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SF and Societal Vulnerability: Fragility, Collapse, and Transformation

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:44pm
Jonathan Elmore Savannah State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2022

COVID showed us what we already knew, how fragile global capitalist societies are and how unresilient they become when the structures get shocked. Some of those structures deserve to be destroyed (authoritarianism, nationalism, racism, colonialism, labor exploitation, e.g.); others need to be shored up or replaced with even better institutions and practices (healthcare, the planetary ecosystem, wealth equity, social justice, e.g.). When these fragile structures fail, their failures disproportionately affect those least able to bear the harm. And, around the world, the harmful effects of exploitative structures are repeatedly discriminatorily directed.

 

Re-hierachizing Adaptation

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:44pm
NeMLA2023
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Adaptation studies has contended with the question of hierarchies since it first emerged. Adaptation as a process similarly so: the problem of the source and the ‘original’ has established certain values and positions of texts. This has been challenged most notably through the debate in the field around fidelity, wherein the question of being ‘true’ to the source has been variously deemed fallacious, unhelpful, or both. Despite some recent proponents for it, what emerges from this is the challenging of the hierarchies that the fidelity debate espouses. Broadly, this has been main way in which these hierarchies have been challenged in adaptations, primarily due to the seemingly inescapable status fidelity has in the field.

Who Dalit? Why Dalit? How Dalit?: Reading Mediums of the Caste Phenomenon

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:44pm
North East Modern Language Association 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

The seminar is interested in looking at papers that deal with the life of Dalits from a phenomenological perspective. The Dalit identity is not frigid. The politics of othering, the notion of subjectivity, the internationalization of caste, caste and cinema, music, art, and other mediums are areas that researchers can explore. Papers that are rooted in the local understanding of caste as a Global/ Indian problem are welcome. Responses that deal with ways to adapt the young generation to the thought of Ambedkar and propose ethical ways to deal with the question of caste are expected. Scholars from literature, political science, media studies, cultural studies, and aesthetics are welcome to make submissions.

Teaching Black American Speculative Fiction & Beyond: Equity, Justice, and Antiracism

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:44pm
KaaVonia Hinton & Karen Chandler
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 29, 2022

We are pleased to announce we are accepting abstracts for chapters for our tentatively titled book, Teaching Black American Speculative Fiction & Beyond: Equity, Justice, and Antiracism. This proposed collection is based on our popular 2021 NCTE Assembly on American Literature (AAL) session, which focused on American speculative fiction and issues of social justice. The collection will focus on equity, justice, and antiracism within different genres/modes of speculative fiction (e.g., science fiction, fantasy, horror) and various formats (e.g., short and long fiction, film, graphic novels, comics, and plays).

Outlander and Crimes of the British Empire

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:43pm
Erin E. MacDonald, Fanshawe College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

I am in need of ONE essay for a collection called Outlander as Crime Fiction, pre-approved to be published by McFarland. A Ph.D. is preferred but please feel free to send your proposal even if you are a doctoral student. Email me if you would like to discuss an idea before submitting a proposal. At this point, I only need one paragraph describing your general topic/idea. The completed essay due date is flexible but I'm looking at probably Sept/Oct. 2022 at the latest. Most of the collection has already been written. 

Topic: Crimes of the British Empire in Diana Gabaldon's Lord John (and Outlander) Series

The Inevitability of Change: Change as a Process

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:43pm
SAMLA 94: South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

What is certain is that change is a perennial feature of our human experiences.  Yet, both imposed changes (aging, catastrophes, geopolitical change) and changes initiated by the individual for personal reasons (career, educational, family-based, among others). Is there a generalization of the notion of change?  In which ways is it possible to address the diversity of changes taking place in the immediacy of transformation?  This panel invites participants to engage in the concept of change applicable to diverse situations.  

What are the benefits and risks of change?

 

Archives of Indian Cinema: Methodologies, Creativities and Urgencies

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:43pm
De Montfort University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Archives of Indian Cinema: Methodologies, Creativities and Urgencies

De Montfort University (UK), Savitribai Phule Pune University (India), Loughborough University (UK),

21st and 22nd October 2022

Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune

Out With the Old, In With the New: Changing Trajectories in David Lowery’s The Green Knight

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:43pm
SAMLA: South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 30, 2022

For close to seven hundred years, Gawain has been a favorite hero in Arthurian myth, especially when it comes to his legendary accomplishments—and faults—in Gawain and the Green Knight. No matter how much readers may root for him in his quest with the Green Knight, many of us can’t help but wonder…what if? All of that changed with David Lowery’s 2021 film, The Green Knight, which presents viewers with an abundance of scenarios that many of us haven’t even anticipated. In doing so, Lowery has forever altered the way scholars approach the medieval poem.

