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The Uses of Color in US Popular Cultural Production and Representation

updated: 
Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 8:07am
PopMeC peer-reviewed academic blog (ISSN 2660-8839)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

A dark urban setting scattered with dots of light. Yellow gas flames shoot up against a glowing red horizon, creating an almost hellish feel. Flying cars pierce the atmosphere, revealing the orange smog haze that reappears in urban sequences throughout the movie. As the camera moves closer to futuristic, monumental buildings, cold white beams of light transition to interiors dominated by blue hues. Sequences in the Tyrell Corporation are marked by cool tones as opposed to Deckard’s warm-toned private spaces. How would we feel and think about a cult film like Blade Runner (1982) if cinematographic choices about color had been made differently?

CALL FOR PAPERS for New Literaria International e-Conference on Contemporary Trends and Development in Cultural Studies and the Humanities

updated: 
Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 2:17am
New Literaria
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANEL PROPOSALS

2nd International e-Conference

“Contemporary Trends and Development in Cultural Studies and the Humanities”

Date: 22nd, 23rd, and 24th October, 2021

To be Organized by

New Literaria- An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

In collaboration with

Department of History, Humanities and Society, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy & Department of English, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur, India

 

Concept Note

Representations of Violence in Literature, Culture and Arts

updated: 
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 5:58pm
Osmaniye Korkut Ata University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

In his foreword to World Report on Violence and Health, published by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2002, Nelson Mandela states that “the twentieth century will be remembered as a century marked by violence” (Krug et.al., 2002, “Foreword”).  Now we are nearly at the end of the first quarter of the twenty-first century, but violence still permeates in our lives at various levels. Various forms of violence occurring at levels of interpersonal, self-directed, collective, state, warfare, child and youth violence, intimate partner violence, environmental violence, and animal violence lay bare the complexity and pervasiveness of the phenomenon, yet it also brings along the necessity to discuss violence from multiple perspectives. 

Teaching Hong Kong, Hong Kong Teaching

updated: 
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 1:55pm
Hong Kong Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

CALL FOR ABSTRACTSTeaching Hong Kong, Hong Kong Teaching: A Hong Kong Studies Symposium (Saturday 4 December 2021)

Poststructuralism, Deconstruction, and the Novel

updated: 
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 1:55pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Poststructuralism, Deconstruction, and the Novel

From Maryann P. DiEdwardo

 

 

Call for Abstracts for 53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association, which will take place on March 10-13, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland. 

 

Poststructuralism, Deconstruction, and the Novel  (Panel)

 

Call for abstracts:

Link: 

https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/19137

 

Comparative Literature / World Literatures (non-European Languages

 

Transnational Indigenous Identities at the U.S.-Mexico Border

updated: 
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 1:54pm
53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association, March 10-13, 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The long existing impacts of the U.S.-Mexico border on Indigenous communities have been devastating on those communities physically on the border and for various Indigenous peoples representing many North American and South American nations seeking safety.  Papers considering Indigenous transnationality at the border are welcome.  A variety of topics and approaches are welcome, such as analyzing texts that address border crossing(s), threats to Indigenous sacred areas, blocked access to sacred spaces and cultural practice, the effects of the Border Patrol on the cultural relationships with community members across the border, and the rhetoric of organizations like the Lipan Apache Women Defense, MMIWG2S awareness groups, the U.N.

Dissenting Beliefs: Heresy and Heterodoxy in Fantasy

updated: 
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 1:54pm
Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Religious fantasy, for a great many readers, is synonymous with Christian fantasy; more specifically, it is understood as literature overtly reproducing biblical narratives within a fantasy world, such as C. S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia. Concurrently, fantasy texts engaging with theology through non-allegorical means that challenge mainstream Christian doctrine are all too often dismissed as disingenuous, offensive or deliberately antagonistic. While this is sometimes the case, such a narrow view of religious fantasy excludes all but the least innovative texts from the genre and leaves little room for authors of other faiths.

