts inquiry into this beloved and oftentimes fraught film franchise. While the original and (and its sequel) was a paean to academics becoming the working class heroes who act as the ghost janitors of New York City, the third and fourth films, reimagined with new casts, have become a battleground for who ‘owns’ nostalgia, and have acted as meta-commentaries on the question.

Call for Chapters: Edited Collection on Vocal Fry

updated: 
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 2:17pm
Francesco Venturi
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 20, 2021

This multidisciplinary publication brings together leading scholars and practitioners, to explore what pulse phonation is, what it can do, and how it can be framed as a cultural phenomenon. This volume will draw on a broad range of approaches, from psycholinguistics and vocal training to new materialism and queer theory. By fusing critical theoretical approaches with performance, the book will consider the processes of production and perception of pulse phonation, its uses, and meanings in contemporary culture, music, theatre, and performance art, and the place it occupies in a broader reflection on voice and sound production. The book will conclude with a series of interviews and short statements from users and listeners of creaky voices.

TRANSNATIONAL CALIFORNIA: Special Issue of Comparative American Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 1:04pm
Michael Docherty
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Deadline for abstracts: 1 December 2021

Deadline for essays: 1 May 2022

California has been transnational since the moment of colonial encounter from which it acquired its name – borrowed by Spanish explorers from a work of contemporary fiction and imposed upon a place (indeed, multiple places) long known to indigenous peoples by other words. Since that time, California has been defined by further transnational encounters, exchanges, and conflicts – as a site of cross-cultural communication where borders often characterise experience but equally often prove to be porous and mutable.

Race, Race-Thinking, and Identity in the Global Middle Ages

updated: 
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 10:39am
Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Speculum Themed Issue: "Race, Race-Thinking, and Idntity in the Global Middle Ages" Call for Papers

Editors:

François-Xavier Fauvelle, Collège de France

Nahir Otaño Gracia, University of New Mexico

Cord J. Whitaker, Wellesley College

 

HJEAS Books, New Series: RESEARCH MONOGRAPHS or EDITED COLLECTIONS

updated: 
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 6:54am
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

HJEAS Books, New Series

The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) will launch a series of books to be published by Debrecen University Press beginning in 2022 that will reflect scholarship in the areas covered by the Journal, which include but are not limited to the literature, film, art, history, and religion of the United States, Canada, Ireland, England, Scotland, Australia, and New Zealand. All books will be published as Open Access ebooks and as printed using Print on Demand. They will be kept in print.

PROPOSALS for either RESEARCH MONOGRAPHS or EDITED COLLECTIONS are welcome.

English in Liberia: Language and Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 2:48am
Martin Mühlheim / UZH English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Despite a wealth of historical research on Liberia – a country founded by black U.S.settlers brought to West Africa in the 1820s, under the auspices of the American Colonization Society (ACS) – Liberian English and Anglophone Liberian literature remain under-researched.

This seminar session at the ESSE 2022 Conference in Mainz, Germany (August 29-September 2, 2022 - https://esse2022.uni-mainz.de/) aims to provide an interdisciplinary forum for authors, linguists, and literary scholars working on Liberia (incl. the country’s transnational connections).

Three key aims are:

Literary Geographies: Space, Place, and Environments (Extended proposal deadline: Nov. 30, 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 12:15am
Conference on Christianity & Literature, April 7-9, 2022 (Biola University, La Mirada, CA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Literary Geographies: Space, Place, and Environments

Biola University

La Mirada, CA

April 7–9, 2022

 

“All theology is rooted in geography.”

—Eugene H. Peterson, Under the Unpredictable Plant: an Exploration in Vocational Holiness

 

Pharmacological States of Emergency

updated: 
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 11:42pm
Cultural Studies Association Conference 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 12, 2021

 

As of March 2021, a year after the United States first entered nation-wide lockdowns in response to the global spread of COVID-19, the National Center for Health Statistics reported a 30% increase in drug overdose deaths across the country. Antidepressant, anti-anxiety, and insomnia prescriptions have also hit record highs. Now public health bodies are embarking on the most ambitious vaccination campaign in US history. Living through the chronic sequelae of these interlocking (and still unfolding) crises is bearable only by recourse to a pharmaceutical fix.