Fictional persons and characters: International Online Workshop

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:43pm
Complutense University of Madrid
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 20, 2022

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Fictional persons and characters

International Online Workshop
October 12, 2022

It is tempting to think of fictional characters as if they were fictional persons. The inhabitants of a fictional world, where they live and engage in meaningful interactions as we do in the real world. However, this conception is problematic. First, because the concept of “person” is far from being clear. Are persons to be defined in physical or mental terms? And even if we restrict ourselves to a Lockean framework where persons are defined in mental terms, regardless of their physical features, could other entities besides human beings achieve full personhood?

Disney and the Middle Ages

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:43pm
Christina M. Carlson, Mariah L. Cooper, and Joshua Parks
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

Call for Papers

 Edited Volume on Disney and the Middle Ages

 

We invite proposals for an edited collection of essays on medievalism in Disney media for Brepols’ new series Reinterpreting the Middle Ages: From Medieval to Neo. The Walt Disney Company's films, theme parks, and merchandise are full of people, places, and things coded as “medieval,” and because Disney's medievalism is often coded as white and Christian, it is especially relevant to medieval studies' ongoing struggle with white supremacy within and outside the field.

 

CfP - 'Queering Camelot' - 'Fantastika' special edition

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:43pm
Fantastika Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 26, 2022

Call for Papers

Queering Camelot: LGBTQQA+ Readings, Representations, and Retellings of Arthuriana 

Fantastika Special Issue

Guest Editors: Rebecca Jones and Sebastian F.K. Svegaard

 

This is an open call for papers for a special issue of Fantastika continuing on from its Queering Fantastika issue, which will explore the queer side of Arthurian tales, adaptations, and fanworks. It seeks to include any and all media, whether directly adapting or only alluding to Camelot and Grail narratives. This issue will present a multivalent approach and is seeking both critical and critical practice-based research on this subject. 

MAPACA: Gothic Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:42pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association: Gothic Studies Area
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

The Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association is accepting proposals until June 30 for their 2022 conference, Nov 10 - 12, in Princeton, NJ. General guidelines can be found at mapaca.net.

Last Call: Investigating the Hardwood - Interdisciplinary Analyses of Professional Basketball

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:41pm
Till Neuhaus/Niklas Thomas (Eds.)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 12, 2022

As a sport, basketball follows a certain set of rules and conventions which serve as a framework for players, coaches, and teams to play the sport. By their very nature, these rules are meritocratic which means that all participants are equal on the court, play by the same rules, and the only relevant (read as: game deciding) factors are effort, skill, and fortune. Such a perspective on basketball and sports leads certain fans and observers to statements such as “politics should be kept out of sports”.

Third Cinema and International Relations: The Connection between Films and Global Politics

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:41pm
Drishti Hajong
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 5, 2022

Third Cinema films successfully manages to depict the socio-political issues of the world. These issues include the effects of colonization, oppression, and conflict between classes or nations. These films are especially pivotal for the political issues of the Third World. In this sense, films play a fundamental role in the struggle for justice for marginalized communities. Third Cinema is a tool through which debate, activism, and discussion are evoked in society. These films expose the realities of the world and have gained recognition in terms of art, politics, and humanity. Indeed, the Third Cinema is revolutionary for society in every convincible way. 

“Transcendentalist Geographies” Sponsored by the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:38pm
PAMLA 2022 Los Angeles: “Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian”
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 10, 2022

PAMLA 2022 Los Angeles: “Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian”

November 11–13, 2022

 

Transcendentalist Geographies

Sponsored by the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society

 

Abstract

The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society invites proposals for a panel on Transcendentalist ways of thinking and writing place and space. Contributions may address how figures such as Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Margaret Fuller (among many others) conceptualized imaginary and concrete landscapes, interrogated the nature–culture divide, or explored new notions of dwelling. Papers on aesthetic, political, social, theological, or philosophical dimensions of the topic are all welcome.

 

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CFP: International Milton Symposium, Toronto 10-14 July 2023

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:37pm
Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

The Thirteenth International Milton Symposium will be held at the University of Toronto, Canada, 10-14 July 2023. The Symposium welcomes scholars from across the world for five days of lively discussion and convivial exchanges.