The Literary and Human Legacy of Clara Sereni

updated: 
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 1:54pm
Collective volume edited by Susan Briziarelli (Adelphi University) and Giulia Po DeLisle (UMass Lowell)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Clara Sereni was an innovative writer, a passionate intellectual, and a committed activist, whose literary work and political engagement have left an indelible mark on contemporary Italian literature and society. Her numerous fictional and non-fictional writings bear witness to crucial times in Italian history (Fascism, post-war years, the 1960s and 1970s and the Berlusconi era) while also exploring the intimate struggle for personal independence and self-affirmation of multi-faceted female characters in their roles as daughters, mothers and “handicapped” mothers, workers, activists, politicians, Jews.

CFP:Red Feather Journal Fall 2021 issue

updated: 
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 1:54pm
Red Feather Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Red Feather Journal (www.redfeatherjournal.org), an online, peer-reviewed, international and interdisciplinary journal, seeks well-written, critical articles on children in popular culture for the Fall 2021 issue --deadline September15th, 2021.  Some suggested topics: children and the pandemic, child refugees in media, child or childhood imagery (film, television, digital media, art); notions of innocence; children or childhood literature; the child in/and fan cultures; children and social media; childhood geography or material culture; children and war; children and the changing political landscape; children and religion, or any other aspect of the child in popular culture.  

 

Elmira 2022: The Ninth International Conference on the State of Mark Twain Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 1:53pm
Center for Mark Twain Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 7, 2022

Established in 1989, the Center for Mark Twain Studies “International Conference on the State of Mark Twain Studies” is the oldest and largest gathering devoted to all things Twain. During times so turbulent and uncertain as to require that that the quadrennial conference on the State of Mark Twain Studies be postponed by a year, the theme of change and growth “speaks to our condition,” as the Quakers say. 

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL QUADRENNIAL CONFERENCE INFORMATION PAGE

You Dissolve Me in a Storm: The Ecotheology of Climate Change

updated: 
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 1:51pm
Matthew Mersky/ Boston College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In Horkheimer and Adorno’s dialectic of Enlightenment, the spiritual and mimetic relation towards nature in early myth society increasingly gives way to nature’s disenchantment: the process by which a holistic and qualitative nature is systematically reduced and fragmented into the purely “rational” material of natural science and, ultimately, industrial, carbon-based society. But as Horkheimer as Adorno make clear, enlightenment, what promised liberate us from the irrational, becomes an even more irrational force than the nature it supposedly subdued, giving rise to catastrophes—genocide, nuclear fallout, global warming—that dwarf the violence nature originally wrought.

Call for chapters: A Critical Companion to Jane Campion

updated: 
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 1:51pm
Elsa Colombani / Independant Scholar ; Eurydice Da Silva, Associate Professor / Sorbonne Nouvelle University Paris 3
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 30, 2021

A Critical Companion to Jane Campion 

Edited by Elsa Colombani and Eurydice Da Silva 

Part of the Critical Companion to Popular Directors series 

edited by Adam Barkman and Antonio Sanna 

 

The Fifth Faulkner Studies in the UK Colloquium: The Dark Cosmos of William Faulkner and Cormac McCarthy

updated: 
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 9:46am
The Faulkner Studies in the UK Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 1ST, 2021

 

The Fifth Faulkner Studies in the UK Colloquium:

The Dark Cosmos of William Faulkner and Cormac McCarthy

 

September 25th and 26th, online via Zoom 

 

With keynote addresses by: 

Dr Randall Wilhelm (editor of The Ron Rash Reader [University of South Carolina Press, 2014])

and

William Gay Panel

updated: 
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 7:00pm
ALA Symposium "Rebirth Renewal Renaissance"
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 30, 2021

In keeping with the symposium theme of "Rebirth Renewal Renaissance," this panel proposes a new look at the works of William Gay.  A search of the MLA International Bibliography shows little work on Gay, and that which does exist locuses more on his first two novels (The Long Home and Provinces of Night) and his short fiction.  This panel welcomes papers on Gay's later published work, and especially on his work--The Lost Country, Little Sister Death, and Stoneburner--published posthoumously.  

