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Becoming the Obamas: Critical Approaches to Barack & Michelle Obama’s Memoirs

updated: 
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 11:04am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Barack Obama’s memoir Dreams from My Father (1995). Praised by Toni Morrison and Philip Roth, Obama’s memoir explores his life up to his admission to Harvard Law School in 1988. More recently, 2018 saw the publication of Michelle Obama’s best-selling memoir Becoming, which is the story of her life up through the end of her tenure as first lady. This panel seeks papers that critically explore the major prose works by Barack and Michelle Obama: Becoming, Dreams From My Father, and The Audacity of Hope.

Questions to consider include, but are not limited to:

Being Human in the Digital Age: The Future of Humanities (Panel)

updated: 
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 11:03am
NeMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

As we progress deeper and deeper into an age of data abundance, as what Simon Rogers describes a phenomenon of a “time in which we are all surrounded by data” with continued access to it, we are at the heart of a process of self-digitization, datafication, and online existence. Our move into cyberspaces and our dependence on digital platforms for information, communication, congregation, and self-design necessitate the crucial intervention of the Humanities as a discipline and a human-centered approach to understand what it means to be human in the digital age.

Call for Book Chapters for edited volume: Mountains and Memoir

updated: 
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 12:50pm
Jenny Hall and Martin Hall
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Mountaineering and Climbing have become extraordinarily popular lifestyle sports. More generally, mountain-going has been one of the fastest growing leisure activities of the past thirty years where an estimated, ‘10 million Americans go mountaineering annually’ (Macfarlane, 2004: 17) and In the United Kingdom 2.48 million people participate in recreational rock climbing and mountaineering (Mintel, 2018).

Call for Journal Article Submissions

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 7:24pm
The Burney Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The Burney Journal is now accepting submissions for volume 17, to be published in late 2020, and for subsequent issues to be published annually.  A peer-reviewed publication of the Burney Society, The Burney Journal is available in print and indexed online by EBSCO Host.

 

PCA/ACA Generational Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 2:11pm
Shay Rahm / PCA/ACA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS: GENERATIONAL STUDIES

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION 2020 NATIONAL CONFERENCE

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2020

We welcome proposals for papers on any and every topic related to America’s generations including Baby Boomers, Generation Jones, Generation X, Xennials, Millennials (Gen Y), and iGen (Gen Z).

We invite submissions from individuals and organized panels (3 or 4 persons), focusing on topics related to:

CfP Junctions Issue 5.2: "Bodies in Disarray"

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 1:54pm
Junctions: Graduate Journal of the Humanities (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 11, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS ISSUE 5.2: ‘Bodies in Disarray’

CFP for Comparative Cinema: Biopic vs biopic: Cinematographic life as a place for comparison

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 12:09pm
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Over the last ten years, the biopic has been carried out by many relevant filmmakers —within and beyond the mainstream— and it has become a key genre in contemporary cinema. This fact is attested by titles like 'Carlos' (Olivier Assayas, 2010), 'J.

CFP-[Inter]sections 23 (2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 12:08pm
American Studies Program, University of Bucharest
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

[Inter]sections publishes academic articles, reviews, and interviews relevant to the field of American studies. We encourage our authors to explore the most recent scholarship, from a solid critical background and in conversation with relevant and challenging work from the field. Although we focus primarily on subjects that are grounded in the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century, we do not exclude work that explores other time periods. The scope of our journal includes research in the fields of North American literature, history, visual culture, film and television studies, popular culture, political studies, race and ethnic studies, philosophy, gender and sexuality studies.

Revisiting the American Grotesque

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 12:08pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This proposed roundtable will explore current manifestations of the grotesque in various forms and genres, using a range of current critical approaches. This could include, but not be exclusive to, analyses using a posthumanist, postmaterialist, postmillennial, or similar critical lens. In an age when so much seems grotesque—from our art to our politics to our everyday lives—this session will provide new ways to think about both contemporary literature and our current cultural moment. Submit a 250-300 word abstract and a brief c.v. by Sept. 30 to the NeMLA website:https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/CFP

ReFocus: The Films of David Mamet

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 12:07pm
University of Edinburgh Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Call For Papers – ReFocus: The Films of David Mamet

1st Rupkatha International Open Conference on Recent Advances in Interdisciplinary Humanities, 2010

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 12:07pm
Rupkatha Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 7, 2020

1st Rupkatha International Open Conference on Recent Advances in Interdisciplinary Humanities, 2020

(http://rioc.rupkatha.com/)

In collaboration with

Indian Institute of Technology Patna

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

&

Siksha O Anusandhan (Deemed to be University), Bhubaneswar

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Confirmed speakers
Albrecht Classen
University Distinguished Professor, Dept. of German Studies, the University of Arizona

Celebrity Studies Special Edition, “CHILDREN AND CELEBRITIES.” Deadline: August 7, 2020.

