Film scholar Robin Wood famously argued that “central to the effect and fascination of horror films is their fulfillment of our nightmare wish to smash the norms that oppress us and which our moral condition teaches us to revere.” From the very beginnings of the silent film era to our present day, the horror genre has continued to attract audiences and proliferate across multiple modes of film and media—addressing our fears, anxieties, and sometimes our deepest, darkest fantasies.
CALL FOR PAPERS
6th International Conference on American Drama and Theater
“‘Game Over!’: U.S. Drama and Theater and the
End(s) of an American Idea(l)”
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)
1–3 June 2022
Abstracts due 15 October 2021
Conference website: https://sites.google.com/view/americandramaconfmadrid2022
The 15th Biennial Jack London Society Symposium will be held December 9–12, 2021 at The Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center in Sonoma, California. The organizers encourage participants to experiment with innovative, alternative, and established theoretical approaches to the life and work of Jack London.We welcome papers and panel submissions on any aspect of the author’s life and work, including conventional 20-minute presentations. Proposals for roundtables or teaching presentations are encouraged, especially those that connect London with other writers and artists.
nitial world responses to the Holocaust included the declaration “never again” (Gilbert, 2000; Reese, 2017; Herman, 2018; Power, 2013). This Special Issue on “Remembering Genocides and the Holocaust” invites contributions from different fields, such as the film, music, museums, and literature. Contributions may explore specific representations in their own right or the relationship between representations and lived experiences pertaining to genocide/ holocaust. They may focus on how remembrances of Holocausts and Genocides have been transformed over time, including, but not limited to the globalization, nationalization or privatization of such memories.
SAMLA 93 - Social Networks, Social Distances - November 4-6, 2021, in Atlanta, GA (https://samla.memberclicks.net)
This panel intends to examine the works of Muslim American poets, novelists, playwrights, musicians, performers, filmmakers, and visual artists. Papers are invited that explore the diverse compositions of Muslim American identities in cultural texts as they challenge and engage with the canonical codes and sociopolitical norms of national, theoretical, literary, and aesthetic spaces.
FORUM Postgraduate Journal Call for Papers Issue 32: The Aftermath (2021)
Following periods of social, political, and economic turbulence governments and communities around the world rally in efforts designed to preserve, challenge, or radically overhaul the status quo. Although there is now some reason for optimism, we find ourselves faced with the aftermath of numerous upheavals. Is this a unique opportunity to use the tattered threads of the social fabric to make something new? Where do we go from here?
Resources for American Literary Study, a journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship in American literature, invites submissions for our upcoming 2021 double issue. 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.
Seeking academic reviews of videogaming-related academic books, websites-portals-databases, communities, and “popular” books; reviews of virtual environments; and videogames (recent or older, single- or multiplayer, across all platforms) for potential publication in the Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds (ISSN 1757191X , ONLINE ISSN 17571928).
Multiverse Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
Event Date & Location: October 15-17, 2021, Westin Atlanta Perimeter North
Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2021
Name of Organization: Multiverse Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
Organization Website: https://www.multiversecon.org
Contact Email: Rhonda Jackson Joseph,Learn@Multiversecon.org
Racial Violence: the American (hi)story
24-25 July 2021
(Live sessions:2 days/Virtual platform:5 days)
GIRES, the Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship and the Greenwood African American Studies Center (GAASC) explore the highly complex issue of racial violence in the United States.
Utopic Identity and Liminality in African American Literature
This panel seeks presentations about the proclivity of African American racial space. That is, this panel is interested in when and where conceptions of spatial race formalities are conducted. We can think of “space” as time, place, and movement—the constant liminal changing of identities. This panel invites abstracts, of no more than 250 words, for presentations on African American literature at the Midwest Modern Language Association conference. Some topics might include:
INTERACTIVE FILM AND MEDIA CONFERENCE 2021:
NEW NARRATIVES, RACIALIZATION, GLOBAL CRISES, AND SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT
Ryerson University (Canada)
The Glasgow School of Art (Scotland)
University of Sao Paulo (Brazil)
The University of Texas at Dallas (USA)
August 5-7, 2021
Abstract deadline EXTENDED: April 26th, 2021
Piotr Alekseevich Kropotkin (1842-1921) was one of the most prominent advocates of anarchism during his adult life, but also a famous intellectual and activist in Europe and further afield. In this centenary year of his death, we welcome you to join us for a discussion about his legacy, influence and relevance today. This conference will discuss his life and his work, but also his afterlife. Since February 1921, the world has lived without Kropotkin, but in many ways his ideas and his legacy persist. This conference seeks to specify, debate, contest, and carry on that legacy.