SECOND ROUND: Making Queer Comics: Foundations and Touchstones (edited collection; NEW DEADLINE 9/15/21)

updated: 
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 5:14pm
Janine Utell
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Call for Papers

Making Queer Comics: Foundations and Touchstones

 

“Making Queer Comics: Foundations and Touchstones” is a proposed volume in the series Critical Approaches to Comics Artists at the University Press of Mississippi (under advance contract).  This volume will survey the work of foundational figures in LGBTQ+ comics art and storytelling from the 1960s to the 1990s.

Historical Fictions Research Network Online Conference (19-20 February 2022)

updated: 
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 5:13pm
Historical Fictions Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Call for Papers
Historical Fictions Research Network Online Conference (19-20 February 2022)

The Historical Fictions Research Network aims to create a place for the discussion of all aspects of the construction of the historical narrative. The focus of the conference is the way we construct history, the narratives and fictions people assemble and how. We welcome both academic and practitioner presentations.

CFP for NeMLA 2022 | To Write Like a Woman: Gender and Science Fiction

updated: 
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 5:13pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

If one were to judge the genre of science fiction by the blockbuster films it has produced, one would think it is a hypermasculine, imperialist, anti-feminist genre. However, non-white, non-male people have shaped, defined, and sustained the genre throughout its existence as authors, editors, and fans. The modern founder of the genre was arguably Mary Shelley who initially published anonymously. However, authors like Ursula Le Guin and Octavia Butler are now synonymous with literary sci-fi. Furthermore, some of the most compelling and successful contemporary writers of science fiction are women of color.

Cities Under Stress: Urban Discourses of Crisis, Resilience, Resistance, and Renewal

updated: 
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 5:12pm
Association for Literary Urban Studies (ALUS)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Cities Under Stress: Urban Discourses of Crisis, Resilience, Resistance, and Renewal

 

The Third International Conference of the Association for Literary Urban Studies (ALUS)

 

 

We invite proposals for contributions at the third international conference of ALUS, scheduled to take place at the University of California, Santa Barbara on 17–19 February 2022. Following earlier successful meetings in Tampere, Finland (2017) and Limerick, Ireland (2019), and sessions at the Modern Language Association Convention (MLA) in both 2020 and 2021, ALUS now organizes its first event in North America.

Global Storytelling: Journal of Digital and Moving Images is published and accepting submissions

updated: 
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 5:12pm
Hong Kong Baptist University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2023

The inaugural issue of the Global Storytelling: Journal of Digital and Moving Images is live!

Check it out here: https://journals.publishing.umich.edu/gs/

Highlight: 11 articles by prominent academics and researchers on themes of Hong Kong and social movements, building and documenting national and transnational cinema, Sino-US relations, and the narrative of the virus.  

Books Available for Review for the Journal for the Study of Radicalism

updated: 
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 5:12pm
Journal for the Study of Radicalism
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Below is an updated list of texts available for review in The Journal for the Study of Radicalism. Reviewers must be professors, independent scholars, or professionals who hold a PhD or terminal degree in their field. Advanced graduate students are also encouraged to reply.

Email the Book Review Editor at jsrbookreview@gmail.com in order to review a text listed below. We also welcome and encourage ideas on other texts related to radicalism.

Call for Papers (Edited Collection): Teaching with Fairy Tales

updated: 
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 5:11pm
Heather Powers
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

Call for Papers (Edited Collection): Teaching with Fairy Tales

 

Teaching with Fairy Tales is a collection of essays that discuss the many ways to use fairy tales and folklore in classrooms at all levels. We are soliciting contributions of chapters focusing on classroom uses for fairy tales and/or folklore in any field. While lessons for any level of education are welcome, activities that can be adapted to more than one age group are preferred. 

Essays should be 6,000-8,000 words, MLA format. Priority will be given to submissions that have not been published elsewhere.

This peer-reviewed, edited collection will be published by McFarland (expected publication 2023). 

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