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 12:06pm
Diana Sandars / University of Melbourne, Australia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 7, 2020

CFP: Celebrity Studies Special Edition, “CHILDREN AND CELEBRITIES.” Deadline: August 7, 2020.

The entertainment industries create the most widely circulated popular images of children and childhood, and yet the role of children in celebrity studies warrants further study. As John Mercer and Jane O’Connor (2017) point out, the intersection between Childhood Studies and Celebrity Studies has been gaining traction in recent years, highlighting a tension between the dominant discourses of innocence surrounding children, and the highly competitive commercial imperatives of celebrity culture.

General CFP: Journal of American Studies of Turkey

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 12:05pm
American Studies Association of Turkey
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

An international biannual print and on-line publication of the American Studies Association of Turkey, the Journal of American Studies of Turkey operates with a double-blind peer review system and publishes work in English by scholars of any nationality on American literature, history, art, music, film, popular culture, institutions, politics, economics, geography and related subjects. The Editorial Board welcomes articles which cross conventional borders between academic disciplines, as well as comparative studies of America and other cultures. The journal also publishes interviews and and book reviews.

What do we care about? A Cross-Cultural Textbook for Undergraduate Students of Philosophical Ethics

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 11:26am
Björn Freter
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Call for Papers

for

What do we care about?

A Cross-Cultural Textbook for       

Undergraduate Students of Philosophical Ethics

 

Second Call for Papers

Special Call for Sections

Representing Philosophical Ethics from

Asia, South America, and Australia as well as from underrepresented groups from North America and Europe

 

Edited by

Dr. Björn Freter, Knoxville, USA

Dr. Elvis Imafidon, Ekpoma, Nigeria

Prof. Gunter Bombaerts, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Prof. Benda Hofmeyr, Pretoria, South Africa

Prof. Marie Eboh, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

 

Special Issue of Revenant: Obscene Surfacings and the Subterranean Gothic

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 11:26am
Joan Passey, University of Bristol
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Special Edition of Revenant: Obscene Surfacings and the Subterranean Gothic

Deadline for abstract submissions: October 31st 2020

Guest Editors: Joan Passey (Bristol), Sherezade García Rangel (Falmouth) and Daisy Butcher (Hertfordshire)

Edited volume: The Labors of Language, Culture, and History in North America

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 11:25am
Jesse Ramirez/ University of St Gallen
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 2, 2020

Although the corresponding conference is postponed until fall 2021, the organizers are moving ahead with preparations for the volume Work: The Labors of Language, Culture, and History in North America. The conference cfp also serves as the volume cfp (see below).The volume will be published in the series Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature (Narr/ Francke/ Attempto).

De la Nocilla al Post-post-boom: New Approaches to Tradition in Spain and Latin America

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 11:21am
José Pablo Barragán (Holy Family University)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The last two decades have witnessed an explosion of literary works that adapt, challenge and elaborate the narrative and lyrical traditions of the Spanish-speaking world. From the neorrural novel of Spain to the Mexican ‘Generación del Crack’, from the neoclassical poetry of Aurora Luque and Juan Antonio González Iglesias to the experimental artifacts of Agustín Fernández Mallo or Pablo Katchadjian, novelists and poets in Spain and Latin America have reimagined their literary traditions and adapted them to the new realities of the 21st century.