Plenary speakers include: Lorna Hutson, Achsah Guibbory, Su Fang Ng, Feisal Mohamed, and David Quint

The IMS Program Committee invites proposals for 20-minute papers on all aspects of Milton and seventeenth-century studies, from established approaches to new and emerging ones. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Atlantic, Pacific, and Global Milton

Milton in the Americas, Milton in Canada

Comparative epic, classical reception, humanism

Trauma Informed Pedagogy for LGBQT+ Students in Higher Education

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:37pm
Ernest Stromberg, California State University Monterey Bay
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2022

Trauma Informed Pedagogy for LGBQT+ Students in Higher Education

 

We are seeking an essay on trauma informed pedagogy in higher education specifically responsive to the traumas experienced by LGBTQ+ students.  The essay will become a chapter in a collection on trauma informed pedagogy for higher education. The book is currently under contract to be published by Routledge.  The collection is nearly complete, and a chapter addressing this topic will round out the book. The deadline for a draft of the completed essay is rather tight—August 1, 2022. If you are interested in submitting, please contact Ernest Stromberg at estromberg@csumb.edu.

V International Congress of the John Gower Society: “Gower in Contexts: His Words, His Books, His Heritage”

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:23pm
John Gower Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

The John Gower Society invites proposals for presentations at the V International Congress of the Society, July 7- 10, with an optional excursion 11 July, 2023, on the campus of the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. The Congress theme, “Gower in Contexts: His Words, His Books, His Heritage,” is broadly understood, to encompass: 

Community Engagement and the Covid-19 Pandemic

updated: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 4:23pm
Vernon Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

Vernon Press invites book chapter proposals to be included in a forthcoming scholarly volume on "Community Engagement and the Covid-19 Pandemic" edited by Tawnya Azar, Ph.D.

Community-engaged (CE) teaching is not a new concept; however, in the past several years, it has experienced a new emphasis as is evident by the changes to institution mission statements as well as the allocation of institution resources to support faculty development in CE teaching and support CE coursework and research.

Call for Submissions; African-American Poetry

updated: 
Monday, June 6, 2022 - 2:33am
MrAfrica Poetry Lounge!
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 6, 2022

 

We welcome and encourage poetry submissions from African-American writers. 

With that, send atleast '5' poems per submission.

 

Contact info is; MyPoems@Ctadams.com

 

Note: Established in 2001, we have had the pleasure of showcasing thousands of poets. Nearly 22 years later, our mission still is the same, as we continue to uplift another generation of poets and poetry lovers. 

Have a question or need more info, do feel free to drop us a note, before sending in your work.

EXTENDED DEADLINE 14th Latina/o/x Communities Conference: Building Bridges/Construyendo Puentes

updated: 
Friday, June 3, 2022 - 3:11pm
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

14th Latina/o/x Communities Conference: Building Bridges/Construyendo Puentes

2022 Theme: Intergenerational Communities

West Chester University

Call for Presentations

 

In 2022 the LCC is back to holding in-person events on Thursday, September 29th.  

 

Each year, our interdisciplinary conference provides a creative space to enhance the understanding of Latina/o/x  issues, contributions, and cultures. We pride ourselves in serving as a link between academia and local communities, institutions and organizations 

 

RACISM, NATIONALISM and XENOPHOBIA - 5th International Interdisciplinary Conference (online)

updated: 
Friday, June 3, 2022 - 4:23am
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 25, 2022

Conference: 11-12 July 2022 (online - via Zoom)

 CFP:

          It is widely known that ideologies of racism, nationalism, and xenophobia are dangerous and spread all over the world. We want to examine these terms as much as possible, from many perspectives and variable aspects: in politics, society, psychology, culture, and many more. We also want to devote considerable attention to how the phenomena of racism, nationalism and xenophobia are represented in artistic practices: in literature, film, theatre or visual arts.​          

4th "MEMORY, AFFECTS AND EMOTIONS" International Interdisciplinary Conference (online)

updated: 
Friday, June 3, 2022 - 4:22am
InMind Support
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 20, 2022

Conference: 7-8 April 2022 (online - via Zoom platform)

All details: here

 

Scientific Committee:
Professor Wojciech Owczarski – University of Gdańsk, Poland
Professor Polina Golovátina-Mora – NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

 CALL FOR PAPERS:

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