Co-editors: Natalie Grinnell, Reeves Family Professor in the Humanities (Wofford College) and Will Rogers (University of Louisiana-Monroe)
Call for Papers
ReFocus: The Films of William Wyler
Call for Proposals
Confronting Failure: Approaches to Building Confidence and Resilience in Undergraduate Researchers
Edited by Lisa Corwin (UC Boulder) and Lou Charkourdian (Haverford College)
with Jen Heemstra (Emory University)
Call for PapersPOP-UP Academic Conference on Popular Culture, hosted by Lone Star College-University Park
Event Date & Location: October 28 and 29, 2021, virtually hosted by Lone Star College-University Park, 20515 TX-249, Houston, TX 77070
Thursday, October 28, 2021, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Friday, October 29, 2021, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Deadline for Submissions: August 29, 2021
Name of Organization: Lone Star College-University Park
Organization Website: https://www.lonestar.edu/popup.htm
Dracones in Mundo: Dragons in Literature, Film, and Pop Culture: A Series of Edited Volumes UPDATE/EXTENDED DEADLINE
deadline for submissions:
July 25, 2021
full name / name of organization:
St. Thomas University
I received a great response to the last call for papers regarding the volumes on dragons. As a result, I have been better able to refine and divide results.
CFP : “Writing as Resistance and Transgression: Gender, Poetics and Activism in Post-War Literature in English”
Dates: May 27-28, 2021 (via Zoom)
Deadline for Submission: April 16, 2021
Keynote Speakers: Professor Agnieszka Graff (University of Warsaw) and Doctor
Elżbieta Klimek-Dominiak (University of Wrocław)
Writing as Resistance and Transgression: Gender, Poetics and Activism in Post-War Literature in English
Date: May 27-28, 2021
Growing out of two panels on access in higher education at the 2021 Modern Language Association's annual convention, this special journal issue will focus on the fundamental issues of access that plague American higher education. We will send the special issue proposal to several journals that take a radical approach to pedagogy in higher education.
We are pleased to announce our call for book proposals for the new Methuen Drama Agitations Series.
Please read below for more information and if interested, please contact one of the editors at the email below.
Theatre has always offered immediate responses to political, social, economic and cultural crisis events that are local, national and/or global in dimension, establishing itself as a prime medium of engagement.
On Feb. 2–4, 2022, The Huntington will host an onsite conference in San Marino, California to celebrate the publication centennial of James Joyce’s Ulysses. In tandem with the conference, The Huntington will host an exhibition on novels and maps from the 16th through the 20th century, including a newly acquired series of engraved maps derived from Ulysses, made by the artist David Lilburn.
Annulet: A Journal of Poetics seeks submissions of literary criticism for our second issue.
Among its meanings, "annulet" means a little ring. As a literary journal, we are committed to bringing into closer quarters poetry, poetics-driven prose, and public-facing scholarship and criticism.
The Center for the Advancement of Women at Mount Saint Mary’s University
Collectif Digital Research Anthology
2021 Call for Faculty Research Papers
In Ellen Forney’s autobiographical comic Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo and Me (2012), the author narrates her journey following her bipolar disorder diagnosis, a journey that sets off an exploration into how her art is connected to that of the “crazy artists” of the past. Just like Vincent van Gogh and Sylvia Plath, whose work has been connected to their mental health status, Forney explores how her condition possibly influenced her art.
Messengers from the Stars: On Science Fiction and Fantasy
No. 6, 2021
Edited by: Elana Gomel
Co-edited by: João Félix
Messengers from the Stars is an international, peer-reviewed journal, offering academic articles, reviews, and providing an outlet for a wide range of creative work inspired by science fiction and fantasy. The 2021 issue will be dedicated to the following theme:
Call for Articles
Special Issue: South Asian Fiction – International Impact
Guest Editor: Dinesh Kumar
THE USES OF HUMOR TO MUDDLE THROUGH THE COVID PANDEMIC
AMERICAN HUMOR STUDIES ASSOCIATION