Framing Narratives

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 11:21am
Grace Morgan Armstrong/NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Please consider submitting an abstract for the following session at NEMLA in Philadelphia, PA, 3/11-14, 2021. Abstracts (300 words+ short bio) must be received by September 30 at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18915

 

 

 

Framing Narratives:  NEMLA, 52ND ANNUAL CONVENTION
March 11-14, 2021 - Philadelphia, PA

 

(Comparative Literature / Cultural Studies and Media Studies)

 

Panel:

CFE: Teaching the Eighteenth Century Now

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 11:21am
Miriam Wallace & Kate Parker, Transits: Literature, Culture, Thought 1650-1850
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 30, 2020

Bucknell University’s series, Transits: Literature, Culture, Thought 1650-1850, invites expressions of interest for essays or collections of essays that highlight the scholarship of teaching the long eighteenth century including the Romantic era. Proposals for edited volumes need not have firm commitments from authors at this stage, but should detail possible contributors and topics.

 

The Rocky Forum - call for articles on the film series

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 10:44am
PopMeC Research
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

What can be better, during these uncertain times, than producing innovative research about fun primary sources that can fill our hearts with hope and motivation? With the aim of making that possible, the PopMec academic collective opens a call for papers about one of the most successful and influential American popular culture productions: the Rocky film series. Mostly written, starred and directed by Sylvester Stallone, the story of the Italian-American boxer Rocky Balboa cautived the world, since 1976 till our days, with 6 movies and 2 spin-offs (the Creed series). 

Updated: Call for Abstracts: Critically Reading "The Vampire Diaries"

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 3:06am
Book Publication
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 14, 2020

Vampires are a phenomenon that have captivated humans since ancient times, and continue to globally fascinate different target audiences. From vampires in early Chinese traditions to their depiction in early poems such as “The Vampire” by Heinrich August Ossenfelder, to Lord Byron’s “The Vampyre”, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, to vampires in more recent TV series and movies, this creature has not only evoked fear and horror but has also embodied both anxieties as well as desires of the culture and time in which it was created. Consequently, as vampire narratives today have started to go beyond the realms of horror, sometimes even turning the vampire into romantic heroes, they bring new insights to current issues across various fields.

Elemental America (special issue of ZAA)

updated: 
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 11:04am
University of Konstanz
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Elemental America

A special issue of ZAA Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik: A Quarterly of Language, Literature, and Culture (http://www.zaa.uni-tuebingen.de)

Guest Editors:

Moritz Ingwersen, American Studies, University of Konstanz,

Timo Müller, American Studies, University of Konstanz

Science Fiction in an Age of Crisis

updated: 
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 10:50am
Dr. Saurav Sengupta/ Damdama College, Guwahati
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 25, 2020

Call for Book Chapters for Edited Volume 

"Science Fiction in an Age of Crisis: Towards a New Aesthetic Paradigm"  

Call for Abstracts on men and masculinities planned for a potential special issue, Guest editor: Dr. Çimen Günay-Erkol

updated: 
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 10:32am
Middle Eastern Literatures
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

MEL (Middle Eastern Literatures) is willing to consider a potential special issue on men and masculinities to discuss the changing social construction of masculinities in Middle Eastern literatures, and to elaborate on how literature as a field can contribute to the theorization of masculinities. This special issue is intended to explore masculinities as dynamic and multifaceted phenomena emerging within contradictory cultural, material and discursive contexts of the Middle East. The aim is to locate and dislocate masculinities, along the line of thought presented by Andrea Cornwall and Nancy Lindisfarne in Dislocating Masculinity (1994).

CFP: Otherness: Essays and Studies 9.2

updated: 
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 10:32am
Centre for Studies in Otherness
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

The peer-reviewed e-journal Otherness: Essays and Studies is now accepting submissions for its general issue, forthcoming Fall 2021.

Otherness: Essays and Studies publishes research articles from and across different scholarly disciplines that examine, in as many ways as possible, the concepts of otherness and alterity.  We particularly appreciate dynamic cross-disciplinary study.

1st Rupkatha International Open Conference on Recent Advances in Interdisciplinary Humanities, 2020

updated: 
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 10:31am
Rupkatha Indian Institute of Technology Patna Department of Humanities and Social Sciences & Siksha O Anusandhan (Deemed to be University), Bhubaneswar Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 7, 2020

About the Conference RIOC 2020

RIOC, the first international scholarly conference sponsored by Rupkatha, seeks to address advances in research in Interdisciplinary Humanities. After the launch of our non-profit scholarly venture with the Rupkatha Journal, we now consider it a sacred duty to respond to the call of times by organizing this conference to interact and understand our present situation and the emerging future in a fuller and critical manner. The objective is to create a dialogue and affect the social and cultural discourse at a crucial phase of our history. 

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