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Revised deadline: The Jurassic Park Book: edited collection

updated: 
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 5:34am
Ian Hunter / De Montfort University, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Note: because the editors have been overwhelmed with proposals, we have brought the original deadline of the end of July 2020 forward.

 

Call for contributions: The Jurassic Park Book

Editors: I.Q. Hunter and Matthew Melia

Proposals are invited for contributions to a proposed edited collection of new essays on Jurassic Park (1993), its sequels, franchise, and spin offs.

Decolonising Science Fiction

updated: 
Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 6:00pm
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 4, 2021

In the wake of the worldwide protests after the killing of George Floyd, and the toppling of statues implicated in the legacy of the slave trade, we propose a special issue of Foundation on the topic of ‘decolonising science fiction’. As John Rieder and others have argued, the emergence of sf as a genre is embedded in colonial discourses of the late nineteenth century. The pursuit of new frontiers in outer space, within the Earth or under the oceans not only mirrored ‘the scramble for Africa’ but was also informed by the racialist and pseudo-scientific ideologies of the period. In more recent years, authors such as N.K. Jemisin, Jeannette Ng and Tade Thompson have sought to confront sf with the racist legacy of its origins.

CALL FOR PAPERS – FALL 2020

updated: 
Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 10:21am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

 

Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.

Judith Yaross Lee Publication Grant in American Humor Studies

updated: 
Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 5:39pm
American Humor Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Sponsored and funded by the American Humor Studies Association, this program is designed to provide individualized attention and support for emerging scholars who would like to submit an article on humor/comedy studies for publication. Graduate students and those who earned their Ph.D.s in 2020 are welcome to apply.

Building Solidarity Across Women's Gender and LGBTQ Experiences-CFP for NeMLA 2021 Conference Panel

updated: 
Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 12:01pm
Chairs: Rachelann Lopp Copland and Forrest Johnson/NeMLA and the Women's and Gender Studies Caucus
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Full Abstract of Panel:  “Solidarity”, an abstract, almost unattainable ideal in higher education, often parades around as a tangible intention, as if it were an easily attainable concept. Wear a solidarity pin! Put a union sticker on your car! John W. Curtis, Director of Research and Public Policy for the American Association of University Professors, states that, “Change does require commitment and shared activism." This panel aims to explore tangible strategies at achieving and fostering solidarity and to offer insight into what commitment to shared activism could potentially look like, particularly in representing women’s, gender, and LGBTQ experiences.

Writing Our Wombs-CFP for NeMLA 2021 Conference Creative Session

updated: 
Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 11:48am
Chair: Rachelann Lopp Copland/Northeastern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Shortened Description of creative session:  This session calls for women and members of the LGBTQ community to submit work related to the function of their wombs and how the womb creates/destroys/changes identity. By creatively exploring our histories of meaning associated with womb, this creative session aims to contribute to NeMLA’s 2021 Philadelphia convention theme, “Tradition and Innovation: Changing Worlds Through the Humanities,” by sharing unique writing experiences that challenge the traditional meanings associated with wombs and present new ways of looking at the literal and figurative womb.  Attendance to the conference, whether virtual or in-person is required.

 

Peter Nicholls Prize 2021

updated: 
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 1:57pm
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 4, 2020

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 (summer 2021).

Dispossessions in the Southern Cone (NeMLA 2021 Panel)

updated: 
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 11:14am
Northeast Modern Language Association, 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

How do we understand dispossession and subjections that result from imposed demarcations, displacements, and deprivations? How do we see the dispossessed or subjugated as re-articulated in literary works, and what functions can those re-articulations of present/spectral absences play in the literary analysis of the dispossessed territories or bodies, and beyond?

Rhoda Broughton and Her Contemporaries: A Centenary Conference

updated: 
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 9:08am
Victorian Popular Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 22, 2021

Rhoda Broughton (1840-1920) was considered one of the queens of the circulating library in Victorian England. Broughton is the author of more than twenty novels and a collection of short stories, the latter featuring supernatural and mysterious elements. Her first two novels, Cometh up as a Flower and Not Wisely but too Well, earned her the reputation of a sensation writer; they were followed by other works containing sensational elements and subject-matter, and featuring rebellious, impetuous, passionate but often naïve heroines. She later resorted to one-volume novels in which she revealed skill and depth. These gems include A Beginner, Lavinia and Mamma.

Fascism and Power

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 3:26pm
Anthony Clemons / The GCAS Review
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 16, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS — "FASCISM AND POWER”

The GCAS Review, GCAS College Dublin and the Global Center for Advanced Studies

NeMLA 2021: Imagination and the Body in 20th-century Literature

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:39pm
NeMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In the Arcades Project, Benjamin wrote that it is from the gates of the imagination that lovers and friends draw their energies. Over the past few decades, scholarship has been ever more inclined to treat the imagination not as false or unreal, but as an embodied, affective, and fluid mode of creating meaning and experiencing the world. The concept of bodily imaginaries in queer and feminist studies, for instance, seeks to overcome the strict duality between imagination and the body: as Maggie Nelson points out in The Argonauts, “in the field of gender, there is no charting where the external and the internal begin and end.”

NeMLA 2021: Superheroes and Graphic Medicine

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:38pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Over the past several years, graphic medicine has become an increasingly popular genre of graphic narrative. Loosely defined as the intersection between medicine and the comic arts, graphic medicine texts typically provide autobiographical accounts of disability, illness, trauma, and medical procedures through a combination of visual and verbal presentation: charts, diagrams, x-rays, doctor’s reports, patient testimony, and more. This combination of medicine and graphic narrative is a perfect fit.