Taylor Swift as/and Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 11:42pm
Betsy Winakur Tontiplaphol
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 14, 2022

Taylor Swift, one of the best known musical artists of her generation, has left an indelible mark on popular culture and the collective consciousness. Although Swift is a perennial subject in the media, cast in both a positive and a negative light, few professional scholars have considered her work.

Soap Opera & Serialized Storytelling - PCA 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 11:42pm
Popular Culture Association Conference - 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 5, 2021

Soap operas, wrestling, periodicals, reality television, comic books, literature, video game and film franchises, vlogging, sports, advertising campaigns, and now even politics and political journalism have harnessed the power and popularity of the serialized form to build and sustain audiences in our increasingly fractured media landscape.

19th Annual Norman Mailer Society Conference, April 7-9, 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 11:41pm
The Norman Mailer Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Call for Papers: 19th Annual Norman Mailer Society Conference 

Co-Sponsored by Monmouth University 

Long Branch, NJ 

April 7-9, 2022 

 

The Prisoner of Sex Turns 50: Mailer on Gender and Sexuality” 

  

The Norman Mailer Society invites paper proposals for its 19th annual conference, which will be held April 7-9, 2022, in Long Branch, NJ, co-sponsored by The English Department at Monmouth University. 

FINAL REMINDER: CFP: Research, Art, and Writing Graduate Student Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 12:56pm
The University of Texas at Dallas
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 19, 2021

The Arts & Humanities Association of Graduate Students of

The University of Texas at Dallas presents

the thirteenth annual

 

RAW: Research, Art & Writing Graduate Student Conference

 

Reality, Reflection, and Retrospection:

Perceptions on Time, Space, and Subjectivity

 

Saturday, February 12, 2022

 

Memory: Forgetting, Futures, and Foundations

updated: 
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 12:56pm
Stony Brook University Department of English / Graduate English Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 7, 2022

Stony Brook University
34th Annual English Graduate Conference
February 24th-25th, 2022

“Memory: Forgetting, Futures, and Foundations”

Keynote Speaker
Edgar Garcia
University of Chicago

“Memory believes before knowing remembers. Believes longer than recollects, longer than knowing even wonders.”
- William Faulkner, A Light in August

Women Reading / Reading Women

updated: 
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 12:08pm
South West Conference on Christianity and Literature Regional Meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

Held at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, October 13-15, 2022, this conference's theme is inspired by the artist Mary Cassatt’s paintings of girls and mothers with books, in particular “The Reader” on display at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
(Early conference attendees will have the opportunity to tour Crystal Bridges.) Papers on women authors such as Marilynne

Anthem Series on Exploitation and Industry in World Cinema (Book Series)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 10:56am
David A. Cook and Will Dodson, UNC Greensboro
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2022

The Anthem Series on Exploitation and Industry in World Cinema incorporates a broad range of scholarship on filmmakers, genres, cycles and national cinemas, focusing on ways in which exploitation filmmaking and distribution subsidize riskier commercial or “art cinema” work. Titles in this series focus on a single exploitation filmmaker/producer/distributor, an exploitation genre/cycle or the exploitation component of a national cinema. The series considers new and fuller understandings of the interdependent development of exploitation, commercial and arthouse cinema as technology enables new cultures of audience reception.

Open deadline for monograph and edited collection proposals.

CALL FOR PAPERS: “We’re Going Virtual”: A Children’s Literature Association Quarterly Special Issue

updated: 
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 9:06am
Kyle Eveleth / Otterbein University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022

The concept of virtual worlds, while not new, has become a normalized part of 21st-century consciousness in the wake of the worldwide novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Once a realm reserved for playful escape, “dissolv[ing] the constraints of the anchored world so that we can lift anchor—not to drift aimlessly without point, but to explore anchorage in ever-new places” (Heim, 1993), virtual spaces have taken center stage in our everyday lives. Our meeting places, our workplaces, our places of learning, even the places where we unite to break bread have shifted from the physical realm to the virtual.

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