Call for Book Chapters: Gamification in the RhetComp Curriculum

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:37pm
Chris McGunnigle / Seton Hall University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on Gamification in the RhetComp Curriculum. The volume will be edited by Christopher McGunnigle, Seton Hall University.

Throughout the past decades, gamification has become an increasing part of training experiences. To define the term quickly, gamification involves the application of gameplay mechanics to normally non-game-based activities to increase successful activity and performance. Gamification can involve the use of popular video games, adaptations of game shows like Jeopardy, simple chalkboard games like Hangman, or a variety of rhetorical approaches that introduce gaming components into another field.

Medieval Monsters Now (Papers Session MAPACA 2020)

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:34pm
Michael A. Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Medieval Monsters Now (Papers Session)

Submissions by 30 June 2020

The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture seeks submissions to round out a sponsored papers session to be included in the Medieval & Renaissance Area for the 2020 meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association to be held at the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal, Princeton, New Jersey, from 5-7 November 2020. (Please note that the event is now likely to be held virtually.)

The Ethics of Narrative: Appropriation and Reinvention in Stories of Injustice (NeMLA 2021)

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:31pm
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This CFP is for a seminar session at the 2021 NeMLA Convention.

Literature and film that bear witness to injustice can create space for voices that have been silenced. They can lead to the recognition of people subjected to human rights violations and produce shared national and transnational identities. They can draw readers’ attention back onto the politics and power of reading audiences. 

Nordic Medievalisms: Vikings and Their World in Popular Culture (Papers Session MAPACA 2020)

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:31pm
Michael A. Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Nordic Medievalisms: Vikings and Their World in Popular Culture (Papers Session)

Submissions by 30 June 2020

The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture seeks submissions to round out a sponsored papers session to be included in the Medieval & Renaissance Area for the 2020 meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association to be held at the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal, Princeton, New Jersey, from 5-7 November 2020. (Please note that the event is now likely to be held virtually.)

Sponsored Panel for RSA Dublin, 2021

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:30pm
Renaissance Conference of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Call for Panel Proposals 
Renaissance Society of America Conference 
Dublin, Ireland, 7–10 April 2021 
Renaissance Conference of Southern California (RCSC)-Sponsored Panels

As an Associate Organization of the Renaissance Society of America, RCSC will be sponsoring one session at next year’s RSA conference in Dublin (7–10 April 2021). We seek proposals for complete panels on any subject of the Renaissance world. Please see the details below about what is expected to propose a panel, or consult the RSA conference website. Per RSA rules, graduate students are permitted on panels, but they must be within 1-2 years of defending their dissertations.

The Dread of Difference(s): Horror, Gender, and Cinematic Defiance (NeMLA 2021 Seminar)

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:27pm
Northeast Modern Languages Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Since Carol J. Clover’s seminal work Men, Women, and Chainsaws (1992), feminist readings of horror movies have gained an enthusiastic theoretical momentum. In employing various frameworks and lenses and by complicating our spectatorial position, this rich corpus of literature has perhaps contributed to a resignification of the genre and its tropes. However, amid the emergence of luminous movies that defy and challenge horror’s misogynistic and racialized foundations, several questions arise: Is contemporary horror cinema really abjuring its heteronormative, original structure? Does mainstream horror still convey trite reactionary messages with renewed vigor?

Performance, subversion, relation: tracing queer in BDSM

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:27pm
Whatever. A Transdisciplinary Journal of Queer Theories and Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

For detailed information on how to submit papers to Whatever please check at https://whatever.cirque.unipi.it/index.php/journal/announcement/view/2

 

Themed Section: Performance, subversion, relation: tracing queer in BDSM

Guest Editors: Massimo Fusillo, Serena Guarracino, Luca Zenobi

"Un-Normal": Creative works in response to COVID-19 and BLM

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:25pm
Opaline, a publication of the nonprofit Arttitude
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Opaline, a publication of the nonprofit Artitide, is currently seeking creative works (poetry, prose, artwork, photography) surrounding the conversation of the "new normal." Opaline would like artists, academics, and activists alike to reflect on what normalcy was, what normalcy should be, and who should set those definitions. 

Poetry & Prose Guidelines:

Polish Literature as World Literature (Edited Collection)

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:25pm
Piotr Florczyk
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Polish Literature as World Literature (Edited Collection)

Deadline: October 1, 2020

Contact:
Piotr Florczyk (University of Southern California)
K. A. Wisniewski (American Antiquarian Society)

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Urban Studies - Urbanism on Screen - Online Course

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:23pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 10, 2020

Urban Studies - Urbanism on Screen - Online Course: 3-28 August 2020 

3 modules / 30 hours each including

  • lectures/discussions  (3 meetings)

  • reading/watching 

  • studying/writing

  • final assignment in the form of an essay

Duration: 2-4 week long

International Conference on Gender Studies

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:22pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

International Conference on Gender Studies: “Que(e)rying Gender”5 September 2020 – Oriel College, University of Oxfordorganised byLondon Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

 

The conference seeks to explore the past and current status of gender identity around the world, to examine the ways in which society is shaped by gender and to situate gender in relation to the full scope of human affairs.  Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

Profanum Vulgus: Imagining Masses in Discourse and Culture

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:22pm
Jibu Mathew George, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, India
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Call for Papers

Profanum Vulgus: Imagining Masses in Discourse and Culture

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